The sunny dining room in this Portland, Oregon floating house lets the homeowners lap up lovely views of the Willamette River along with their morning coffee. A classic Navy blue window-pane table cloth anchors the area within the open floorplan and echoes the design of the windows overlooking the pristine waters.
This crisp family room boasts killer views of Florida’s Hobe Sound. (And speaking of sound, when the windows are open you can hear the surf break!) Accentuating the beachy backdrop are nautical inspired details such as blue-and-white striped curtains, shiplap paneling, and a fiery red surfboard for good measure.
Salt-worn cedar shutters, a 30-foot vaulted ceiling (painted blue between the rafters!), and a quirky little wish-bone railing make the ultimate frame for the stunning surf of Jamaica’s Frenchman’s Bay. Striped, legless sofas complete the space’s breezy, bohemian look.
4 of 10Photo: Tria Giovan; Stylist: Heather Chadduck Hillegas
With the boardwalk mere steps away, it only made sense for this Florida living room to take a cue from the great outdoors—the pale blue and aqua of the water and soft pink of the sunset proffer a look that’s almost as breathtaking as the surrounding scenery.
6 of 10Photo: Tria Giovan, Stylist: Heather Chadduck
Proving blues and greens are perfect companions indoors and out, this cozy sitting nook pairs seafoam green and sky blue for an idyllic spot to take in views of Norfolk, Virginia’s East Beach. (Napping also encouraged.)
7 of 10Photo: Tria Giovan; Stylist: Heather Chadduck
Perched on a mountaintop high above the Bay of St. Jean, this St. Barts cottage features a third-floor loft with an almost-too-good-to-be-true view. A low-slung settee and backless benches offer ample seating without obstructing the stunning seascape.
This third-story Sullivan’s Island bedroom has picture-perfect Lowcountry views and one super-comfy bed. The spacious windows’ unexpected blue woodwork provides a striking contrast against the green marsh.
There’s nary a spot on the California coast that doesn’t feel like paradise, but this Malibu lanai takes it to the next level with an oceanfront sitting area bedecked in an abundance of aqua and pink pillows. There’s also a spacious cocktail table, inlaid with stunning turquoise tile, that’s just begging for a Mai Tai to rest on top.
This picture window lives up to the name serving up a pretty-as-a-painting scene of Los Angeles's South Bay. The teak-framed view and sandy-hued color palette make the elegant living room feel at one with the California waterfront.