Bring the Beach Home: 3 Inspiring Aesthetics to Try

As the calendar inches toward May and we eagerly stock up on spring outfits, it becomes more and more evident that beach season is around the corner. But before you crack open The Giver and lather on sunscreen, your home needs a few coastal-inspired updates to mirror the season. From preppy to strictly glam, bring one of these timeless oceanside aesthetics to your house – whatever your zip code.

3 Beach Town–Inspired Home Aesthetics


Nantucket
Exterior: Grey shingles, white trim, and a wraparound porch.
Interior: Antique wooden pieces with pops of sun-faded Nantucket red.
Notable Neighbors: Former Chanel head Arie Kopelman, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Tommy Hilfiger.

Malibu
Exterior: Modern architecture with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Interior: Beachy earth tones with a hint of glam.
Notable Neighbors: Steven Spielberg, Cher, and Courteney Cox (to name a few).

The Hamptons
Exterior: High rooflines and neutral-toned shingles on both quaint cottages and Georgian-style estates.
Interior: Clean, uncomplicated upholstered pieces in crisp nautical hues.
Notable Neighbors: Calvin Klein, Jerry Seinfeld, and Martha Stewart.

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By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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April 30, 2014