Coastal Trend in Lighting and Design
Image: Carolyn Thayer Interiors

If a coastal vibe conjures up a rather sloppy look with kitschy fish prints hanging on the walls and wobbly lamps we’re here to address that. We love the coastal look for its mix of modern and traditional elements. It’s color and light, textures and natural touches that bring the outdoors in because a big part of our year is spent there. Muted tones of sand, off-white, and warm grey play off woodwork the color of driftwood. Fabric accents with coral that’s a little faded, blues that slip gently to the green side, including the color of the year, classic blue. Described as the sky at dusk, it’s positively dreamy.

Those that go coastal find that simplicity is where they feel their best. There are fewer accessories so furnishings and fabrics really need to carry the “coastal” elements. In lighting? We use woven materials, natural fibers as accents or as the main story. We choose woven strips of patinaed metal, aged driftwood and touches of natural materials like reeds and rattan in lighting. Gone are the overstuffed pieces of furniture with poorly fitting slipcovers and the lamps from grandma’s attic. This is sophisticated and relaxing in the best way. Touchable textures. It’s a trend we’re into.

Follow us through the trends for 2020 during the coming weeks. We’re spotlighting 5 trends, from adding color to floral motifs. And come see us in the showroom for more on bringing light to life.