Shutters of Alys

Twelfth Edition DETAILS OF ALYS
Shutters of Alys
Musings on the beauty of Alys Beach from the photo files of Alys Beach Marketing, including photos by Jeremy Harwell, Jackie Ward, Jack Gardner, and Tommy Crow.

This visual exploration of the details found in the design of Alys Beach is a continuation of our “of Alys” series. In June, we contemplated the “Steppes of Alys,” looking at the form, function, and historical context of the stepped roofs utilized throughout town. This month, we shift our attention to the “Shutters of Alys,” and specifically to the colors that accent our white masonry buildings for a lively, sometimes playful, sometimes muted pop of interest.

The shutters provide a functional detail that is as practical for our coastal climate as it is aesthetic. Greens and blues dominate the palette with names like Tate Olive, Rosemary Sprig, Jamestown Blue, and Champton Cobalt. From stately and classic to coastal brights or subdued neutrals, a hint of personality shines through these details and gives us pause.

Georgian, Sherwood, Hancock blend beautifully, quietly into the environment with and air of serenity and elegance, while the pink of the shutters on North Charles and the aqua along the new homes of North Castle Harbour feel festive, felicitous, and lighthearted.

Stretches of yellow and mint line homes along North Somerset and North Sea Garden pedestrian path, creating a striking visual impact. The white architecture of Alys provides the canvas for these special details, and the shutters are the perfect accent to brighten the streets and pathways of our town.

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