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Home Designs and Décor Guide

Every single detail of Shearwater’s community design was meticulously planned with a specific purpose in mind. At Shearwater, the architectural styles of the homes were carefully chosen to encourage a sense of community, bring families together and reflect the natural beauty of northeast Florida. Learn more about the architectural designs at Shearwater, and how you can incorporate some of that style into your home décor.


Florida Farmhouse

Steeped in tradition, the Florida Farmhouse style home is a classic American design that offers a unique array of features. Large, functional front porches, clean lines and often formal dining and living rooms make for a more family-oriented home.

At Shearwater, front porch living is a part of the lifestyle. Embrace it and make your front porch an inviting place with a porch swing, potted plants and twinkling string lights. Interior designs should hint at times gone by, with rustic furniture and vintage nick-knacks. In the dining room, a large, weathered wooden dinner table is both trendy and accommodates big family gatherings. Check out our Florida Farmhouse Pinterest board for more inspiration.


Florida Bungalow and Craftsman

The Florida Bungalow or Craftsman home has a warm, classic design subtly influenced by Florida’s natural landscape. Features like wide porches, tapered columns and rustic textures give these homes an old-world, homey charm.

Craftsman and Bungalow homes feature clean lines and an artsy design. Pair dark wood furniture with rich colors and bold, tropical prints to add some uniquely Floridian flair. Break up striking patterns with crisp white linens and throw pillows. Then, bring the outdoors in with potted plants that add to the tropical atmosphere. For more ideas, take a peek at our Florida Craftsman Pinterest board.


Coastal Traditional

Coastal Traditional homes offer classic details, versatility and spacious front porches that allow tons of natural light to brighten up the home. These homes feature a softer style that calls to the coast, where the sun is king and the beach is not far away.

Coastal Traditional homes feature a relaxed style that’s perfect for spending time with family and friends. Softer tones like light blues, greens and beiges hint at the colors of sand and water. Open, airy spaces take advantage of the natural lighting, and proudly displaying the shells and starfish found on trips to the beach pays homage to the Florida coast. For more décor ideas, check out our Coastal Traditional Pinterest board.


Spanish Craftsman

Popular in South Florida since the 1920s, Spanish-style homes are influenced by the architecture of countries bordering the Mediterranean coast. Comprised of simple, geometric shapes with short overhangs and stucco or brick siding, these homes feature an exotic flair.

Spanish Craftsman homes feature a bold, eccentric style. Geometric patterns and warm color palettes with bright pops of reds, oranges and yellows are a trademark of these homes. Patterned tiles, vibrant throw pillows and furniture with ironwork designs are all functional and add the perfect amount of character. Take a look at our Spanish Craftsman Pinterest board for more ideas.


Visit our community seven days a week to find the right home for you, and join our Interest List to learn more about Shearwater’s unique home designs and lifestyle.