2011 Ultimate Beach House Room Tour

Check out our East Beach Idea House in Norfolk, Virginia. It's packed with fantastic decorating ideas--all yours to steal!

2011 Coastal Living Ultimate Beach House Kitchen
Photographer: Tria Giovan, Stylist: Heather Chadduck

The Kitchen

Double-decker Cabinetry: White paint and glass doors on the upper cabinets brighten the room, while the polyurethane finish below stands up to wear and tear without chipping.

Marine Scheme: The deep blue recycled ceramic-tile back-splash and durable enameled cast iron cookware echo the shades in the adjacent living and dining spaces as well as the bay.

Seamless Stainless: Appliances such as this dishwasher that can be installed flush with cabinetry lend a streamlined look.

Planks with Patina: Watered-down gray paint gives the wide-plank oak floors a worn, weathered finish that’s as beautiful as it is durable.

Eye-catching Lighting: Bigger is better when it comes to above-island pendants. This stainless steel fixture is more than 3 feet long!

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