Lifestyles: Vacation Home Decor

Beachside Retreat
Comfort, luxury and personal style come together in this nearly 4,000-square-foot WaterColor vacation home. 

By Lori Hutzler Eckert



Steve and Suzy Neal and their four children, Covington, La.


The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath main house, with a one-bedroom, one-bath carriage house, offers charming, cottage-style touches such as reclaimed-hardwood floors, generous Southern porches and wide-plank walls. The décor reflects the Neal family’s love of the Emerald Coast, with cool, soothing colors, natural design elements and countless photos from past beach vacations.


Jason Romair, Romair Group Ltd., Destin 


Ron Domin – Domin & Bock Architects LLC, Santa Rosa Beach

Interior Decorator: 

Meg Bradley, New Orleans


“We just wanted it to be a place that is filled with the things we love – a place that is soothing and relaxing and that just makes people happy when they come there.” – Suzy Neal