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Luxury Seaside Design

Role - Designer ( Sydney, New South Wales, Australia )
By - Tracey Clayton
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Over the years, coastal design has gained some sort of bad reputation because of the overstuffed room and decor cliches, such as porthole mirrors, anchors, lighthouse lamps and wall-hung oars. However, there are other ways to tell a nautical story, without using kitschy props and too obvious details. This especially goes if you are trying to design a sophisticated home that is easy-going and chic. Regardless whether you are trying to decorate your seaside home or just want to bring the warm breeze and sandy beach into a home that is far away from the sea, introducing luxury seaside design is simple, as long as you view it as an epitome of simplistic elegance and not a chance to clutter your home with seashells and nautical stripes.


Start with a color palette

Think of the interior design as painting an artwork. You need a canvas on which you will paint your nautical theme. For that, you will need to paint the place with colors borrowed from shells, sand and sea. An all-white backdrop provides you with more freedom to choose the rest of the elements at your will, and you can introduce the rest of the borrowed shades, such as sandy beige, off-whites and light blue, through the furniture and accessories. If you want to complement the cool blues with warm shades, you can use deep coral shades and somber oranges.


Choose organic

Now that you have your backdrop, you need to further accentuate the coastal theme. You can do that with furniture. The pieces should be crafted from organic materials and natural fibers, or at least in colors that are reminiscent of the beach scenery. Furniture that fits into this theme perfectly is made of rattan or bamboo.


Bring in the opulence

To keep the element of the luxury alive, the natural fibers mentioned in the previous paragraph should be anchored with high-end, clean-lined, modern couches in sandy beige, pristine white or light blue. Elongated sofas accentuate the length of the room and also make the entire space more sophisticated. The materials you will want to choose here should reflect bliss and sumptuousness. Consider opting for velvet upholstery, leather, printed silk, bantry linen, mohair, damask, wool, and of course hardwood for chairs, tables and shelves. If you want a bedroom in the luxury seaside style, a natural oak frame is the best choice. Combine it with clean, crisp, neutral-toned fabrics and striped pattern accents


Light it up

Dark gloomy days on the beach are a rarity. Don't let them become permanent residents of your home. Install large windows and glass doors and leave them bare, or at least keep the curtains opened as long as you can. Since the sun isn't shining throughout the day, you should also pay attention to choosing the lighting fixtures. This is your chance to bring in some luxury into the space. Choose a crystal chandelier or a light, yet striking pendant lamp to serve as a focal point.


White-washed

White-washed wood is a common element in beach-inspired homes. Just make sure you don't use it too much, or it will lose its purpose as an accent. A white-washed furniture piece here and there, for example, is a good idea, but white-washed ceiling beams would be pushing this theme too far. Speaking of wood, reclaimed wood tends to look amazing in such spaces.


Texturize

The seaside is a tactile experience. Just imagine digging your toes in the sand, feeling the water splashing on your feet, or holding a seashell in your hand. Those are the feelings you need to recreate with your decor. You can achieve this by layering different textures that are visually obvious, such as the smooth finish of the clayware, the rough finish on wooden furniture, and woven area rugs. Since the goal of the seaside design is to make the space feel comfortable, you should also include soft elements like velvet and plush.


Accessorize

Finally, every home needs accessories, especially if you are aiming for the luxurious look. To keep everything sophisticated, minimalism is the way to go. Artisan pieces and metallic items have a way of elevating the entire space. Think about including mirrors with metallic frames. Also, beach-inspired patterns are welcome, as long as you keep them toned down. Finish up with some exotic houseplants.Achieving a luxury seaside design is not at all easy, and any help is welcome. Do your research online and, if that doesn't help, hire a professional decorator.
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