Blue California Cottage
Designer Laura Motley shares how to find design inspiration from the ocean—whether you live on the beach or just wish you did.
3. Be FlexibleThe covered porch off the first-floor bedrooms is a big draw, thanks in part to its modular seating, which can be pushed together to provide a plush pad for snuggling with pups, pulled apart for a party, or lined up for a quick nap.
Get the look: The family dogs lounge on a modular sectional from Pottery Barn.