Posts Tagged ‘coastal’

Child’s play

June 20, 2012

My friend’s daughter loves horses, so when I saw this Gymkhana wallpaper from Hibou Home I immediately knew she’d love it.

Your child may not be into equestrian-themed walls, but there are so many ways of incorporating their hobbies into a room scheme. Here are some of my favourites…

Indulge a love of buses with London-themed design.

A seaside theme is great for the summer…

Treat your little princess to a perfectly-pink design

Laurie

Drift away…

May 9, 2012

There are two things in interiors that I’ve heard a lot about the last few months. One is red, white and blue – all things British are big for 2012 as you may have already noticed. The second is coastal; think seaside, think shells, think driftwood.

So here I bring you a bedroom that I think blends these two themes perfectly. Courtesy of WorldStores, this scheme conjures images of life by the sea, with its mix of sun-bleached floorboards and frames teamed with splashes of jubilant nautical shades. Perfect – but what do you think?

Laurie

All in a theme

March 9, 2012

I recently helped a friend decorate her bedroom. Asking her for ideas as to what she wanted, all she could come up with was that she liked the colour purple – we decided to go down a Moroccan-inspired route, with floaty voile, mosaic tealights, jewel-coloured cushions and silver gilt mirrors. It got me thinking that when you’re short of inspiration, there’s nothing like a ‘theme’ to get you motivated.

Whether it’s a colour, an animal, a pattern or a country, we’d love to hear whether you’ve ‘themed’ any of your rooms. This coastal-inspired bedroom belongs to a Suffolk seaside apartment you can see more by clicking here.

 

Laurie

Cosy up in coastal fabrics

August 25, 2010

Anyone else struggle to get out of bed this morning? Imagine if you woke up in this little beauty! Plumped-up cushions, fresh white walls and coastal-inspired fabrics… what more could you want?

Coastal bedroom - Homes on Film - Roomenvy

Coastal bedroom - Homes on Film - Roomenvy

And if you thought this was tempting – check out the abundance of seaside prints and pretty kids’ bedlinen on Homes on Film.  You’ll be re-creating coastal chic before the bank holiday has even begun!

Coastal living room - Homes on Film - Roomenvy

Coastal living room - Homes on Film - Roomenvy

Floral cushions in a variety of colours bring this white-washed bench right out of the ordinary. And I adore the vintage tea posters!

To see more coastal schemes check out Homes on Film. And don’t forget to join Housetohome’s webchat with Linda Barker today at 1pm! She’ll be on hand to answer all of those niggling decorating questions…

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Coastal-style living room scheme

August 11, 2010

I love the new Homes on Film blog, it basically goes behind the scenes of Ideal Home magazine‘s shoots and gives us allllllll the secret gossip, loads of sneak peaks and … of course, beautiful decorating ideas to inspire us.

This rustic seaside-inspired living room has certainly inspired me, I’ve always loved this style. Nautical stripes, weathered furniture, hard-wearing flooring and some coastal-inspired accessories and soft furnishings to complete the look.

roomenvy - coastal living room

roomenvy - coastal living room

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Lunchtime lust: sexy seaside style

June 24, 2010

These beautiful decorating schemes from Country Homes & Interiors have made me more and more eager to head to the beach this summer! What’s better than a trip to the good old British seaside? (Besides a trip to a tropical island)

Find inspiration from the sun, sea, sand and sky with these coastal decorating schemes.

