Coastal colors and a shoreline motif create a light and airy room. The serenity of sand and surf is captured in the cafe au lait tone-on-tone matelasse quilt and Euro shams, while the almost-neutral delicate florals are echoed in white clamrose-shell column lamps. The modernized, four-poster washed oak bed stands out against neutral sheets and a hemstitch duvet cover. A weathered oak side table evokes driftwood, and a blue heron toss pillow echoes both theme and color scheme. (Art is from a private collection.)




Chelsea sheets in grey and white stripe provide the base for this simple summer setting. A light coverlet replaces heavier quilts, and sleeping pillows hide behind flax linen shams and grey linen pillows with twill tape. A linen duvet cover, also in flax, and a gray and gold toss pillow repeats the colors of the enlarged “Daisies” photo over the bed. Side tables replace conventional night stands. No matter they don’t match and are of different heights. Stacked books bring the lampshades level, tricking the eye. Clamshell lamps add natural elements and sepia photos capture both tone and color. A wool rug combines grays and golds to tie the look together.