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A Seashell Pink Retreat

"A Manhattan family make this sophisticated seaside sanctuary their own with a little help from a noted designer," states Better Homes & Gardens.

Suzie and Ainar Aijala wanted a calm retreat to escape to on weekends as well as during the summer. They found such a place along the bay in Mantoloking, NJ.

Suzie and designer friend, Jennifer Watty, created a sophisticated yet comfy decor by incorporating a neutral palette with seashell pink accents.  "We have an open-door policy at our house. The house is always full," Suzie says.


The living room overlooks the bay and features two curved sofas. Pretty pink pillows really perk up the room. The walls, floors and large furniture pieces are all neutral so visual interest was added with patterns, pillows and other accent pieces throughout.


Seashell pinks and the lightest sherbet-orange tones keep the decor from feeling stuffy. 



A seashell mirror and shell-covered chandelier are definitley seaside casual yet combine splendidly with the refined furniture. Seashell accents keep the beach vibe balanced, sophisticated yet casual.





The pink tones take center stage in the retreat's dining room. Each dining room chair was slip covered and  accented with mother of pearl buttons.



The sitting room features brightly patterned armchairs and colorful pillows were added for balance.



The master bedroom actually breaks from the seashell pink color palette and focuses on calm and serene; which is created by using very soft green colors and light patterns.


The color scheme even extends to the deck and dock areas for enjoying the coastal lifestyle.
 



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20 comments:

  1. I just love all that pink and Mantoloking is a gorgeous beach town with amazing houses! When we drive thru, we just drool over all the amazing architecture! Thanks for posting the beautiful interior!

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  2. Very pretty. Especially love the slip covered dining room chairs. I am keeping this post - I may have to have those copied!! Gorgeous.

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  3. OHHH MY HOW VERY BEAUTIFUL!! SO CALM AND PEACEFUL :)
    HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!!

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  4. I love the pink pillows on the chairs. What a lovely home.

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  5. Wow! who knew pink could look so calm, without being overly feminine? Beautiful!

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  6. Love the pink accents and the seashell decor - inspiring!
    happy Pink Saturday,
    kathy

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  7. Wow! I've never seen a prettier pink house. Pinkalicious at its finest!

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  8. Wow! I've never seen a prettier pink house. Pinkalicious at its finest!

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  9. thanks for your lovley comments ,I am enjoying your blogs and will definitley become your newest follower!
    ~Sharon~

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  10. Wowzers - that's just beautiful !

    thanks for sharing !

    Happy pink saturday !

    gena

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  11. Oh, how beautiful! Thanks for sharing and Happy Pinks to you.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  12. Love the pillows...with the tan walls and bamboo shades. Really pretty...wonder if my husband would be ok with it (he likes it in our guest room).
    Mary Ann

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  13. Love all the pink in this house! I live in a
    "pink" condo...it's everywhere when you walk
    outside! Thanks for a fun Pink Saturday post!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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  14. My goodness... can I move now.. and just have an unlimited amount to spend and do my rooms like that???
    Beautiful!
    Happy PS!
    Cricket

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  15. Well these days I am LOVIN Better Homes and Gardens---I grew up seeing it in my Moms magazine basket ---I always thought it was a kinda 'old fuddy duddy' kind of magazine....ha/ha LOL --but they have re-vamped it recently and I love all the current and trendy things they feature now !!! Enjoyed the post!!! HAPPY WEEKEND!

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  16. Now this post is full of true pink perfection! So very lovely.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  17. Beautiful home - love those dining chairs. What a cute name - Sally Lee by the Sea! xoxo Nancy

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  18. I'll move in today. Gorgeous!!!

    Happy Pink Saturday.

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  19. I hate pink! do you have more options with other colors?

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