A living room with a view
Three sets of French doors with transom windows keep the focus on the spectacular ocean view from the living room. The oversized reclaimed-oak coffee table is a perfect spot for playing board games and entertaining friends. "It has a forgiving finish and it's low so it doesn't command too much of the space," says Nicole. Slipcovered sofas, which are both practical and comfortable, are dressed up with splashes of soft blue and seafoam green - the only hues in the otherwise white room.
The exterior is clad in cedar shingles with a warm grey wash to make them look weathered. Clear cedar on the master deck resembles the interior oak floors and offers a seamless transition from indoors to out.
Topped with dramatic Statuario marble, the generous kitchen island is an ideal hub for entertaining. "The pendant lights above the island have a real nautical feel and reference seaside living," says interior designer Nicole Mah of Kelly Deck Design. Metal stools are easy to clean and well-suited to wet bathing suits.