Coastal Blues Soothe in Bayside Home

Deep blue hues decorate this contemporary home near Long Beach, Calif., softening the crisp white interior and echoing the colors of the water outside. Huge windows and sliding glass doors on every floor ensure that the owners can always see the bay while they lounge.

Photo By: Chad Mellon

Photo By: Chad Mellon

Photo By: Chad Mellon

Photo By: Chad Mellon

Photo By: Chad Mellon

Photo By: Chad Mellon

Photo By: Chad Mellon

Photo By: Chad Mellon

Photo By: Chad Mellon

Photo By: Chad Mellon

Photo By: Chad Mellon

Photo By: Chad Mellon

Photo By: Chad Mellon

Photo By: Chad Mellon

Photo By: Chad Mellon

Photo By: Chad Mellon

Photo By: Chad Mellon

Photo By: Chad Mellon

Photo By: Chad Mellon

Photo By: Chad Mellon

Photo By: Chad Mellon

Coastal Open Plan Kitchen With Gray Barstools

The kitchen's barstools keep a low profile so as not to obstruct sightlines across the light, bright room.

Gray Coastal Open Plan Kitchen With Blue Island

This home's open concept kitchen and living area feel fresh as a sea breeze with cool colors and lots of sunlight.

Gray and White Chef Kitchen With Blue Island

The island's deep blue base is a place of peace at the heart of this kitchen, contrasting the cabinets' and countertops' bright white.

White Kitchen Cabinets and Sink

Instead of upper cabinets, a long window lets whoever is on dish duty be treated to the pretty views.

White Kitchen Cabinets and Countertop

All the kitchen cabinets and millwork were custom designed for maximum storage and a fresh, open look.

Gray Barstools in Kitchen

The kitchen uses shape in an intriguing way, the lines of the lantern pendants and the barstools called out against their different-colored backdrops.

Blue and White Coastal Sitting Area With Striped Chairs

Just off the kitchen is a comfortable sitting area. It has a nautical blue-and-white palette with jaunty striped armchairs. And it's perfect for happy hour with a beverage station along the back wall.

Coastal Living Room With Sailboat

Shiplap paneling layers in texture behind the fireplace wall in the living room. White floating shelves disappear against it, letting the objects they display shine.

Coastal Living Area With White Sectional

Situated right on the water with fun harbor views, this home makes the most of them with wall-sized windows all around the open concept living area.

Open Plan Dining Area and Wine Room

Although a staircase sits out in the open in the home's main living area, the clear railing makes it fade into the background. Behind it, a wine room becomes a striking part of the decor.

Wine Room and Stairs

The wine room has sculptural beauty, the dark racks and bottles standing out in crisp contrast against white walls.

Gray Transitional Bedroom With Deck

This bedroom is an elegant example of the designers' efforts to fill the home with comfortable textures. An upholstered headboard, bench and softest linens add to sweetest dreams. The room also has access to a waterfront deck.

Gray Transitional Bedroom With Black Book

Gray is a gorgeous way to go in this bedroom, slightly different shades and patterns giving beautiful depth and texture.

Transitional Bedroom With Harbor View

Two stories worth of windows make sure the waterfront view is the first thing that greets the occupants of this beautiful bedroom.

Double Vanity Bathroom With White Orchid

This bathroom contrasts light walls and countertops with a dark vanity, tres chic.

Black and White Spa Bathroom With White Orchid

As smart and elegant as a tuxedo, this bathroom finishes its white marble walls, floors and countertops with black fixtures.

Bathtub With Graphic Backsplash

Any worries melt away after a soak in this tub. The backsplash features a subtle graphic pattern, echoing waves or maybe a rainy day sky.

Patio Dining Area With Harbor View

The patio overlooks a harbor, a wonderful view for dinner parties or any outdoor hang.

Patio Over Bay

This patio's clear railings give the outdoor space the illusion of hovering above the water.

Outdoor Bar With Blue Barstools

Sidle on up to the outdoor bar for a summery cocktail and a lovely view. Hosts can fire up the grill to keep the evening humming.

Coastal Waterfront Patio With Benches

Concrete benches get a plush upgrade with thick, striped cushions and plump pillows. A long rectangular fire pit warms the scene.