Homeowner Lindy had a professed love of beach and coastal themes, but didn't want it over-the-top. (No draped fishnets and plastic lobsters for her.) Joanna wanted to approach the motif in nuanced ways, striving not to be too literal. Worn wooden oars from a salvage shop struck just the right note, suggesting nautical and water motifs without being overly "beachy."
When it comes to eat-in kitchens, dining doesn't get much finer than this. French antique chairs pull up to a metal-top table with a striking pedestal base that also serves a plush banquette. The bench's shapely back, dual fabrics, and nailhead trim stack up for high-style seating.