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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

going coastal

I just returned from the beach... and dreaming of designing a beach cottage.  Thought it was time for a blog post about creating coastal design at home (even if home isn't actually on the coast).

Incorporating hints of sand + surf in organic elements, like stacked stones, driftwood and coral, creates a fresh, seaside feeling. 

Containers filled with seaglass or seashells, collections of blue & green glass... are all reminiscent of the ocean tides.

Books in shades of marine blue.  Objects in ocean hues. Driftwood like this manzanita...are fresh ways to bring the sea to you.

Capiz shell lighting adds an instant coastal influence and modern edge.  I love (& used) this West Elm capiz chandeleir for a photo shoot with TTW Photo, shot for Stanley Furniture's Coastal Living Resort Collection...

{resource for capiz pendant...west elm}

Natural textures like sea grass and reclaimed wood bring an earthy tone + beachy feel to interior spaces. And white is always right for re-creating the magic of the shore, in varying sandy shades...

Add fresh elements, like sea-oats, palms or natural grasses to create an airy, breezy, beachy vibe.  Or add a pop of sea-inspired colour like aqua or mint...

...Bring a little beach to your living spaces.  Dig out the shells or seaglass you collected on your beach holiday and add a little ocean inspiration to your decor. Or craft a sun-inspired piece of art with sunprints (see my DIY sun-print post here). 


{all images above from the Stanley Furniture Coastal Living Resort Collection. stanley furniture
Photography by TTW Photo. Styled by yours truly.}


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