The dining room of HGTV Smart Home 2013 has a coastal yet contemporary feel thanks to the balance of different elements like a bold-patterned rug, an ornate wrought iron chandelier, trestle-style dining table, and celadon-hued fabric upholstered chairs. Doors that lead to the back deck and pool make the room feel more open.
A minimalist table with nautical-inspired decor sets a coastal tone leading into this contemporary living room. Inside, floor-to-ceiling windows showcase ocean views while a stone fireplace brings warmth into the space.
Continuing the coastal color palette from the kitchen to this sitting space, designers chose a navy sofa and periwinkle accessories to create a sitting space that is comfortable and durable enough for homework and hanging out.
Various textures and coastal tones add beauty and interest to this open Cape Cod family room. Shades of tan, sage-green, blue and white, inspired by the beach and ocean give the space a calm feel, providing a great place to relax and unwind.
Designer Sarah Richardson arranged the seating around the perimeter of the room so each seat has the perfect view of the water. The shades of blue in the upholstery represent the water, and layering the different patterns, like ikat, floral and striped, gives the room a lighthearted look.
This transitional living room features a gorgeous built-in window seat with a blue cushion and several decorative pillows. Neutral curtains and wood plank walls frame the seat, while the rest of the living room features neutral furniture, blue accents and a sisal rug, giving the space a coastal vibe.
All white walls and a ceiling make this upper floor media room feel bright and inviting despite its narrow layout. A brown leather sofa offers luxurious seating for game and movie nights. Along the back wall, a window seat is the ideal curl-up-and-read nook.
Wrapping seating all the way around this living room—with a break for the beautiful fireplace—instantly makes the space so cozy. It's a nice juxtaposition to the wide, open seascapes framed in by the huge windows.
From the outside, this home communicates historically accurate New England coastal architecture, yet the sunroom appears to be enclosed by a fully glazed wall similar to those found in more modern architecture.
A built-in wooden china cabinet showcases coastal decor and special occasion dishes, while adding some natural texture to this space. Stock flowers and greenery make up this simple centerpiece for an effortless, elegant look.
Glass doors and an abundance of windows allow natural light to flood this waterfront beach cottage, making the soft ocean breeze almost palpable. A light, coastal color palette of neutrals, soft blues and coral enhances the breezy, beach-inspired atmosphere.