English Cottage Living
The charm of camps and cottages is found throughout this seaside house.
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Summer camp has always seemed like the perfect getaway — the sun, the fun, the breeze, the stars at night. Well, some people live like that all the time — at least in Laguna Beach, Calif., they do. Here, camp-style living is a year-round thing and the style Rich and Molly English chose for their home is a vibrant "camps and cottages" look that combines rustic living with whimsical seaside living.
The pond yacht behind the sofa is a fanciful touch in this casual room. Cheery, contrasting colors combine for a dynamic design statement in the small cottage. The Englishes have decorated the walls with their collection of early-California plein air art.
Low-cost additions like cottage birdhouses and a rustic window box help carry the cottage-garden theme.
A crowded living room is remixed to reflect its craftsman cottage style.(7 photos)
Host Kenneth Brown creates a hip, contemporary space for entertaining and relaxing.(8 photos)