Thanks to its sleek, infinity-edge design, the pool appears to flow right into the Atlantic Ocean. Decorative fire features atop tiled columns light the night and are a perfect complement to the golden sunset.
This New Hampshire beach house's color palette of blue, indigo and white is thoughtfully carried outdoors to the deck seating area, where the inspiration of the palette becomes fully evident in views of the nearby Atlantic Ocean.
When Atlanta designer Brian Patrick Flynn reimagined this 750-square-foot attic apartment in Reykjavik he tapped into the magic of Iceland itself for inspiration -- from the captivating wildlife to the moody blues of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.
Soft blues that echo the colors of the Atlantic Ocean outside this New Hampshire beach house and plush fabrics create a serene setting in the master bedroom. Blue accents are used throughout the home, tying together the coastal design aesthetic.
Coastal-style bedroom furnishings and linens are kept simple in this bedroom to allow the focus to remain on the beautiful Martha's Vineyard surroundings. Sliding doors bring the breeze and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean in to create a calm atmosphere.
The Estates at Acqualina, a Mediterranean-style luxury residential development, is an extension of the renowned Acqualina brand. It features 5.6 acres of grounds and gardens will boast lush landscaped gardens, multiple infinity pools, a FlowRider® for surfers, a basketball court, a bocce court, a dog park, soccer field, a romantic beachfront restaurant and 502 feet of Atlantic oceanfront with Five Star beach and pool services.
The owners of this traditional, coastal home requested a lounge-style dining area with views to the ocean. The designers took advantage of the open concept floor plan to arrange the furniture into a focal point, drawing the eye from the entry straight through the dining space to the sweeping vista beyond. The entire back of the house opens up to a full sun deck, allowing for panoramic views of the beach.
A concrete trough sink adds a high-end touch to this guest bathroom and is balanced by lower-end choices such as soft-sided baskets that work as storage for linens and other bathroom essentials. Blue accents are in keeping with the color palette used throughout the New Hampshire beach house and echo the colors of the Atlantic Ocean outside.
Certain things may be touted to be as American as apple pie, but the fact is, apple pies have their roots in 14th Century England. It was the Pilgrims who combined pie making skills with apple seeds ferried over the Atlantic Ocean to create the quintessential American dessert. The earliest versions of this dish often featured only a bottom crust, because times were hard and ingredients scarce. That’s how the saying “upper crust” came to signify households with plenty of money—they were the only ones who could afford pies with an upper crust.
An expansive outdoor patio on this transitional beachside home features fully retracting doors that create one space between the interior and exterior. Low chaise longues offer a great spot for reading a good book and enjoying the ocean views, while C-shaped side tables provide a handy spot for a drink.
A neutral palette provides a backdrop for dramatic turquoise and burnt orange accents in this transitional, beachside living room. The homeowners wished for a relaxing, versatile space for reading, hanging out and entertaining friends. Display cabinets and storage nooks add extra function to the room, and custom teal leather swivel chairs allow easy conversation and enjoyment of ocean views. Reclaimed wood niches maximize seating in the room.
A balcony offers a bird's eye view of this traditional great room, where the central dining space flows into the kitchen, living room and sun deck beyond. A large lantern-style chandelier has the size and presence to light the space, while the nautical feel of its rope-like design complements the home's coastal location and theme. The dining room opens to the outdoor space and offers comfortable, lounge-style seating, inviting guests to linger and enjoy the ocean views.
Ocean-hued chairs create a colorful focal point in this otherwise neutral breakfast room. The traditional home features a wide-open great room with a kitchen that flows into the dining room, entry and sunroom and deck beyond. A round table and rug allow for easy access and traffic flow through the space. Shell and bamboo accents tie the space to its coastal setting.
A full bar features built-in wine storage and ample seating for family and friends. The lower level of this three-story beachfront home serves as a game and media room, bar, exercise room, full bathroom and laundry room. Broad windows let in loads of natural light and put the ocean views on display. Tans, browns, deep greens and blues combine with textures such as woven reeds, metallic, leather and driftwood to bring nature indoors. A feature wall behind the bar was inspired by the client's travels.