A Floridian Abode with a Fresh and Soothing Palette

A lavish dining cabana is furnished with Restoration Hardware’s outdoor collection. Natural textures and white tableware echo the interior palette.

Photography by Emily Jenkins Followill

Often, a new house in proximity to the beach takes on a predictable sameness— think blue-and-white striped upholstery and wicker furnishings. The challenge for a designer lies in bringing layers of personality and a collected look to the freshly built residence, creating rooms that speak to the full range of the owners’ lives, not just vacations. It’s a complicated task, but Atlanta designer Beth Webb performed it with aplomb for a young couple, Patrick and Leah Zalupski, in their Ponte Vedra, Florida, home.

“We actually made a conscious effort to steer clear of beach house accessories in order to make it feel more like one’s primary residence rather than a second home,” says Webb. Instead of shells and buoys, the designer chose framed antique prints and marble fruits. A pale palette spiked with accents of sand and driftwood gives the house a serene, sunny demeanor. Walls painted an almost-white pale gray provide a backdrop for a play of textures and materials throughout the house.

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