Ocean Home

December/January 2015

Ocean Home magazine is for people who love the luxury oceanfront lifestyle, from home design and decor to world-class beach resorts, villas, hotels, and destinations.

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are the drivers for coastal home design in 2016. In oceanfront landscapes, that means simplifying – even when fully mature trees are planted and massed for grand effect. In architecture, the Shingle Style still rules, although modernism is making advances on contemporary homes located along the Atlantic seaboard. On the West Coast, cutting-edge glass and steel still rule the roost. Inside, smart appliances in living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms are radically changing the way ocean homeowners interact with technology for easy, no-fuss and fully automated living. As for color, crisp white is fading fast while coastal blues of all hues are on the march. Grays and taupes are sprucing up modern kitchens and baths, accessorized with fixtures in natural brass and gold finishes. So let's take a tour of emerging coastal trends for 2016 – from lush landscapes to design-driven interiors and expansive outdoor entertaining spaces for relaxing with family and friends in style and comfort. 84 O U T S I D E T H E B O X In New England, leading Rhode Island landscape architect Katherine Field says her clients no longer have the patience to watch plants mature on site. Instead, they want their trees fully mature – in some cases 30-feet tall – and right now. "Nobody wants to wait," she says. e shift for 2016 is away from expansive and busy landscapes and back towards simpler yet spectacular outlooks. "It's not Zen, but people are just getting smarter with outdoor design," she says. "ey want a little less, and that makes for a smaller footprint in the landscape." katherinefield.com Miami-based landscape architect Deena Bell Llewellyn sees a move to minimalism, although South Florida's distinct architectural heritage is more of an influence. "What we're seeing is architecture with the Miami Modern style," she says. "People are renovating Tradition, technology and transitions Making a splash Stylish outdoor living spaces by Katherine Field of Newport, R.I. (this image and above), and Miami-based Deena Bell Llewellyn (below). PHOTOGRAPHS BY RICHARD MANDELKORN (TOP), COURTESY OF DEENA BELL LLEWELLYN. OPPOSITE PAGE, TOP TO BOTTOM, BY CREATIVE SOURCES, BY RICK RICOZZI

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