A comfy sofa upholstered in crisp white with blue accents, a wood ceiling and exposed beams, a rustic wood coffee table, and other pleasingly eclectic accents help transform this rancher into a cozy seaside cottage.
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.
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.
Bright whites and nautical blues paired with a natural stone fireplace create a seaside feel in this cottage-style living room and dining room combo. The pinstripe sofa and slipcovered armchairs are casual and relaxed beside a cozy dining nook.
This wonderful mudroom has all the friendly personality of a seaside cottage. Wood floors were replaced with more durable limestone (echoing country villages' cobblestone streets). New shiplap walls were painted a beautiful robin's egg blue to contrast the cabinets' dark navy lacquer.
To up the curb appeal of this petite cottage, the plain front door was freshened up with the addition of a small portico perfectly in scale with the house. The door itself is a pale blue, a nice nod to the seaside setting.