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Homemade ice cream is now portable thanks to these awesome contraptions. Just add ice and rock salt to an ice cream mixture and shake, roll, and pass it for a treat in 30 minutes. | $38

11 Finds for a Perfect Picnic

A smart thermometer that is small enough to fit in your pocket is a trusty sidekick for outdoor grilling. | $39.99

11 Finds for a Perfect Picnic

We love this glass pitcher for serving guests lemonade. | $27

Artland Iris Pitcher in Light Blue

Hammered canisters lend a vintage feel. | $54

Old Dutch Hammered Canister with Fresh Seal Cover (Set of 4)

We love this solid brass mini pendant in a group of three over a kitchen island or table. | $536

Hudson Valley Lighting Pelham 1 Light Mini Pendant

This kitchen's weathered gray shutters, stone floors, and crisp white cypress cabinetry are a rustic counterpoint to the sculptural table and chairs.

Create Instant Island Style

A light-filled floor plan “lives open,” allowing several family members to use the same space at once―some reading, some taking in the water view, some having a bite―without disturbing each other.

A Cure for the Common Condo

sand-colored floors are a natural choice in a beach house, thanks to their durability and minimal maintenance.

2012 Ultimate Beach House Room Tour

Great kitchen idea: Reflect the seaside palette with counters made of recycled glass and cement and a vibrant blue glass subway tile backsplash.

Family-Friendly Maine Cottage

Patterned bar stools make a kitchen a sophisticated space. |

Coastal Living - The best in coastal style, travel, and food

Custom cabinets with a traditional aesthetic add cottage style. Vintage bar stools stools and lighting add utility and an industrial, decorative edge.

Charming Cottage Guesthouse

Guests congregate at the oversize island, topped with Calacatta gold marble; two antique mirrored cabinets keep pots, pans, and cooking tools hidden for a clutter-free space. "We chose chairs with backs because they're more comfortable for the kids and guests to sit in," says the homeowner.

Stylish Florida Beach House

White cabinetry and white tile give this kitchen a light and airy look. Lively vintage accents, such as a farmhouse sink and retro metal barstools, keep the white palette from appearing sterile.

100 Comfy Cottage Rooms

The deep turquoise paint on the walls is a perfect match to the ocean. For a touch of island texture, teak cabinets topped with 3-inch-thick countertops are made from crushed local volcanic rock. The striped Roman shade adds just the right amount of French Country flair.

St. Barts Island Cottage

We love this Cape Cod kitchen's bold backsplash, bright towels, and attention-grabbing accessories. |

Cape Cod Goes Colorful - House Tour | Wayfair

Give family and guests (and pets!) a place to hang out with plenty of bar stools and a cozy built-in daybed. This wide window seat also adds smart storage to the space.

12 Beach House Kitchens

Keep cookbooks handy, yet completely out of the way. These homeowners created a nook in the island to showcase their most precious literature.

Creating Kitchen Storage

Utilize square footage by placing storage space somewhere unexpected. This kitchen stacks storage sky high, while the built-in ladder keeps everything within reach.

Creating Kitchen Storage
  • Marieli Peak

    Really like the enclosed top cabinets. I would add lights in there.

This giant island has two large nooks for cookbooks and kitchenware that is completely hidden from the adjacent dining space, but still within reach of the prep and cooking area.

Creating Kitchen Storage

A subway-tile backsplash, farmhouse-style sink, durable Corian countertops, and open shelving ensure that the kitchen can handle any supper request that comes its way, while staying true to the previous home's sweet cottage look.

20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

A large center island in this kitchen doubles as a prep area and dining table. Open shelves keep dishes close at hand, while foodstuffs and cookware hide behind sleek white cupboard doors.

Striped, polka dot, checkerboard, or plaid, pattern adds spunk to a vanilla kitchen. Here, extra-large diamonds add bold interest and make the space look larger. Patterned floors make all the difference!

Pretty Painted Floors

Add visual interest by painting your floors an eye-catching pattern rather than your walls. |

Delightful Alternatives < Pastel - Coastal Living