Living on the coast of Long Island, in the Hamptons, is what has inspired both my boutique home furnishings store and my style of interior design. I work with clients with many different tastes and lifestyles, but there is as thread that ties each project together and that is coastal style. So, I thought I would define what coastal style interior design is.
Let’s talk color first.
Whether you only spend summers by the water or you are lucky enough to be there year round, your coastal style interior would have reflections of the seaside.
Sandy tones, blues, greys, and greens in paint color or wallpaper.
If you’re looking for a vibrant space, you may bring it bright pops of color. Someone looking for calm will prefer subtle tones of similar colors throughout the space like the look in the guest room we did below.
Second, let’s talk texture. This is so important to me in making a house feel like home. You might want clean modern lines and glossy finishes that feel like the sun reflecting on the ocean or you might prefer the aged finishes of vintage pieces or driftwood like wood tones. Perhaps a grass cloth wallpaper or sisal rug to bring in the grainy texture of the beach?
Window treatments are another way a coastal style interior is defined. You could choose shutters throughout the home for a clean beachy feel or go for the softness of textured linen sheers and woven wood shades.
These are just a few of the ways you can make your home, wherever you are, feel like a coastal retreat. Let me know which ways you bring that coastal style to your home. I’d love to hear from you.