Modern Minimalist Beach House

Ocean views and natural light set the mood in this contemporary coastal charmer, where each element of the design was chosen to maximize opportunities to bask in the sun and salt air. Ample space leaves plenty of room for a colorful modern art collection – get a load of all that Pop art!

Photo By: Madeline Tolle

Photo By: Madeline Tolle

Photo By: Madeline Tolle

Photo By: Madeline Tolle

Photo By: Madeline Tolle

Photo By: Madeline Tolle

Photo By: Madeline Tolle

Photo By: Madeline Tolle

Photo By: Madeline Tolle

Photo By: Madeline Tolle

Photo By: Madeline Tolle

Photo By: Madeline Tolle

Photo By: Madeline Tolle

White Modern Living Room With Round Chair

Throughout the home, the palette is pale neutrals and white. The light colors reflect all the natural light and keep the rooms feeling fresh and clean.

Modern Open Plan Living Room and Kitchen

This is a beach house, after all, so surfaces are easy to clean; bring on the sand and surf! And to help keep artwork and furniture from fading (because...sun!), the windows are tinted.

White Modern Living Room With White Orchids

Says designer Jordan Shields, "I used a ton of art books as accessories to make the spaces interactive and interesting." The living room's light palette serves as a foil for the colorful books, artwork and that dreamy view.

White Modern Living Room With Beach View

Instead of going more traditional with this beach house's look (shells, surfboards, sea birds, oh my!), the designer let the ocean views and plentiful natural light set the coastal mood. Furniture and layouts are simple so as not to compete with the setting.

Open Plan Dining Area With White Table

A simple, elegant dining area is surrounded by windows, a sure conversation starter for any gathering. The table's golden pedestal matches the gold legs of the chairs and brings a hint of luxe to the overall look.

Neutral Chef Kitchen With Starburst Pendant

A sparkly light fixture adds a touch of glamour and visual interest to the kitchen's neutral palette. And for a homeowner who likes to entertain, chef-grade appliances are a must!

Modern Chef Kitchen With Two Wine Refrigerators

Two matching wine refrigerators tuck into the end of the island in this kitchen, a convenient way to up the home's entertaining potential.

Modern Stairs With Marilyn Monroe Art

One of the primary functions in this home's redesign was to create a space that would showcase the homeowner's contemporary art collection. The designer succeeded with light colors and clean-lined details that did not distract from the art.

Bar With Gray Barstools

The fun shapes and colors of cocktail mixers are the visual life of this sleek bar. Open shelving keeps them on full display.

Modern Stairs With Art

The simple, clean lines of the stairwell shine a spotlight on the brilliant shades of the modern artwork hung on the wall.

Neutral Master Bedroom With Twin Mirrors

Mirrors over the nightstands in the master bedroom reflect colorful artwork; it's a simple way to bounce the colors around the room without adding competing elements.

White Bookshelf and Armchair

The white bookshelves are a blank canvas for the books and artwork they hold. Lots of white space around the items lets them really be seen and prevents the wall from feeling cluttered.

Modern Bedroom With Colorful Art

Much of the guiding principle behind the furniture choices had to do with letting the homeowner's art collection shine. Here, the art's bright colors sing out against the bed's subdued grays and white.

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