Coastal Living

I've been busy looking for art work and accessories for my clients coastal inspired home  ...I collected these images to inspire me during my search...

These styles from Blackband interiors have a contemporary feel...the coral pictures and sea grass rug add to the look...

Grass-cloth wallpaper is also used in Coastal Homes..

Brandon Architecture from orange county added coral pictures and coral in the bookcase...

I love the contemporary beach feel to these coral prints...

Barclay's Butera has a reputation for a beach style...stripes, blue and white pottery, shells and art work of the sea...which lean more toward the traditional feel.

(Barclay Butera)

Spicher and co

The pictures above have more of a traditional feel.

( Blackband Interiors)

This is a fun look with the whale..notice the mix of the pattern rug with the stripe bedspread...the fun lamp shades complete the look.

These pictures could be so fun for a beach-y look.

(Blackband Interiors)

You can add t
o the coastal look by incorporating natural looking pieces, like the rug and the driftwood chandeliers. The wood paneling also screams beach...and I love the striped lamp shade..

(Blackband Interiors)

  Notice the natural baskets in this display from William Sonoma...

(Blackband Interiors)

It helps to have your back door open right on to the beach....

(Brandon Architecture)

Have you noticed the glass lamp trends...

(Blackband Interiors)

Love this stripe grass rug and the wicker chairs...

These next few pictures are from Rooms and Gardens in Santa Barbara...One of my favorite shops for a Coastal look...

( Rooms and Garden website here)

Here is a list of some of the items to get the look...

Mix of patterns
Natural grass items
Blue and white jars
Glass balls
Pictures with a beach theme
Lots of shells.

Check Back on Friday for a special coffee table styling post.... I'm participating with other bloggers...


  1. I love a coastal look! And all the elements that you describe.

  2. wow this was a great post! I love Rooms and Gardens, it's my happy place when I'm up north. I also noticed in several of the pictures the amazing collection of pillows. That could be a whole other post. Absolutly beautiful inspiration...
    The House of Hampton

  3. One of my very favorite styles. The photos are just beautiful

  4. GORGEOUS post. Wow so many amazing and inspiring coastal images..makes me antsy for a beach house!! Love the prints and have always loved oversized coral pieces, just stunning!

  5. Loving that Blackband Interiors! Beach style is so relaxing adn fun, cant wait to see what you pick!

  6. Julie it's like you posted this just for me! I am working on a how on the water right now that needs accessories just like those coral fans and coastal accents!! Thanks for the inspiration... Stacy

  7. Perfect! ♥♥♥ this whole post, thank you for all the eye candy.

  8. Beautiful coastal design! I adore the coral prints!!
    xo. Leslie
    Segreto Finishes

  9. Love all your inspiration photos! Love some of those rooms from Blackburn...I need to check them out!!

  10. Your post has me longing for a beach house. I find these rooms totally charming.

  11. Julie,
    Wow, I loved these examples. I know you'll do something wonderful for your clients. I've always like Barclay Butera's style. I've never heard of Blackband Interiors, but I'm heading over to check them out. There were some really great looking rooms here.

  12. such great eye candy inspiration pics! and your list...its everything I love and collect!

  13. i love a beachy coastal look, esp when it's not in your face nautical. like those photos above of sunbathers on the beach....chic. peace of the running waves to you right where you are.

  14. Love these gorgeous rooms, thanks for the inspirations!

  15. It's so interesting for me to study the images you have posted. The New England coastal look is so much more restrained. I like the vib you can create. So many directions to go as well.


  16. Only a grinning visitant here to share the adoration (:, btw remarkable style. affordable floor plans


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