Who doesn't love the ocean? If you like it as much as we do, why not create a seaside-inspired space like this one. Here are some tips on how you too can get the look.
Above: wallpaper, Thibault; white table, Ribba Frames, Ikea; ottomans, Cocoon Furnishings, Seagrass chairs, orange cushions, HomeSense; easel, white pot, from set; picture frame on easel, pendant light (painted and trimmed with ribbon), West Elm; coral, Ribbehege & Azevedo; rug, Modern Weave; beadboard, Home Depot; books, Indigo
We don't often say this, but start with your walls when you have such a distinct theme in mind and especially if you're using wallpaper. In this case, wallpaper with beautiful coral on it adds a ton of personality. Make sure to pick something that will be inspiring to you every day. To add more interest use bead-board below your wallpaper. It not only adds depth but is reminiscent of a board walk along the sea. Painting the bead board out in a colour that is in the wallpaper will really add huge impact to any space.
Go natural with furniture
For your furniture, choose pieces made out of natural fibers such as sea grass chairs. They will add a textural element to the space and bring the outdoors in. Be sure to have your seats upholstered in a crisp white and add a pop of color with cushions that relate to the wallpaper. Focusing on two colors as accents to carry throughout your space will give it a cohesive feel. Adding a slightly over-sized table will make the seating area feel more impressive and keep the space looking fresh.
Ottomans will just add another layer. Choose ones that are white with a colored ribbon detail that will tie all the pieces together. A vintage worn Persian rug will keep it feeling contemporary and give the feeling of a well worn rug from a cottage by the sea. The addition of a drum pendant light in another color that is pulled out of the wallpaper will keep your eye moving around the space. For the final touches try adding some DIY art pieces like the ones we made using a simple shadow box and shells that Steven has collected as well as some well curated accessories. The coral relates back to the wallpaper, the photo is a personal touch as it is one that Steven took on his vacation and the large potted orchids are an appropriate scale for the table.