The New Classic Beach House

Designer Lynn Morgan gives a Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, house a nautical, chic look—without going overboard.

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Photographer: Annie Schlechter, Styling by: Matthew Gleason

Themed Kitchen

Color, however, is not the only nautical nod in the house. Lynn also chose surface materials reminiscent of those found on sailing vessels, particularly in the kitchen. Like a pilothouse on a ship, the room is centrally positioned and just a few steps in any direction from other rooms on the main floor.

The copper pendant lights above the island are modeled after captain's lights on a boat, while the rounded island itself, with its teak countertop and beaded board paneling, looks built to sustain strong gusts and swells.

The pendant lights in the kitchen are from Ann-Morris Antiques. The floor runners are from Magdalena York Collection.

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