This living room area provides a playful air of visual stimulation; lively punches of tangerine and kelly green merged with varying shades of cobalt and indigo blues. A heavy dose of woven sea grass added to the distinctive maritime air while an assortment of sea shells, blue-and-white pottery and a colorful collection of art came together to create a place of delight in this low-key beach cottage.
Cast-resin clamshell sconces by artist Karen Robertson flank the glass doors in the living room of HGTV Smart Home 2013, which lead to the home's outdoor dining area and grilling station. Stripes of color frame the view and draw eyes up to the vaulted ceiling.
Open Concept Coastal Living Room With a Sage Green Vaulted Ceiling
Natural light illuminates this open concept coastal living room with a sage green vaulted ceiling and white exposed beams. Circular wood chandeliers hang above the spacious living room, which is complete with gray sofas and a pair of armchairs.
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.
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.
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.