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Use Watery Blues & Greens

Subtle accents in ocean colours create a serene atmosphere.

Add a beachy look easily by painting the inside of a shelving unit or switching up chair cushions. A soft turquoise paint isn't overly dramatic, but looks great with bright white vases and stored tableware. Modern nautical chairs are instantly updated with bold blue cushions that can be easily swapped from season to season.

For more beachy and nautical rooms, see our Seaside-Inspired Interiors photo gallery.

  • Photographer: Mark Burstyn
  • Source: House & Home October 2008 issue
  • Products: Fabrics for seat cushions (F111 in colour 21), fabric for bench pillows (Reese/F-0167122 in Sky/01170058), Designer Fabrics; sewing of pillows, macFAB Fabrics; mirror, HomeSense; Hampton Bay white chandelier, accent wall colour (Behr's Balmy Seas 500D-4), The Home Depot; Osborne & Little wallpaper, through Primavera; dining table, Ashley Furniture Homestore; dining table legs and bench legs respraying, Shane Everts; bench legs resizing, Expressions in Wood; chrome dining chairs, Bungalow; laminated linen table cover, Birmingham Citrus rug by Dash & Albert, through Sabrina Linn.
  • Designer: Sabrina Linn

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