In this inviting living space, designer Denise Davies of D2 Interieurs pulled her palette of watercolor-sheer colors from the natural surroundings and a stone fireplace elsewhere in the room. “In most of D2’s projects, we begin with a neutral base and then infuse color through the accessories in a very thoughtful way,” say the designers.
This waterfront beach cottage boasts an open floor plan, creating a seamless flow from the living room to the kitchen and dining room. A gorgeous wood ceiling, which matches the wood floors, unites the spaces and lends warmth to the light-hued color palette.
On either side of the fireplace, built-in shelves become the perfect home for a collection of ocean-inspired artwork, photos and a planter. The light colored wood matches that of the mantel and the sofas to create a unified look.
The walls of this coastal breakfast nook are painted a fresh white, Benjamin Moore's Swiss Coffee, highlighting the gray of the charming banquette bench. A natural oak stained table and dining chairs are paired with a white airy drum light for a modern touch. Designer Becki Owens ties the look together with the pink block print fabric of the window treatments and pink and neutral throw pillows.
Coastal Living Room With Beadboard Ceiling and Large Windows
Sarah Richardson, host of HGTV's "Sarah's Summer House," went for rustic charm when designing the living room. The room seems as if it's perched over the water with its wraparound windows. She arranged the seating around the perimeter of the room so each seat has the perfect view of the water. The shades of blue in the upholstery represent the water, and layering the different patterns, like ikat, floral and striped, gives the room a lighthearted look.
Light walls pair with a vaulted ceiling and ample natural light to create a bright, airy atmosphere in this lovely beach home. Coastal-inspired ceiling fans help keep the living room cool in hot summer months, and light-hued furnishings complete the comfortable, beach-inspired design.
A dramatic floor to ceiling stone fireplace is the focal point in this two-story coastal style living room. A neutral sectional and wood coffee table add a touch of contrast to the bright look of the space, including soft beige walls and large windows that allow natural light to flood the room.
Against a wall painted lime green, this alabaster white bookshelf provides a sharp contrast. Items displayed on the shelf include white books and white ceramic pieces, including a topiary plant and coral.
This Cape Cod living room is layered with neutral colors, spinning a fresh take on coastal style. Dual glass doors open to reveal outdoor living areas, which expand the living room's square footage during warm-weather months.
Soft gray walls, a light-colored dining set and plenty of natural light create a bright, airy atmosphere in this beach-inspired dining room. A natural fiber rug almost looks like sand underfoot, and two blue paintings resemble the ocean.
When their clients traded their boat for a beach retreat, Red House Custom and designer Kim Peterson of KEP Designs worked to give the new-old home’s interiors a soothing “watery” look. Upholstered in the palest shade of blue, the twin sofas appear to float against the white walls; accents in cream, gray, and turquoise complete the seaside scene.
Relaxed Coastal Living Room Overlooks Martha's Vineyard
The large, open living room is full of windows that allow natural light to pour into the space, as well as provides gorgeous views of Martha's Vineyard. Contemporary chairs are paired with a comfortable neutral sectional and chic white coffee table with a striped ottoman underneath for extra seating.
Coastal-style furniture and colorfully vibrant textiles – turquoise seat cushions and bright orange patterned throw pillows – lay the foundation for this white living room. Metallic accents paired with a sleek acrylic end table keep the look fresh and lively.
The cool-toned color palette keeps things light and airy, giving an informal feel to this coastal-style living room. Streamlined traditional pieces like the rustic glass-top coffee table give the room a more refined touch.