See how one couple transformed their historic West Palm Beach, Florida, retreat for laid-back life by the shore. By Ellen McGauley
"We're here on weekends to go to the beach, so the house needs to be laid-back and relaxed," says the husband. He and his wife hired interior designer Verónica Volani-Inza and Smith Moore Architects to make the outdoors more accessible to the living spaces, along with lightening the interior and exterior palettes. A custom bench outfitted with simple linen cushions anchors the come-as-you-are entryway and serves double duty as smart storage for beach toys and towels.
Get the Look: Venetian plaster wall treatment, Jefro Studio; 561-596-1180; Fiji woven shade fabric, Smith & Noble Pro; Cotton rug, ABC Carpet & Home; Old World Center table, Hickory White; Linen cushion and natural pillow fabric, Arabel Fabrics, Inc.; Bench, Leeds Custom Design; 561/659-3134. Off-white pillow fabric, Norbar Fabrics; Light gray pillow fabric, Excentricities.