Blues in various textures and patterns make a bold splash, and starfish votive holders carry the beach theme through. Design by Bruce Palmer; photography by John Jenkins
Weathered rattan chairs and sea-glass-toned dishware are all part of the vacation-house vibe. Crisp white cabinetry against pale blue walls reminds us of light clouds on a summer day. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn
If you're not a fan of the blues, you can certainly decorate a beach house with seagrass and sandy tones, as designer Lisa Sherry did in this coastal kitchen. The capiz-shell chandelier adds a soft beachy vibe.
Light anigre-wood cabinets contrast with stainless steel in this modern, coastal kitchen. The curved drawer fronts reference the waves just beyond the windows. Design by architect McKee Patterson, AIA; photography by Chichi Ubina
Bring Home the Beach
Nothing says "beach house" quite like white wicker chairs and a large painting with shoreline color. Design by Regan Baker Design
If you are lucky enough to have unobstructed views of the beach, you can keep the colors neutral and let Mother Nature speak for herself. TMS Architects designed a kitchen floor plan that doesn't compete with the views.
Designer Mollyanne Sherman gave this coastal kitchen an eco-friendly design with bamboo cabinets and Paperstone counter tops. Walls in a deep-sea turquoise evoke an ocean ambiance. Photography by Treve Johnson