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"At the same time, we wanted to bring the outdoors in so that nothing contrasted with the views out the window." The designer solved that puzzle with a palette of green and breezy blues along with a mix of furnishings that includes Swedish antiques and modern pieces—all with clean lines and "no right angles anywhere," Morgan says.
The exterior is also a mix of old and new. The entire length of the waterfront side was given a wide stone terrace with areas for grilling, dining and lounging. The prior homeowners had been avid gardeners, tending to thousands of daffodils, bowers of mature wisteria, loads of wild raspberries and even a vegetable garden. The young couple has created additional gardens featuring plantings with an old-fashioned, coastal charm: roses, hydrangeas, butterfly bushes and an allee of flowering trees. The use of traditional building materials, including clapboard, peaked gables, weathered wood shingles on the roof and whitewashed brick chimneys, make for a seamless blend of the 19th- and 21st-century spaces. And what about those pink shutters, which are carved with jaunty sailboats? They were given a second life, too, now painted a soft, seafoam green.