Photo Gallery: Rooms To Inspire By The Sea
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Designer Tom Scheerer opened up the attic in this small late nineteenth-century home and turned it into a beachy bedroom complete with a bathroom in the back. Aqua blue paint sets a serene backdrop for the white bedding and canopy. Vintage fixtures and dormer windows add character to the design.
Oversized raffia balls suspended from a tropical ceiling form a bold display above this dining room table. Printed fabric designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard coordinates with the pendant colours.
Designer India Hicks and her partner David Flint Wood transformed this 1950s Florida-style bungalow on Harbour Island, Bahamas, into a Georgian-style tropical house, Hibiscus Hill. The two kept the French marble fireplace that came with the home, which blends beautifully with the beachy touches elsewhere in the sitting room. A slipcover relaxes the usual formality of a Louis chair.
A collection of found objects precisely placed on the sitting room’s coffee table acts as artwork. While symmetrical furniture placement lends a touch of formality, the pink sofa recalls the tropical setting.
Antique dealers Chris Mead and Zoë Hoare unified architectural details with white paint in this eighteenth-century Hamptons saltbox. Butcher block counters add warmth to the neutral colour scheme.
Tongue-and-groove panelling epitomizes country style, while a mix of prints injects global charm. Cushions made with vintage African textiles and a handwoven Indian bedcover designed by Peter Dunham works perfectly with the piped daybed and bolsters. This nook functions as a second bedroom for guests in Spencer Croul’s 850-square-foot Newport Beach cottage.
For more seaside-inspired interiors, browse our photo gallery.