Beautifully designed by the host of HGTV Dream Home 2018, Marnie Oursler of Marnie Custom Homes, this beach house features plenty of coastal interior design ideas.
The 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath beach home is located just blocks from the ocean in Bethany Beach, DE with a sophisticated beach vibe. A calm, neutral palette reminiscent of refreshing salt air mixes with a variety of textures, wood tones, and rough stone, making this the perfect summer getaway.
This coastal home features many unique design elements by Marnie Oursler, including custom built-ins and molding throughout, reclaimed wood accents, hanging beds, exposed beams and French doors leading to a private balcony.
The custom designed kitchen is truly the heart of this home boasting white maple cabinetry, gorgeous white quartzite countertops and adding a touch of glam with a white pearl mosaic backsplash. White Oak floors throughout offer a feeling of casual beach elegance.
Outside the home, the entrance welcomes guests with a front porch and an extra wide blue custom front door, a signature of Marnie Custom Homes. The unique exterior design is accentuated by the cedar siding gives a classic beach house look. This home feels comfortable yet elegant and was built for generations to enjoy.
Pin your favorite coastal interiors and take notes on all sources shared by the designer!
A cheerful turquoise front door brings a coastal feel to the exterior. Paint color is Benjamin Moore CSP695 Antique Glass.
Outdoor Lighting: Hanging Light & Outdoor Sconces – similar.
Siding is White Cedar Siding with Envirobleach stain.
I really hope this home inspires you as much it’s inspiring me. The color scheme and the decor are perfect for this time of the year, so go ahead and start getting the ideas to refresh your own home! Wall paint color is Balboa Mist OC-27 by Benjamin Moore.
Paint Trim & Front Door Interior: Benjamin Moore Steam AF-15
Paint ceiling: Benjamin Moore Decorators White
Console Table: Ro Sham Beaux leafy console (discontinued) – Others Similar: here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.
Mirror: Made Goods coco mirror – Other Beautiful Mirrors: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.
Light fixture: Markos hanging shade in natural brass – not shown.
Rug: Natural Sisal from Carpet Palace Bethesda – similar here & here.
I have to be really honest with you guys… I might feature almost all types of homes (to keep inspiring you) but this is the type of home that really makes my heart sing. 🙂 I love, love, love coastal homes and this one is perfect from every angle. Just take a look at this kitchen! It features beautiful white cabinets and white pearl mosaic backsplash. How dreamy is that?
The kitchen cabinets are Brookhaven II by Wood-mode. Finish: Nordic White
Cabinet Hardware: Pulls & Appliance Pulls.
Appliances: Wolf range & Sub Zero refrigerator.
This gorgeous backsplash is Milestone White Pearl 1/2 x 1 mosaic – similar here.
Beautiful Backsplash Tiles: here, here, here, here & here.
Kitchen Faucet: Delta.
Kitchen Sink: here – similar.
Island Pendants – Visual Comfort Katie Conical Pendants – similar here & here.
Similar Runners: here, here, here, here, here, here & here.
Countertop on island and perimeter cabinets is Taj Mahal Quartzite from MSI.
Dining Table: Bernhardt Marquesa.
Counterstools: DesignMaster – Other Beautiful Counterstools: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.
Dining Table Chandelier – Ro Sham Beaux Fiona chandelier – similar here, here & here.
Side Dining Chairs: Bernhardt Marquesa Marquesa Carved Back Upholstered Dining Chair.
Host Chairs: Bernhardt Marquesa Upholstered Dining Chair.
Paint Color: Balboa Mist OC-27 Ben Moore.
The kitchen bar is located just across from the dining table and it features the same Taj Mahal Quartzite and White Pearl Mosaic Tile. Notice the glass cabinet doors with X mullions.
Hardware: Lews Hardware – Similar: Pulls & Knobs.
Cabinets: Brookhaven I by Woodmode. Finish: Nordic White.
The dining room opens to a tailored living room with a soothing color scheme.
Sofas: Vanguard whitaker sofas, theodore natural fabric, brushed brass nailheads, antique brass ferules (Available through the designer).
Tailored Sofas: here, here, here & here.
Rug: Natural Sisal – similar here & here.
Coffee Table: Bernhardt Marquesa cocktail table.
End tables are Lewiston. They’re even more beautiful in person.
Blue side lamps: Simon Blake Interiors -similar here – Others: here, here, here, here, here & here.
Throw Pillows: Michael Alan Ikat Pillows, #APA-A1000377 (Available through the designer) – Other Beautiful Pillows: here, here & here.
Wall paint color is Balboa Mist OC-27 Benjamin Moore.
Fireplace Grate: Dessau Home antique gold oval loop firescreen.
The powder room features a wood flooring in a criss-cross pattern with tile insets.
Vanity: Custom – Small Vanities: here, here, here, here, here, here & here.
Bathroom Faucet: Delta.
Mirror: Birch Lane.
The interior designer carefully designed the staircase spindles and the white board-and-batten wainscoting.
Floors: White Oak Hardwood stained Classic Gray (this goes for entire house).
Lighting: Visual Comfort – similar here.
The upper landing is one of my favorite spaces in this house. It features exposed beams and French doors leading to a private balcony.
Paint color is Balboa Mist OC-27 Benjamin Moore.
