Inspiration: Coastal Kitchens and Dining Rooms

Inspiration: Coastal Kitchens and Dining Rooms

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Emily Han
Jul 6, 2010
Most of us can only dream about living in a seaside cottage with ocean views, but there's something to be admired about coastal style, from the gorgeous hues to the use of natural materials and the sense of casual elegance. It's about open windows, relaxed breakfasts, pretty glass and baskets, and fresh flowers casually arranged. A great light fixture and plenty of beadboard don't hurt, either. FIRST ROW1 Colorful kitchen accessories pop against white walls; from Sunset2 A breezy dining nook with simple but striking decor elements; from Coastal Living3 A warm and modern space in sea green and natural wood; from Coastal Living4 We're suddenly looking around for a table to paint...; from Coastal Living5 A cheerful entrance in royal blue and sunshine yellow; from Coastal Living SECOND ROW6 Punched-up color, a painted floor, vintage touches – what's not to love?; from Martha Stewart7 Reclaimed wood and basketry bring texture to this bright kitchen; from Sunset8 Proving that coastal style needn't use the colors blue or green; from Ideal Home9 Even if the chandelier is a bit much for your space, you can incorporate seaside style in the form of natural linens and blue glass; from Coastal Living10 What was that we said about dreaming?; from Coastal Living Related: Color Under Your Feet: A Gallery of Painted Kitchen Floors (Images: Thomas J. Story/Sunset, Richard Leo Johnson/Coastal Living, Lisa Romerein/Coastal Living, Jean Allsopp/Coastal Living, Coastal Living, Martha Stewart, E. Spencer Toy/Sunset, Ideal Home, Lisa Romerein/Coastal Living, Coastal Living)
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