Beach style design guide

Bring the beach home with these coastal-inspired design, decorating, and landscaping ideas

How to design a beach cottage

A Laguna Beach family shows how to mix styles and live large in a small space

The new beach cottage
Thomas J. Story

The new beach cottage

When Dana Marron and her family moved into their 1,600-square-foot home in Laguna Beach, California, she knew she would need to make every design choice count. “Because the house was historic, we were limited in what we could change, so we had to be very creative,” says Marron, who shares the space with her husband, Armando, and son, Max. So Marron, co-owner of local clothing shop Laguna Supply, relied on a few daring elements to deliver big visual impact, while also creating the illusion of more space.

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