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Home Inspiration: Coastal Kitchens

Obviously, any kind of kitchen can be coastal, just as a landlocked, big-city kitchen can be decorated with a nautical style. But there’s just something wonderful when the two collide, isn’t there? A bright open space, fresh sea air, maybe a seashell or two on the windowsill. So sit back and enjoy these gorgeous seaside spaces…

One of my favourite beachy kitchens of all time is this space from Coastal Living. I just love the mix of marble, blue subway tile and rattan roller blinds:

Home Inspiration: Coastal Kitchens

Come to think of it, I think rattan and wicker are particularly nautical. This kitchen from Sunset has a more modern, but still beachy, vibe:

Home Inspiration: Coastal Kitchens

This kitchen, from This Old House, positively sings seaside. It’s the weathered white wainscotting, the touches of blue and green, and the tiled countertop:

Home Inspiration: Coastal Kitchens

It’s the lovely green floor that does it in this space, from the photostream of sarahleeab. Oh, and the surfboards outside the window:

Home Inspiration: Coastal Kitchens

Big American kitchens don’t have a monopoly on coastal style; I like this seaside English cottage, too. Found via Apartment Therapy, the kitchen looks cosy and inviting, but still light and beachy: 

Home Inspiration: Coastal Kitchens


  1. Hilary says:

    Oooh that first space is gorgeous. I love the rattan blinds and the pale blue backsplash. I need a beach house!

  2. Ele says:

    Hil, I’ve that that photo on my computer for months. Every time I look at it I just melt- it’s practically perfect! I’m loving white furniture/items against a blue or coloured background right now, so that must be it.