Thursday, June 10, 2010

Coastal Chic Accents & Interiors

With summer just about here, I'm filled with thoughts of warm, sandy beaches and fresh ocean air. I love, love the beach and am grateful to live in California, just 10 minutes away from Laguna. My dream is to live in a beach house where friends and family can drop by anytime to kick up their feet and relax, including all of you of course! All of the rooms in today's post are exactly what I envision a beach house to be - a color palette of fresh blue, turquoise and white...accents of seashells and glass mixed with textured rattan, sisal and linen...a combination of dark and light woods - need I say more?! What do you love most about this style?






SEASHELL CHANDELIER VIA MERMAID HUT

FLOAT VASE FILLER VIA POTTERY BARN




CORAL PILLOW VIA POTTERY BARN





(ABOVE) MERMAID BOOKENDS & ANCHORS AWEIGH PILLOW VIA MODERN CHIC HOME



GLASS LAMPS VIA POTTERY BARN

ALL OTHER PHOTO CREDITS: HOUSE BEAUTIFUL; COUNTRY LIVING; WATERLEAF INTERIORS; COASTAL LIVING

17 comments:

  1. These pics are divine! This coastal, laid-back style is my absolute favourite, even though I live more in the Aussie bush than the beach. But who cares, if I don't have the beach outside my window, I'll bring it inside with my furniture and accessories. Great post! K xx

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  2. First of all, let me say how envious I am of you for living there! We went to Newport Beach for April vacation & I kept asking my husband why we do not live here! The weather, the palm trees, the ocean, fashion island, etc., etc.! (there is the small problem of no job out there.. hee hee)! I love, love, love this post. Love every single image and everything in them! xo

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  3. I love the frame of this amazing picture you dream about, which is the ocean. This frame is always changing its colors. Dark blue, soft sometimes, deep green, turquoise...So delicate your dream. Thank you for the lovely post. Bela.

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  4. There's so much to love about this style of decorating.
    I LOVE the artichoke base of the white lamp!!
    Angex

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  5. It is so silly, but I live right near the beach, yet my home couldn't be less 'beach-cottagey'! Ironic?
    I do love the style and that first dining room with the chandelier is just beautiful.. the colours are all so restful and fresh, but with sea shells, I am a fan of 'less is more' if you know what I mean?
    :) Flick

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  6. These spaces are fantastic, I love the great oil painting and the Farmtable Beach Dining Room!! Thanks for inspiring!! Best, Connie

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  7. These are beautiful! I just love coral.

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  8. After looking at this post! I am dreaming staying on the beach for a few days!

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  9. I'm totally digging that mermaid bookend and all those aqua sea colors. And of course those sea shells, love!

    Xoxo
    Sarah

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  10. It was a nice surprise to see our Coral Chandelier in photo 10, looks beautiful against the blue shades! This chandelier is a best seller along with the coral sconces to match! Thanks!

    The Designer Insider

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  11. I love coastal chic! Especially love the chandelier!

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  12. Oh so beautiful and I'm envious of you being by the beach in summer - it's cold and wintry here in Sydney now!

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  13. Wow - this style is just so lovely and chic. I am especially loving the vase fillers (have been looking for something like this for *ages*), and the glass lamps, too.

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  14. I love this style. And Laguna looks like such a pretty place ;)))
    Happy Friday :)

    xoxo,
    raru

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  15. This is a beautiful post - definitely a cool refreshing read on a hot Dallas morning. Thank you!

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  16. Looks so fresh!! Love the combination of the colors blue and turquoise, thinking about adding some accents in my home!

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  17. Gorgeous collection. Have to say, that coral pillow from Pottery Barn is quite nice... being a custom gal that can be tough to say but there is just no denying some of the things they do so well with.

    Thank you for the Coastal AHHHH on this dreary day here in MA!!

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