Beach house style just got a lot more interesting. “Don’t be afraid of color,” says designer E. Dale Trice. He proves his fearlessness in the living room with a vivid sectional sofa, curtains the color of a Gulf sunset, and accents of ocean blue.
A long, narrow table against the wall of windows serves as a library table when not in use for dining (see more) . The mahogany trestle table base supports a wrapped aluminum top. Water hyacinth chairs are an economical alternative to wooden chairs and pick up the black tones of the photograph frames.
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Design: E. Dale Trice, Design Services of Florida
Dining Chairs: Design on the Gulf
Dining Table: Bradley Hughes
Lamp and Containers: Design on the Gulf
Blinds: Shutter Sense
Paint Color: Sherwin-Williams (Grassland SW6163)
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