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When the homeowners built this beach house, they wanted a place that captured the relaxing and cheerful mood of summer. The large front porch welcomes neighbors or relatives who want to stop by to say hello or, hopefully, stay awhile. Wicker furniture and vintage pieces are perfect to handle the wear and tear of the outdoors. Mixing outdoor fabrics in stripes, solids, and florals maintains a casual, yet cohesive look.
In the family room, beige grass-cloth walls and white molding is a neutral backdrop to colorful furniture and accessories. A large blue rug sits atop hardwood floors. The furniture is an eclectic mix of dark reed armchairs and a floral skirted sofa. To cozy up the room, mix-and-match pillows are scattered throughout the room. Light blue accessories are a pretty complement to the pale blue ceiling.
Get the Look: To decorate for a Fourth of July party, festive paper lanterns and a worn-in rug add a casual touch to the dining room.
The homeowners' five children love to relax in this homey TV/playroom. Neutral paneling and a natural fiber area rug adds texture to the space. The bold red sofa and crimson carpet combine with patriotic accessories in shades of blue and white. An oversized wooden table can hold snacks, books, or toys.
This kids' room is gracefully girly. Three sets of pastel bedding are mixed between the two white wicker beds. The combination of plaid, gingham, and floral patterns create a shabby chic vibe. For a modern touch, bold, unframed artwork hangs over a dainty nightstand where the girls can store their treasures.
Intense red walls pair with bright white wainscoting below to set the patriotic theme. The striped wall pattern mimics the lines in wainscoting, giving it a cohesive feel. Dark blue accents found on the hand towels and drawer pulls add to the color scheme. Open shelves below the sink counter are a perfect place to store bath towels.