Coastal design is a hallmark of American style thanks to its timeless use of neutral colors and woven textures. But If you want a coastal space to feels a little more playful, remember the same subtle trademarks that make coastal style classic also make it versatile. Here our designer added a bit of flair by using some playful silhouettes in a casual layout.
From the simple and chic dining chairs to the unique modern pendant light, this dining room is big on style. The contrasting black and white color scheme is a trendy look for minimalist design. With its clean, minimalistic characteristics, this space feels open and airy.
The natural textures and pale hues associated with coastal style can be a great way to make a space feel casual and inviting. But, it can be easy to veer into kitschy territory with all the beach themed decor. To create a space that feels more subtle, stick to items that recall the beach but don't reference it too directly. In this living room, sandy wood finishes, pale blue accents, and shell-like vessels are nice nods to the coast that don't feel too obvious.
Just because a dining space is small doesn't mean it can't be mighty. Here a round dining table saves space by cutting corners, but it's vintage finish and ornate base gives it a regal charm that is further elevated by the pristine white slipcover dining chairs—making this dining room not only space-savvy but also refined.
Sometimes the key to creating a chic space is paring it down to the bare essentials. Here, the designer has gone one step further, removed a shelf for holding books, and instead uses their reading material as a plant stand directly on the floor. This bold move adds a touch of edginess to the space that is tres chic.
Comfort comes first in this California Modern living room, with the foundational elements of this space being comfortable and cozy. The high-contrast color palette and mix of materials helps bring to life the mix of modern and rustic elements in this space. But there’s a beautiful balance between the two styles, so neither style dominates the look. Eclectic elements give this space an approachable, personalized vibe.
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