A designer admired for sublime simplicity fills coastal homes with ocean light.
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Hagan's light-struck living rooms tempt you to put your loafers up and stay awhile. "I'm in the happiness business," she says. "I like my work to feel relaxed and natural."
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With its sophisticated silhouettes and nods to Nantucket's trademark nautical prep, this home strikes just the right balance. Hagan's biggest inspiration? The home's stunning harbor views. Each room was designed to emulate the feeling of light and breeze permeating the home.
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Grand ceilings and dark wood floors in this Bridgehampton estate lend an air of elegance but, rather than enhance that vibe, Hagan opted for a dose of seaside casual in the decor. A striped rug, indigo sofas, and batik pillows bring boho-chic style to the space.
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In a coastal home, light, airy white walls are sometimes best enhanced with subtle contrast. Here, Hagan's use of a driftwood-hued mirror frame, sculptural woven bench, and book collection in varying shades of tan recall the natural shades of the sand and beach.
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Angled eaves in the ceiling add intimacy to this Martha's Vineyard bedroom--the perfect starting point for Hagan's vision. Soft blues and ocean views framed by an arched doorway with floor-to-ceiling curtains make the room feel calm and cozy.