10 Back Garden Design Ideas

The metal worktable next to the baking supplies and the six-burner range with an extra oven promise that this kitchen is ready for business.

The built-in cabinetry displays detailing that would enhance any cottage kitchen. The vertical beadboard at the back of the glass-fronted cabinets is painted blue to set off the white tableware. Underneath, a narrow white shelf against the blue back similarly adds to the plate display. The cabinet top is a practical butcher block, and the hardware consists of simple nickel latches and drawer pulls as might have been found in a kitchen 50 years ago.

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Above and below: The upstairs bedroom’s shell-pink color evokes the seashore, and the mirror above the dressing table has a frame of shells in the same pink.

Two sets of French doors open to porches from this bedroom: the one seen is on the rear of the home and the one on the opposite wall leads to the upstairs front porch and rockers.

The two bedrooms exude design ideas like placing photos under the glass vanity top, and letting seashore pastels play together in the colors of walls, ceilings, furnishings, and linens.

It is our hope that the homes featured here might inspire some playful designs in your home, dear reader, and that by looking through these pages you might feel a little sand between your toes and a yearn to walk through the breaking waves.

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