Designer coastal style homes
Lynn Morgan Design decorates homes in a crisp, fresh coastal theme with a touch of whimsy.
Lynn Morgan Design has interiors that have been featured in almost every top home decorating magazine. LMD designs home interiors in a crisp, fresh coastal theme with a touch of whimsy. Lynn herself describes her decorating styles as refined simplicity with dashes of colour.
Recognised for her artistic touch to coastal homes, we are sharing a few of the homes she has decorated over the years.
This LMD decorated home sits on a bluff overlooking the harbour and is built in the classic New England style. Shell cutouts embellish features and fabrics throughout the home, and scallop motifs are engraved around the front door in recognition of the family’s sea heritage.
All interior rooms have a wonderful view, with banks of large windows looking out on the surrounding sea and landscape. The family room close to the kitchen has a sunroom atmosphere, being surrounded by walls of windows. To take full effect of the view, rooms flow easily into each other and have been designed with few walls to block views.
Rooms are adorned with classic architectural touches, with elegant crown moldings, wide skirtings, and a floor-to-ceiling details such as beadboard.
The location of the home, situated as it is on the coast, was a major element of the interior design.
LMD's home interiors may be clothed in cotton stripe, linen check or unlined silk, but these homes are unassuming yet sophisticated. A decorating editor at House Beautiful for many years, Morgan started her own interior design firm in 1985. Whatever the clients' budget, all her projects are thoughtfully composed.
In this home, the homeowner loves using a white backdrop for her interiors, as this allows her to change out the colours and patterns of accessories to match the season; simply by adding a new cushion or a few pieces of furniture and you have a new room.
This home has a formal entry hall, open plan living room with beamed ceiling and French doors to covered deck. The dining room also has a wall of French doors leading onto a covered outdoor area, where magnificent views capture one's attention at every turn.
Lynn Morgan's look is clean and crisp, with splashes of colours in all the right places and emphasis on designs that are uncluttered. Rooms are timeless and incorporate contemporary details and unique architectural elements to keep the overall design fresh and relevant for years to come.
The homeowner is known for her white and ivory interiors, and this house is no exception with its clean, neutral palette. Splashes of sea-blue turquoise in certain rooms highlight the coastal feel. But the views were the main inspiration for this home overlooking the water and the boats.
White may be the main colour, but you will also find light coastal grey and blue accents throughout the home. In the living room, a broad-striped wool rug in foggy grey mirrors the grey hues in accents in the room.