I recently discovered the beautiful photos from Coastal Living’s 2010 idea home, in Seabrook, WA. Tim Clarke, the interior designer, (you MUST check out his site…totally gorgeous!), fuses coastal and Northwest style in simple, breezy ways to create a look that need not be limited to a house by the sea. Lots of his ideas can be put to use at your home in the city or the suburbs, and not look out of place for a second.
The contemporary and clean white chairs provide a fresh foil to the rustic looking dining table.
Plum isn't an obvious accent color for a beach house, but it fits right in. The grayed-down hue is reminiscent of the Washington coast's rocky shores and gray days.
The media room's grasscloth covered walls and rattan tables definitely read as beachy, but would work well in any living space to add layers of texture. The orange phone is a playful pop of warm color.
I love the pairing of gray-blue and pumpkin. The hits of dark gray from the wool blankets and stripes in the Nantucketesque cotton rug ground the scheme. How is this beachy? The blue is just airy enough, the curtains are breezy, and the bamboo curtain rod lends a subtle nod to the style.
I can totally imagine nestling into that sofa with a hot cup of coffee and a fleece blanket. The mustard yellow adds a slight California vibe, but the pale green plaid makes it all feel so Northwest.
All photos from Coastal Living by Lisa Romerein.