Beach Up Your Breakfast Nook
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.