Hello from Long Beach Island NJ! Check out this exciting new room scene just in time for the 2018 season! This trendy room is set to impress with a touch of coastal flair. Here are some comments from Bobby Huber to break down the fabulous pieces that make this room what it is!

When I think of a classically designed beach house, I think of soft colors- blues, greens, and salmon colors paired perfectly with crisp whites and accents of rich deep navy. Our designers wanted to put together a room that was a slight departure from the classic coastal designs and showcase a space with a more contemporary twist on a coastal beach inspired dining room.

With a rich, deep blue paint from Sherwin Williams (Indigo Batik), we set the

backdrop to this contemporary coastal dining room. Taking inspiration from nature, our designers mixed different elements to create a harmonious setting of sand and driftwood inspired furnishings.

The dining table is paired with well appointed dining chairs that are not only comfortable, but also come standard with a family friendly performance fabric. The frame of the chair features a beautiful washed grey finish with lighter highlights that pair perfectly with the table, bringing out the colors of the base. Completing the dining set is the matching buffet that also can act as a TV console.

Adding the home accents completes the look. The other sideboard in the space is a fun exciting piece that is not only a work of art, but also a conversation starter. The sideboard is made of individually applied blocks of recycled elm. It creates an eye-catching basket weave pattern that is not just a pretty face, but also has tons of storage, making it also functional!

To complete the room, our designers added what I like to call the jewelry - the finishing touches. This is done through accessories: the lighting, table top displays, art work and all other items that make the room spring into life. In this part of the design process, it can get very personal. Make it your own by using different colors, materials, and accents. Go for the WOW factor.

Contributing writer Bobby Huber