The May 2016 House Beautiful has some exceptional seaside houses and the 5 five best rooms with designer rugs all have water views. Gary McBournie’s Nantucket cottage breaks from the expected blue and white color scheme by pairing vibrant blues with oranges and corals in the living room and chartreuse and apple green in the library and dining room. Kathryn M. Ireland creates a serene low-key atmosphere in a historic Cape Cod house that once belonged to Bunny Mellon. Finally, Summer Thornton designs a serene home in Naples, Florida.
Coral accents in the blue geometric rug, vibrant abstract painting, 1970’s furniture and coral pillows add pizazz to the Nantucket living room of Boston designer Gary McBournie.
Walls and book cases covered in a vibrant green and coral Bob Collins & Sons fabric, orange and blue pillows all anchored by a cowhide rug enliven the library in Gary McBournie’s Nantucket beach house.
Apple green dining chairs and metallic wall covering complemented by a blue, gray and coral striped rug create a serene and stylish atmosphere in the Nantucket dining room.
Pale aqua walls, cream, gray and blue upholstery and pops of pink complemented by a Swedish flat weave rug create a calm and unpretentious atmosphere for enjoying spectacular ocean views from the living room of a Kathryn M. Ireland designed historic Cape Cod house that once belonged to Bunny Mellon.
A vintage blue striped rug on dark wood floors anchors white wicker chairs creating a serene and crisp atmosphere in the dining room of a Naples, Florida house designed by Summer Thornton.