Cushions and throws in aquamarine, grey blue and turquoise are teamed with white upholstery, rattan baskets, weathered furniture and a sisal rug for a relaxed look.

roomenvy - coastal-style living room

roomenvy - coastal-style living room

Blue organic patterns plump up this cool and dreamy bedroom. I LOVE this scheme.

roomenvy - seaside-inspired bedroom

roomenvy - seaside-inspired bedroom

Oh to be having breakfast there right now. An appliqued fish design rug, mix-and-match nautical tableware, oh and THE SEA!

roomenvy - alfresco dining by the sea

roomenvy - alfresco dining by the sea

I love the cute accessories in this outdoor room, from the scattered cushions and shells, to the lanterns.

roomenvy - nautical conservatory

roomenvy - nautical conservatory

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Friday’s Fetish: decorating with coastal blues

June 11, 2010

I’m loving these cool breezy blues, they’re sure to bring a relaxed and uplifted holiday mood to any room … and I think we’re all in need of that at the moment. From chalky stonewashed shades to lilac hydrangea tones and crisp navy, these sea blues are fresh, natural and easy to use!

Painting just below the dado is a great way to add colour without compromising on light, team it with a warm ivory. I love those individual family memo boards!

roomenvy - coastal-style hallway

roomenvy - coastal-style hallway

Break up an expanse of blue wall (however uplifting this sky blue shade is!) with a stencilled design in off-white. For the coastal look, rattan storage baskets are a MUST!

roomenvy - patterned dining room

roomenvy - patterned dining room

Use accents of coastal blue to frame a seating are or highlight a particular feature you love, like this oversized sofa. I love the seaside-style accessories and rustic finishing touches.

roomenvy - nautical touches living room

roomenvy - nautical touches living room

That shell wreath above the bed is so cute (it looks enormous?) and I love the mix of patterns and stripes.

roomenvy - coastal bedroom

roomenvy - coastal bedroom

Can I come in? Cute fisherman’s cottage

February 5, 2010

I’d LOVE to have a sweet litte fisherman’s cottage … without the fisherman though. This lovely home, featured on Apartment Therapy, made me dream of summer holidays and warm evenings – although I didn’t put up the pictures of the swimming pool, it was just too painful.

roomenvy - chalkboard kitchen

roomenvy - chalkboard kitchen

Let me at that chalkboard wall! I think it looks fantastic, and injects a big dollop of personality into a traditionally seaside-style kitchen.

roomenvy - seaside stripes living room

roomenvy - seaside stripes living room

This living room proves coastal chic doesn’t have to be all about weathered finishes and ships in bottles! Team rustic pieces with bold monochrome stripes for a touch of drama.

roomenvy - pretty guest bedroom

roomenvy - pretty guest bedroom

This country-style guest bedroom is just too pretty for words – although I’m a bit nervous about the table being placed in front of the door.

roomenvy - relaxing garden room

roomenvy - relaxing garden room

I love the thought of a garden room to escape to. This outhouse is packed with cushions … and pumpkins?? … and is definitely where you’d find me if I came to stay. I love the seaside-inspired glass bottles, and those drawers are super handy for packing full of outdoor games and extra blankets for when it gets chilly.

Hot summer look: relaxed coastal style

August 12, 2009

As much as I love coastal style, I’m not about to turn my living room into a nautical theme room rivalling the the British Maritime Museum! I much prefer Ideal Home‘s laid-back take on this year’s summer trend – and i’ve been busy noting down how to get the look.

* Natural materials are key! Go for warm wood furniture, sisal flooring and cotton linens.

* Keep it light and airy with loose sofa covers and open shelving (remember, cluster don’t clutter!)

* Go for a white and neutral colour palette – with the hussle and bussle of family life it’ll evolve into that well-worn casual look.

* Choose textured accessories with a worn, weathered appearance like rustic lanterns and old bottles.

* Bunch a load of cushions together in washed-out stripes for a little bit of coastal and a whole lotta comfort!

Find out more about this living room

coastal-style living room

coastal-style living room

It’s a shore thing! Nautical bedroom

August 3, 2009

Ahoy there matey!! I love the beach hut look. With its weather finishes, nautical stripes and quirky beach finds, this summery coastal trend suits seaside homes and landlubbers alike. The shiplap bedframe is perfect for this laid-back bedroom – stick to a white palette, with blue and red accents, and you’ll sail through!

Find out more about this coastal-style bedroom

coastal-style bedroom

coastal-style bedroom