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Beach Home With Unified Interior
The colored concrete floor in this sparkling white guest home adds depth to the simple color palette. By keeping the walls white and the floors one unified finish, this modest guest home feels more spacious.
Throughout this coastal California home, doors open up to connect the interior to patios just steps away from the beach and waves. Keeping a similar color theme inside and out (snappy accents of red and white) help the two spaces feel unified.
Sarah Fishburne, Director of Trend and Design at The Home Depot suggests painting interior doors a bright or saturated color for a surprise accent throughout your home. The door in this sitting area is painted a deeper blue than the walls surrounding it, which creates a dramatic, yet unified, effect.
Outdoor slipper chairs offer a comfy spot to enjoy this open-air terrace in Malibu. Glass walls divide the interior spaces of this home from the beach beyond, taking advantage of the breathtaking views.
California Beach Cottage Features Large Front Patio
Black roofing provides contrast against this beach cottage's white exterior. As night falls, the home's warm interior light floods outside. French doors open up to a large front patio surrounded by a low privacy wall.
A long stretch of patio borders the back of this Laguna Beach home with prime waterfront viewing. Designers connected the interior to the picturesque outdoor space via a series of sliding doors that act as disappearing walls.
Outdoor pieces, like these wicker sofas, can bring a laid-back, easy style to an interior. Bonus: They're often more durable! In this beach home, the stunning views are on constant display thanks to walls that disappear.
White Stairway With Contemporary Wrought Iron Railing
This entry stairway skillfully blends the look of the home's sleek Mediterranean exterior with its contemporary coastal interior. The gorgeous wrought iron railing — a nod to Mediterranean style — boasts a clean, slim silhouette that looks current and contemporary. Crisp white walls complete the design with a bright, breezy and beach-like feel.
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.
Tina and Jared Rich (http://www.tinarichdesign.com/) are a renaissance couple and frequent collaborators. Jared, a doctor, and Tina, an interior designer, collaborate on furniture design that can be brought into Tina’s work. And the two are also proud parents to their puppy, Brody. Step into their New York City interior, and you are transported to a home that reflects this couple’s Florida roots, with design that is inspired by natural splendor and gives off definite beach vibes.
Coastal Great Room With Glass Doors & Island Views
An over-scaled sofa and cozy club chairs are combined with two sandblasted pine coffee tables in the HGTV Dream Home 2013 great room. The space provides a front-row seat to South Carolina's Kiawah Island through glass doors that offer a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors. In keeping with beach house interiors, the furnishings were chosen for both beauty and durability.
Casual Family Room in Brentwood With a Coastal Perspective
Jackson Paige Interiors designed this Brentwood home with a contemporary approach but added touches of coastal style throughout the space. This family room, for example, features a soft turquoise wallpaper as an accent wall, complementary sofa pillows, along with a coffee table, end table and art that inspire one to "hit the beach." Especially fetching are the low-to-the-ground occasional chairs that have a cottage-style aesthetic.
Open Great Room With White Sectional, Driftwood Coffee Table
For a family home in Houston, the designers of Laura U Interior Design created a comfortable seating area just off the kitchen. The team used color and accessories to create a cohesive look throughout the wide open area. “While the majority of the color palette is neutral, we weave a lively turquoise through each space: pillows and an area rug in the family, bar stool frames in the kitchen, and a show-stopping chandelier in the breakfast space,” they explain. “The entire space is further unified through the window treatments which are a combination of Hunter Douglas Silhouette shades and custom drapery with a turquoise band on the leading edge. A cheerful yellow and just a dash of orange set off the color scheme while touches of gold and a natural wood (teak root table and driftwood at the island) add eclectic charm.”