Covering homes from as far apart as the Bahamas and Denmark, authors Sally Hayden and Alice Whately begin by looking at the essential components of the coastal look--color and texture, materials, furniture, fabrics, accessories, and display. The second part of the book, The Spaces, takes a tour through the home room by room, from Living Spaces, Cooking and Eating Spaces to Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Outdoor Spaces, capturing the informal, easy-going interior style associated with living at the water's edge. But Coastal Blues is not only for those who live by the ocean. Whatever and wherever your home, from a high-rise apartment to a newly built home, you can create a simple, informal beachy feel. From tranquil living areas to balmy bedrooms and shipshape kitchens, Coastal Blues covers all the aspects of decorative seaside style.