Treated and stained driftwood stands on display as a sculptural piece of art that adds an organic textural element to this coastal modern foyer. A refurbished antique bench gets a bohemian update with indigo tie dye pillows. The photo of rippled sand calls to mind again the coastal inspiration for this space.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson transformed this once cramped, dated bathroom into a large, relaxing space reminiscent of a coastal beach house. She borrowed three feet of space from an extra bedroom to make room for a weathered oak vanity, freestanding volcanic limestone tub and walk-in shower with body jets and a rain shower head. Light blue wall paint and crisp white beadboard paneling add beautiful yet understated coastal character and are a fresh contrast to the dark blue marble floor tile.
A ruffled-edge mirror reminiscent of sea coral and clamshells gives this foyer a modern beachy look. The dark-stained wood entry table adds rough but refined texture with a vignette that sets the tone for the rest of the house.
You can mix old and new elements to add depth and creativity to a room. For example, designer Lori Rourk paired a weathered antique column and coastal artwork with a shining new bar cart, which also adds in a variety of materials and textures.
Change up your backsplash. A new backsplash, especially one with a unique tile shape, gives the whole kitchen an instant makeover, such as in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winning space by Cheryl Kees Clendenon of In Detail Interiors. Choose tiles that are on sale or discontinued to save some money, and ask the store to check other locations to make sure you can get as many as you need.
A white painted stone fireplace serves as the focal point of this modern coastal style deck. White curtains offer privacy or protection from the sun. A rectangular coffee table with a black frame mimics the black framed outdoor couches.
The interior of 21 Broad Hotel epitomizes a modern coastal vibe perfect for its Nantucket, Mass., setting. A vivid blue, green and yellow abstract acrylic-on-wood painting perfectly complements the blue rug and matching stair runner.
One of the best ways to maximize your money when furnishing one space for several uses is to consider an eclectic style. This creative workstation is made of a mashup of midcentury modern and coastal cottage side chairs, a transitional white painted table, a geometric rug, industrial-style lighting and playful touches.
The open living room right when you walk in instantly catches your eye, with a navy velvet demilune perfectly placed to do just that. The room was kept light and neutral and brought in color through furniture, pillows, rugs, and accent pieces.
Placing velvet on a settee that is already an interesting shape really made the piece pop and instantly catches the eye. Mixing wood tones and textures in a subtle way helped to add variety a bring a fancy yet casual atmosphere.