Coastal Design

Living on the South Carolina Coast, clients often ask for a “coastal” or “beachy” style.  I thought I’d share some inspiration photos of coastal decor and also a few tips on how to achieve this look!  To me, this coastal style usually includes a few key elements: specific colors (whites, beiges, blues and greens), some slipcovered or skirted upholstery, natural fibers (jute, sisal, etc.) which can be found in rugs, furniture or accessories, and some coastal imagery.

Here are a few inspiration photos that I’ve found recently for a project that I’ve been working on!

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The mix of navy and white in this room is perfection!  The layered dhurrie rug on top of the sisal gives that little hint of natural materials but allows some color to come from the rug as well.  Sisal rugs are usually less expensive than a patterned rug and are also not usually so comfortable on your feet so layering is a good way to get the look for a less, but more comfortable way.  The light fixtures also add a hint of natural material!  The soft lines of the sectional and the soft white draperies also add to that coastal look.

Photo From : Decor Pad

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The soft greens and blues in this living room really give that coastal vibe . The beadboard on the ceiling is another great architectural element that lends itself to a beachy room!

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The coral artwork behind the sofa really sets the stage for this coastal room.  The coffee table brings in those natural materials and the glass lamps also hint to the outdoors.

Photo From: Blog Lovin’

It’s easy to get carried away with beachy accessories but I love how these built ins were styled!  Just the perfect mix!  The back of the built ins are also covered in a grass cloth paper which is a great way to add a natural element to your space.

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Photo From: Coastal Interiors

Happy decorating!



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