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An accumulation of seashells in faded colors of purple, blue, pink, cream, and tan ended up being like a fresh-off-the-beach mood board for interior designer Barrie Benson. "My client dumped the shells into my hands and stated, "Needs the house to appear such as this, she recalls of very early inspiration for a two-story household on Figure Eight Island, a barrier island from the coast of Wilmington, new york.
The owners also wanted their brand new house to mix using its neighbors, states Benson. Most of the island's development times into 1970s—and bears the trademarks of their concept imaginative power regarding the period, designer Ligon Flynn—and the owners opted to borrow from these impacts.
"Vaulted ceilings, central breezeways, and bleached wood details are typical classic Flynn elements, " states Wilmington-based architect Michael Ross Kersting, whom worked with his customers, a Charlotte-based few with three young ones, to blend these with increased contemporary details. Right here, Benson and Kersting share their particular design secrets for giving a whole new beach household true throwback personality.