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Padded Bed Frame and Cape Cod Accents in Bedroom

As seen on HGTV's Vacation House for Free, Matt's design for this Cape Cod lake house utilized a neutral color palette with bold blue and red accents. The bed frame and linens add luxury to the space, while the Cape Cod accents keep with the feel of the home's surroundings.

Formal Dining Room with Backyard View

As seen on Vacation House For Free, the bank of windows allow light to flow into the house from the backyard. A formal dining room is always a plus for renters.

Neutral Tones and Natural Textures in Living Room

As seen on Vacation House for Free, host Matt Blashaw used a mix of neutral tones and patterns throughout the living room of this lakefront home in Oakland, Maine. The natural stone fireplace and natural wood mantel adds texture and warmth, while the wooden slats on the ceiling help to add a rustic feel to the space. The plush furniture and colorful pillows add a bit of chic to the living room.

Neutral Sitting Room with Lake View

As seen on HGTV's Vacation House for Free, Matt Blashaw has designed a sitting room for the homeowners that provides an excellent view of the lake. With plenty of seating, this space is a wonderful place to entertain or simply enjoy your morning coffee.

Natural Colors and Materials in Kitchen

As seen on HGTV's Vacation House for Free, Matt's design for this beautiful coastal kitchen incorporates the natural colors of the ocean and sky, as well as material that can be found naturally, such as the wood for the ceiling.

Bedroom with Coastal Design

Host of Vacation House for Free, Matt Blashaw, designed this bedroom with the beach in mind. The coastal design is carried out through the natural, beachy colors he uses, such as the aqua blue of the ocean and the coral of the reef. He then used natural materials, such as the wood framing around the windows and the wood end tables to bring the outside in even more. The finishing touch is the picture of the sand piper above the bed.

Modern Design in Formal Dining Room

As seen on HGTV's Vacation House for Free, the modern design in this space makes the dining room feel formal. The unique table chairs, as well as the metallic chandelier and candlesticks and neutral colors help to carry the design forward.

Modern Living Room with Nautical Theme

As seen on Vacation Home for Free, Matt Blashaw and his crew gave this living room a bit of a modern design. The neutral, clean lines of the furniture help give the space a clean feeling, while the design incorporates other patterns, such as chevron, into it. The blue accents and nautical artwork brings the space together.

Living Room with New Furniture and Rug

As seen on Vacation House For Free, the living room is outfitted with new hardwood floors, an area rug, new living room furniture and many ocean themed details.

Coastal Bedroom with Sea-Inspired Accents

As seen on HGTV's Vacation House for Free, Matt designed this room with a coastal feel. The bright colors and sea inspired accents evoke the feeling of being at the beach.

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