I know the topic of exterior BGs for interior scenes has already received a lot of attention here. However, my question is more specifically related to how to mix them.
I'm working on a scene that takes place in the living room of a fairly nice house close to the beach. One of the backgrounds are distant ocean waves, recorded at what I believe to be the right perspective in terms of distance (e.g. there are no close-up water laps). However, no matter what I try, the waves still sound very much exterior and not at all like they would sound when perceived from the inside. I've tried various degrees of Hi-Cuts and Roll-Offs, compression (so that quieter parts don't get lost completely when I play everything very low), I've played around with the stereo image, heck, I've even blurred the sound a bit by convolving it with a bit of noise. All to no avail as it seems.
Any suggestions? How do you deal with exterior backgrounds in interior scenes?