Warm sand, cool grey stone, calm blue skies and dark, moody seas… The tones and textures that are characteristic of this popular style reflect the soothing beauty of the coast. With numerous interpretations to be explored, coastal style will always feature principal elements of colour and balance.
Flinders Horizon by Mim Design I Architecture: BH Architects I Photography: Peter Clarke
One of the most widely recognised coastal style schemes is a quintessential Hamptons look, where colour is applied liberally and collectively alongside whites and neutrals, perhaps as a feature wall or layered in soft furnishings. A contemporary coastal style, on the other hand, uses colour minimally in a singular hue or two as a subtle accent.
Bilgola Residence by Walter Barda Design I Interior: Hugh-Jones Mackintosh I Photography: Prue Ruscoe
Just as important as colour is a sense of balance. When styling a bed, for example, a Hamptons look features symmetry in its application of cushion placement – a standard pillow, European cushion and accent cushion on one side of the bed will be mirrored on the other. The same applies to a contemporary look, albeit more minimal, such as a stacked standard pillow offering both simplicity and balance.
SHOP THE LOOK
1. Flocca Linen Duvet in Roy
2. Basix Stripe Linen Euro Sham in Ayrton/Nox
3. Flocca Linen Bath Towel in Tempest
4. Basix Stripe Linen Pillow in Tempest/Fog
5. Flocca Linen Blanket in Roy
6. Basix Linen Pillowcase in Fog
7. Flocca Linen Flat Sheet in Tempest
8. Crush Double Linen Throw Blanket in Petra/Kali
9. Flocca Linen Flat Sheet in Roy
SHOP OUR STYLE
Book your complimentary design consultation with Hale Mercantile Co. and allow us to walk you through our extensive collection. During the consultation, our senior stylist will assist you with colour selection and provide styling advice specifically for your individual space or project. At the end of each session, we will provide a summary of our conversation, styling advice and details of each product and colours discussed.
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