"The best thing about working on the coast? Eating at great seafood restaurants—and being invited aboard my clients' boats!"
What's everyone doing in their coastal homes this fall?
AB: I'm using a lot of white painted floors. They have an uplifting quality, especially in rooms with low ceilings—they absolutely revive a boring space.
AB: I love anything kitschy! Driftwood lamps or nautical pieces like ship's wheels and ropes that others would pass by for being too themey.
Preferred style of rug in a seaside home?
AB: Simple braided ones.
What's your absolute favorite room to decorate on the coast?
AB: A screened porch! I love that you can use relaxed furniture like wicker, Adirondack chairs, and flea market finds. Screened porches should always have a seasonal feel.
Keep buying new...
AB: Collectibles. I started with lighthouses when I was 20 years old and never stopped. Now, the ones I found first are still my favorites.
AB: Sheets. They do not wear well at the beach. I get a fresh set for each bedroom every season.