How to Get the Coastal-Cool Look

A tranquil bedroom on the coast of Long Island schools us in style.

When a sleepy beach town lies just a couple hours from New York City, you can expect to find some city slickers in the sand. Coastal casual style meets city sophistication in this tranquil bedroom, designed by Robert Stilin. The combination of rough hewn wood floors, a grand canopy bed, and leather accents makes this the kind of space where you'd open the shutters and let the sea breeze lull you to sleep. Sound like the kind of snooze you're after? Heed the following advice for your bedroom.

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You may think that a canopy bed requires a massive room with sky-high ceilings. Au contraire: as long as there is at least three inches from the top of the canopy bed to ceiling, you can sleep like royalty. The vertical posts of a canopy bed actually give the illusion of height in a room, even if your ceilings aren't soarin'.
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Antonia Canopy Bed, From $1199, Pottery Barn Linen Cotton Bedskirt, From $49, West Elm Domitian Lamp Ensemble, $798, Anthropologie

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Leather may seem more fitting for a library, den, or office, but it's a crucial component for a coastal-cool bedroom. The weathered texture balances out the softer materials of a bedroom, like Egyptian cotton sheets and cozy rugs. Here, a Pierre Paulin chair makes a statement in the corner, and a leather pommel horse serves as both sculpture and seating in front of the fireplace.
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F 444 Designed by Pierre Paulin, $4500, 1st Dibs 1940's French Pommel Horse, $6900, 1st Dibs Marin Side Table, $399, Crate & Barrel

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If you want to feel like the beach is just a stone's throw away, incorporating blue accents is a must. A blue pillow, throw, and headboard keep this bedroom beachy, and also contrast the warmer, neutral colors in the space. Represent all colors of the ocean, from deep sea indigo to tide pool blue, for a look that is as mesmerizing as watching the waves.
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 Vintage Indigo Throw, $375, Jayson Home Joshua Stripe Pillow Cover, $25, Pottery Barn   Large Ikat Fabric, $30 (Per Yard), Furbish Studio
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