A Beachy Entry
Create a breezy entrance with a few seaside finds that will put all who enter at ease. An eye-catching driftwood lamp, an oversize glass vase, a wicker basket, and a teak bench give the feeling of being along a stretch of beach. The soft, natural palette instantly connects the outside and inside seamlessly.
Blur the lines between in and out by mixing a sturdy wicker seat and a natural-fiber rug with a slipcovered ottoman and deep armchairs. The soft colors of the pillows, cushions, and lamps add to the relaxed feeling. Beachy accents like a woven tray and decorative crustaceans and seashells make any space a seaside hideaway.
A Coral Dining Area
There’s no rule that says a room can’t be both glam and beachy. The petrified-wood table, corallike chandelier, and Chippendale-style chairs have sophisticated appeal but don’t take away from the relaxed vibe of the space. Break up bold colors in a room, like the coral walls here, with a mix of colorful patterned pillows and a large-scale artwork.
An Airy Lounge
Evoke the laid-back atmosphere of a beach house by bringing in slipcovered sofas and chairs, cushy throw pillows, and a striped flat-weave rug. The soft blue and white palette adds to the openness of the room and makes the space feel all the more inviting. With big open windows, forgo curtains and use roman shades instead to let in the summer breeze and sunlight.