Breezy Covered Porch With Tropical Waterfront View
This relaxing covered porch boasts blue and neutral accents throughout nestled under a wood paneled ceiling. A glass coffee table sits at its center, while arched doorways give way to a tropical waterfront view.
This one-of-a-kind backsplash is made from kiln-fired glass that has been carved and etched into a beautiful tropical motif. An aqua-colored wall lit by recessed lighting inside the cabinets creates the backsplash's glowing effect. Dark wood cabinets frame the glass art and draw the eye toward the stunning work of art.
This heavily carved four poster bed with mosquito netting drapes takes you to the tropics. The bed and nightstands are mahogany and ornately carved to reflect the colonial influences in Caribbean decor. Soft gray walls lighten the heavy furniture.
Don't forget to incorporate plants and greenery in the bathroom. The asymmetrical nature of growing things (in design lingo this is called fractal) will help offset the bathroom's many right angles and straight lines.
A cozy club chair and ottoman carve out this bedroom's reading nook, where two batik prints by artist Chariklia Zarris draw the eye. Pompon-like blooms lend a graphic punch and complement the soft floral theme of the children's bedroom.
Wood and Blue-Glass Tile Staircase With Modern Railing
A variety of materials are used to make the staircase in this gorgeous coastal-style home. Dark wood steps and blue-glass tile risers complement the horizontal metal railing and the white wood posts and baseboards. The blue tile lends color, texture and protection against scuff marks.
Interspersed with the pendant lighting, glass garden globes hang above this dining room table. The globes contain air plants, low-maintenance houseplants, which add a subtle tropical vibe along with the corner mural, first seen on HGTV's Great Rooms.
Capiz shell chandeliers, soothing blue walls and bright blue and green accessories lend a beachy feel to this living space. Exposed wood beams and hardwood floors add warmth to the room, while a large white sectional is the perfect spot to cozy up with views of the sea beyond.
Striped awnings shade this stone tile deck from the Caribbean sun. Potted topiary, potted citrus and a palm tree bring tropical lushness to the space. Striped chairs allow you to sit awhile and enjoy the view.