Coastal Living The Style Issue

Coastal Living The Style Issue

Fill your dreams with gorgeous decorating and design from the world’s most beautiful beach houses (and hotels!) as seen in Coastal Living's new Fall 2019 Style Issue. Step inside an architectural icon rescued in Montauk; explore a North Carolina beach house that blends modern and traditional; revel in a reimagined Palm Beach pied-a-terre; go wild for a treasure-filled Maine cottage; and steal experts’ secrets for how to decorate with eye-popping prints. See Italy’s glamorous coast through the eyes of famed photographer Gray Malin and discover the most stylish beach hotels of the year, plus more treasures in Malibu, Florida, Texas, and the French Riviera. From cover to cover, you'll find everything that makes Coastal Living so special: lush photography; great storytelling; ideas and inspiration for creating your own beach-inspired space; our editors' favorite finds for heading to the beach, decorating, entertaining, and much more!

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what’s in your beach bag?

Nathan Turner’s coastal California roots run deep: five generations, to be exact. As such, the designer, author, and entertaining expert comes from a long line of beach lovers. “Growing up, we sailed our boat, The Bolero, on weekends under the Golden Gate. The view from my bedroom was the Carquinez Strait that opens up to the San Francisco Bay,” he recalls. That time on the water proved influential. The designer is renowned for his relaxed, inviting spaces, full of texture and warmth. “I don’t get too caught up in the fact that there’s going to be sand on the floors and dogs running the halls,” he says. “I design rooms where those elements work with, not against, the decor.” While Turner and his partner, designer Eric Hughes, now live in Los…

tropical trio

#190870 LADY PALM Turn to this plant to fill a brightly lit spot in your home. Its mass of glossy green, fan-shape leaves takes a corner from empty to lush. ‘BLACK CORAL’ SNAKE PLANT Wavy greenish-gray stripes cut across these slender upright leaves. The plants handle drought and low light, but perform best in bright indirect light. SPLIT-LEAF PHILODENDRON You’ll fall in love with the heart-shape leaves on this easy-care shrub, which thrives in bright light in summer and direct sun in winter. Order these plants from White Flower Farm at or call 800/420-2852 and mention source code SIP39. LADY PALM Item GMB100330 is $90, plus shipping. ‘BLACK CORAL’ SNAKE PLANT Item GMB10034 is $59, plus shipping. SPLIT-LEAF PHILODENDRON Item GMB10021 is $65, plus shipping. All three come in an 11-inch-tall woven basket with liner. Exclusive offer Order all three…

the gulf’s hidden gem

There is a style and spirit to Galveston, the historic port city that has parked itself defiantly at the edge of Texas’s Gulf coastline for nearly two centuries. In fact, when the hurricane called the “Great Galveston Storm of 1900” nearly wiped it away, Galveston replied by elevating its residential footprint 8 feet higher, re-building, and carrying on (and on again, after Hurricane Ike in 2008). To walk the elevated sidewalks of the elegant historic downtown and the narrow streets lined with Victorian and early 20th-century homes is to discover a distinctly American treasure. Now, one of those gracious homes has emerged—thanks to a stunning restoration—as a luxury hideaway as alluring as the city itself. The Carr Mansion Bed & Breakfast, an 1866 Greek Revival mansion (with a Queen Anne addition),…

mississippi’s soulful art town

Along the pale sands that line Mississippi’s toe dipped into the Gulf of Mexico, there’s no sweeter coming together of art, place, and soul than in Ocean Springs. It was here, 101 years ago, that Annette McConnell Anderson and her husband, George, bought 24 acres of scrub-shaded land on the water, dreaming of creating an art colony and eventually moving their three boys from New Orleans to live there. What emerged are two artistic legacies. Shearwater Pottery, founded in 1928 by son and master potter Peter, remains a family-owned studio on the original land that creates and sells highly original—and collectible—ceramics. Houseware pieces like mugs, bowls, and plates shimmer with glazes that capture the Gulf’s hues, and Shearwater’s famous ceramic figures—from pirates and dock workers to seabirds and fish—evoke a fairy-tale…

the most stylish beach hotels 2019

THE CARIBBEAN Belmond Cap Juluca MAUNDAYS BAY, ANGUILLA It was spectacular before the storm: a strand of stark-white villas with Greco-Moorish domes and archways keeping chic company with the aquamarine shimmer of Maundays Bay. But when the eyewall of Hurricane Irma savaged and swamped Anguilla in late 2017, the damage to this star-studded sanctuary forced a reboot. And what a spectacular reboot it has been. Helmed by U.S.-based designer Lauren Rottet’s studio and debuting late last year, Belmond Cap Juluca has doubled down on exterior enchantments (including the stunning new Arawak Spa and a sea-edge infinity pool tiled to Moorish perfection) and interior refinements in its 66 rooms and 42 suites, including bold new textiles in botanical hues and lush little courtyards reached via expansive baths. Rates start at $725; Cobblers Cove SPEIGHTSTOWN, BARBADOS Revered…

california contrast

“The Bolinas ridge is like a cathedral of changing colors. It reflects the sun and is super magical,” says Kendal Agins Friedman of San Francisco–based Agins Interiors. Friedman grew up here in Marin County, in the shadow of Mt. Tamalpais; the spell of those earthy hues—the terra-cotta reds and tawny browns of California’s arid summer, the emerald lushness of winter and the Pacific’s ever-present soothing blues—lured the designer to seek a coastal retreat near her childhood stomping grounds. This classic cedar-shingle cottage just off the Dipsea Trail and 45 minutes from San Francisco filled the bill. “We wanted an easy getaway where we could enjoy nature. It’s so quiet here on the lagoon, and the house had great bones. We loved the center courtyard right off the bat,” says Friedman, whose…