A hanging chair in the corner of this living room offers occupants a great view of the beach. The chair is suspended from the shiplap clad ceiling by a rope, adding to the coastal feel of the bright, light-filled space.
With rolling hills and ocean views, this ranch house enjoys all the beauty that California has to offer. A flagstone path winds down the hillside and invites the owners to soak up sunshine and coastal breezes.
Sunny yellow walls pair with a wood plank and beam ceiling for a warm, tropical living space. Rustic hardwood floors ground the room, while woven furniture evokes a coastal air. Sliding glass doors open up to a balcony with stunning ocean views.
Under a covered veranda enjoy a summer breeze and a good read while sitting on the beautiful bamboo furniture. Stucco walls and terra cotta roofing give this coastal home a resort feel to go with the scenic ocean views.
In this contemporary living space, sophisticated city living meets the comfort and casualness of life by the sea. Multiple seating areas create zones for TV viewing, casual conversations and enjoying the outdoors. A wall of windows ushers in natural light and provides access to the spectacular views. White paint and a wood ceiling bring a coastal-casual vibe to the space that fits the relaxed locale.
Located on the island of Kauai in Hawaii, this tropical-inspired home enjoys unobstructed views of the ocean and Poipu Kukui'ula Harbor. Board-and-batten exterior lends a coastal vibe to the space, which features covered parking and beautiful balconies.
Set the mood as coastal and relaxed before setting the table. The pergola shelters the terrace from the sun but doesn't block the incredible sea views. Conveniently placed right off the kitchen, this wood dining table has plenty of space for a dinner party.
Waterfront views can be enjoyed from both the lower-level patio or the balcony of this coastal home. A wood dining table and chairs make for easy alfresco dining on the lower patio. Stone pavers that extend to the water are a nod to the rocky shoreline.
A soothing color scheme of cream, light blue and white is a breath of fresh air in this master retreat. The soft colors lend a coastal feel that pairs well with the ocean view. A black canopy bed adds lovely contrast to light and bright palette.
Bright red sofas add a jolt of color to this coastal Craftsman living room. The floor plan opens up the kitchen and breakfast area, creating a family friendly environment. The wall of windows dressed in striped Roman shades provide tons of light and beautiful views of the ocean.
Like other spaces on the second floor of this coastal retreat, this guest bedroom includes an engineered hardwood floor with distressed textures that add character to this space with wonderful natural light. “This bedroom specifically has a really beautiful view of the pool and marsh out back,” says build manager Scott Branscom. “What we tried to do with all the living spaces was give them a great view.”
Driftwood accents and wall art that's as subtle as seafoam trailing over sand tie this coastal living room to its seaside setting and layer it with interesting texture. Window treatments and furnishings are neutral, drawing the eye to the peaceful ocean view beyond. Sheer draperies add to the room's ethereal feel.
Windows curve around the bed in this guest room, offering panoramic views of Seattle's Puget Sound. To complement the coastal setting, the designers outfitted this space with pillows and accents in sandy hues, as well as a duvet cover featuring palm leaves. A driftwood-esque desk increases the space's functionality.
A feature wall tiled in a shimmering Mediterranean blue connects to the sparkling water outside of this Newport Beach home. A comfortable, casual sofa and a large tufted ottoman provide a cozy spot for TV viewing, while huge windows usher in loads of natural light. The white wood ceiling is a casual coastal touch.
Woven wicker furniture in a dark finish contrast with the light stone columns and neutral tile in this second floor, outdoor living room with a stunning view of an ocean vista. The blue fire glass in the fire table is the perfect accent color to bring a coastal feel to the space.
This view looking into the kitchen from the great room highlights the strong connection between spaces and the good flow in the main level of this livable coastal modern home. The kitchen’s existing low ceiling was raised and vaulted, to match the ceiling in the great room and give the space a sense of airiness.
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)
A balcony overlooks this open concept dining, living and kitchen space, which takes maximum advantage of its two-story central area with an oversized dining table that invites guests to linger over the table for relaxed conversation. Dual staircases add distinction to the entry, framing the doorway and creating a nice view on both sides of this coastal home.