JoAnn’s trademark blue-and-white palette is much in evidence throughout the house. She is, after all, the author of Scandinavian Country and a furniture designer whose collections for manufacturers reveal her love of 18th-century Sweden’s Gustavian style.
Light, painted furniture goes hand in hand with low-maintenance, casual textiles suitable for a cottage at the beach. "All of the fabrics and textures I used are extremely casual, from ticking and linen to seagrass and wicker," notes JoAnn.
Sofa (Island Traditions Collection, discontinued); chair (Seaside Retreats Collection, discontinued): Lexington Home Brands, 336/474-5300, lexington.com.
Sofa fabric: Roth & Tompkins, 203/899-1622, roth-tompkins.com, trade only.
Round table in front of sofa; slipper chair; toile fabric on slipper chair; sheers; barley-leg table; white pillows on sofa: JoAnn R. Barwick Interiors, 941/964-1412.