Colorful Modern Tile Backsplash in a Bright Coastal Kitchen
Change up your backsplash. A new backsplash, especially one with a unique tile shape, gives the whole kitchen an instant makeover, such as in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winning space by Cheryl Kees Clendenon of In Detail Interiors. Choose tiles that are on sale or discontinued to save some money, and ask the store to check other locations to make sure you can get as many as you need.
A ruffled-edge mirror reminiscent of sea coral and clamshells gives this foyer a modern beachy look. The dark-stained wood entry table adds rough but refined texture with a vignette that sets the tone for the rest of the house.
Modern Coastal Foyer Sitting Area With White Bench
Treated and stained driftwood stands on display as a sculptural piece of art that adds an organic textural element to this coastal modern foyer. A refurbished antique bench gets a bohemian update with indigo tie dye pillows. The photo of rippled sand calls to mind again the coastal inspiration for this space.
Modern Coastal-Themed Bathroom From Sarah Sees Potential
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson transformed this once cramped, dated bathroom into a large, relaxing space reminiscent of a coastal beach house. She borrowed three feet of space from an extra bedroom to make room for a weathered oak vanity, freestanding volcanic limestone tub and walk-in shower with body jets and a rain shower head. Light blue wall paint and crisp white beadboard paneling add beautiful yet understated coastal character and are a fresh contrast to the dark blue marble floor tile.
After moving to Los Angeles, a lifelong New Yorker wanted to adapt his sharp, chrome-and-black style to his new surroundings. Designer Jenn Feldman decided to soften the clean lines and bring in more relaxed, washed out tones to make spaces like this living room feel coastal.
You can mix old and new elements to add depth and creativity to a room. For example, designer Lori Rourk paired a weathered antique column and coastal artwork with a shining new bar cart, which also adds in a variety of materials and textures.
These homeowners liked the cleanness of a modern home, but also wanted to keep warm colors that made the space feel more their own, so designers created a "transitional" look, using color tones that are clean and soft to downplay the radical, horizontal lines of a modern design.
In this elegant bathroom, the white walls and clean lines of the modern design are complemented by the soft edges of the tub and the large windows that allow in plenty of natural light and a beautiful ocean view.
As seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation, homeowners Cory and Lori Wallman found the perfect blend of Mid-Century modern and beach in this two-bedroom home above the Laurel Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. As shown in this master bedroom, the couple opted for a blond finish on their hardwood floors and soft touches against a neutral color palette to underscore the natural, cozy feeling of the cottage.
Coastal Blue Nightstand With Midcentury Modern Table Lamp and Contemporary Planter
The beautifully textured finish of this blue nightstand pops against the white walls. The uniquely shaped black table lamp catches the eye and adds height to the display. Finished with a pastel green planter and decorative box, the details create a simple and stylish display.