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True Blue Beach Retreat

Azure skies, hydrangeas, and sea glass inspired designer Frank Randolph's creative coastal decor for this Kiawah Island home in South Carolina.

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Designer Frank Babb Randolph
Photographer: 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.

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