Coastal Living
Coastal Living
Coastal Living

Coastal Living

The best in coastal style, seafood, travel, and events.

By joining the once-petite living and dining rooms, homeowners created an open, 25- by 35-foot lake-facing living area. Lighter finishes throughout—such as pale gray painted floors and ivory beadboard ceilings—reflect sunlight and brighten the rooms. |

Collections We Want: Antique Compasses |

Gear Up for Summer: KREWE du Optics Louisa Sunglasses |

This Lake Huron cottage was built by a wildflower enthusiast who in her later years had planted great swaths of lilies, peonies, lilacs, and ferns just outside the back door. |

This charming cottage's Lake Huron boathouse was built in the 1940s. |

"My style is rooted in optimism — exuberant color and quirky sensibilities, and the more personal, the better," says homeowner and former head buyer/copresident of Anthropologie Wendy Wurtzburger.

Gear Up for Summer: Mara Hoffman Striped Poncho |

View of the Day: Tred Avon River, Maryland |

Gear Up for Summer: Haptic Lab Diamond Kite |

Gear Up for Summer: Serena & Lily Slingback Beach Chair |

Shell-inspired Jewelry: Sylvia Benson Marty Tassel Necklace |

Shell-inspired Jewelry: Gogo Ferguson Vermeil Coral Cuff Bracelet |

Shell-inspired Jewelry: Estate Nautilus Shell Gold Ring from Kentshire |

Shell-inspired Jewelry: Kendra Scott Elle Earrings |

Shell-inspired Jewelry: Rafe New York Sirene Solid Shell Minaudière |

What to Pack for North Fork: Polaroid Instant Snap Digital Camera |

Shell-inspired Jewelry |

Where to Go: American Beech |

4 Fresh White Paints |

We love the bold blue hue of this outdoor rug. | $59

A nailhead trim gives this beige ottoman personality. | $379

Summer Must-Haves: ModCloth Neap Tide and True Beach Blanket |

"One of my favorite times of day here is late afternoon, just before dinner," says homeowner Charlene Petersen. "We eat dinner as the sun sets over the sea." |