A Colorful and Coastal-Chic Georgia Island Home

“Everything I was drawn to was white—the bright, the happy, the cheerful just worked for us,” says homeowner Marti Tolleson, who renovated the St. Simons Island, Georgia, abode with her husband, Tee. For the front door, Marti chose a custom bright yellow to match the entrance of her nearby retail shop, Two Friends. A spectacular golf course view and magnificent oak trees are part of the allure.

A blue-and-white dining room

The dining room ceiling was raised as much as possible and paneled with pecky cypress, a nod to homeowner Tee’s multigenerational family lumber business. Light floods the room from two windows and a pair of French doors bedecked in blue-and-white curtains. A circular brass chandelier, ginger jar lamps, and antiques add to the casual elegance.