Beach Up Your Breakfast Nook

Wake up to the coast with these fresh, sunny looks.

Slick barstools, bold red accents, and midcentury modern accents update this classically coastal color palette. Notice the details: Alphabetically labeled cabinets keep everything organized!

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Punch Up Your Palette

Slick barstools, bold red accents, and midcentury modern accents update this classically coastal color palette. Notice the details: Alphabetically labeled cabinets keep everything organized!

Keep It Simple

Michael Hanson

Keep It Simple

With its pared-down wood furnishings and knotty-pine walls and ceiling, this screened-in space lets the water and woods beyond take center stage. Notice the details: A simple cream runner, sea stars, and freshly cut flowers in a Mason jar are the only dressing this table needs.

Incorporate Your Sea Treasures

Richard Leo Johnson

Incorporate Your Sea Treasures

Adorn a simple space with your favorite items from the sea. These oyster shells tied to a simple metal frame make a run-of-the-mill pendant fixture unique. Notice the details: Horizontal beaded board adds texture and character to this all-white space.

Pastel striped chairs, romantic floral throw pillows, and a strawberry ice cream-colored retro fridge make these four girls feel right at home in the kitchen. Notice the details: Three drawers under the built-in banquette provide extra storage in small spaces.

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Use Your Space

Pastel striped chairs, romantic floral throw pillows, and a strawberry ice cream-colored retro fridge make these four girls feel right at home in the kitchen. Notice the details: Three drawers under the built-in banquette provide extra storage in small spaces.

A nautical light fixture, freestanding table, and built-in banquette make this breakfast nook feel more like a ship’s galley than a land-locked kitchen. Notice the details: The green and blue cabana-striped fabric echoes the colors of the sea.

Roger Davies

Find Smart Accessories

A nautical light fixture, freestanding table, and built-in banquette make this breakfast nook feel more like a ship’s galley than a land-locked kitchen. Notice the details: The green and blue cabana-striped fabric echoes the colors of the sea.

Antique fixtures like the pendant lamp and cabinetry hardware lend a schoolhouse feel to this breakfast nook. Notice the details: Dark painted trim highlights the architecture in this charming space.

Matthew Gilson

Add Vintage Appeal

Antique fixtures like the pendant lamp and cabinetry hardware lend a schoolhouse feel to this breakfast nook. Notice the details: Dark painted trim highlights the architecture in this charming space.

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Perk Up with Paint

Sky-blue paint on the ceiling and floor, lemon meringue on bistro chairs, and creamy white on cabinetry give this once-dated kitchen a much-needed lift. Notice the details: For a fresh interpretation of a classic checkerboard floor, try painting the squares in a diagonal pattern.

An all-white palette unifies different furniture styles, from the retro-fabulous light fixture to the shabby-chic pedestal table to the Louis XIV plastic chairs. Notice the details: Bright white also keeps the look clean and simple and balances the Mediterranean-style tile floor. Casement windows welcome ocean breezes.

Grey Crawford

Tie It Together

An all-white palette unifies different furniture styles, from the retro-fabulous light fixture to the shabby-chic pedestal table to the Louis XIV plastic chairs. Notice the details: Bright white also keeps the look clean and simple and balances the Mediterranean-style tile floor. Casement windows welcome ocean breezes.

Turn up the volume in a quiet space with candy-colored painted furnishings in a range of hues. Notice the details: Mismatched fabrics on the banquette set the tone for fun and spontaneity.

Jean Allsopp

Mix and Match

Turn up the volume in a quiet space with candy-colored painted furnishings in a range of hues. Notice the details: Mismatched fabrics on the banquette set the tone for fun and spontaneity.

At this breakfast table, hot-pink bougainvilla, lush green vegetation, and the turquoise seas are the perfect complement to the straight lines of the teak furniture. Notice the details: Clear glassware and classic blue dishes and linens add a touch of elegance to the alfresco dining space.

Jean Allsopp

Take it Outside

At this breakfast table, hot-pink bougainvilla, lush green vegetation, and the turquoise seas are the perfect complement to the straight lines of the teak furniture. Notice the details: Clear glassware and classic blue dishes and linens add a touch of elegance to the alfresco dining space.

This rustic space and its Americana furniture get a new lease on life with cheerful pastel paint. Notice the details: A sunshine-yellow Dutch door and royal blue screen door let in the light and fresh air, but keep the pests at bay.

Go with Coastal Classics

This rustic space and its Americana furniture get a new lease on life with cheerful pastel paint. Notice the details: A sunshine-yellow Dutch door and royal blue screen door let in the light and fresh air, but keep the pests at bay.

Sparse decor, including bare wood floors, a glass-top table, and minimalist lighting keeps the eye trained on the tranquil sea that surrounds the room. Notice the details: Fiery red chairs add just the right amount of life to the simple space.

James R. Saloman

Focus on the Views

Sparse decor, including bare wood floors, a glass-top table, and minimalist lighting keeps the eye trained on the tranquil sea that surrounds the room. Notice the details: Fiery red chairs add just the right amount of life to the simple space.

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