Get the Look | Coastal Casual
Get The Look | Coastal Casual
On a recent trip out to Bainbridge Island, I was inspired to create a palette with finishes and fabrics that capture the essence of coastal casual style. Creating coastal style is all about natural textures and incorporating bright whites and watery colors.
White grasscloth wallpaper can add a dose of subtle texture that is super fresh (and not at all like your aunt’s grasscloth from the 80’s), while a sheer fabric with an informal abstract pattern can be used as drapery to frame windows and filter sunlight. Natural wood finishes play a supporting role, both for a backdrop as a floor finish and also as a rough, grayed driftwood finish for a piece of furniture. Including a gray and white woven wool area rug adds pattern and visual texture, creating a background on which furniture upholstered in white and marine blue fabrics can rest. Blackened metal finishes keep the look grounded, as well as natural unfinished leather which will patina over time and gain a relaxed appearance.
1. White Grasscloth Wallpaper – Schumacher 2. Gray Driftwood Furniture Finish – Uhuru 3. Marine Blue Tape Trim – Samuel & Sons 4. White Abstract Sheer Fabric – Casamance 5. White & Blue Ikat Fabric – Schumacher 6. Natural Camel Leather – Bolt Textiles 7. Gray Gauzy Fabric – Mark Alexander 8. White Linen Fabric – Mila Blake 9. White & Blue Textured Fabric – Jacques Bouvet et Cie. 10. Navy Linen Fabric – Designers Guild 11. Blackened Metal Furniture Finish – Uhuru 12. Wool Patterened Carpet – Stark 13. Glacier White Marble Tile – Statements 14. Natural Oak Flooring – Summit Forest Products