Create your own coast-inspired haven with ideas from designers in Southern California, Hawaii, and the Marin Coastline
Photo by Andrea M. Gómez
Beach style No. 1: Natural and simple
Molly Wood, owner of Molly Wood Garden Design (pictured) in Costa Mesa, CA, is inspired by Southern California's simple beach lifestyle.
To create her look:
- Infuse decor with natural materials, like gravel, shells, sea grass, driftwood, and beach glass.
- Contrast wild nature and clean, smooth architectural furniture 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.
More on her ideas and accessories next.