His talent for seamlessly connecting chic indoor spaces (clean lines, crisp neutrals, organic textures) to the outdoors is signature to this designer's work.
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Whether they evoke shady poolside lounges, chic nautical fashion, or big, soft towels, stripes are far and away the beachiest pattern out there. “For a modern spin on the classic motif, try railroading the fabric—running the stripes horizontally,” says Clarke.
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Visions of the Sea
Clarke kept the palette of this cozy corner sitting area calm and subdued, with tones of tan, blue and green. Patterned shades beckon the eye up and out toward the serene ocean views. “I'm a fan of simple, clean, unlined curtains,” he says. “A view is so much prettier when it's framed with something beautiful.”
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The organic feel of woven accents lends a hint of rustic charm to even the most modern of spaces and keeps things casual by bringing beachy texture indoors, says Clarke. This master bedroom’s headboard bears rope detailing that references sailing motifs. “It’s nautical without being kitschy.”
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A farmhouse-style table in the dining room of this Seabrook, Washington, home neighbors the wide open living area and kitchen, meaning ample space for families to gather. “At the beach, you want to spend time where everyone can be together,” he says. “One big giant room where you cook, eat, watch TV, and play games just works.”