A second sitting area in the living room, whose boundary is defined by the blue-and-white toile slipcovered chair, is just around the corner from the main window-front area. The sectional sofa and overscale ottoman ensure comfort.
For the Florida beach cottage, dressing it in her favorite Swedish blue and white worked for a second reason. “The beach is just across the street, and the Gulf is an astounding blue-green. The interior is all about water colors inspired by the surroundings. It was very easy to design, as these are all my favorite colors anyway--all tones of blue, pale aquas, greens, and turquoise. Everything else is light and white.”
Upholstered sectional sofa and ottoman; solid blue pillow on sofa;
art; armoire: JoAnn R. Barwick Interiors, 941/964-1412.