Breakfast Nook: Cape Cod Estate on Buzzards Bay in Dartmouth, Mass.
Blue and white give this breakfast nook a big personality. Nautical touches—lobster pillows and sailboat decor—fit right in with the waterfront surroundings. A glass-top table and upholstered banquette strike a polished note in the casual dining space.
Living Room and View: Coastal Retreat in Gulf Stream, Fla.
Brass light fixtures add warmth to the ocean-inspired blue and white palette in the living room. The large fireplace keeps the space cozy when the temperature dips and double doors swing out to reveal the ocean view.
Contemporary Coastal Living Room Is Tranquil, Relaxing
Bright white and soft neutral tones fill this open living area for a calm, soothing atmosphere. Blue accents and ocean-inspired touches add a coastal feel, while clean lines ensure the look is fresh and current.
Relaxed Coastal Living Room Overlooks Martha's Vineyard
The large, open living room is full of windows that allow natural light to pour into the space, as well as provides gorgeous views of Martha's Vineyard. Contemporary chairs are paired with a comfortable neutral sectional and chic white coffee table with a striped ottoman underneath for extra seating.
Practicality is key in the living space. This room was designed with a focus on a comfortable hangout for family friends and children. Light colors keep the room bright while a mix of durable materials and beach-inspired patterns ensure the room is kid-friendly. The washable sofa slipcover helps make clean-up a breeze.
Coastal Living Room with Arched Windows and Blue Accents
A large green rug covers most of the hardwood flooring in this coastal-themed living room, which has a bay of arched windows, two wicker armchairs, sofa with blue pillows, and a fabric coffee table. Eight cut-out shelves on a long white wall add an interesting architectural detail that reflects the large window.
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.
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.
Light walls pair with a vaulted ceiling and ample natural light to create a bright, airy atmosphere in this lovely beach home. Coastal-inspired ceiling fans help keep the living room cool in hot summer months, and light-hued furnishings complete the comfortable, beach-inspired design.
Sunny Coastal Dining Room With Bench Seating Surrounded by Shelf Frame, Dark Wood Dining Table and Blue Accents
Built in shelving creates a decorative frame around the bench seat. Blue patterned throw pillows work with blue accents throughout the room to add color to the design. A dark dining table and dark hardwood flooring create a deep contrast against the bright, white room. A gold and crystal chandelier hanging above adds a traditional flair.
To give this beach house a unique feel, designers traded a paler palette for crisp navy and bright green decor against a fresh white backdrop. Textures like the caned dining chairs are another nod to the beachy setting.
This living room boasts a traditional take on coastal style. The crisp blue and white color scheme echoes the ocean, while traditional details like the coffered ceiling add a refined elegance to the space.