Coastal Home Exudes Everyday Elegance

A double staircase, pretty chandeliers and transitional furniture give this Delaware home a sense of everyday elegance. Meanwhile, coral and teal decor, as well as sea creature-themed artwork, celebrate the home's coastal location.

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November 30, 2018

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White, Traditional Entry with Dual Staircase

In this second-level main entry, the design team collaborated to use colors and finishes that emphasize the home's architectural details. A pair of staircases adds symmetry and drama, while the chandelier dresses up the space and gives it the "grand foyer" feel the client was seeking.

Spacious, Traditional Foyer with Faux Water Feature

Parquet flooring and a dramatic, tiled faux water feature add interest to this traditional home's second-level main entry. Neutral colors dominate the light-filled space, allowing visual interest to come from architectural detail, use of texture and strategically placed pops of color. To create the "water" feature on the accent wall, the design team installed soft aqua quatrefoil tile behind a textured acrylic panel, using directional lighting to give it a waterfall effect.

Traditional Great Room with Coastal Feel, Strong Focal Point

The wide open living spaces in this coastal home are designed to emphasize, first and foremost, the view. Neutral walls and broad windows spotlight the sweeping coastal vista. Meanwhile the arrangement of the dining room, with its eye-catching captain's chair, forms a visual line upon entry that draws the eye through the center of the room and to the windows beyond.

Traditional, Coastal Great Room with Ocean View

The owners of this traditional, coastal home requested a lounge-style dining area with views to the ocean. The designers took advantage of the open concept floor plan to arrange the furniture into a focal point, drawing the eye from the entry straight through the dining space to the sweeping vista beyond. The entire back of the house opens up to a full sun deck, allowing for panoramic views of the beach.

White, Traditional Kitchen with Textured Tile Backsplash

Textured tile, furniture-style cabinetry and a coffered ceiling team up to add dimension and interest to this traditional, oceanside kitchen. The room's open concept gives it a sweeping view over the dining room, living area, sunroom and broad back deck. Hardwood floors add warmth to the room, while an overall white palette gives it a casual and calm feel. A contrasting stain on the island was chosen to customize the space, ground the kitchen and add to its architectural interest.

Neutral, Traditional Breakfast Room with Colorful Seating

Ocean-hued chairs create a colorful focal point in this otherwise neutral breakfast room. The traditional home features a wide-open great room with a kitchen that flows into the dining room, entry and sunroom and deck beyond. A round table and rug allow for easy access and traffic flow through the space. Shell and bamboo accents tie the space to its coastal setting.

Traditional Sunroom with Fireplace, Built-In Grill

A stacked stone fireplace and indoor grill are two features that bring distinction to this cozy sunroom. Though the room started as an outdoor patio with retractable shades, it evolved into an enclosed, climate-controlled space for the homeowners to enjoy lounging, grilling and watching TV. The design team kept the "outdoor room" feel by using indoor-outdoor furnishings, fabrics and materials.

Traditional Dining Room with Two-Story Ceiling

A balcony overlooks this open concept dining, living and kitchen space, which takes maximum advantage of its two-story central area with an oversized dining table that invites guests to linger over the table for relaxed conversation. Dual staircases add distinction to the entry, framing the doorway and creating a nice view on both sides of this coastal home.

Traditional, Coastal Dining Room with Two-Story Ceiling

A balcony offers a bird's eye view of this traditional great room, where the central dining space flows into the kitchen, living room and sun deck beyond. A large lantern-style chandelier has the size and presence to light the space, while the nautical feel of its rope-like design complements the home's coastal location and theme. The dining room opens to the outdoor space and offers comfortable, lounge-style seating, inviting guests to linger and enjoy the ocean views.

Transitional Patio with Chaise Longues

An expansive outdoor patio on this transitional beachside home features fully retracting doors that create one space between the interior and exterior. Low chaise longues offer a great spot for reading a good book and enjoying the ocean views, while C-shaped side tables provide a handy spot for a drink.

Traditional, Coastal Great Room with Custom Dining Table

Hues of aqua, coral and sand tie this wide open, traditional great room to its coastal setting, while broad windows usher in loads of natural light and literally bring the outdoors in. The two-story central space delineates the dining area while giving the entire living-dining-kitchen area an open, airy feel. An oversized dining table and lounge-style seating encourages lingering over the table for relaxing, leisurely conversation.

