Malene’s home radiates culture which is a central feature of her product designs-especially her amazing line of rugs. In the living room, the rug completes the conceptual connection between the blue-stained floors and these figures with a pattern that evokes the look and feel of foaming seas. Additional patterns on the pillows and art completes the vignette, bringing home elements of island life as well as African culture.
The tray ceiling is painted the focal color and is offset by soft gold walls and antique white trim. Schumacher silk plaid draperies and the custom-designed bedding repeat the hues in contrasting patterns for extra textural interest.
A windowless hallway need not be overlooked when it comes to good design. Cynthia Spence sought to bring in the textures of the ocean with Holly Hunt cotton velvet wallcoverings and a faux bois textured tin ceiling in the main floor vestibule at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. An Art Deco architectural grill conceals an electrical panel.
Bring the natural beauty of the coast inside by incorporating beach-inspired elements, like this driftwood-toned wooden table and sea-colored glassware. The seascape painting above the mantel reminds you that the water is never far away.
The owners of the Sacred Pepper wanted a dining room that was inspired by their travels, Old Florida and organic elements found in nature, so designers started with a neutral color palette and accented it with cobalt blue to give the space a sand and sea feel. The details in the space, such as the artwork that hangs from the ceiling and the pendant lights over each table, are reminiscent of coral, adding the organic element to this elegant seascape.
A loft bed is built atop a colorful brick-like wall with built-in shelving in this coastal bedroom. This beach-inspired room takes cues from the outdoors, using sand-colored neutrals and sea-colored blues and greens. Seashells, coral and a driftwood fish serve as playful coastal accents.
An overstuffed sectional provides seating around a rustic coffee table in this neutral living room. The earthy tones, Tuscan pottery and timeworn finish of the coffee table call forth images of the Mediterranean. Customizing the size and style of a sectional adds an anchor to a large space. The cool crisp hints of sea colors add visual interest.
To help connect the beach cottage's interior with its waterfront location, designers incorporated organic textures and sea-inspired colors. New windows and skylights fill the rooms with natural light that bounces off the reflective surfaces.
The den has a separate seating area with a blue and white graphic indoor/outdoor area rug and two identical low-profile modern sofas in a soothing sea green color, where family and friends can gather to watch TV and play games.
Casting a spotlight on vintage beach photos, globe pendant lights fashioned from hand-worked wrought iron lend drama and an unexpected design element to the foyer of HGTV Smart Home 2013. The beachy blue walls introduce the home's sea-inspired color palette.
Designer David Bromstad transformed this once empty and lifeless space into a beachy getaway. A neutral palette with pops of sea-inspired color is a breath of fresh air for the living room. The sun-drenched look of the laminate flooring enhances the room's beachy appeal.
To create a coastal cottage kitchen, exposed beams are painted white. The cabinets feature a distressed finish and are paired with speckled cream and brown countertops. The backsplash adds a subtle hint of sea-green color, while the dark wood island brings warmth to the space. A New England-inspired lantern hangs above the island.