With summer just around the corner, I find myself thinking about activities and things to do in the sun. Living in a busy and often chaotic city like London, I sometimes feel like I need to get out of the chaos and out into nature.
Big J and I often dream of living by the beach. We would wake up first thing in the morning, sit on the porch of our californian style bungalow with a hot cup of coffee wrapped up in warm blankets. While looking out into the sea and watching the sun rise, Little J would be collecting shells before we got ready to start the day.
When I started to research images for the coastal style, I found that a lot of the homes were classic in style with blue and white. I had to decide whether I wanted to showcase a traditional coastal style or go for something that was a little more interesting. When I found this Long Island Beach cottage, I was instantly drawn to it. The owner has cleverly taken the standard elements of a coastal style property and incorporated original idea’s. I was blown away and had to use it as a showcase for the post.
THE KEY ELEMENTS
- The look for a coastal style home is usually fresh, airy and relaxed in nature, the scheme takes inspiration from the sea and it’s surrounding areas.
- Colours used are usually whites and creams- to create a light and reflective atmosphere and blue – reflection of the sea.
- Tongue and groove panelling is a common element in coastal style interiors
- Fabrics are natural and light, cotton and linen, stripe patterns are commonly used in upholstery
- Furniture is wooden and simple in style, can be distressed or made of woven grasses such as wicker or ratten.
THE REALITY CHECK
I still dream of living by the beach. The beautiful airy style and relaxed elements is something that can be taken and put into any home. Do you like coastal style interiors?
Have a lovely Monday, the sky is grey outside so I have some indoor activities planned for Little J. Till tomorrow. xD
Image Source: Marthastewart.com