Light pours in through floor-to-ceiling windows with ocean views in this open and airy dining room with a seating area. Coastal blues and neutral wood tones fill the space, from the pendant light to the coffee table and white cushioned chairs.
A unique, pivot-style front door opens to a beautiful garden wall that highlights the coastal California foliage. Inside, a stacked stone wall echoes the wall outside, bringing the outdoors in and connecting the space to its modern architecture.
This spacious kitchen offers a chic coastal vibe with its ocean blue pops of color and sunny view of the outdoor patio. White cabinets provide a beautiful contrast to the gray tile backsplash, while a dark brown island with a black granite countertop offers extra space for casual dining.
This open concept kitchen and dining area offer a contemporary twist on the coastal look. Rustic wood is combined with sleek blue accents. And windows everywhere make ocean views a big part of the overall mood.
This open plan design allows for maximum square footage for people and entertaining. Spaces were planned to take advantage of the windows and water views. The spaces share an open ceiling space clad with shiplap, adding to the coastal vibe. Tech Lighting was added across the space with many heads so that at night, light can be tossed up to the ceiling to keep the room from feeling cavernous.
Instead of going more traditional with this beach house's look (shells, surfboards, sea birds, oh my!), the designer let the ocean views and plentiful natural light set the coastal mood. Furniture and layouts are simple so as not to compete with the setting.
This small weekend retreat on the flank of the rolling grassy coastal plain in Hollister Ranch, near Gaviota, Calif., looks out on breathtaking panoramic views of ocean and foothills. The flagstone and gravel patio leads to a cozy fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs.
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.
Oriented to capture the sunsets across Sarasota Bay, Fla., this modern home embodies coastal living. The exterior design concept was based on the modern lines of the home and allows the elegant forms to transfer onto the ground plane. In the back, a covered patio with cozy seating looks out onto an infinity pool that blends seamlessly into the bay.
The great room in this neutral, rustic Martha's Vineyard home features ample seating and broad windows. A dining table for ten is situated to take advantage of the sweeping coastal view. Natural wood sheathes the walls, floor and ceiling, creating a pale palette that feels fresh and casual. Clerestory windows line the long side walls, bathing the space in sunlight.
With its mother of pearl picture frames, light green accents and sandy color palette, this master suite quietly exudes coastal style. Since their bed is positioned right in front of the windows, the owners can also enjoy sweeping views of downtown Seattle.
The living room of this New Hampshire coastal home is located on the third floor to maximize views of the ocean. Low-slung, neutral furnishings allow for the attention to stay on the beautiful views through the picture windows along three sides of the room. Touches of blue in the room's accents tie the look to the blue cabinetry in the adjacent kitchen.
An outdoor living room features a mix of design elements, from the reclaimed woods on the coffee table and ceiling beams to the clean, contemporary lines of the woven and upholstered seating. The space is sited to take advantage of the sweeping coastal views, and it also opens to the indoors via a wide retractable glass wall that slides into a pocket door. Traditional lanterns light the space, giving a nod to the Mediterranean architecture.