Go Coastal: How to give your home some seaside style.
Make summer last longer with these key interior pieces to bring a little coastal freshness to your home.
Coastal style is more than just a decorating look, it’s an attitude: easy going and versatile, it’ll work in any scheme to give your space a calm and relaxed feel.
Tap into the enduring appeal of the coast, with a grown-up elegant take on maritime style. Choose a palette inspired by the water’s edge, mixing fresh neutrals with blue-grey schemes that have seashore appeal. Layer striped linens, painterly designs, rough-hewn wood with curated beach finds for a sophisticated take on seaside living.
Get the look.
Panorama is a recent interiors project which I completed. The six-bedroom property was a blank canvas for creative imagination, incorporating bright bold blues and moody grey hues.
In the open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area, I played with the colours of the coast to bring the landscape of the property indoors.
The curved sofa in the lounge not only brings the colour of the ocean into the interior space but also plays with shape, portraying the curvature of the waves as they lap the beach below. The sofa is called Astoria by Laura Ashley. Sofology do a similar style sofa called the Christiana.
To add warmth and texture to the space, I used a beautiful Warwick fabric for the curtains called Savile Row in a colour named Tailor Wolf. The turquoise and blue velvet cushions scattered on the sofa are from Loaf.
In the dining space, to pull the look together, I sourced a reclaimed teak dining table from a company called Sustainable Furniture. The table has a grey wash finish for a rough-hewn look.
The dining chairs are called Rib from PR Home.
In the TV area for the kids, I wanted to make this space fun with pops of colour, while tying into the coastal scheme. I opted for a bright, cheerful yellow to bring colour and warmth into the space. The yellow chair, cushions and throw are from Habitat. The grey chaise sofa is the Izzy from Sofa.com. The sideboard and the TV unit are both from the Chameleon range at PR Home.
Likewise, in the kid’s games room, I wanted to keep it bright and fun, reminiscent of summer days spent by the sea. The green sofa is from Habitat and the striped wallpaper from Wallpaper Direct.
The glass fish in the stairwell create a dramatic effect. The blue and green hues of the shoals reflect and bounce around the stairwell creating an underwater feel. The handmade glass shoals are from
Jo Downs Glass.
In the master bedroom I wanted to create a relaxed beach vibe. I created a feature wall using Wood Panelling effect wallpaper, design by Albany from Wallpaper Direct.
The curtain and blind fabrics are by Zoe Glencross. The print name is Bolin Bird. This beautiful fabric complements the wood paneling, bringing the outdoor landscape into the interior space.
The pendant light is hand-carved by the artisans at Tom Raffield.
The cushions and throw are from Urbanara.