Monday, December 1, 2014

Coastal style in interior design: coastal style furniture, lighting and accents, ocean and beach style decor, wallpapers, rugs and more.

We can say without any exaggeration that coastal style or ocean and beach style as well as yachting style is one of the main integral part of modern interior design mainstream. Coastal style has wide interpretation: from noble patterns of yacht interiors to mediterranean villas, famous hotels and ocean fairy-tales theme in children's interiors. Any of interiors can be created in the mood of "ocean wave", but we prefer home offices, studies, libraries, WC, bathrooms, nurserys, patio as well as public interiors like bars, clubs, restaurants and so on. Unfortunately ocean and beach style is used too much and as a result many ugly interpretations are produced. But fundamental ideas of ocean style are very strong, resistant and have clear aesthetics. Therefore mass market with rough vulgar replications don't prejudice to the ocean style. I think that the first reason of coastal style durability is immemorial roots of water theme in humanity history. Water just as ocean is a source of life and divinity. Marks of water, waves, streams, drops and rain, rivers are exist in all cultures of human civilizations.

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

Vertigo Yacht interiors by Christian Liaigre 

Ralph Lauren Interiors Style 

The Point Dume Collection is a modern, tranquil interpretation of Ralph Lauren's iconic love of seaside living

Restoration Hardware Interiors Style (Denim Blue for Interiors)

Thus coastal style or ocean and beach style is always in premium-fashion )) Coastal style is always elegant, fresh, full of salty sea-breezes and sunshine, nautical adventures. Ocean style has wealth of details and varieties like infinity tints of sea water: from sea foam color to cosmic indigo of sea-depth, from tranquil turquoise to sapphire boiling sea, from liquid gold of sunset to pearl sunrise.

Ocean theme looks like whole a symphony, but sometimes it can sound like separate striking notes expressing ideas of courage, energy, travel, adventures, freedom, discovering and so on. Coastal style is conventional with male interiors of private offices, billiard rooms, libraries and boy's bedrooms but could introduce new lush details into "female" interiors of WC, spa, bedrooms, sitting rooms as well.

Creating coastal style interior design you should be moderate with visual figurativeness, factures, colors etc. to avoid exhibition effect or scenography.

I suppose in these days we have prevalent criteria of sea or coastal style interior design:

- coastal or sea style (the same rule applies to yacht style) should stay vivid and natural for harmony developing ideas of original source - first of all - nature;

- working on color gamut of interior it is recommended to use natural colors like golden sand, umber, ochre, primrose, bronze, azure, indigo, aquamarine, tints of beryl, nephrite, calaite, opal, tints of chocolate, cinnamon, saffron-yellow or marengo, pearl-grey, lime-color and, ivory white ect. You can achieve brilliance effect including vivid juicy details associated with the color of tropical flowers, fruits and fishes: chartreuse, emerald-green, lemon, carmine, vermilion, lilac and violet, tints of ruby, schorl and amethyst etc. World-famous designer Philippe Starck (in particular yacht style) says that yacht design mustn't be "vulgar" statements of wealth and power, but be in harmony with the sea and nature. He created renowned avangard Motor Yacht A for Andrey Melnichenko (one of the richest businessmen of Russia). Philippe Starck says that this boat has elegance and intelligence, it doesn't try to show the money. He also created Venus yacht for Steve Jobs;

Super Yacht Interiors by Philippe Starck:

- selecting furniture, lighting and accents you should give preference to timeless and placid shapes and decoration without alien forms. Such furniture and lights can be related to coastal living, sea cruise, navigation and exploration, fishing, traditional sport and rest etc. But modern industrial design has basic tendency to merging of different styles. Let's take for example popular fusion style interiors or eclectic style interiors. So coastal style interiors have a right to adopt foreign elements of interior design: for example colonial style furniture or elegant pieces of authentic or replica ethnic style like vases, lanterns, rugs and tapestry, chests, statuettes, panels, masks, fans and so on. It's quite naturally because exploration of sea and oceans was connected with conquest of new lands with original art traditions. The finishing of furniture and textile solutions should have natural color, texture and pattern. You should cautiously use synthetic materials especially plastics to achieve finesse fusion interior design or otherwise harmony and dialog of civilization and ages can be destroyed;

Minotti Pasha Armchair

Roche Bobois Jean Paul Gaultier Sofa

- with ethnic seasoning coastal style interior we can get a striking effect in combination with organic or bio components like vertical garden, fytowalls, bunches and bouquets of flowers, vases and pots, especially with palm trees and colorful tropical plants and so forth; and rattan furniture, bamboo furniture and accents, horns of wild animals, feathers of exotic birds, seashells as well;

