Welcoming Coastal Kitchen
The designer wanted guests to feel like they could just walk in and hang out in this space. All of the living areas connect, so to avoid cluttering the open floor plan with too many cabinets, almost everything—from flatware to everyday dishes—is well organized and stowed away in drawers. This also makes it easy for guests of all agest to access kitchen essentials.
Glass pendant lights over the bar mimic candles resting in huricane holders, an element typically found on outdoor dining tables.
The woven plastic seats and backs on the barstools by Serena & Lily hold up well against wet bathing suits.
Blue Beach Kitchen
Waves of blue drench this kitchen. A pale shade covers the walls and ceiling while a deeper shade is used on the cabinets. The wood floors carry a third shade of blue. Such colors are a perfect reflection of the shades of ocean water.
This kitchen, which was built around a red, white, and blue color scheme, is accented everywhere with nautical and shell details. A sailboat model and a variety of pillows in stripes, checks, and flag patterns lend a touch of whimsy to the nautical theme.
This kitchen has an interplay of neutral and pale blue tones. The cabinetry, marble countertops, and backsplash create an off-white backdrop for bowls, trays, and dishware. Nautical-style lighting above the island helps carry the subtle coastal look into this space.
Light and Bright Kitchen
An emphasis on color and light enhances this kitchen's coastal feel. Don't be afraid to use strong color in big, unexpected ways such as on your kitchen island. So this island doesn't seem stark and alone in the middle of the room, the same color was repeated in simple window shades. Plenty of sunlight, additional white cabinetry, and warm wood floors balance the bright aqua.
Subtle Nautical Kitchen
In order to prevent this kitchen from being too thematic, the family decided to go with a mix of materials evocative of boats. The cantilevered antique chestnut shelves are reminiscent of a ship's deck, and the stainless steel appliances and large hanging light fixtures over the island call to mind metal boat fittings. A splash of deep royal blue tile is contrasted against the clean white—nothing says nautical like blue and white!
Playful Breakfast Nook
A window-filled alcove functions like a dining room with a casual table, two slipcovered end chairs, and a pillow-topped banquette. The built-in bench and wall of windows make this small space seem much larger. Two vintage light fixtures hung with nautical rope instead of standard chains illuminate the space in this beach house.
A sunny yellow kitchen is a great choice for a beach house. Vibrant colors were added in decorative plates, and a graceful archway frames the kitchen but leaves it open to the main living room.