Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Bit More Coastal These Days

Coastal Living

There's something about a seaside abode that screams 'seaside' even if you are not looking out the door at the sea.... relaxing elements peppered here and there, that are not necessarily nautical but that hint at a promise of an escape from the stresses of daily 'city' life......raffia baskets and hats, books, simple flower arrangements, well loved furniture, tactile fabrics such as linen, hessian, calico, denim and canvas with ticking, gingham or delicate floral designs, casual rugs, huge sofas, big windows, natural materials such as stone and wood, maybe a star fish or some coral and here and there, aqua blue and sea green accents and of course lots of white!

Now our houses might be no where near the sea but isn't it easy to incorporate such simple elements into our homes?! I am being drawn more and more to interiors that have that relaxed but elegant coastal feel to them... neutrals, naturals, texture and light.... an air of simplicity. Not to say that the odd Louis chair and chandelier wouldn't fit right in there though! What coastal elements do you love seeing in a home?

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