Designed to optimize on the functionality of the space, this white coastal-style kitchen is grouped into various distinct work zones. The prep zone showcases a stainless farmhouse sink illuminated by industrial-style pendants. On the other side of the island, bar-height seating provides the perfect place for breakfast.
Warm woods pair with a cool palette of gray, turquoise and yellow to create an inviting, comfortable bedroom. Distressed wood is used for the nightstand and bed, creating a striking contrast against the clean white linens.
A cushioned window seat provides the perfect spot to enjoy the view in this sea-inspired master bedroom. Adorned with throw pillows and flanked with curtains, the cozy seating area displays a fun assortment of patterns.
Shiplap walls and white built-in bunk beds pair with sisal-style flooring and nautical light fixtures for a coastal look in this kids' room. A lifeguard chair and surfboard complete the whimsically beautiful design.
A former old-world bed was transformed into a coastal focal point simply by changing its surroundings. "I never dreamed that it would work in this environment," says designer Lori Rourk. "Once I placed it in the room, it became a focal point and was an unexpected delight."
Some people telecommute, others finish work projects or emails after hours at home, while still others simply enjoy having a dedicated home office for paying bills and taking care of other personal business. An extra bedroom is a perfect option for a home office because the door can be closed for solitude and focus or to hide clutter.
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.
White Open Plan Kitchen and Dining Area With Water View
The main living floor of the home is open concept which, especially given the white paneled ceiling and overall light color palette, helps natural light bounce around the space. Long stretches of windows mean the bay can be seen from almost anywhere.
White is a classic tone often used in shabby chic designs. HGTV fan rnhey wanted to create a light, airy dining room ideal for casual year-round entertaining, so she used this fresh hue as the base for her entire design. The upholstered cane-backed chairs, freshly painted table and vintage marine life prints are reminiscent of relaxed summers and shabby seaside homes. White beadboard walls allow the sand-colored curtains and accessories to act as complementary accents rather than simply appearing in the background. For an elegantly shabby look, combine your rustic pieces with more contemporary counterparts. The white table and rattan chairs feel ultra casual, while the symmetrical prints, pleated draperies and dark wood serving tray deliver a perfect hint of refinement.
Transitional Dining Room with Coastal Vibe, Water View
A traditional double-pedestal table, tailored upholstered seating and graceful floral draperies balance the casual matchstick shades, soft paneled walls and beach-friendly hues of this Massachusetts dining room. A window bay offers sweeping views of the water. The luxury home rests on half an acre of manicured property on West Falmouth's Chapoquoit Island.