Nothing is more relaxing and soothing as a day at the beach. Just dreaming of those summer breezes can warm you up! So are you ready to start going coastal: designing with coastal. If you are looking for some coastal inspiration look no further. In other words start checking out these design inspirational tips, photos and links to create an amazing coastal home.
Where to find inspiration? When I start a coastal design project I begin by looking at travel photography. In addition to visiting beaches, the coast line and marinas. Since I’m fortunate enough live near the Great South Bay on Long Island. I love to take a drive down Ocean Parkway for more coastal inspiration.
Look at the colors of nature as the perfect place to find a color scheme for going coastal and designing with coastal in mind. The natural color choices would be blues, greens and whites.
However consider the colors of a gorgeous sunset too. Soft gray, off white and pale pink would be wonderful for a bedroom or sun-room design.
Creating beautiful interiors starts with the floor plan, color scheme and great artwork. When I’m designing a coastal room, the artwork we bring in will support the mood and balance of the space. I lookout for pieces that have a feeling of coastal without looking too kitschy.
The addition of coastal art to a space can be a bit on the whimsical side. In other words it will help carry the theme of the design in a lighthearted way. When designing this Naples breakfast dining room we added these stunning fish prints.