These blue chairs are a quiet but brilliant and meticulously-thought-out touch to this open space.
The textured white throughout provides a quiet but fascinating canvas for the touches of cool blues and greens within this area.
Various details are thrown together into this room, giving it a light and spontaneous feel without suggesting too much cottage look or too much chaos.
Add summer details like this bag for getting up and going during summer months. Keep the bag packed with a towel, your suit, lotion, a bottled water, shades, and good reading material.
Add coastal details such as these shells, and keep to light blues.
Coastal details added to this hurricane to create a custom kind of table lantern.
Create a large basket for candles, starfish, and other flotsam that you or the children accumulate in summer exploration.
The blues and greens added to this simple kitchen create a deliberate and intimate kitchen without overpowering. The key is light, breezy, and subtle.
If going for more permanent manifestations of this look, consider painting the walls light blue--go for the gray side of blue. Think cloudy coastal day. Trim with white. Balance with dark wood, if all white is too cottagey.
If you're wanting to add drama to a certain room, such as the dining room, go with a dark version of the same color, such as this navy blue.
These blue chairs and pillows add an unexpected blend in this white setting.
Like this pitcher. Simple and effective.
Here coastal gets a more regal definition, and some variety with darker shades of cream and even brown thrown in.
Another chic setting.
So many squares make this elegant kitchen clean and geometric feeling--clean and streamlined. The dark floor is a wonderful, grounding balance.
Don't neglect the bathroom, a room with high traffic, especially in summer months when you're more active and even sandy.
A pleasant room. The volume of furniture within the space is kept clean by its symmetry.
A coastal but very modern vibe.
More coastal and modern. Such openness and sparseness.
Brilliant and unexpected colors in all the white.
Don't forget about the outside touches.