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.
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.
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.
The powder room's bold paint-splatter wallpaper is like a Jackson Pollock painting.
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.