The wood grain porcelain tile floors are soften by a natural fiber rug in the living room. Blue and white upholstered furniture plays into the coastal palette, while nautical elements –– the mounted marlin and anchor throw pillows –– crank the seaside theme up a notch.
When their clients traded their boat for a beach retreat, Red House Custom and designer Kim Peterson of KEP Designs worked to give the new-old home’s interiors a soothing “watery” look. Upholstered in the palest shade of blue, the twin sofas appear to float against the white walls; accents in cream, gray, and turquoise complete the seaside scene.
Situated on a lush hilltop, this Spanish villa-style home feels like it's integrated into the landscaping. This is achieved through the integration of the plants onto the house itself -- the climbing vines that circle the pergola that leads to the front door. The pergola creates a grand entrance into the seaside home.
What a view! This porch is constructed and arranged to make the most of the seaside spot. Ample seating provides room for party guests or large families to lounge and dream; a covered area brings protection from the inevitable, occasional rain shower. Stone floors and exposed beam ceilings echo the Mediterranean style of the beach home.
The inspiration for this cozy sunroom was drawn from its surroundings and tranquil views. Staying with neutral shabby chic hues, the room mixes white, cream and blue to create a comfy space fit for sea dwellers. Stunning seashells, driftwood and starfish make perfect decor for a seaside retreat like this — just make sure you're up early enough to snag the prettiest ones from the shoreline.
Dare to dream with this Brentwood home designed by Jackson Paige Interiors, beginning with its exterior--a unique beauty in blue and white. Rustic wood siding painted in baby blue, immediately call to mind a seaside resort, where one can while away the hours reading, relaxing and enjoying the view. The outside of this home offers a sneak peak to the colors found inside, with blue and purple playing their parts throughout the space.
Monterey, California interior stylist Tamara Lee Beltran (https://designsbytamaralee.com/) has an eye for what looks good - and what could look good, given the right amount of TLC. Six years ago when she first laid eyes on what would be her home, it was a run down home in a traditional '50s California style that had been vacant for two years. The only things it had going for it were a seaside location and a new coat of beige paint.
Celebrate the start of spring with an inviting nature-inspired tablescape. "A simple blossom-themed wrapping paper is the inspiration for this table setting to welcome spring. A variety of candles and a pedestal holding an egg-filled bowl add to the fresh feel of the table," Katrina Giles of Seaside Interiors says. For a subtle contrast and touch of drama, black place mats are added beneath simple aqua dishes.
Longing for that summertime feel during the winter months? Bring the beach right to your table. This sea-inspired centerpiece is easy to make and can be used all year round. "A rustic wooden tray provides the base for the rectangular glass vase filled with sand, candles and a variety of seashells," Katrina Giles of Seaside Interiors says. Add vibrant shells and starfish for an extra boost of summer hues.
The resort town of San Jose del Cabo located close to several resorts including the JW Marriott Los Cabos may be small, but it's loaded with incredible artisanal and art treasures. Each Thursday night the town hosts an art walk where you can get acquainted with the variety of work on offer, from contemporary photography to folksy handicrafts and hip, DIY T-shirts and home goods. You'll forget you're in a quaint Mexican seaside town at one of San Jose del Cabo's most notable shops, Caravane. This combination gallery and concept store brings a savvy design sensibility (the owner is an interior designer) to its curated home pieces, locally-made perfumes and refined Mexican crafts and artworks.
White is a classic tone often used in shabby chic designs. HGTV fan rnhey wanted to create a light, airy dining room ideal for casual year-round entertaining, so she used this fresh hue as the base for her entire design. The upholstered cane-backed chairs, freshly painted table and vintage marine life prints are reminiscent of relaxed summers and shabby seaside homes. White beadboard walls allow the sand-colored curtains and accessories to act as complementary accents rather than simply appearing in the background. For an elegantly shabby look, combine your rustic pieces with more contemporary counterparts. The white table and rattan chairs feel ultra casual, while the symmetrical prints, pleated draperies and dark wood serving tray deliver a perfect hint of refinement.