Beach house style

I've always admired beach style in both interiors and fashion, but it wasn't until my recent trip to The Hamptons that I discovered what a beach house is supposed to look like. Often times, people go way too far with the coastal theme, taking it too literally with shells, sail boats, and the like. But this house took that relaxing beach vibe and turned it into beautiful interior design.

The Kitchen & Dining Area

When you walk into the house, the entire first floor is one large room. The kitchen is nice and open with white cabinets, but they played up the beach vibe with a unique ocean-like backsplash. I'm also obsessed with those bar stools (as you may have seen from this post) and love how they give the room some character.

The dining area is an easy transition from the kitchen, with similar soft hues. I love that faded gray wood table! The painting was a great way to tie the whole space together as well. Choosing artwork that contains all the colors of your space is key to making a room feel complete.


The Living Room

The colors used in the living room are also consistent with the kitchen area, making the space cohesive. They brought in more gray to use as a backdrop (the rug and coffee table) and incorporated faded wood to tie in with the dining room. Then they added pops of color and print with pillows and accessories. I'm in love with those coasters (which I found here)!

The Bedrooms

I was in love with those clean white and pine wood stairs leading up to the bedrooms. They are so soft and simple — the perfect base for a beach home. The bedrooms tied in the same color palette as the downstairs, but incorporated more prints and textures. The designer also chose to use the same wall color throughout the whole house (a STUNNING, soft gray-blue), and the same pine wood floors. Both make the home feel cohesive and coastal chic.


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Colorful whites

What goes better with a white wall? Pops of colors! Take a look at the living room of Lifestyle Collective blogger, Design Darling and see what else you can do to decorate your space just like hers!

Steal the look with this Tracy Porter silk accent pillow


Retro chic

"This room is seriously my favorite of the whole apartment. I managed to make it sleek enough that I can have FH guests over for wine and cheese, yet comfortable enough for my husband to plop down on the couch and watch a game." - Fashionable Hostess 

Steal her style with these Dorel delaney chairs


Warm and sophisticated 

"One of the very first projects I tackled in this room was to whitewash the brick fireplace.  What a huge difference that made!  It totally lightened up the room but maintained the character of the brick." - Our Fifth House 

Steal the style with this Urban large matter hippo wall hook!


Gem of a home 

"We’ve crammed so many wonderful memories into this little TriBeCa gem – this is where we brought Knox home from the hospital, where I decided to become a full-time mom + blogger, and where we shared many wonderful dinners with the friends that became our family when our relatives were miles away." - House of Harper

Steal the style with this Loloi diamond rug


Quirky and quaint

"After almost four months in our new apartment, I am SO excited to give you guys the first sneak peak into our first decorating updates! Complete disclaimer: there’s still zero art on the walls, and we’ve still got a lot of finishing touches to put on the place, but it’s really coming together!" - The Golden Girl

Steal the style with this Urban square cork desk organizer


Curtains and cabinets 

"Anti-curtain peeps, I know you’re over there shaking your heads because you think I want too many curtains in the room, but I feel pretty sure this space is begging for some vertical softness. " - The Lettered Cottage

Steal the style with this Plum and Bow lace curtain!


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