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A Coastal Kitchen Inspired by the Shore

November 25, 2014
See how Design Star season seven winner and Shop This Room host Danielle Colding took one family's kitchen from beige to beachy — it all started with an inspiring shopping find.
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A Brand New Star

When Danielle Colding designs a space, she likes to start with the finishing touches and build from there. Here's how she used two one-of-a-kind accessories to inspire a coastal-chic kitchen.

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Before: Too Much Beige

David and Rebecca Levitsky of Huntington, New York, have a problem: There's too much beige and not enough personality in their outdated kitchen. Plus, there's no place for a table large enough to house their growing family. It needs a major overhaul — and Danielle's here to help.

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Searching for Inspiration

Danielle's first order of business? Find a piece that will set the mood for the kitchen design. While shopping with her aunt, she finds this vintage painting of the nearby Long Island Sound. She'll infuse the painting's watery gray hues into the new kitchen.

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The Perfect Piece

If the painting inspired the room's palette, this ginger jar inspired its patterns. Danielle decides to use a Moroccan tile that repeats the lattice pattern on the jar.

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