House Calls: A beach vibe for a family of five

September 3, 2014 - table lamp

Megan Bruno’s vital room. (Leah L. Jones/For The Washington Post)

Mother of 3 Megan Bruno wants a vital room in her Fulton, Md., home to be a cozy, organic space that is unsentimental both for her immature children and for infrequent cocktails with friends. Bruno and her father wish a coastal-inspired demeanour that isn’t over a tip and a seat blueprint that will work in this jammed area between a dining room and foyer.

The solution. (Illustration by Julius Guyanko for The Washington Post)

By picking indoor/outdoor fabric and pointed nautical accessories, engineer twin Shannon Woodward and Danny Christmas assistance a family get a worldly though unsentimental space. Woodward and Christmas, of Interior Magic (301-996-4657,, are formed in Chevy Chase.

Faux coral lamps and beach-inspired artwork supplement a coastal vibe but going overboard.

Indoor/outdoor fabrics are kid-friendly (i.e., easy to clean).

For budget-friendly art, hang a framed board without glass.

Mismatched finish tables give a room a collected-over-time look. Keep them a same tallness for consistency.

A vast carpet creates a room seem bigger and drift a space.

Blue walls give a room a balmy tinge to compare neutral furniture. Try Benjamin Moore’s Rhine River.

Furniture: Eton lounge with Canvas Sand Sunbrella fabric and black legs ($2,049), Aster side table ($299) and X Bench with coronet nailheads in Haviland Spa fabric ($375), all from; Barnside rectangle finish table ($416), Devon stone-wash turn table ($450) and Devon stone-wash console table ($870), all from; antique-finish iron coffee list ($1,599,; Regeant Nutmeg armchair ($741,

Accessories: Jolie mother-of-pearl list flare bottom ($159) and medium straight-sided linen drum flare shade in Bisque ($49), both from; Vermundo counterpart ($427,; comfortable hand-woven sisal natural/beige seagrass carpet ($246 for 9-by-12-foot rug,; Poseidon coral list flare ($175,; White Sand Beach art ($199,

Larkin bar chair in Halyard Natural fabric ($1,050, www.

Go Home Saturn candelabrum ($849,

Liliana armchair in Sand Ironwork ($400,

Rope-enclosed three-light candelabrum ($215,

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