Chairs: Bethany Resort Furnishings, Capri Furniture – similar here, here, here & here.
Throw Pillows: Home Goods
Throw Blanket: Cashmere throw, Nordstrom – similar here & here.
Chandelier: Custom, Wish Design – similar here (smaller) – Other Beautiful Coastal Chandelier: here.
The laundry room paint color is Benjamin Moore Colorado Gray.
Flooring: Charleston Multicolor 3×36 – similar here.
How fun are these custom rope hanging beds?!
Bedding: West Elm Belgian linen quilts
Throw Blankets: Crate & Barrel – similar here.
Accent Pillow: Elaine Smith
Nightstand: here, here, here & here – similar.
Rug: Jute patterned rug – similar here & here.
Lighting: here – similar.
Paint Color: Muslin OC-12 by Benjamin Moore.
Dresser & Nightstand: Durham Furniture – Others: here, here, here & here.
Beds: Kubu Rattan woven headboards, Pier1
Bedding: West Elm.
Rug: Greenfront – similar here.
Paint Color: Decorator’s White PM-3 Benjamin Moore. Ceiling paint color is Horizon OC-53 by Benjamin Moore.
Bedside tables: Lexington.
Dresser: Lexington Oyster Bay.
Rug: Pier1 Imports popcorn jute rug in mist – similar here, here, here & here.
Fixture: Ro Sham Beaux, Malibu up – Other Coastal Chandeliers: here, here & here.
Isn’t this bathroom adorable? I am loving this blue vanity with louvered doors.
Cabinets: Woodmode Brookehaven I Maple Cabinet. Finish: Aqua Shade. Door: Key West
Mirror: Pottery Barn – Other Beautiful Mirrors: here, here & here (Floor mirror – on sale!).
Floor Tile: Chelsea Blanco (similar here) – Shower Tile Wall: Profiles Ice White 3×6 (similar here) – Shower Accent Tile: Milstone White Naomi mosaic (similar here) – Shower Floor Tile: Color Palette Pale Matte 1×1 mosaic (similar here).
Paint color is Benjamin Moore Muslin OC-12.
Bed: Stanley Furniture – Discounted – Other Beautiful Beds: here, here & here.
Rug: Local store – similar here & here.
Side Lamps: EF Chapman.
Bedding: here – similar.
This guest bathroom features a custom vanity with X inset mirrored doors in a Pewter Glaze finish.
Tile: White Carrara Basketweave II w/gray dots – similar here.
This rec room features five daybeds so the kids can have plenty of sleepovers!
Bedding: Pottery Barn pick stitch quilts and shams.
Paint color: Benjamin Moore OC-27 Balboa Mist.
Bathroom Cabinet: Wood-Mode Brookehaven I. Wood: Maple. Finish: Nordic White. Door: Edgemont Recessed.
Floors: Charleston White 3×36
Counter: Quartz Arctic White.
The master bedroom features a barn wood shiplap accent wall. Also, notice the beautiful color scheme found in this space,
Bed: Upholstered bed by Willams Sonoma Home.
Bedside chests: Bernhardt Marquesa.
What an inspiring and comfy look! I would never get tired of it.
Bedding: West Elm coverlet and shams, beaded pillow by West Elm – Other Recommended Bedding: here, here, here, here & here. Other Lumbar Pillows: here, here, here, here & here.
Throw Blanket: Home Goods – Others: here, here, here, here & here.
The bedroom paint color is Benjamin Moore Cool Breeze CSP-665.
Chandelier: West Elm round capiz chandelier.
Bench: Bernhardt Criteria.
Rug: Loloi Rugs Dorado DB 04 grey on grey
Cabinet is Wood-Mode Brookehaven I Maple. Finish: Nordic White. Door: Edgemont Recessed. Wall paint color is Cool Breeze by Benjamin Moore.
Countertop: Elegant White Marble.
Floor tile: Bianco Neve 12×12 Select – similar here.
Accent Tile & Flooring: (mosaic): Lunada Bay Agate Rio Lucca Pearl-Silk – similar here.
White tile: Bianco Neve 12×12 Select – similar here.
All molding/trim work is custom by Marnie Custom Homes. Wall paint color is Balboa Mist OC-27 by Benjamin Moore.
Lighting: Visual Comfort – similar here.
Paint Color for built ins/trim: Steam AF-15 Benjamin Moore. Wall paint color is Balboa Mist OC-27 Ben Moore.
Baskets: Serena & Lily striped La Jolla baskets (similar)
Hardware: Atlas Pulls.
This beach house features some impressive architectural details. Notice the beautiful arched porch entry and the unique tampered porch columns.
A beach house isn’t a beach house without an outdoor shower… 🙂
Windows are Andersen Windows and Doors.
Who would you invite to spend a weekend in this beach house with you? 🙂
Marnie Oursler is the host of HGTV Dream Home 2018, DIY Network’s Big Beach Builds, and the President of Marnie Custom Homes – based in Bethany Beach, Delaware – which specializes in building sustainable beach homes using locally sourced materials. Her innovative use of materials, impeccable craftsmanship, brilliant design sense, and unparalleled work ethic have earned her a thriving business. Every Marnie Custom Home is unique and perfectly tailored to the homeowner. The result? An ideal luxury beach retreat, built in harmony with nature.
Photography: Dana Hoff Photography.
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