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Room of the month: Keep it simple

This reimagined Sea Pines home proves less is more.

Story by Bailey Gilliam + Photos by Ashley Evans 

Natural light is key in creating a coastal bliss atmosphere. Skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows shouldn’t be overshadowed by accessories. Nature is the only accessory needed.

The aptly named Ocean Room of this stunning beachfront home in Sea Pines takes relaxing at the beach to a whole new level. To help the space reach its full potential, the owner contacted Beverly Serral, the Founder/CEO and Design Lead of BESTNEST by Beverly Serral Vacation Rentals.

“The homeowner asked us to create a space that embodies our style — classic, comfortable, coastal sophistication,” Serral said. “We used one of our favorite whites (Sherwin Williams Snowbound) on the walls and trim as a soft backdrop to the wrap-around views of palmettoes, sand and sea.”

The room was furnished with just the right amount of earthy neutrals to inspire conversation and peaceful enjoyment. The highlight is a cypress root cocktail table with a round glass top, located in the center of the room.

“Structurally, we love the high, vaulted ceiling and loads of natural light,” Serral said. “The cocktail table is a showstopper and is super functional as well.”

To achieve the look of this space in your own home, Serral suggests keeping things simple and not overdoing the accessories.

“Use substantial pieces like the cocktail table and the hefty console shown here,” she said. “Leave space for people to move around. Less really is often more.”