Transitional Living Room with Orange and Turquoise Accents

A neutral palette provides a backdrop for dramatic turquoise and burnt orange accents in this transitional, beachside living room. The homeowners wished for a relaxing, versatile space for reading, hanging out and entertaining friends. Display cabinets and storage nooks add extra function to the room, and custom teal leather swivel chairs allow easy conversation and enjoyment of ocean views. Reclaimed wood niches maximize seating in the room.

Traditional Home Office Nook in Coastal Hues

This breezy, beachy and traditional space serves as a home office and reading room. A built-in desk unit offers ample storage and provides maximum function in this narrow corner niche. The color palette reflects the home's coastal locale and sets a relaxing mood. Window shades give the homeowner flexibility and control with privacy and natural light.

Navy and White Traditional Bedroom with Orange Accents

Bold colors stand up to the dramatic architectural details in this traditional bedroom, designed for the homeowners' adult son when he comes home to visit. White beadboard on the ceiling is in keeping with the home's coastal design theme, while deep navy brings a nautical element to the space. Orange accents and graphic patterns pop against the room's neutral palette, while navy crown molding adds a crisp, tailored touch.

Gray Transitional Bath with Marble Shower

A spacious shower in this transitional bathroom features gray marble subway tile with decorative tile accents. The vanity is topped by a shapely mirror and fun contemporary pendant. Glass, marble and mother of pearl combine to create an elegant, feminine space.

Traditional Master Bedroom with Glossy, Metallic Finishes

Shimmer and metallics bring presence to this traditional, oceanside master bedroom. The homeowner requested remote-controlled shades to control the level of light entering this third floor space with a full wall of windows. Iridescent tile creates a focal point out of the fireplace, while a comfy chair and ottoman in a light-filled corner creates a cozy spot for reading. Custom quartz lamps adorn the bedside tables.

Master Bedroom Foyer with Coffee Bar

The entrance to this master retreat allows the homeowners to wake up to a quick cuppa at the built-in hallway coffee bar. The backsplash features textural capiz shells, and the mirrored cabinets reflect the mica-embellished ceiling treatment. A crystal semi-flush chandelier finishes off the space.

Gray Transitional Master Bath with Chandelier

This luxurious master bathroom features mirrored detailing on the vanity cabinets that reflect custom artwork on the opposite wall. The raised center of the room features a mica ceiling treatment, and a dropped crystal chandelier further dresses up the space. Curved-front vanities echo the lines in the plumbing fixtures and tile pattern. A neutral color palette emphasizes the classic details of the space.

Gray, Traditional Master Bath with Decorative Details

Luxury and opulence define this traditional master bathroom. Neutral colors give the space a calming, relaxed feel, while decorative detailing on the moldings, cabinetry and mirrored cabinet doors dress it up. The delicate glass chandelier, suspended from a mica-tiled ceiling niche, is like jewelry for the room.

Built-In Bar in Beachside Game Room

A full bar features built-in wine storage and ample seating for family and friends. The lower level of this three-story beachfront home serves as a game and media room, bar, exercise room, full bathroom and laundry room. Broad windows let in loads of natural light and put the ocean views on display. Tans, browns, deep greens and blues combine with textures such as woven reeds, metallic, leather and driftwood to bring nature indoors. A feature wall behind the bar was inspired by the client's travels.

Transitional Game Room and Bar with Metallic Ceiling

The lower level of this three-story beachfront home features a game room, bar, exercise room, full bath and laundry room. The space has beach access via sliding glass doors, and the room is designed expressly for family and friends to hang out and get comfortable. Durable fabrics are functional and transition easily from the beach to the bar. A metallic ceiling treatment adds a bit of sparkle.

Traditional Guest Bath Features Exotic Materials

The design team viewed this main floor powder room as a space to showcase unique and exotic materials, including natural stone and glass, agate wall sconces, and an underlit honey onyx countertop. Baskets add function to the open storage area beneath the vanity.

Traditional Home Office with Rustic Accents

This third-floor home office takes advantage of the beachside property's sweeping views. The traditional space features a beamed ceiling and built-in credenza that add architectural interest. The homeowner is an avid outdoorsman, so art and accents in this space have a rustic, woodsy feel. The walls feature a sand texture wall treatment, and matchstick shades filter light without blocking the view.

Transitional Girl's Bedroom with Yellow Ceiling

Graphic wall panels and tailored upholstery give this girl's bedroom a crisp, clean look. Black and white classics with a pop of yellow are toned down with hits of gray and silver. The yellow-painted tray ceiling and the bay window seat bring distinction and architectural interest to the space.

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