2010 Ultimate Beach House: Seabrook

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2010 Coastal Living Ultimate Beach House: Courtyard Dining Area and Breezeway
Photographer Lisa Romerein

Courtyard Dining Area and Breezeway

“We tried to give as many spaces as possible access to the exterior. This house really is about spending time in nature,” says Project designer, Lew Oliver.

That beachy fireplace: Layers of natural textures—the driftwood mantel, local Oregon stones, and oyster shell-encrusted mirror—pay homage to the moody Washington coastline.

Low-maintenance pea gravel: This stylish but fuss-free groundcover requires virtually no upkeep and looks great year-round. It also becomes a design element in the space, lending depth to all that gray.




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Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.