Each year ‘coastal style’ collections arrive with the jaunty promise of the joys of living by the sea. And this year it is going to be harder than usual to resist the urge to create your very own ‘beach house’ at home. Coastal Style 2021 offers an unpredictable global weave of inspiration from the palaces of India and Spain to West Africa and our own coastal shores.
Smart hippy chic
The 2021 coastal colour palette follows the heat of the day. Starting bright and early with cool morning blues, strolling leisurely through to hot midday turquoise and ending at dusk with velvety indigo blues. Woven amongst these waves of colour is a thread of 1970s-inspired rattan and bamboo offering a smart hippy chic vibe to this year’s interiors take on Coastal Style.
Waves of colour
The shell chic trend that I mentioned last year in my post Hebridean Island Style is growing in popularity with textile designers and for home accessories.
This shell edged lime-washed rattan place mat with palm fork and spoon would make a stunning summery tablescape, available online from Frangipani Home.
No trip to the beach is complete without building a sandcastle. This incredible ‘sand croc art’ was created by an assistant set decorator at the end of the day on a Laura Ashley photographic shoot a few years ago. I still marvel at it and at how quickly he created it!
Coastal inspired shopping is the theme in the June 2021 issue (out now) of Saga magazine’s Shop Till You Drop pages. Whilst putting these pages together, I discovered lots of irresistible coastal inspired items to wear, for the home and garden as well as for gift ideas.
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Thank you so much for reading, I hope you have enjoyed it. If you need help with creating your own beach house style or for any other project, please get in touch with me via my affordable interior design service Styling Box.
With many thanks,