Beachy-Keen Living Room

A sunwashed neutral color palette, pale wood tones and organic accessories fill this coastal high-rise, designed by Sarah Barnard.

Photo By: Brad Nicol

Photo By: Brad Nicol

Photo By: Brad Nicol

Photo By: Brad Nicol

Photo By: Brad Nicol

Living Room Is Sea of Tranquility

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.

Light-Filled Living Room by the Sea

Earth-friendly materials, organic textiles and ethereal accents tie this space to its beautiful oceanside setting. The room's clean, neutral palette is layered with contrasting textures, from a nubby woven rug to a rough-hewn coffee table to a pair of smooth, white poufs that serve as extra seating. Dozens of tiny bulbs adorn the structured wire pendant, adding a touch of whimsy in the dining space.

A Serene Seaside Retreat

Driftwood accents and wall art that's as subtle as sea foam trailing over sand tie this living room to its seaside setting and layer it with interesting texture. Window treatments and furnishings are neutral, drawing the eye to the peaceful view beyond. Sheer draperies add to the room's ethereal feel.

Living Room Offers Space to Dream

An original sculpture formed from hand-thrown clay disks captures the calming energy of this home's coastal environment. A custom sectional sofa is a comfortable spot for lounging, napping or enjoying the ocean views.

Earthy Elements in Seaside Living Space

Organic accessories like orchid, driftwood and coral connect this ethereal living room to its coastal surroundings. The room's clean, neutral palette is layered with contrasting textures, including a nubby throw on the custom-made sectional sofa.

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