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Six Colorful Style Tricks

Designer Amanda Nisbet infuses a family beach retreat on Long Island with radiant hues, from bold blues to punchy pinks.

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Start Out Strong

The foyer is a house’s first impression, and Amanda wanted to make this one memorable. Instead of repainting the just-done white walls, she jazzed up plain coral-shaped sconces with periwinkle paint. “A strong color can actually make a grand space less overwhelming,” says Amanda, who anchored the entry with a hexagonal table covered in a blue-and-white-print fabric.

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