This time of year has me reflecting on one of my first projects – the San Clemente Beach House. It really has the timeless look and neutral canvas of coastal homes. Today, I thought it would be fun to look closely at the main living area of this project and the specific elements that make it a classic coastal living room.
The main floor of this beach house is an open floor plan divided into several different spaces. With this in mind, the vision for this beach house living room was to create a comfortable gathering place for friends and family while maintaining the elegance of the home. I choose a monochromatic color palette, creating warmth and interest with textures and pattern. The result was a casual yet elegant beach house living room.
For more seating and to add warmth and interest, I added bamboo wood lounge chairs with custom upholstered, striped cushions.
All of the pillows in the space were blues and grays, but I played with patterns and textured linen fabrics.
A ceramic white stool works as a side table and brings a global element to the room.
The combination of comfortable linens, natural woods an a tone on tone neutral palette created a long lasting beachy look, perfect for entertaining family and friends. To get the look for your own homes see below. Have a wonderful day!
Classic Coastal Living Room
- White Sideboard
- Natural Wood Bench
- Aqua Glass Vases
- Bamboo Chair or Here
- Trellis Pillow
- Solid Blue Pillow
- Chevron Throw
- Stripe Kilim Rug or Here
- Rustic Wood and Metal Coffee Table
- White Ceramic Garden Stool
- Linen Slipcovered Sofa or Here
- Paisley Blue Pillow