coastal decor

Photo: Douglas Friedman

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Greenport, New York

The home has a comfortable, easy feel, with white-washed walls and painted wooden floors. To decorate her home, Designer Elena Colombo was inspired by items that wash up on the beach and the colors from her garden. She likes things simple and unpretentious, and in fact has a rule of not spending more than one hundred dollars on any object or furnishing for the home.

A small bench features a driftwood lamp that the owner found at the Cutchogue recycling center, a collection of porcupine quills, and a vintage wine demijohn. The hearth basket below stores kindling. The silhouette on the wall was purchased at a local flea market.