White doesn't have to mean boring in this comfortable home on the coast. Going down the Pinterest rabbit hole often leads to the best discoveries. Nikki Colquitt would agree. That's how she stumbled upon interior designers Allison Smith and Anne Scott Shelley of Maison Studios. Colquitt reached out about a rug they had pinned, only to find that they were based in the 30A area, where she and her husband, Britton, had just bought a spec house in need of a softer look for themselves and their four children. That rug inquiry led to a design partnership. Colquitt turned to the decorators with a specific request: Bring the outside in. "My favorite colors are blue-green tones and the shades of old wicker and worn rugs—mostly hues you'd see outdoors here," she says. Although the neighborhood's tree-lined streets and the Panhandle's beaches provided a lot of inspiration, Colquitt didn't want her year-round family home decked out like a Gulf Coast rental. The designers layered celadon hues with airy neutrals that stay cool even on Florida's 100- degree days. "For a house near the sand, you need easy materials that won't feel too stuffy. We stuck to natural fibers like linens and cottons—no velvets or wools," says Smith. See how these designers turned a stark spec house into a cozy home that feels good all year long.