Coastal Designs of Summer

Coastal designs of summer and the decor accents, palette selections, and classic in the style of accessories that exemplify coastal chic inspire this show and tell.

Sightings of retail sources rush to fall and Halloween in mid-July is just a bit too early for me, and although this heatwave is currently zapping the summer living life out of many, fun in the sun days and summer nights is still a working season.


Photo by Shifaaz shamoon

You may ask yourself what attributes truly define coastal design style.

Cozy (yes, cozy) lays the foundation, natural elements set the tone, serene seaside and sky scenes inspire the palette, and the implementation of classic decor accents the necessary element to create an understated yet elegant aesthetic.



Customarily when the ocean-sea-gulf floats to mind, it conjures up a canvas of natural to neutral sandy beaches, waves of water stroked in crystal blue and aqua green beautifully tipped by curls of white, skies brushed from nature’s pastel palette, and seashells by the seashore in sizes and shapes only matched in marvel by their colors, textures, and patterns.




Nevis 15-Light 2-Tier Chandelier

Varaluz Banana Leaf 6-light Chandelier

Savoy House Charter 6-Light Chandelier in Warm Brass and Rope

Distressed White 3-Light Wooden Drum Chandelier

Coastal Capiz Shell Linear Chandelier Island Pendant Light

Poppy 3 Light Matte Black Ceiling Mount


Sayulita Mexico Oil Painting

Seascape Art Print


Sayulita Mexico Oil Painting

Seascape Art Print

Fish Coral Look

Woven Seashell Basket

Blue & White Yuan Fish Open Top Jar

Woven Rattan Plantation Chair

Resin Bird Table Lamp with White Linen Shade

Willa Grey Resin Imitation Whale Shark Wall Decor

Tropical and nautical design styles align on a branch of the coastal designs of summer family tree like that of your favorite second cousin once removed, and in certain design and decor situations are most deserving of an invite to the family reunion, so to speak.


Interior decorating is all about allowing the spaces and places in the home to mirror image our tastes, interests, passion, and personality -the paradigm of personal style.


 Photography by Maura McEvoy

Impressions inspire and inspiration directs decor choices.


Stone walls, sand-washed woods, regional antiques, and elegant simplicity throughout is the Maine reason I have fallen in love with Hunting Island, a restored summer cottage featured in “The Maine House,” by Maura McEvoy and Basha Burwell.


New Grange Gray Spindle Back Dining Chair Set of 2 

8-Light Antique Guild Traditional Transitional Hanging Candlestick Chandelier

Kasha Dining Table


Maine Seaside Coast Sand Dunes Sea Oats

Eastern Point Prout’s Neck

Maine Coast Lobster Boat Original Oil Painting

Original Painting of Harpswell, Maine


River Brook Design & Construction

Exact in the style of matches don’t always come our way.

This is where options along with a keen eye and a bit of decorative interpretation enters the picture.


Elle Decor – