The light sand color of the walls in this beach house warms the space; yet keeps that crisp shoreside feeling. Furniture is minimal and clean-lined, allowing the art in the space -- both the painting and the unique area rug -- to take center stage.
Color placement is key when it comes to furnishing a room with a mural. This wall is mainly blue, which creates the look and feel of a New England bay. The color is carried through to the comforter, creating a serene, consistent look.
Wanting these stairs to look as bright as possible, the designers painted the walls white to catch the natural light from the windows. Meanwhile, a tall houseplant stretches from floor to ceiling and draws the eye up to a painting of the ocean -- the latter of which is totally fitting for a home in Montecito, Calif.
This patio makeover included painting the stucco exterior an ocean-like shade of blue and adding several potted plants throughout the space. Dark brown wicker furniture with lime green pillows provides a comfortable place for relaxing, while a stainless steel grilling area makes outdoor entertaining a cinch.
Bright orange walls breathe new life into this traditional style dining room, giving it a fresh, contemporary look. An eclectic mix of furniture and decor exudes a playful, casual vibe. Turquoise tile fireplace surround mimics the natural colors of the ocean depicted in the painting leaning on the mantel.
Though spacious, this living room manages to feel cozy thanks to a fireplace, piano and a large gray area rug topped with two patterned chairs and a plush sofa. Another painting of the ocean hangs over the mantel and nods to this home's coastal locale in Montecito, Calif.
Comfortable armchairs in this modern shore house are positioned between the living room and kitchen, offering a panoramic view of the ocean. The chairs swivel in order to make conversations easy no matter where guests are gathering. A lovely painting of a swimmer brings a beachy feel to the space.
Lavish Victorian style pampers the owners of this bedroom-with-a-view that includes a pretty four-poster bed and gold painted detail on the ceiling. Glass doors make the most the incredible ocean setting.
An antique grandfather clock is paired a contemporary chair to give a modern update to this classic piece. Vintage paintings of the ocean, hung between the two items, help bridge the space, making the collection feel balanced.
The stone fireplace in this dining room extends to the angled ceiling, emphasizing the height of the space. A custom cornice hides a Hunter Douglas shade, which can be lowered or raised to maximize the ocean view. A traditional oil painting offsets the modern vibe of the glass and metal dining table.
Soft gray walls, a light-colored dining set and plenty of natural light create a bright, airy atmosphere in this beach-inspired dining room. A natural fiber rug almost looks like sand underfoot, and two blue paintings resemble the ocean.
This modern kitchen is toned down and given a more casual, comfortable feel by using rustic yet sophisticated furnishings. The white paint and cabinets create a light and airy feel and expansive windows offer amazing views of the ocean.