Bring the beach home with you by adding shoreside flair
Personalize the look
For this vacation house, project designer Jesse Moyer of Jessica Helgerson Interior Design looked far beyond the expected fancy showrooms. Many of the furnishings were custom-designed by the firm, vintage, or handmade. The key is the mix: In the dining room, a hand-blown glass chandelier shines above a reclaimed teak table. In the living room, a custom-made sectional couch sits beside an old boat reinvented for lounging. "We wanted it to feel lived in and personal," says Jesse. "There's no point in hiring an interior designer and having them go to one showroom," adds Jessica. "You can do that yourself." Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, Portland (jhinteriordesign.com). Chandelier by Ochre, ochre.net.
Blend the palettes
Indoors, turquoise accessories play off neutral paints and bare wood. River Reflections #1552 and China White paint, benjaminmoore.com; pendant lights by Heather Levine,Read More »from 9 Ways to Fake Beach-house Style