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.
Pale blue walls and warm wood floors make this entryway feel particularly calm and coastal. A blue end table topped with a shell complements the seaside aesthetic, as well as provides storage for keys and mail.
Four upholstered chairs surround a small glass dining table, creating a casual place to dine in this gorgeous seaside home. A cluster of pendant lights hangs overhead, and a vibrant painting adds a bold punch of color to the space.
Floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outdoors in and transform this great room into a seaside escape. Natural accents like the driftwood and glass side table add a coastal vibe without overwhelming the clean and airy feel of the room.
A pair of white wicker chaise lounge chairs are positioned to take advantage of the stunning seaside view on this Mediterranean patio. A weathered teak side table is a handy spot for drinks, and a nearby umbrella can be easily pulled over for shade.
Glass doors and the open concept layout of the living and dining area let natural light pour into both spaces and enhance the airy feel of the rooms. Blue accents—the armchairs and table setting—nod to the home's seaside location and break up the mostly neutral palette.
This bright white kitchen includes a wall oven, cooktop, butcher block-topped island and ample room for a breakfast table. The crown molding on the cabinetry and Windsor-style chairs offer charm to match the era of this Old Greenwich, Conn., seaside home, which was built in 1895.
Just off the sandy shore, this deck features a wood sectional and coffee table, creating an elegant seaside sitting area. A large navy umbrella provides shade for the sofa, complete with cushions and pillows in colors inspired by the stunning beach scenery.
A bright and airy traditional dining room is the perfect spot to enjoy family dinners in this coastal home. Soft yellow walls and white windows make for an inviting, seaside experience. Comfy, burnt orange chairs round the dining table where a bouquet of yellow roses are displayed as the centerpiece.
A custom Kravet sofa and custom cornice follow the lines of a curved window in this seaside living room. A demi-lune mantel on the sleek marble fireplace continues the room's sinuous lines, as do the oval table and arched doorway. All add emphasis to the curved window featuring a stunning ocean view.
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.
Breezy fabrics, woven textures and seashells work surprisingly well with evergreens, mercury glass and elegant china. With seashells available in craft stores year round, you don't have to live by the seaside to use beach inspired decor when the holidays roll around. Add in favorite pieces beach vacation finds to give the table a personal touch.
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.
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.