The great thing about beach-house style is that your rooms can be as casual and relaxed as you are on the coast. Feast your eyes on these dining rooms, then invite their easygoing looks into your home.
Design: Wendy Wurtzburger/Mary Finn Wood; Photo: David A. Land; Styling: Liz Strong
Light wood walls, painted gray floors, and windowed French doors keep the focus on the view in this lake-front dining room, while shipshape accent and vibrant textiles deliver colorful character.
Choose a variety of chairs for a dining room set that feels collected and curated over time. All the better if you bring in a wild-card end chair, like the cobalt blue wicker number in this storied Michigan cottage.