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true blue “Jackie” 90-inch ultrasuede sofa in soft ocean, $1,959, from Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams. “Adobe” aqua pillows, $78, from Koko. “Borneo” end table, $399, from Storehouse. Glass lamp, $229, from Lampworks. Mother-of-pearl frame, $55, from Calvin Klein Home.

Create your own personal oasis with a decorating style influenced almost entirely by the soothing colors of the sea and sky

✳ open house Opposite: “Logan” side chairs, $230 each, from Restoration Hardware. Drop-leaf table, $360, from Ground­work. “Maison Willow” vase, $90, from Metal Urges. This page, left: Natural grass wreath with speckled eggs, $90, from Cynthia Scott Designs.

photographs by rick lew 596

edited by LINDA HIRST and linda seidman 597


armless side chairs, a comfortable blue sofa and a shag rug transform a traditional room into a thoroughly modern space.

shape chic

Opposite: “Mr. Alto” upholstered chairs, $669 each, from Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams. “Borneo” cocktail table, $559, from Storehouse. Mirrored nesting tables, $265 for three, from Go Home. “Pebbles” shag rug, $999, from Crate & Barrel. Cashmere floor pillows, $175 each, from Rani Arabella. “Pebbles” aqua pillows, $78 each, from Koko. “Chimo” wood rack, $159, from Blomus. “Orchid Botanicals” artwork, $328 for four, from Ground­work. Books from Barnes & Noble. This page: “C-Thru” vases, $85 each; tap tray, $72, all from Klein Reid.

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in good company “Clarice” dining chairs, $640 each, from Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams. “Lulu” pool rug, $1,645, from Angela Adams. “Willow” centerpiece bowl, $90 for three; leaf votives, $60 for four, all from Metal Urges. “Ramie Leaf” artwork, $2,400, from The James Co.

plat du jour “Blue Leaf” salad plates, $9 each; dinner plates, $13 each, both from Indigo. Suedetrim­med place mats, $52 each; napkins, $35 each, both from Daisy Hill. “Trianon” flatware in sterling-silver, $500 for fivepiece place setting, from Tuttle. “Moderne” champagne flutes, $20 each; “Tulip” wineglasses, $19 each, both in cerulean, from Mariposa. Pressed water glasses, $64 for four, from Vagabond Vintage Furnishings.

✳ entertaining is easy with a round table and straight-back chairS. leaf patterns and woven place mats lend a natural feel.

raise the bar “Beaujolais” tray and desk stand, $258, from Ground­work. “Grand Hotel” decanter set, $96; “Verre D’Amitie” glasses, $8 each; “Hotel” glasses, $16 for four; silverplated tongs, $12; silver-plated bottle opener, $14, all from Vagabond Vintage Furnishings.

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pitcher perfect Opposite: Ten-cup coffeemaker, $125, from Krups. Microwave, $110, from Kenmore for Sears. Footed cake stand, $45 for two; cupcake tray, $15, both from Rosanna. Dish towel, $12, from Soleil de Provence. “Mix Master” stand mixer, $129, from Sunbeam. Cutting board, $60, from Nigella Lawson. “Culinar” six-inch chef’s knife, $100, from Wüsthof. For items inside cupboard, see More Info. This page, left: Metal pitcher, $45, from America Retold.

a wonderful sense of calm is found in a decidedly uncluttered kitchen full of baby-blue basics: bowls, mixers, tools and trays.

kitchen eclectic

“Aurora” counter-height stool, $189, from Storehouse. Glass canisters, $88 for four, from Vagabond Vintage Furnishings. Spice rack, $35, from Williams Sonoma. Salt and pepper set, $6, by Thomas O’Brien for Target. Mixing bowl, $80 for four; storage jar, $25; assorted cooking tools, $55; mini mixing bowls, $40 for four, all from Nigella Lawson. Dish towel, $12, from Soleil de Provence. Kettle, $70, from Le Creuset. “Multi­Clad Pro” one-and-ahalf-quart saucepan, $75; twoquart sauce­pan, $85, both from Cuisinart. Milk bottles, $3 each, from Indigo. Metal tray, $37, from Kraft Klub. Ramekins, $17 each, from Denby.

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bed warmer “Blake” queen-sized bed, $1,199, from Crate & Barrel. Mattress from Serta. “Ikat Stripe” duvet, $385; standard shams, $45 each; “Bengal Pique” coverlet, $365; boudoir pillow, $60; “Fishnet” natural linen sham, $80; “Aloha Palm” sheet set, $305, all from Tommy Bahama Home. Cotton blanket in ivory, $225, from Sferra. Duvet comforter, $160, from PrimaLoft. “Estate” wroughtiron bench, $225, from Metal Urges. Wool throw, $800, from Ankasa. “Mingus” framed picture, $299, from The Bombay Company. Bedside table, $335, from Nadeau. Blue glass lamp, $239, from Lamp­works. “Amsterdam” frame, $30, from Lunares. Silver-plated frame, $60, from Calvin Klein Home. iPod, $299, from Apple. Speakers, $299, from Bose. Books from Barnes & Noble.

the master bedroom and bath get a dash of color and a spLash of fun from seaglass-inspired vases, lamps and apothecary jars.

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ocean breeze

This page, right: “Olivia” 14-inch glass vase, $30; eight-inch vase, $16; four-inch vase, $9, all from Par-A-Sol. Opposite: “Penthouse Spa” bath towels, $25 each; hand towels, $17 each, all by Nicole Miller for Revman Inter­ national. Three-tiered towel shelf, $44; large canister, $28; medium canister, $20, all from America Retold. Various bath products from Mistral and French Look International. Bottles, $15 each, from Indigo. “Dune Road” hand-knit bath rug, $195, from Judi Boisson. For more info, see page 646.

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