Vibrant blue and orange hues turn up the heat in this contemporary backyard, bringing a taste of the tropics to Osterville, Mass. With a sleek swimming pool, two umbrellas and cushioned chairs just steps away, the owners will surely feel like they're on vacation.
Designers Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak of HGTV's Good Bones wanted to create a beachy feel in this formal dining room, so they added a new coat of pale pink paint to the walls. Then, on an accent wall, the duo used coral paint to create a striped accent wall, upon which a beach painting is hung. To offset this comfortable vibe, traditional furniture creates an elegant space.
Relaxed, comfortable upholstery gives this waterside living room a homey, beachy vibe. Throughout the house, white paneling and neutral walls provide a restful backdrop for the pale, beach-hued furnishings and accessories. Soft blue chairs create a cozy conversation nook in the bay window and connect to the similarly hued upholstered chairs in the adjoining breakfast nook. Matchstick shades filter the light and offer privacy without blocking the stunning views.
For a coastal touch, the designers layered the bathroom with seashells and coral accents. When paired with sconces wrapped in wood and sandy-hued vanities, these natural treasures help soften and soothe the space's more sleek, modern details.
This contemporary living space has a cool, beachy color palette that embraces its oceanside setting. Wide sliding doors and large picture windows connect the home's interior to the outdoors, while an open-plan kitchen brings the whole space an airy, inclusive feel.
This cottage bedroom is definitely relaxing with its walls of soft gray and sage green and coordinating bed linens, twin armoires, white beadboard ceiling, and touches of wicker to give it a beach vibe.
Mismatched seating adds to the playful, casual vibe in this beach house breakfast nook. The natural materials used for the bench and chairs is balanced out by the mint green end chairs and bright yellow, lantern-style pendant lights.
A traditional double-pedestal table, tailored upholstered seating and graceful floral draperies balance the casual matchstick shades, soft paneled walls and beach-friendly hues of this Massachusetts dining room. A window bay offers sweeping views of the water. The luxury home rests on half an acre of manicured property on West Falmouth's Chapoquoit Island.
Benjamin Moore's 'Blue Suede Shoes' paint adds a fun twist to the cool contemporary coastal vibe to the kitchen in this New Hampshire beach home. Shiplap-style paneling helps conceal some of drawer seams in the cabinetry, and open shelving continues those lines while balancing the weight of the blue to keep the space feeling open and airy. Thick countertops were a splurge for the homeowners but were balanced by lower-cost touches like the decorative lighting.