Americana on the Jersey Shore

A Manhattan family creates a charming retreat that’s just as practical as it is pretty.

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American Idyll: Kitchen
Rick Lew

Nautical Vibe

The sea-inspired color scheme set the stage for a few decorative nods to maritime life, starting in the kitchen, where a pair of lanterns hangs above a rounded, hull-like breakfast bar. Barstools upholstered in a crisp blue-and-acid green stripe add a jolt of color.

The barstool upholstery is by Lee Jofa. The lanterns are from The Urban Electric Co.

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