Light-Filled Oceanfront Home Brings Outdoors In

You can practically smell the saltwater in this oceanfront home thanks to designer Sarah Barnard's clean, crisp room designs. Large windows throughout bring the outdoors in and showcase the neutral palette in the best possible light.
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November 24, 2014

Photo By: Steven Dewall

Photo By: Brad Nicol

Photo By: Steven Dewall

Photo By: Steven Dewall

Photo By: Brad Nicol

Photo By: Brad Nicol

Photo By: Steven Dewall

Photo By: Steven Dewall

Photo By: Brad Nicol

Photo By: Steven Dewall

Photo By: Steven Dewall

Photo By: Steven Dewall

Photo By: Brad Nicol

Photo By: Brad Nicol

Photo By: Brad Nicol

Photo By: Brad Nicol

Photo By: Brad Nicol

Photo By: Brad Nicol

Photo By: Steven Dewall

Photo By: Steven Dewall

Photo By: Brad Nicol

Photo By: Steven Dewall

Photo By: Steven Dewall

Photo By: Brad Nicol

Photo By: Brad Nicol

Photo By: Brad Nicol

Photo By: Steven Dewall

Photo By: Brad Nicol

Photo By: Brad Nicol

Dreamy, Coastal Oceanfront Living Room

A wall of windows abuts a wall of mirrors in this oceanfront living room, creating a dreamy space that feels almost as if it's floating on a cloud. Walls, floors and furnishings are light and neutral, while warm wood accents ground the space and provide warmth. Sheer draperies layered beneath eggshell-hued panels add to the room's ethereal feel.

Neutral Serene Seaside Living Room

Driftwood accents and wall art that's as subtle as seafoam trailing over sand tie this coastal living room to its seaside setting and layer it with interesting texture. Window treatments and furnishings are neutral, drawing the eye to the peaceful ocean view beyond. Sheer draperies add to the room's ethereal feel.

Coastal Living Room With Driftwood Coffee Table

This living room feels cool and coastal thanks to neutral furniture and a light wood coffee table. Behind the sofa, a sculpture adds texture to the walls.

Wicker Chair Completes Living Room

This coastal living room comes with a large wicker chair, too. Notice how the piece's warm hue perfectly complements the wood coffee table.

Original Sculpture on Dreamy Living Room Wall

An original sculpture formed from hand-thrown clay disks captures the calming energy of this home's coastal environment. A custom sectional sofa is a comfortable spot for lounging, napping or enjoying the ocean views.

Earthy Elements in Coastal Seaside Living Space

Organic accessories like orchid, driftwood and coral connect this ethereal living room to its coastal surroundings. The room's clean, neutral palette is layered with contrasting textures, including a nubby throw on the custom-made sectional sofa.

Crisp White Dining Room With Custom Table

The dining table was actually made custom by designer Sarah Barnard, and features a chrome base with an oval-shaped slab of porcelain. Notice how she complemented the table's shape with a round chandelier as well.

Geometric Planter Centers Dining Table

A closer look at the dining table reveals a small, geometric-shaped planter. With bright green leaves spilling over the sides, the accent is both earthy and eye-catching.

Modern Oceanfront Living Room With Rattan Ottomans

Vintage rattan ottomans pair perfectly with a sleeper sofa from Linea and lightweight linen sheer drapes in this modern living room. The neutral space has large windows for letting in natural light and enjoying the oceanfront views.

Contemporary Media Room With Sectional

When they want to watch a movie as a family, the owners and their kids can head into the media room upstairs. Here, a sectional gives everyone room to stretch out, while bright green pillows complement the colorful artwork.

Green Armchairs Create Colorful Sitting Area

Behind the sectional, four green armchairs create a colorful sitting area. The owners' friends will love sipping coffee and catching up with the sea as a backdrop.

Colorful Sitting Area Includes Live-Edge Table

In the center of the room sits a live-edge, glass-topped coffee table. A Misty Blue Hybrid Limonium decorates the piece and brings a pleasant pop of purple to the space.

Light-Filled Coastal Living Room by the Sea

Earth-friendly materials, organic textiles and ethereal accents tie this space to its beautiful oceanside setting. The room's clean, neutral palette is layered with contrasting textures, from a nubby woven rug to a rough-hewn coffee table to a pair of smooth, white poufs that serve as extra seating. Dozens of tiny bulbs adorn the structured wire pendant, adding a touch of whimsy in the dining space.

Custom Maple and Chrome Dining Table in Open Dining Room

A custom chrome and maple dining table is perfectly sized for this compact, modern dining space. The pale wood tabletop blends seamlessly with the hardwood floors and nude drapes to create an unruffled atmosphere.

Neutral Modern Oceanfront Dining Room With Wall of Mirrors

A wall of mirrors visually expands this modern oceanfront dining room. Floor-to-ceiling windows fill the neutral space with natural light while highlighting the room's light color palette.

Modern Kitchen With Maple Cabinetry and Granite Countertops

Maple cabinets and natural granite pair with stainless steel hardware in this petite modern kitchen. Sleek barstools provide needed seating without taking up much real estate in this small space.

Modern Galley Kitchen With Natural Wood Cabinetry

Cable system track lighting illuminates the natural stone counters, floors and wood cabinetry in this modern kitchen.

Modern Galley Kitchen With Natural Wood Cabinetry

Natural wood, rattan and stone accessories make this modern kitchen lively and fun.

Eco-Friendly Master Bedroom With Ocean View

Outfitted with an ebonized platform bed and wool area rug, this master bedroom exhibits modern design and features an exceptional view of the ocean.

Low, Modern Nightstand in Chic Master Bedroom

The low-sitting nightstand and custom wall art complete the modern design in this chic master bedroom. A neutral color scheme gives the space a casual, easygoing vibe.

Neutral Ocean-Front Master Bedroom With Custom Wall Console

A custom wall-hung console neatly tucks away electronics and complements the deep wood bed frame in this modern oceanfront master bedroom.

Contemporary Guest Bedroom With Coastal Art

With its floor-to-ceiling windows, this contemporary bedroom treats guests to impressive views of the ocean. A coral sculpture hangs over the bed and nods to the sea as well.

Flex Space Complete With Tufted Daybed

With both a desk and a daybed, this flex space can easily be used as a second home office or as another guest room. Green pillows offer a touch of color and complement the pretty plants.

Contemporary Sitting Room With Hand-Crafted Paper Wings

Floor-to-ceiling windows fill this contemporary sitting room with natural light and offer prime ocean views. Handcrafted paper wings by artist Susan Hannon add a unique focal point to the space.

Transitional Master Bathroom With Marble Accents

A sophisticated palette of light and dark marble complements the bright white finishes and sleek track lighting in this transitional master bathroom. The glass-enclosed shower makes the bathroom feel open and seamless.

Salvaged Wood Bookshelves With Live Edge

Salvaged live-edge wood was used to fabricate these custom bookshelves in a modern beach home.

Home Office Boasts Views of Beach

Floor-to-ceiling windows fill this home office with light and showcase the beautiful beach outside. Meanwhile, the custom desk is equipped with floating shelves and drawers for maximum productivity.

Tillandsia Plant Centerpiece

A Tillandsia plant makes a perfect centerpiece for a beachfront dining room.

Dining Room Chandelier With Tiny Light Bulbs

A delicate chandelier made up of tiny light bulbs and wire reminds us of stars strung together in the sky, adding a unique ambiance to the modern dining room.

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