Contemporary Beach House Decorating Ideas

Contemporary Bedroom by Laguna Beach Architect Harte Brownlee & Associates Interior Design

Can contemporary interior design work in a beach house?  I actually had to look up what the definition of contemporary was just to clarify.  According to, “Contemporary style offers simple, soft and uncluttered look. White, creams, light blues and accents colors like red and green add warmth.  Individual pieces of furniture are essentials of contemporary style. The lighting fixtures are installed to highlight specific element or piece like paintings, pictures etc.”  Lo and behold, I love contemporary interior design and didn’t even know it, silly me!

To go back to the original question of whether this style can work in a beach house, it certainly can!  Here are some prime examples for your review.  Let me know what you think.  Is this style for you?

A fresh contemporary beach cottage living room with turquoise and yellow accents that is just off the kitchen. Design by Annie Lowengart and photo by David Duncan Livingston.

Contemporary Living Room by San Anselmo Interior Designer Ann Lowengart Interiors, LLC

This tranquil master bedroom suite includes a small seating area, beautiful views and an interior hallway to the master bathroom & closet. All furnishings in this space are available through Martha O’Hara Interiors.

Contemporary Bedroom by Minneapolis Interior Designer Martha O’Hara Interiors

This San Diego contemporary beach bedroom and dining room was designed by Lilium Designs.  Photography by Dane Wirtzfeld.

Contemporary Bedroom by San Diego Interior Designer Lilium Designs

Contemporary Dining Room by San Diego Interior Designer Lilium Designs

This small space bathroom features many small space tricks, including the perfect combination of mirror and glass, a beautiful floating vanity and an ample amount of storage in all of the right places. Photography by Brandon Barre.

Contemporary Bathroom by Toronto Interior Designer Toronto Interior Design Group | Yanic Simard

Pictured below is an exclusive update of a 1948 redwood bungalow by Sheldon Harte.  This contemporary home is located in Orange County, California.  Fabric on the chairs and throw pillows are from Galbraith & Paul’s Heatwave.

Contemporary Living Room by Laguna Beach Architect Harte Brownlee & Associates Interior Design

…and the contemporary beach house dining room.  What a view!

Contemporary Dining Room by Laguna Beach Architect Harte Brownlee & Associates Interior Design

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