A wall of pickled pecky cypress houses three flat-screen TVs, programmable via the home's smart tablets. A series of transom windows and the peaked ceiling, vaulted to a height of 19'8", contribute to the room's expansive presence.
A classic blue-and-white palette, combined with seaside motifs, gives this living room a hint of coastal flair. Muted yellow walls create a twist on the age-old pairing of blue and yellow rooting this space in traditional design.
In this inviting living space, designer Denise Davies of D2 Interieurs pulled her palette of watercolor-sheer colors from the natural surroundings and a stone fireplace elsewhere in the room. “In most of D2’s projects, we begin with a neutral base and then infuse color through the accessories in a very thoughtful way,” say the designers.
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.
Sarah Richardson, host of HGTV's "Sarah's Summer House," went for rustic charm when designing the living room. The room seems as if it's perched over the water with its wraparound windows. She 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.
On either side of the fireplace, built-in shelves become the perfect home for a collection of ocean-inspired artwork, photos and a planter. The light colored wood matches that of the mantel and the sofas to create a unified look.
HGTV fan dgabriele used neutral hues and subtle seashell decor to create a chic, sea-inspired living space. An eclectic mix of distressed furniture and crisp white accents showcase the casual elegance of a refined yet shabby space. To create a casual, beachy feel in your space, mix various furniture styles (rustic, cottage or contemporary) and materials (rattan, polyester, cotton or linen).
This living room area provides a playful air of visual stimulation; lively punches of tangerine and kelly green merged with varying shades of cobalt and indigo blues. A heavy dose of woven sea grass added to the distinctive maritime air while an assortment of sea shells, blue-and-white pottery and a colorful collection of art came together to create a place of delight in this low-key beach cottage.
This Cape Cod living room is layered with neutral colors, spinning a fresh take on coastal style. Dual glass doors open to reveal outdoor living areas, which expand the living room's square footage during warm-weather months.
A quartet of cream-and-sage striped wingback chairs offer ample seating in this coastal-style living room. Baskets and a sisal rug add a hint of texture, and beach-inspired accessories and artwork bring nature inside, while a traditional fireplace promises warmth when cool winds blow in off the ocean.
Instead of buying all-new furniture to create a calm coastal environment in her living room, designer Lori Rourk transformed her existing furniture. "All of this furniture in its existing state was very dark and gloomy. I loved the lines of all of these pieces, so instead of buying new, I would recreate my vision to be light and airy," Rourk says.
With its focus on sustainable, locally-sourced materials, this living room features a wall of pickled pecky cypress, which houses three flat-screen TVs, programmable via the home's smart tablets. Perched above the TVs, a series of transom windows contributes to the room's expansive presence.
This coastal living room's decor takes on a breezy vibe with its soft neutral tones and earthy materials, like those seen in the rattan armchairs. A reclaimed wood coffee table sits at the center of the room, while a small round white table showcases a vase of purple flowers.