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Coastal Style by Sally Hayden, Alice Whately & Paul Massey

Seaside living is the theme of this inspirational interiors book that is bursting with new decorating ideas. Covering homes from as far apart as the Bahamas and Denmark, this book looks at the elements that make up coastal style and how to make it suit the different spaces of the home.

Coastal Modern by Tim Clarke

Coastal homes capture our imagination because they hold the promise of freedom, escape, and pure relaxation. In this book, celebrity decorator Tim Clarke will transport you to fifteen of the most extraordinary homes inspired by the essence of the coast—every one a unique blend of beauty and comfort.

Barclay Butera Living on the Coast by Barclay Butera

Renowned designer Barclay Butera takes his signature style of pattern-on-pattern and transitional charm to the coast. Using a distinctive balance of vibrant colors and sunwashed hues, he fashions cheerful, elegant, and relaxed yet refined living spaces that never compromise comfort or style. Here is a collection of inspiring cottages, beach houses, and sophisticated homes that capture the essence of and embody the beach lifestyle.

Waterside Cottages by Barbara Jacksier

Waterside Cottages showcases fourteen romantic waterside retreats from coast to coast. Bungalowsnear the water tend to be snug and modest with exteriors painted in sun-reflecting whites, nautical blues, or playful colors. The interiors of these houses likewise avoid formality in favor of a casual approach.

Beach Houses: From Malibu to Laguna by Elizabeth McMillian

Beach Houses shows off the glamorous beachfront lifestyle and distinctive architecture and design for which Southern California is so famous. The houses featured in this book are located on the coast between Malibu and Laguna and range from common generic types-- New England, Mediterranean and ranch designs-- to high-style homes by well-known architects such as John Lautner, Richard Meier, Frank Gehry, and others.

Beachlife by Clare Lowther

Compiled in this book are 115 creative concepts, from beach clubs, hotels and oceanfront homes to sea baths, urban beaches and art installations. Page after page, Beachlife offers examples of design, architecture and art that enhance the recreational and residential functions of waterfront sites across the globe.

French Seaside Style by Sebastien Siraudeau

this new book celebrates the enduring popularity of nautically inspired interiors, with a French twist. Azure blue skies and sparkling waves on the horizon are the perfect counterpoints to the bright and cheery interiors inspired by life at the seaside. The overall sense of the interiors in this book is relaxed feeling of well-being that feeds the soul. These interiors are brimming with inspiration for how to bring serenity and joy into any home.

The Tropical Cottage: At Home in Coconut Grove by Beth Dunlop

Quaint cottage meets tropical paradise in this delightful consideration of the homes, gardens, and interiors of "The Grove." Coconut Grove is a seaside hideaway filled with modest homes and charming cottages that have been nurtured, preserved, and artfully updated for today.

The Way We Live by the Sea by Stafford Cliff & Gilles De Chabaneix

The Way We Live... By the Sea presents wonderfully detailed examples of new and traditional designing and living by the sea. From holiday villas in France and sturdy stone fishing cottages on the Scottish islands to sleek modern beach houses in California and Caribbean cabanas, the book is a comprehensive compendium of every type of residential structure found by the ocean.

Contemporary Beach Houses Down Under by Stephen Crafti

Glorious locations in Australia and New Zealand together with fabulous designs make another superb coffee table book from one of Australia's leading architectural and design writers. This book is full of ideas for the aspiring designer, renovator or builder - including floor plans.

Tropical Modern by Raul A. Berreneche

In many countries, modern houses have evolved from European-influenced International Style modernism to "regional modernist" variations on local materials and building techniques. This is a survey of new tropical houses that embrace open floor plans, exterior courtyards, sunny patios and cool stucco surfaces - all within a regionally inflected modern architectural vocabulary.

Key West: A Tropical Lifestyle by Leslie Linsley

In Key West: A Tropical Lifestyle, author Leslie Linsley presents the true character of Key West in twenty-two residences. Engaging anecdotes drawn from interview with homeowners, designers, and architects and lush, full-color photographs reveal the historic and contemporary interiors and gardens. Reflecting the style and personalities of their owners, these house simultaneously respect and extend a distinctive legacy.

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