What’s on trend: sophisticated coastal style
8 months ago · Places · 4 min read

What’s on trend: sophisticated coastal style

It’s that time of year when the British public descends on the country’s coveted coastlines. Come rain or shine, we’re there with flip-flops on. Literally. As soon as we enter the summer months, there are feet visible everywhere and the owners of convertible cars come into their own. Coastal charm knows no end – especially when it comes to our homes.

Summer has a massive effect on us Brits – we tend to cheer up a bit. A lot, in fact. But how can we make this seasonal cheer permanent? The answer lies in this year’s trend for refined coastal style. We’re obsessed with the way it celebrates beautiful details (rather than going OTT with nautical trinkets!). These are designs inspired by nature. From scallop shell patterns to storage pieces reminiscent of driftwood – grab your parasol and check out how to bring some natural charm into your home.

Hidden treasure
A true treasure if ever there was one – it’s even in the name. The Pearl side table features a perfectly rounded surface (just like a pearl!) perched atop brass-plated legs. It’s like a piece of jewellery that your living room will never want to take off.

Message in a bottle
A cascade of scalloped slots for your favourite plonk is what makes the Quilles side table so unique. Drawing inspiration from the natural patterns found on scallop shells, this clever design feature taps into the coastal trend while remaining undeniably chic. All you need is your favourite seaside Sauvignon.

All washed up
A popular choice in many homes no matter what your style – glorious, textured, beautiful wood. Celebrating the tactility of this wonderful material, carefully carved storage pieces like the Katana and the Zabel evoke images of driftwood with a more refined feel. Team with blue and white ceramics for a maritime vibe.

Stone-skimming
When it comes to beaches – most of us prefer sand, right? Well, the Gianni proves that stones have their own charm – perhaps just more so in your living room. A striking coffee table that’s guaranteed to catch attention with a subtle nod to coastal charm in its pebble-shaped top. Decorate with your best beachy reads for the finishing flourish.

Aquatic organisation
Ever notice how beautifully patterned some aquatic creatures are? Our obsession knows no end when we find inspiration in things like fish scales, and the Connie sideboard is living proof. An absolute showstopper of a storage solution – revive a tired bedroom with a touch of mermaid elegance.

Happy as a clam
You could almost say the Fitz and the Duke look a little like clam shells. No, we haven’t lost it. If you dress one of these comfortable crustaceans in one of our many oceanic shades, you’ll make a glam relaxation spot that’s bang on trend.

Shop our ‘Inspired by nature’ edit here.

Header image by Josh Rushby Photography

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