This traditional beach home lets oriental rugs create a path from one room to the next, making sure to switch it up each time. A deep bright transitions to a bright beige as the home goes from front foyer to fun bonus room.
Located in Newport Beach, Calif., this sprawling estate uses large windows and bi-folding doors to capitalize on sunshine and coastal breezes. Palm trees and other tropical plants line the front walk for a truly warm welcome.
Palm trees mix with green foliage and colorful flowers to create a welcoming entryway to this modern Miami Beach home. Grass is planted between long rectangular pavers for a contemporary walkway, which leads to the sleek, dark wood front door.
This Colonial house now has a welcoming, beach-style exterior thanks to HGTV's Curb Appeal. Chocolate brown shutters and white window casing accent the cool island-inspired green color while a long front porch gives the family the perfect place to lounge outdoors.
This stylish dining and kitchen area is contemporary and comfortable for its Florida homeowners. Designed by TriplePoint Design Build, the open concept space features interesting light fixtures, flat-front kitchen cabinetry, ample seating and well-placed accents that play nicely against the beach scene featured in the background.
The front terrace of this British Virgin Island home features an infinity-edge freshwater pool and a Pergola Gazebo with thatch roof. Situated in the private community of Oil Nut Bay the property enjoys 111 feet of beach frontage.
This sunny traditional mansion sits directly on the Gulf of Mexico, offering immediate beach access and a lush tropical landscape. The front of the home boasts a large stone water fountain encircled by a classic red brick roundabout driveway. Several outdoor terraces provide plenty of options for enjoying the view.
Given that this home fronts the beach, it's only fitting that the soaking tub in the transitional master bathroom offers the perfect spot for relaxing while enjoying prime views. The neutral palette is dressed up with a rich polished wood floor and blue mosaic tile, including an ocean motif next to the tub.
The details of this home's landscaping cleverly connect the separate outdoor areas. For example, here, the beach pebble gravel in the driveway is also used for the walkway, making a seamless transition from parking the car all the way up to the front door.
This private villa, on a narrow lot fronting a protected bay in Tulum, Mexico, was designed to be fully self-sufficient and to immerse the occupants in the range of environments that the site offers. A narrow path brings visitors through dense vegetation to a large great room that is fully open to the beach beyond.
An over-scaled sofa and cozy club chairs are combined with two sandblasted pine coffee tables in the HGTV Dream Home 2013 great room. The space provides a front-row seat to South Carolina's Kiawah Island through glass doors that offer a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors. In keeping with beach house interiors, the furnishings were chosen for both beauty and durability.
While the design of this traditional cabana ties into the existing house, certain details lend it a more casual style. Columns that match the home's architecture give structure to the front of the cabana while contributing to its open feel. Meanwhile, lattice-work joining the columns is reminiscent of beach house design, as is the vaulted ceiling finished with white beadboard and exposed beams.
In the dining room that separates the kitchen and the living room, designers brought in a fun, wood buffet. The design of the wood on the front of the buffet gives a nod to driftwood that could be found on the beach, adding texture to the space's design. To finish off the nautical feel of the room, a centerpiece was crafted out of seashells, coral and fishing net.