"I’ve tried to keep it very light, airy and incorporate a lot of natural textures and details like plants, rugs, special light fixtures," says Rachel Roberts of her beach front Malibu home. A mix of simple, elegant details like the chandelier in her dining room and comfort, as seen in the fur throw on the bench, create a welcoming, unfussy vibe in the home.
This light and airy kitchen is livened up by a bright pop of color, in this case a bright green on the base cabinets. Glass-front cabinets and a paneled and beamed ceiling serve to add extra character.
This light and airy living room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors that allow for waterfront views and quick access to outdoor areas. Neutral sofas and armchairs are positioned in front of a stone fireplace, while an exposed beam ceiling provides a natural finishing touch.
A tiny front yard still leaves room for curb appeal. An attractive walkway and tall shrubs on either side of the front stoop immediately draw the eye up and along the covered porch of this Long Beach abode.
Colorful glazed concrete blocks brighten the wall as visitors approach the front door of this modern beach house. Underfoot, large concrete pavers are situated in a bed of loose river pebbles, carving out a walkway.
A stately dining room ties in with its amazing Laguna Beach surroundings via pops of rich blue and yellow. The dining chairs offer up visual interest in another way: The backs are solid, the fronts are patterned.
Blue glass bottles make a unique and beautiful chandelier in this beach cottage's foyer, especially when lit by the sunshine pouring in from the high window. The aqua front door adds another fun splash of color.