This unique, marble sink -- shaped somewhat like a fish -- is right at home in a beach house. The sink is built with a recessed prep space, which has a lip to prevent liquids from seeping onto the countertops. It's a perfect spot to cut flowers, slice fruit or pour lemonade into glasses from a too-full pitcher.
Ocean views are steps away from this open-design living room in Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach featuring floor to ceiling sliding glass doors with sheer white curtains, gray sectional sofa on a large gray area rug, slate blue accent chair and throw, fresh splashes of greenery, and a stunning media center framed by wooden beams.
This coastal cottage bathroom brings the beach indoors with a soothing blue and cream color palette. Painted white cabinets are glazed for a vintage look and then topped with blue-green countertops. A mix of tiles, from the matte shellstone floors to the blue glass and sea pebble mosaics, bring beautiful texture to the space.
This newly-built beach house achieves old-house charm by swapping ubiquitous pendants over the peninsula for flush-mounted milk glass orbs, antique finds worth every penny. Over the dining table, a large lantern is a stylish focal point while a trio of salvaged copper marine lights, one above each window, illuminate the sink.
Longing for that summertime feel during the winter months? Bring the beach right to your table. This sea-inspired centerpiece is easy to make and can be used all year round. "A rustic wooden tray provides the base for the rectangular glass vase filled with sand, candles and a variety of seashells," Katrina Giles of Seaside Interiors says. Add vibrant shells and starfish for an extra boost of summer hues.
Perfect for casual weekend living, this Hamptons beach-house dining/family room has a close connection to the kitchen, as well as to outdoor living areas. Glass doors on the ground level slide all the way into the walls, opening the family/dining room and living room to an expansive deck area. The rooms can be entirely open or protected from mosquitoes with a screen system, allowing for summer breezes, ample entertaining areas and restoring connections to nature. “A consistent — but not overwhelming — thread of blue follows throughout these ground level spaces: blue kitchen cabinets, blue custom rug and touches of blue walls,” note the architects.