In the powder room, designers created interest in the space by installing the toilet in the corner of the room. This provided additional decorating space for incorporating elements of the beach into the neutral design.
Bring the natural beauty of the coast inside by incorporating beach-inspired elements, like this driftwood-toned wooden table and sea-colored glassware. The seascape painting above the mantel reminds you that the water is never far away.
The Redondo Beach House in Southern California consists of eight shipping containers along with traditional stick frame construction. Designed by Peter DeMaria of DeMaria Design, the result is a four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath that maintains its original corrugated steel walls and wood floors. Airplane hangar doors are a major standout element, and redefine bringing the outdoors in. If you’re a fan of shipping containers but can’t afford an architect, DeMaria also operates Logical Homes, a reasonably priced line of pre-fabricated container homes.
The artisan hardwood dining room table was an investment piece for the owners of this New Hampshire home. The table is surrounded by a set of leather West Elm accent chairs, creating a high/low balance in this room. A deep blue rug and oversized photograph of the ocean are at home in this beach house and tie together with other bold blue accents used throughout the home.
With a custom copper gate and palm trees out front, this two-story home in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. makes a great first impression. Thanks to its sturdy, contemporary design which has been carefully reinforced by steel beams, the sleek structure can survive tropical storms and the elements.
The open dining room is connected to the social areas of the residence. Inspired by the beach vacation style décor, the DKOR interior design team selected modern furniture pieces that evoke beach elements. The area features a beautiful venneto marble slab accent wall that incorporate the sand-color to the room.
A bright and beachy kitchen for the naturalist in us all. Soft, organic design elements and the LG Black Stainless Steel Series appliances make this space fresh and modern. Designed by HGTV's Emily Henderson.
Just outside the kitchen, an elegant teal velvet chaise, gold side table and iron mirror make up a sophisticated sitting area. The jewel toned chair introduces an unexpected vintage element that contrasts nicely with modern features for a collected look.
This striking white kitchen, as seen on HGTV's Live In Vern's House, features an open-plan kitchen that connects to the living area. Vibrant orange accents and flea-market finds, as well as international and Asian-inspired elements, help fill the space with visual interest and a playfully contemporary vibe.
Clean, modern lines are incorporated into this exterior design that mirrors the contemporary elements of the home. An infinity pool and spa add interest and spacial economy to a design that packs a lot into a small space. The pool-side outdoor kitchen allows for a swim-up bar and luxurious lounge area.
This beach house's front entrance leaves guests with quite the first impression, with its linear water feature, rainfall element and minimal landscaping. A bed of rocks surrounds the water feature to add interest and texture to the design.
The elements of this restaurant perfectly blend together to make customers feel as if they are spending the day at the beach. The blue and white mosaic tile floor bring out the vibrant blue of the ocean, which reflects off the white walls and white marble bar, creating the illusion of sand and sea. Natural light pours into the space from a large door and two large windows, making the space feel bright and warm. Lastly, the octopus that is suspended from the ceiling put the finishing touch on the restaurant's oceanic ambiance.
Nothing evokes a summer feel quite like starfish and seashells. HGTV fan single_mom_on_a_budget dressed up her shabby chic dining room with her favorite beach elements in mind. She incorporated seashells into her year-round china display and then turned the dining table into a dreamy setup for four. Celebrate summer by creating a seasonal table setup of seashells, starfish, candles and small driftwood pieces. Invite people over for seafood favorites, like grilled fish, pan-roasted scallops and coconut shrimp, to go with the warm-weather theme.