A corner cabinet offers storage without obstructing the stunning views of Little Lake Worth in North Palm Beach, Fla., through the windows of this serene master bedroom. The natural tones of the vaulted wood ceiling and the beaded empire chandelier create a cottage look in this coastal home.
Decked out with colorful wall panels, distressed furniture and layered bed linens, this bedroom has a quaint cottage-style thanks to HGTV Design Star. By placing the bed between two doors, the illusion of headboard was instantly created. The sisal rug and coral sculpture lend a subtle coastal feel to the space.
One of the best ways to maximize your money when furnishing one space for several uses is to consider an eclectic style. This creative workstation is made of a mashup of midcentury modern and coastal cottage side chairs, a transitional white painted table, a geometric rug, industrial-style lighting and playful touches.
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.
Jackson Paige Interiors pulled out all the stops when designing this Brentwood home's foyer, where coastal and contemporary designs combine for a fun signature look. From the bottom up, the room preserves its cottage roots; above the chair rail, however, purple teardrop wallpaper sets a contemporary tone, all of which cleverly introduce the design elements incorporated throughout the home.
A fresh minty green called "Restful" (SW 6458) from the HGTV Home paint collection by Sherwin-Williams evokes an airy coastal feeling in this bright sunroom. The table coated in "Rapture Blue" (SW 6773) draws the eye further into the space. Botanical prints hang on the paneled walls, lending to this coastal cottage feel. An eclectic mix of wicker and traditional furniture in whites, neutrals, and blues sets the tone for the casual space. White curtains allow for plenty of natural light and a white throw rug over hardwood flooring anchors the room.
To further play up the industrial modern cottage vibe in this small beach house, a concrete slab floor and industrial HVAC vent running through the ceiling were left in place. Shiplap was added to one accent wall to bring in that coastal element. A blue painted sliding door opens into the bathroom and brings a little bit of color to this space.
The exterior facade of this charming coastal cottage was previously a drab, shingled brown. During the whole-house renovation, the designers reconfigured the exterior and lightened the color of the formerly dark green trim, embracing the region's prevailing architectural style and taking maximum advantage of its lush, wooded lot. A sunny brick patio offers a perfect spot for morning coffee.
The front porch of this coastal Low Country cottage is the perfect place to relax at sunrise. Neutral geometric prints add interest to the plush outdoor furniture that's perfect for reading or taking in the view. To combat the harsh sea air, the home features weather-resistant cedar shingle siding and Garapa decking, a durable, sustainably harvested tropical hardwood. (HGTV Dream Home 2013)
Mary Margaret and Sanders Monsees have transformed a former Savannah fishing cottage into a bright, pretty space that takes full advantage of its modest 1200 square feet (700 square feet of which is porches). The Monsees have used a subdued color palette and a clean, coastal design scheme to make the space feel open and bright.
Jackson Paige Interiors designed this Brentwood home with a contemporary approach but added touches of coastal style throughout the space. This family room, for example, features a soft turquoise wallpaper as an accent wall, complementary sofa pillows, along with a coffee table, end table and art that inspire one to "hit the beach." Especially fetching are the low-to-the-ground occasional chairs that have a cottage-style aesthetic.
When you have a large island, designers often use three pendants to fill the space. A pendant with mercury glass, for example, can add style to any kitchen, no matter whether you’re going for a retro look or an upscale Mediterranean-style beach cottage, like this home in Alys Beach, a coastal Florida community. This finish is available anywhere from $50 and up through home decor stores and retailers.
This cottage-style master bathroom, an addition that hugs the existing structure of this charming Jamestown, Rhode Island, bungalow, features soft blue walls, white wainscoting and built-in cabinets that flank the mirror. Lighting is installed directly on the mirror inside a built-in niche, adding to the room's cozy ambiance. Nautical-style light fixtures and beadboard paneling are among the many details that tie this room to its location and give it a breezy, coastal vibe.