Designer Lynn Morgan gives a Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, house a nautical, chic look—without going overboard.
Photographer: Annie Schlechter, Styling by: Matthew Gleason
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.