Classically Coastal

After months of heavy construction we are finally getting ready to paint, furnish and accessorize.  This is such an exciting and rewarding part of the design process….. Here are some of our favorite accessories that are keeping us classically coastal!   We are loving the combination of clean lines, high polished finishes and the unexpected nautical elements.  This tray is the perfect example of a classically coastal accessory that would be fabulous on any bar or serving piece.

Continuing with our adored rope theme we found these rustic yet chic cylindrical wrapped lamps.  The natural twisted rope is pared with an oversized cream linen shade…. the perfect partnership!  These lamps would be ideal for a classic nautical navy and white bedroom.  Personally I’d pair them with a fabulous upholstered headboard in navy and white stripped linen.

 Our second favorite trend is the obvious and often over used element of natural shells. We like to incorporate the natural tones and textures into our designs.  There is nothing like a perfectly placed shell mirror or a captivating chandelier dripping with shells.  Adding a shell chandelier not only gives texture but it will cast the most magnificent reflection of light. Our favorite placement for this type of fixture is in a breakfast room, laundry room or tucked away in a cabana or powder bath!

When accessorizing with shells we always make an effort to keep the lines clean, patterns large and colors neutral. This will keep the integrity of the design with a more masculine and coastal feel.  These elements will convey a classic look that will keep its integrity over time.


The above elements mixed with a sisal rug, light colored upholstery, and accents of grass cloth, will create a fabulous and always classically coastal interior.




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  • Christine October 18, 2012, 12:44 pm

    Sabrina-great photos! I love the ideas.I also want to compliment you on the blog design- it’s truly a reflection of your interior design. So many others miss the mark, but yours really hits home for me.


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