A light-filled sun porch provides year-round access to the beautiful waterfront views at this charming Cape Cod-style home. The house, on Massachusetts' Chapoquoit Island, features water views from every room. In this space, paneled walls continue onto the ceiling, adding to the beachy-casual yet elegant vibe.
This beautiful retreat celebrates handmade and textural accents. Wood-paneled walls, smooth hardwood floors, a custom wet bar and fireplace create an elegant seating area to unwind at the end of the day.
Wood-paneled walls with a chalkboard paint inset add character to this traditional dining room. A wood buffet table topped with white candles offers storage space for dinnerware, just steps from the round dining table that seats four.
Stained wood paneled walls and wainscoting give a classic, traditional look to this theater room. A watercolor painted recessed ceiling adds dimension and interest. Wall sconces cast a softer glow than overhead lights to match the cozy, warm vibe of the space.
Stepping into the owners' private study reveals a light blue ceiling and traditional, wood-paneled walls. To balance the more masculine elements of the room, the designers brought in a cream-colored sofa, tufted armchairs, a traditional wood table and a blue area rug.
Dark gray paneled walls surround this transitional library, creating a cozy, comfortable space. A leather nail-head-studded sofa is flanked by two pivoting sconces and rough iron bookshelves for study necessities. A large framed art piece behind the sofa adds a pop of color to the space's neutral palette.
The open entryway of this Cape Cod-style waterfront home features whitewashed, paneled walls, a curving banister and a rattan console table that speaks to the home's casual, coastal mood. Pale hardwood floors and a neutral carpet runner on the stairway combine with the white walls and trim to create a clean, crisp, neutral backdrop that's both restful and stylish.
To transform their dingy and outdated laundry room into a bright and modern-day utility space, design blogger Erin Loechner and her husband, Ken, renovated the entire room from top to bottom sans contractor. They added wood-paneled walls, enclosed shelves above the washer and dryer, tiled flooring, a concrete vanity countertop, custom pendants and handcrafted details, like leather cabinet pulls. Now, the space appears stylish and homespun but 100 percent functional.
The location of this house, in the heart of a bustling resort town, demanded that special attention be paid to acoustics. The walls are built with insulated concrete forms: a wall assembly nearly 20 inches thick, comprised of a poured concrete core, continuous from footing to roof, wrapped in insulating foam and topped with cedar planks. These walls provide excellent thermal insulation and an extremely low sound transmission, even in the galley kitchen.
This open, modern living space includes a cozy, fireside family room with a sofa that looks soft and inviting despite its low, mod profile. Area rugs delineate separate spaces within the large, open room.