As a long time furniture retailer on Long Beach Island, we have furnished thousands of coastal home interiors. Gwendolyn Butler, one of our skilled interior designers, has worked with many clients to help make their house a home, selecting furniture and home accents that fit their tastes and lifestyle.

One of Gwen s recent projects includes a spacious beachfront property boasting five spacious bedrooms, two living rooms, and four outdoor terraces. This newly constructed custom home belongs to Joe and Linda of New Jersey. They spend their summers vacationing on LBI and wanted their new home to double as a quiet retreat and an open, inviting space for entertaining. Gwen worked with them to create a home that fir their personal design aesthetic simple, clean, and clutter-free.

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The main living space features an open-concept floor plan, with the kitchen, dining room, and living room creating one large gathering space. We chose a long, L-shaped slipcovered sectional for the living room. It s so casual and durable. The materials we chose will surely stand up to lots of wear and tear explains Gwen, The color palette is fun and happy, too with nautical shades of red, blue, and yellow.

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Adjacent to the living room is the kitchen and eating area. Three hand-finished bar stools accent the large kitchen island. The sturdy bar stools with dark metal hardware and woven seats are the perfect compliment to the light cabinetry. The dining table, which seats up to ten people, features a warm distressed cream finish. The tabletop picks up on the wood finish found on the island bar stools. The room is filled with beautiful natural sunlight and unbelievable views of the ocean.

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One of the homeowner s favorite rooms is the bonus room on the lower level of the house. With the continued palette of red, blue, and yellow, the room s varying textures and patterns make it a fun and playful space. The cobalt blue walls and high white wainscoting are the perfect backdrop for the cozy red slipcovered sofa. Upholstered cubes sit in front of the sofa to offer a place to put your feet up or serve as additional seating.

Throughout the house, lighting fixtures and lamps add a new level of sophistication. The walls are decorated with historic photographs of LBI in a classic black and white. Whimsical beach signs, sailboats, and vintage maps complete the coastal look throughout the home.

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The outdoor living spaces of the home include four beautiful ocean view terraces. Each is furnished with all-weather seating made from recycled materials. The homeowners chose a vibrant bright blue color for all their outdoor spaces to compliment sand and surf.

We re providing more than just beautiful spaces my job is to make homeowners happy and to ensure they are absolutely thrilled with their home, says Gwen. The biggest reward is seeing their happy faces upon completion.

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To collaboration with Gwen or another talented designer on our team, please contact our Ship Bottom store at 609-494-8127 or email

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