Azure skies, hydrangeas, and sea glass inspired designer Frank Randolph's creative coastal decor for this Kiawah Island home in South Carolina.
Writer: Steele Thomas Marcoux
1 of 9Photographer: David Hillegas
Decorating With Blue
Natural blue hues perfectly reflect the colors of the ocean in this seaside home. Designer Frank Randolph took his cues from the Kiawah Island landscape, bold blue dinnerware, and the bright white forms of the Loop chair, designed by Frances Elkins (pictured at center) to create a backdrop for an innovative mix of patterns.
2 of 9Photographer: Annie Schlechter
Mixed Texture Breakfast Room
Randolph brought a touch of the ocean to the breakfast room with pillows covered in lively John Robshaw prints and a Lee Jofa ikat. The pieces bring softness to the otherwise industrial furniture.
3 of 9Photographer: Annie Schlechter
Graphic and Warm Dining Room
The dining room credenza has the weathered texture of driftwood, bringing a warmth to the space. The graphic splatter-print fabric on the chair backs by Hickory Chair adds personality.
4 of 9Photographer: Annie Schlechter
Frank chose Ikat-print dinnerware by VivaTerra for a modern element on a traditional table setting.
5 of 9Photographer: Annie Schlechter
Ocean Inspired Kitchen
Form meets function in the kitchen, where even everyday items such as cookware and canisters act as bright blue accessories.
In the den, shades of blue and various patterns harmonize without being matchy. A 19th century grotto chair (on the left) shares the stage with a 1930s Frances Elkins Loop chair.
8 of 9Photographer: Annie Schlechter
The powder room's bold paint-splatter wallpaper is like a Jackson Pollock painting.
9 of 9Photographer: Annie Schlechter
Designer Frank Babb Randolph
Washington D.C.-based designer Frank Babb Randolph is known for his unstuffy approach to tailored interiors. "I wanted to give these typically buttoned-up rooms a more beach-casual feel," he said about the Kiawah home.