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At Home By The Sea

Firmly rooted just miles from the shore, a connection to the coast is ingrained in everything we do from our nautical-inspired lights to our beach-friendly finishes, built to stand the test of time and tide. And it is especially evident in the kindredness we feel to those who’ve made a life at the edge of land. 

As the sun sets on summer, we’re revisiting some of the people and places that defined a season spent by the sea. 


Set in a tiny enclave hidden in plain sight in the middle of downtown Santa Barbara, designer Madeline Stuart’s jewel box cottage is part of a group of seven historic houses built as artist studios in the 1930s. Today, the Los Angeles–based designer calls it her escape, her weekend sanctuary and the one place in the world where she feels most at peace.

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The son of a seafood legend, Jesse Sandole followed a coastal path from Nantucket to Charleston to chart his own course. Today, his 167 Raw outposts combine new-school versions of briny classics with effortless hospitality and a solid sense of his seaside homes.

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An aesthete of all trades, who balances designing furniture and judging superyachts with residential design and a healthy dose of cabaret and camp on the side, Tim Gosling is perhaps best described as an artistic polymath. His talent for universality comes naturally—in fact it seems to run in the family. 

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From outdoor lanterns to statement pendants, explore our roundup of fixtures inspired by living on the coast.

Take a look at some of the most compelling coastal spaces we’ve encountered ― ones that fully embrace their surroundings to deftly bring the outdoors in.

Hull shown in shown in polished nickel with RAL #5014 Pigeon Blue accents. Interiors by Josh Greene.

Bowline shown in hewn brass finish with hewn brass accents and partially translucent antique mirror glass. Interiors by Ellen Kavanaugh Interiors.

Dome shown in RAL #7038 Agate Grey powder coat finish with gilt interior and gilt accents. Interiors by Jen Langston.
Chisholm Hall shown in paint selection Benjamin Moore #603 Spring Breeze with hewn brass accents, white candlesleeves, SH-110C-WHT shades and clear glass. Interiors by Elizabeth Cooper Interior Design.


Enjoy a few of our favorite coast-inspired colors from deep ocean blues to sandy sunset hues to inspire and delight.

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Amy Kehoe and Todd Nickey, the dynamic design duo behind the visionary interior design and product firm Nickey Kehoe, reveal behind-the-scenes details on the makeover of Hollywood’s storied Roosevelt Hotel, share updates on their own new brick and mortar office space slash store front and reflect on how the past four months have yielded unparalleled creative insights.

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