- among the finishing (painting and decorating) of surfaces noble natural forms and tints are preferable: white, light beige or cream or fine tint of green marble (Thassos Marble, Greek Volakas Marble, Carrara Marble, Silver Minc Marble, Naxos Marble, Botticino Classico, Travertino, Crema Marfil, Crema Unico, Jerusalim Stone, Rosa Portogallo, Light Green Katni Marble, Emperador Light Honed, Emperador Light and so forth), light almost uniform onyx, slate, limestone (Moleanos, Moca Cream limestone, Capri Limestone etc.), traditional natural colored ceramic tile, natural wooden floors. In particular "canonical" solution for floors is a whitewashed oak, ash, walnut, teak in the style of deck. Plain paint, natural deal board, wooden boards or veneer panels can be widely used to decorate walls;

Cerdomus Ceramiche Kyrah Ocean Blue

- wallpaper with images of ships, fishes and starfish and waves is a nice choice for nurseries or guest rooms;

- selecting decor, accents, pieces of art we can extensively use images and forms of sea, water and nature and bound up with them paintings, photos, engravings, printings of sea-scape, seabirds and animals, clippers, brigantines, regatta, sea battles, models of ships, sculptures of sea-animals and sea-gods, stuffed animals, elements of sea-ships and yacht equipment (compass, barometer, sextant, astrolabe, spyglass, terrestrial globe, bends, hooks, anchor and the like).

Joss Main Crab Sculpture

In this article I would like to show lovely samples of coastal or sea style interiors, furniture, lighting and accents, among them Ralph Lauren, Restoration Hardware, Laura Kirar, Hutton Home Ensemble London, Kare Design, Eichholtz, Gramercy Home, Collier Webb, Charles Edwards, Bella Figura, Roche Bobois, Brabbu, Promemoria, Hudson Valley, Peter Fasano, Osborne & Little, Mini Moderns, Meg Braff and many others.

Jorgen Hovelskov Harp Chair for Christensen & Larsen 
(reminds marine sail)

Shell Chair by Marco Sousa Santos

Marcel Wanders knotted chair

Joshua Tree Lounge Chair Ralph Lauren

Promemoria Topazia Wicker Armchair

Fjords Shelley Chair by Hjellegjerde

Oca Armchairs by Sergio Rodrigues

"Vronka" Chair by Sergio Rodrigues

Laura Kirar Coastal Braided Swivel Lounge Chair

Jonathan Walter and Lakshmi Bhaskaran Kustom Armchair and Ottoman

Kenneth Cobonpue La Luna Armchair

Gramercy Home Hartwell Rocking Armchair

Century Signature Godwin Raf Skirted Chair

Gramercy Home Concorde Double Cabinet

Ralph Lauren Home Watch Hill Cocktail Ottoman

Ralph Lauren Home Conservatory Garden Wicker Lounge Chair

Kenneth Cobonpue Hagia

New Model of Furniture Collection from Ralph Lauren Home Interior Magazine

Ralph Lauren Home Watch Hill Club Chair

Color variations (in ocean style) for Chester-type sofas:

Ralph Lauren Home Indigo Chesterfield Sofa

Restoration Hardware Deconstructed Chesterfield Upholstered Sofas

Gramercy Home Baby Chester Sofa

Ralph Lauren Home Conservatory Garden Wicker Lounge Chair

Crate & Barrel Bolero and Sleek Accent Tables

Hutton Home Ensemble London Club Chair Soft Breeze

DG Home Arrondi

Kare Casino Sofa

DG Home Michel

Kare Design Ohrensessel Bicolore Sky

Porada Armchair Charlotte

Brabbu Tuareg Dining Chair

Poltrona Frau Mamy Blue

Ava Contemporary chair with armrest by Michael Schmidt Bross

Minotti Blake Soft Armchair

Porada Daisy Easy Chair

Baby Blue Chair by Paul Venaille

Finn Juhl Japanese Model

Camano Beachfront Lounge Chair Designed by Terry Hunziker by Sutherland Furniture

One Kings Lane Dempsey Wing Chair, Navy

 Eichholtz New nautical items

Iccio by Pulipel

Restoration Hardware Cape Cod Collection

Roda Road 143 sofa

Barcelona Design Gardenias armchair by Jaime Hayon

Barcelona Design Gardenias armchair by Jaime Hayon

Dedon Orbit XXL Sofa Insel

Fresh American Trimaran Stripe Denim and Ivory Indoor Outdoor Pouf

Fresh American Trimaran Stripe Denim Indoor Outdoor Wouf Dog Bed

Surya Knot Pouf, Surya Out to Sea Navy Pouf, Surya Rope Navy Pouf

Riva 1920 Stool Rope

Jaime Hayon The Arpa Chair

Roche Bobois Ava chair

Wallis Lounge Chair Designed by Philippe Hurel by Sutherland Furniture

Coastal style lighting:

