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Seaside Charm
Sally Denning—well-known British interior stylist and publishing-industry creative director—has written Relaxed Coastal Style. The first half of the book helps readers find design inspiration in shore-inspired color, texture, lighting, furniture and decorative accents, from maps and charts to shells and driftwood. The second half visits evocative seaside havens around the world. Simon & Schuster; $30.

Celebrity Style
Dream homes by the sea are the subject of The Seaside House: Living on the Water, by Nick Voulgaris III. The book offers a peek at such celebrity getaways as Martha Stewart’s Seal Harbor, Maine, residence; Donna Karan’s East Hampton retreat; and Tommy Hilfiger’s Pop Art-inspired Miami escape. Designers covered include Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Steven Gambrel and Ken Fulk. Rizzoli; $55.

Blue Wave
Design guru Phoebe Howard specializes in infusing interiors with coastal style. Her latest book, Coastal Blues, explores decorating with blue color schemes—reflected in 175 inspiring photographs of beach houses, seaside getaways, cottages and grand oceanfront manors. Palettes in a range of blue hues are covered in never-before-published projects. Abrams Publishing; $35.

The Marvin Contemporary Studio collection of windows merges narrow frames and minimalist hardware with oversized glass panels to create airy, light-filled spaces. Maximum glazing enhances a strong thermal performance. marvin.com

Overhead Door’s insulated-steel Thermacore model 195 garage door now includes a 16-window option that conveys a sleek look while maximizing natural light. Available in nine color and three glass options. overheaddoors.com

Three new automated products have expanded Kolbe’s VistaLuxe Collection: the Flush style awning unit; the Complementary four-wide sliding patio door; and a multi-slide door spanning 15 feet. These aluminum-and-wood windows and doors operate via remote, keypad and other integration devices. kolbewindows.com

Bring the outdoors in with NanaWall Systems’ Kitchen Transition, which stacks window panels on one side to create a seamless opening. Available as a folding or single-track sliding system; a new feature, RemoteSTACK, allows windows to be removed and stacked elsewhere. nanawall.com

Simpson Door Company mimics barn-door style with grooved, flat-panel doors on hinges or barn-door tracks. Exterior doors are available in cherry, fir, alder, oak and mahogany, while interior doors come in fir. The wood can be “weathered” for a rustic look. simpsondoor.com

Hope’s Hopkins Series slide-and-fold doors stack to one side to integrate indoor and outdoor spaces. When closed, the windows, made of steel, conjure an industrial-modern aesthetic. The Hopkins Series allows for expansive glass openings; windows are tested and certified for passive storm protection. hopeswindows.com

Pella has debuted three glass entry-door designs in a range of shapes, sizes and styles. Available in fiberglass, wood or steel with customizable features including grilles, blinds and decorative glass. Pictured above: The Flush-Glazed Panel with Modern Profile complements a contemporary home. pella.com

Porcelanosa’s Seedwood collection of wood-look porcelain tiles comes in large-format, 10-by-59-inch planks and four complementary accent tiles. A fit for both wall and floor applications, the tiles are sturdy and easy to maintain. Available in 11 shades; Ice Minnesota Camel is pictured. porcelanosa-usa.com

Contours concrete tiles by Lunada Bay Tile are perfect for wall applications, offering tactile, raised profiles that create a sculptural surface. The sustainable collection comes in five motifs and also includes flat field tiles in an assortment of sizes and shapes. Available in 18 hues. lunadabaytile.com

Inspired by sources ranging from Italian textiles to Moroccan mosaics, Walker Zanger’s Duquesa collection of hand-painted ceramic tiles creates a vintage look. Pictured above, a kitchen backsplash in the Fatima motif with a matte finish. Available locally at Architectural Ceramics. architecturalceramics.com; walkerzanger.com

The durable Waterfall line of porcelain tile is part of Marble Systems’ Elements Collection, available by special order. Crafted from a customizable selection of patterns and mosaics, the tiles come in four colorways. marblesystems.com

The Essex Italian collection of wood-look porcelain tiles comes in a Matte or Lux finish; the latter employs a new glazing mechanism to produce a reflective surface. Available in six vivid tones, in an eight-by-48-inch rectangular format at area Best Tile locations. besttile.com

Onix, the Spanish glass mosaic-tile manufacturer, premiered its Allure Collection in Spring 2018. One of 11 designs in the collection, Chroma (pictured) was inspired by bold prints and Art Deco motifs. It comes in a range of colorways, finishes and textures. onixmosaico.com

Manufactured using a high-definition inkjet glaze, Elysium’s Cavalier line of porcelain tile replicates the rustic, distressed appearance of whitewashed and reclaimed wood. Pictured here in both Bianco and Nero colorways, the eight-and-a-half-by-40-inch planks are available locally at Mosaic Tile. mosaictileco.com

New York designer Tanya Taylor’s Spring/Summer collection accentuates the feminine form through original flower prints and a bold use of color. Left to right: the Rhett dress in Moroccan silk ($495), topped with the Raquel skirt in army cotton poplin ($350); and the silk Virginia dress with off-the-shoulder sleeves ($595); tanyataylor.com

When her father declined to lend her his yacht, French designer Marion Excoffon began working on her own sailboat. Two years and five prototypes later, Tiwal 3 was launched. The inflatable vessel stows away in two bags and can be assembled in 20 minutes, allowing users to hit the water without the constraints of transportation and storage. With a patented, rigid hull and easy maneuver-ability, Tiwal 3 is available through the MoMA Design Store; $6,195. tiwal.com; store.moma.org

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