Charming Coastal-Style Home Features Sea Blue Accents

This oceanside retreat’s clunky woodwork and palette seemed oblivious to the Atlantic majesty beyond its walls. After a sea change including a gorgeous new white kitchen, driftwood-inspired accents and a color scheme that reflects its sublime environment, it’s as refreshing as a breeze off the water.

Photo By: Kyle Caldwell

Photo By: Kyle Caldwell

Photo By: Kyle Caldwell

Photo By: Kyle Caldwell

Photo By: Kyle Caldwell

Photo By: Kyle Caldwell

Photo By: Kyle Caldwell

Photo By: Kyle Caldwell

Photo By: Kyle Caldwell

Photo By: Kyle Caldwell

Photo By: Kyle Caldwell

Photo By: Kyle Caldwell

Photo By: Kyle Caldwell

Photo By: Kyle Caldwell

Photo By: Kyle Caldwell

Photo By: Kyle Caldwell

Photo By: Kyle Caldwell

Photo By: Kyle Caldwell

Photo By: Kyle Caldwell

Photo By: Kyle Caldwell

Ocean Views From Airy Open-Concept Living Space

A friendly coastal style is more than appropriate for this inviting seaside home with an open-concept living space. Slubbed natural fabrics are paired with unvarnished wood furniture in the intimate living room cluster. Beautiful blue patterned throw pillows enliven the space and bring the ocean in through walls of glass.

Entry's Driftwood Console Table Welcomes to Oceanside Home

The dining room offers a view of the entry, with a driftwood console table attending the door. A blue sisal rug and blue grasscloth wallcovering lend an air of tranquility to the light-filled space. More than just refurnished, the layout of this home was substantially changed. Almost all the interior walls on the main level were removed to eliminate awkward room divisions, create flow and increase light.

BEFORE: Living Room

The living room before redesign had a needlessly awkward aspect.

Ocean Inspiration for Open-Concept Living Area

After removing the walls on the main level, the living room portion of the open-concept space could be strategically positioned to take advantage of the gorgeous ocean views. A family friendly sectional and midcentury occasional chairs with natural fabric are embellished with bold blue throw pillows. The white shiplap walls are ideal for a coastal cottage.

Minimalist Fireplace With Floating Wood Mantle

Simple, white upholstered stools accompany a minimalist gas fireplace under a floating wood mantle in this open-concept living space. White shiplap walls add texture and grace to this cozy corner with ocean views.

Cozy Fireside Corner With Views of the Sea

A cozy corner of this gorgeous coastal home promises a comfortable spot for fireside conversation within view of the ocean and staggering distance of the butler's pantry. The minimalist gas fireplace with floating wood mantle is flanked by small tower windows set within white custom millwork and shiplap wallcover.

BEFORE: Breakfast Area

The breakfast area before redesign is ready to be reimagined.

Quiet Gray Cabinetry in Beautiful Butler's Pantry

Our coastal home's butler's pantry with a herringbone backsplash is ready to serve from a stainless steel wine fridge and quiet gray cabinetry.

Power Room's Custom Wallpaper in Ocean Blue Hues

The powder room is sweet and stylish, defined by white shiplap wainscoting and a custom Galbraith & Paul wallpaper on the walls. Brass hardware accents, mirror-surround and sconces and a driftwood toned vanity are paired with white marble vanity top and ceramic fixtures. The designers describe their intention for this room: "As the only bathroom on the main living level, we wanted to create something fun and impactful out of a small space that complemented the rest of the home."

BEFORE: Dining Room

The dining room before redesign needed a wall color that respected the view outside.

Bold Blue Grasscloth Frames Ocean Views in Dining Room

The designers used a bold blue grasscloth wallcovering for the dining room window wall and a washed blue rug lending even more texture and depth. The light-and-white wood assorted dining suite honors the rest of the open-concept main level in minimalist style.

Warm Wood and Neutral Fabrics Balance White Features in the Open-Concept Kitchen

A view of the island from the dining area shows the bank of white Shaker-style cabinetry with integrated refrigerator behind. A brass carriage-light pendant oversees the marble-topped island, which is attended by wooden stools in a neutral woven fabric.

BEFORE: Kitchen Island

The kitchen before redesign had a dark island that didn't utilize its base to the full.

Gorgeous All-White Kitchen With Washed Wood and Mixed Metal Accents

An all-white kitchen incorporating a large kitchen island is the client's dream realized. The perimeter counters and backsplash feature gorgeous marble, and a white shiplap range hood surround provides continuity with the white Shaker-style cabinetry and shiplap ceiling.

BEFORE: Kitchen Layout

The kitchen before redesign was uncomfortably enclosed.

Enormous Kitchen Island Is Homeowner's Dream Realized

A pair of elegant brass carriage lanterns oversee the large marble island in the client's new dream kitchen. Woven fabric on the barstools and a light-wood island base make natural contributions to this gorgeous white kitchen.

BEFORE: Kitchen Transition

The kitchen before redesign wasn't benefiting from the cabinet or floor color.

Clever Kitchen Layout Introduces Light and Flow

With light wood and mixed metal features providing accent, the white open-concept kitchen flows and flows. Removing the interior kitchen wall opened the entire main level to sunlight and gorgeous views and allowed for a seamless kitchen-dining-living experience.

Graceful White Countertop and Cabinetry Punctuated by Brass

Gorgeous white marble countertops and Shaker-style cabinetry encase the kitchen in elegance and grace. Brass cabinet hardware joins stainless appliances to delicately interrupt the sea of white.

White Shiplap Perfect for Coastal Cottage

White shiplap on the ceiling and range hood surround lend a delicate cottage feel to this coastal abode. A trio of white windows sing light into the space.

Gorgeous Gray Herringbone an Elegant Backing

Herringbone tile backs the prep sink's stylish shelved alcove on the dining room wall. The beautiful blue grasscloth wallpaper in the dining area adds dramatic depth behind the kitchen's white Shaker-style cabinetry.

Spritely Green Mudroom Fun and Functional

Built-in cabinetry with shiplap backs outfit the small mudroom. The custom cabinetry provides ample and attractive storage and painted a pale green to match the walls and window surrounds, keeping the utility space lively and bright.

Wallpapered Ceiling Is a Cheerful Addition

The reimagined mudroom offers storage with swagger. A distinctive star-shaped midcentury ceiling-hugger is a delightful addition. The designers explain their choices, "We wanted to use a bright, out-of-the-normal color and had envisioned a wallpaper on the ceiling since the very beginning."

BEFORE: Primary Bedroom

The primary bedroom before redesign was limited to a corner room.

Primary Bedroom a Seaside Escape

This primary suite now has an entire floor to itself, complete with a massive walk-in closet. With a private patio and gorgeous ocean views from a wall of glass, the designers created a space that feels like an escape in and of itself. White shiplap walls and soft linens in white and blue are complemented by a cozy blue rug and rattan armchair with white cushions.

Understated Primary Bathroom Is Effortlessly Polished

A double vanity with gray marble countertop furnishes the primary bathroom. The light from three glass-and-metal wall sconces is reflected in the wall-spanning mirror.

Primary Bathroom Offers Spa Treatment With Walk-In Shower and Freestanding Tub

A dark-teal pocket door provides entrance to the primary bathroom, furnished with a separate water closet, a freestanding soaking tub and a huge walk-in shower in gray marble. A lovely herringbone pattern is used for the gray marble floors. The hardware and fixtures aren't limited to a single metal color or style, rather honoring what is needed for the space.

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