Want to be inspired by the coastal lifestyle even if you’re nowhere near it? Do like L.A-based blogger Jacey Duprie and decorate with oversize beach photography. After all, who wouldn’t want to stare at the Positano coast all day?
KEEP THINGS LIGHT
The Apartment by The Line perfectly embodies the easy, breezy beachfront nature of coastal homes with its Hamptons pop-up last summer in Amagansett. The secret: They kept every finish in a light wood or neutral tone with just a few pops of black and color here and there.
USE NATURAL MATERIALS
If there’s one thing that doesn’t belong in a beach house, it’s anything overly ornate or gilded. Instead, do as the architects at Workshop APD, and focus on using natural materials and textures.
GIVE YOUR SPACE A NAUTICAL NOD
A subtle nautical nod always has a place in a beach house, so long as it’s done tastefully. Rounded brass mirrors and industrial pendants provide just enough coastal flair without falling into a themed-decor trap.
ALWAYS BE BEACH-READY
The No. 1 indication of an enviable beach house is a sign that indicates the beach is only a stone’s throw away. In your entryway, add woven baskets and beach towels to your set of hooks, even if you may not need them. Straw hats are equally acceptable.
DECORATE IN ALL WHITE
Interior designer Leanne Ford understood that the breezy nature of a beach house started with an all-white interior. If you want to get a carefree coastal look, try whitewashing your floors and ceilings and decorating with mostly white furniture.
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