Image of the Week: Design by Color

Who says that a pool needs to be surrounded by cool, aqua tones? These red benches and lounge chairs create a bold contrast to the placid water and provide an outdoor space for friends and family to gather. They also look great against that white siding and deck. Get more exterior design ideas here.

Image #1: Splash of Red

Love that monochromatic, minimalist look? Craving your own marble island and wide open dining space with a view? You can learn more about Sea Island Builders’ kitchen renovation projects on their website.

Image #2: Paint It White

You don’t have to live by the ocean to bring nautical elements into your home. Adding thick seafarers’ rope to a staircase’s balusters is a relatively easy (and ingenious) way to make your entryway feel like the perfect port of call. See more little (and big) coastal-inspired renovation ideas here.

Image #3: Out to Sea

You don’t need to live in a 19th century mansion to have a grand staircase in your home. All you need is a little dramatic flair—like a glittering chandelier, a curving balustrade, and great natural lighting. Find this staircase and other impressive design feats in the Sea Island Builders’ photo gallery.

Image #4: Stairway to Heaven