Beach homes do not- I repeat DO NOT- have to be chockablock with aqua, blue, nautical stripes and shell prints. For example, take this Victorian Cape May home designed by Gretchen Kubiak of Black & Poole. I am obsessed with not only it’s petite scale (anything tiny makes me clap with glee), but the use of dramatic paint colors, light fixtures and art. Such choices are so unexpected and gorgeous! LOVE LOVE LOVE.