Sand and Sea-Inspired Color Palette at Beach House

This contemporary home near San Francisco takes major cues from its coastal location, and features woven wall accents, sea glass-inspired light fixtures and comfortable furniture within a neutral color palette. Outside, the owners can enjoy a deck with a modern fire pit and built-in benches, as well as private beach access.

Photo By: Aubrey Pick

Photo By: Aubrey Pick

Photo By: Aubrey Pick

Photo By: Aubrey Pick

Photo By: Aubrey Pick

Photo By: Aubrey Pick

Photo By: Aubrey Pick

Photo By: Aubrey Pick

Photo By: Aubrey Pick

Photo By: Aubrey Pick

Photo By: Aubrey Pick

Photo By: Aubrey Pick

Photo By: Aubrey Pick

Photo By: Aubrey Pick

Photo By: Aubrey Pick

Photo By: Aubrey Pick

Photo By: Aubrey Pick

Photo By: Aubrey Pick

Coastal Living Room With Ocean View

The outer wall of the house opens up completely to ocean views, thanks to sliding glass doors. Gauzy shades filter the light and the whole space exudes calm.

Coastal Living Room With Wall Hanging

Wrapping seating all the way around this living room—with a break for the beautiful fireplace—instantly makes the space so cozy. It's a nice juxtaposition to the wide, open seascapes framed in by the huge windows.

Coastal Living Room With Blue Fireplace

A window seat runs the length of the living room, the coziest spot to take in ocean and beach views. Adding to the room's beauty is a large fireplace with a delicate, blue-and-white tile surround. The woven wall hanging above it echoes the tile's pattern.

Scandinavian Stairs and Dresser

Storage is incorporated in surprising, yet graceful places, like the shelf-plus-dresser at the top of these stairs.

Scandinavian Open Plan Kitchen With Dormer Windows

To enhance the openness of this kitchen, designers left the doors off the upper cabinets and put in a row of clerestory windows to let in lots of sunlight.

Coastal Dining Room With Blue Pendants

Teardrop pendants in clear, blue glass are the lighting over the dining table. They're a lovely nod to wave-tossed sea glass, a coastal note that feels far from kitschy.

Scandinavian Kitchen With Open Cabinets

Subtlest design touches give this kitchen a feel all its own, like the upper cabinets without doors but with a pale gold backing. Or the backsplash's faint lacy pattern.

Scandinavian Kitchen With Open Shelving

Pale wood cabinetry nestles into a white frame in this kitchen, stylishly bringing dimension and texture into the neutral room.

Coastal Sitting Area With Blue Sectional

The rustic sectional in this sitting area has a mood very like a window seat, perfectly filling the space under the glass.

Sitting Area With Palm Tree Photo

A vintage photo and varied mix of pillows perk this sitting area up with personality.

Window Seat With Blue Bolsters

This sectional's thick cushion in blue becomes a springboard for pattern play, lots of pillows in different prints and sizes. The uniform palette keeps the mix cohesive.

Baskets on Bedroom Wall

Baskets in varied sizes make for intriguing wall art in this bedroom.

Vintage Dresser and Blue Books

Mixing up old and new is a lovely way to give personality to any room. Here, a vintage dresser hangs out next to a chic contemporary chair.

Coastal Bathroom With Blue Floor

To use a dark color in a space and maintain a light, airy feel overall, focus the shade in one main area, like the floor, ceiling or an accent wall. This bathroom pairs navy floor tiles with white walls and countertops and a blonde wood vanity.

Scandinavian Bedroom With Purple Linens

An older child or a guest will love the simplicity of this bedroom with its soft, Moroccan rug and wash of pastels. For wall decor, straw hats are so much fun.

Scandinavian Bedroom With Purple Throw

Texture is the soothing star in this Scandi-style bedroom. From the woven pendant light to the straw-colored bed to the cloud-soft linens, the space invites lazy lounging.

Coastal Bedroom With Grasses

Blues and lavenders feel beachy soft on this bedroom's sand-colored bed.

Beach House Deck With Fire Pit

Off the side of the house is a wonderful deck, warmed by a fire pit and sheltered by the house and a low wall. Water views expand to the horizon.