Magazine article Sunset

Beach Chic: Choose Your Style, Inspired by Southern California, Hawaii, and Marin Coastline

Magazine article Sunset

Beach Chic: Choose Your Style, Inspired by Southern California, Hawaii, and Marin Coastline

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THE VIBE: NATURAL AND SIMPLE

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Create the look

INFUSE decor with natural materials, like gravel, shells, sea grass, driftwood, and beach glass.

CONTRAST wild nature and clean, architectural pieces of furniture, like a smooth, honed concrete table against a crusty stone wall for richness.

MIMIC the ocean's tranquillity by choosing a palette consisting of shades of one color.

USE a restrained "palette" with landscaping by limiting plant varieties. Molly likes succulents, dwarf pittosporum, and coast rosemary.

INFO Items from Molly Wood Garden Design (molly woodgardendesign.com) unless otherwise indicated.

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THE VIBE: A FRESH TAKE ON TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN, WITH A NOD TO HIS ASIAN HERITAGE

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Create the look

USE furniture made with materials that add a beachy exotic flair--like rattan, bamboo, and porcelain.

BRING in nature through art and fabrics. Kaypee's textiles, for example, are embellished with island motifs like seastars and flowers. …

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