Our Best Coastal Makeovers

The best before and after coastal makeovers.

Galveston Bay Home Makeover

A design duo turns a fixer-upper on Galveston Bay into a nautically inspired beauty, perfect for a sea-loving family.

Idea #2: Don't be afraid of close quarters
Photo: Rick Lew

Idea #2: Don't be afraid of close quarters

In the girls' bedroom, the beds are pushed close together to make way for a third sleeper in the tiny space. "We were careful to choose light bed linens and a soft, neutral paint color for the walls to keep the room from feeling cramped," says Stiver.

Striped and floral pillows are from Pine Cone Hill.

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Top 21 Beaches, Coast to Coast

Plan your summer getaway now: From white strands to secret coves, we've found the ultimate spots by the shore, plus fabulous lodging so you can stay as long as you like.

The Cove Beach, Cape May, New Jersey