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Casual White Living Room

A crisp palette and beachy accents put the "chic" in shabby-chic.

Architect Alexander Latham designed this summer home with the owner's "Carolinas inspiration" in mind. The owner pined for the wraparound porches and weathered-shingle façades of the south. The interior plays on the same theme with crisp white walls, slipcovered white furniture, and pops of brown and green. The owner scoured her favourite shops and outdoor antique markets, hunting for vintage finds and items with patina and worn paint — anything that would give the new-build home a feeling of history.

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  • Photographer: Kirsten Hinder
  • Source: House & Home July 2009 issue
  • Products: Slipcovers, Aldo Custom; pillow fabric, Y&Co; coffee table, Hardware; clock, Horsefeathers Home; lamps, Sharon O'Dowd Antiques; rug, Red Carpet.
  • Designer: Alexander Latham

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