After a long day by the pool, guests will love relaxing in this spacious bedroom. The cream-colored drapes offer relief from the afternoon sun, while patterned pillows add interest to the bed and make it a soft place to land.
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.
Decorated with a nautical theme in mind, this guest room features cherry red and blue accents that stand out against the stark, white walls. Blue and white striped bed linens work together with a navy blue and white striped rug to add pattern and interest to the space. A seagrass bed completes the coastal vibe.
Living Room Flows Into Casual, Contemporary Dining Area
This home has a great sense of flow, as the living room easily transitions into the dining area. Here, a tulip table, cushioned banquette and several bright red chairs encourage the owners and their guests to take a seat and enjoy a quick bite.
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.
The house's attic gets fresh new life as a colorful sitting area with a small dining table and cozy spots to curl up with a book. Cheery patterns brighten up the armchairs and window. The wood floor gets a shipshape coat of nautical blue.
Imagine enjoying breakfast with a view like this every morning! Floor-to-ceiling windows fill the dining room with natural light and showcase the lake outside. Cushioned chairs and a matching bench provide comfortable seating, just in case the owners want to sit a spell.
This living room mixes coastal casual elements such as the lightweight wicker sofas and armchairs with luxe details like the Oriental rug and large fireplace to create a room that's friendly and inviting.
This cottage-style living room features a sectional with slipcovers, wood paneling, burlap pillows and a vintage leather ottoman. Coastal accents like a mounted oar and shabby chic picture frames complete the room.
A wall of windows abuts a wall of mirrors in this oceanfront living room, creating a dreamy space that feels almost as if it's floating on a cloud. Walls, floors and furnishings are light and neutral, while warm wood accents ground the space and provide warmth. Sheer draperies layered beneath eggshell-hued panels add to the room's ethereal feel.
Wallpaper with a slim, coral-like stripe elevates the neutral look of this living room. For a hint of color, designers added in yellow and red accents, fun yet subtle enough to maintain the room's sense of serenity.
This master bedroom is oh-so-soothing thanks to heather gray walls and crisp white bedding. Royal blue pillows complement the armchair in the corner, where the owners can switch on a table lamp and read into the evening.