Our Favorite Coastal Looks of 2012

It would be impossible to choose a favorite, but we did compile the rooms, paint colors, and decor ideas that inspired us throughout the year.

Favorite Homes: Classic Beach Style
Photo: Tria Giovan

Blue & White, Just Right

Interior Designer Jarlath Mellett called on classic beach colors such as aqua, ocean, and sky, but paired them with bright white walls and interesting shapes to give this family home a dose of sophistication. “The colors of this room make me happy! I love the crisp white bedding mixed with the natural, textured rug. The navy-and-white patterned pillows and the sky blue-and-white striped window treatments liven up the otherwise simple palette.”  –Tempy Segrest, Senior Designer

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