Le Porcellane Complementi floor lamp

Charles Edwards Studded Tole

Bert Frank Revolve Rise & Fall Pendant Light

Lindsey Adelman Roll & Hill

Bathsheba Grossman Quin

Hudson Valley Lighting Middlebury 3 Light Drum Pendant

Nautilus Lightshade Natural

Hudson Valley Lighting Conrad Flush Mount at Sears

Gramercy Home Glass Tube Chandelier

Hudson Valley Lighting Keene 1 Light Pendant

Hudson Valley Lighting Haverhill Lighting 7311 Pendant

Diesel Successful Living Cage suspension lamp

Jean Sebastien Lagrange Boo

Vitamin's Knot Pendant

Ralph Lauren Home Carthage Table Lamp in Polished Nickel

Visual Comfort Aerin Morton Table lamp Morton Table lamp

Bella Figura Starfish Lamp

Jonathan Adler's Seahorse lamp

Visual Comfort Aerin Culloden Table Lamp

Ralph Lauren Home Delphine Table Lamp in Blue and White and
Ralph Lauren Home Diana Phoenix Table Lamp in Blue and White

Arteriors Home Malaya Lamp and Cassidy White Lamp

Arteriors Home Paxton Natural Iron Chain Lamp and
Arteriors Home Caprice Lamp

Kare Design Rope Lamp

Promemoria Misultin

Safavieh Blue Bottle Glass Table Lamp

Uttermost Starfish Gold Table Lamp

Uttermost Capolona Lamp and Uttermost Girata Twisted Ceramic Lamp

Collier Webb Clandon Wall Light

DG Home Hudson Floor Lamp

Eichholtz Lamp Ceiling Aqua

Hudson Valley Lawton Collection Capitol Lighting 1800

Hudson Valley Lighting Bulb Wall Sconce and
Hudson Valley Lighting Garden City Transitional Swing Arm Wall Sconce

Laura Suardi sconce

Ocean and beach style decor: accents, mirrors, rugs&carpets, vases, sculptures and more:

Boconcept Vases

Paolo Venini Pesce

Joss Main Graceful Seahorse Statue and Crab Sculpture

Eichholtz Riva White

Ralph Lauren Home Cale Chain-Link Object

Crate & Barrel Cali Round Wicker Mirror

Eichholtz Small Porthole Mirror

Hickory Manor House Regency Convex Mirror

Emerson Wall Mirror

Maddox Rustic White Wash Mirror

Pacific Coast Lighting Fishermans Wharf Wall Mirror

Eichholtz Mirror Clearwater and
DG Home Iron and Rope Mirror

Eichholtz Blue Time and 
Eichholtz Clock Compass Henry Lloyd

Garda Decor Barometer

Eichholtz Bronze Art Deco Jaguar Sculpture

Aqua Creations Limited number of Morning Glory floor lights in dark green

Restoration Hardware Maps

Eichholtz Set of 4 Boat Prints

Eichholtz Wall Charger Plate Set Of 4 Chinese Blue and
Eichholtz Peninsula Chinese Blue Vase

At the Races Metal Wall Sculpture

Oceanic Tranquility Metal Wall Sculpture Ivory

Wind-up peacock (pictured above) made of papier-maché and real feathers

Lzf Cactus

Ortigia Bergamotto Large Square Scented Candle

Brabbu Baltic Rug

Rug Star Mono by Jurgen Dahlmanns

Waterlily Vintage Ice Cold Blue by Jurgen Dahlmanns

Michaela Schleypen Oceanstone

Michaela Schleypen Engraved Swirl

Loloey Carpet

Bathsheba Grossman Glass Mobius

Plants On Walls vertical garden systems

Vodafone green wall by GreenAir

Coastal style finishing materials and wallcovering:

Mini Moderns Whitby Lido Wallpaper

Mini Moderns Whitby Fabric Indigo

Harlequin Koi Wallpaper

Peter Fasano Beach Point Wallpaper

Peter Fasano Monterey Bay Wallpaper

Peter Fasano Captiva Wallpaper

Brigitte Von Boch Islands & Highlands Nautical Chart Wallpaper

Meg Braff Roxy wallpaper and
Meg Braff Sasa Wallpaper

Hampton House Sailboat Toile Wallpaper

Hampton House Paulie's Pond Yachts Wallpaper

Ralph Lauren Chesapeake Wallpaper

Ralph Lauren Family Places Wallpaper Collection Sand Bank

Ralph Lauren Homeport Novelty Wallpaper

Hampton House Toulouse Coral Shells Wallpaper

Hampton House Lenore's Maritime Wallpaper

Ralph Lauren Great Harbor Wallpaper

Graham & Brown Blue Grid Map Wallpaper by Allen Roth

Ashford House By The Sea Novelty Sailboats Wallpaper

Ralph Lauren Navigator Novelty Brass Wallpaper

Hampton House Ally's Anchor Away Wallpaper

Ralph Lauren Out to Sea Wallpaper

Hampton House William's Weathered Seashore Wallpaper

Hampton House Sarah's Nautical Spot Wallpaper

Osborne & Little Derwent Wallpaper

Sicis Ocean Ipix Collection

Cerdomus Ceramiche Kyrah Tile

Cerdomus Ceramiche Pietra D'Assisi

Ralph Lauren Fabric

Sunniva Upholstery Fabric

Kosmos Curtain Fabric by Fanny Aronsen

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