Houzz Tour: A Cheerful Beach House for Every Season

Seaview, Wash. gets a mean of 82 inches of rain per year, therefore inner designer Garrison Hullinger’s shore house is a pleasant refuge from the all-too-predictable Northwest weather. Using the natural colors of his environment as inspiration, Hullinger played a palette of nature-inspired tones and infused it with splashes of welcome color. “I knew I needed to have soothing colors across the main portion of the home,” Hullinger states. “But I wanted a few color pops that could spur, without feeling overly literal for a shore home.”

This cheerful palette, when combined with unique product that showcases natural substances, helps create a perfect weekend getaway — rain or shine.

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Hullinger and quite substances stuck together in his shore house. Wood grain, natural textiles, and soft colors exist in every room. He left the piled wood back wall in this living space by hand; it is shaped entirely from salvaged materials located on site in the remodel and other projects in the area.

Table: CB2 Teepee Table
Chairs: Eames Molded Plastic Armchair
Side tables: West Elm

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“I think the very first thought someone has as they stroll through the front door is hotel luxe,” Hullinger states. “It is casual. The dark bamboo floor helps ground the area, and hides a multitude of dirt, sand, and hair.”

Console: Wisteria
Lamp: Barbara Cosgrove
Mirror: West Elm

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The living room and family room have an extremely neutral palette, which is inspired by colors you’d find collecting seashells and driftwood. Materials in the thick seagrass rug, to the sea blue pillows create a soothing, beachy vibe.

Rug: Overstock.com
Floor lamp: Am-Living
Sectional: custom design by Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

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Hullinger chose a gentle white trim throughout, realizing it would work perfectly with Seaview’s often-cloudy and muted light. “I also kept the furniture backs low in this space, so you can sit anywhere in the space and revel in the expansive views out the windows,” he states.

Lean color: Benjamin Moore’s Winter Wheat
Coffee Table: Oly Studios
Side Table: Wisteria
Tripod Lamp: AM Living Surveyors Lamp
Art: Robin Denevan

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The fireplace is a particular source of gratification. When he bought the home, the fireplace was a old yellow brick with mauve-tinted mortar. He switched all that out for a simple and modern ceramic tile on the bottom half, although the top half is hand-sanded easy plaster.

Tile: NuTravertine by Cronin Tile

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One of the only bright colors in the home is a brilliant turquoise wall that extends out of the dining room into the kitchen.

Interior color: Benjamin Moore’s Juneau Spring
Table: CB2 Darjeeling Dining Table
Barstools: CB2 Contact Stool
Bar: Hudson Goods
Lamp: Barbara Cosgrove
Mirror: Katayma Framing

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Hullinger kept a mix of metallic tones at the home’s fixtures. Bronze and glistening chrome include a luxe feel, but are simple to clean and maintain. “I needed everything to be cozy,” he states, “with substances that could hold around weekend guests and our rescued greyhounds.”

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The present cabinetry was sanded down and repainted with a grey paint at a satin finish. White and grey granite blends the cabinetry with all the ceramic backsplash, while classic metal fixtures round out the appearance.

Cabinetry: Painted with Fine Paints of Europe
Flooring: Porcelain tile
Countertop: Madam White Granite

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In the master bedroom, Hullinger exposed a 100-year-old tongue-and-groove plank wood wall, revealing the home’s natural beauty. As a result of this wall’s bold statement, the furniture in the room is kept simple — the bed has no headboard, along with the reddish side tables are clean and minimal.

Table lamps: Kovacs

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A guest bedroom plays from this beachy turquoise wall in the dining room and kitchen. Customized bedding made by Hullinger gives the space a lively feel, while smoky glass table lamps evoke the appearance of foggy sea glass.

Table lamps: West Elm Gourd Table Lamp
Mattress framework: habit by Garrison Hullinger Interior Design
Bedding: custom made

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“It was so much fun designing a distance where I was the true customer,” Hullinger states. “I needed to make sure that the home had all the conveniences of home along with a couple more.” For the floors, ceramic tile made to look like cut — came out of a tile firm.

Floors: NuTravertine by Cronin Tile
Backsplash: Basalt Linear Mosaic by Cronin Tile

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Finely carved basalt tile echoes the appearance of Seaview’s persistently wet weather. “I needed to design a luxurious shower that you wouldn’t wish to step out of,” states Hullinger. Hullinger’s use of soothing color tones and high quality materials generates a really high-end space.

Shower tile: Basalt Autumn Rain Basalt Tile by Cronin Tile

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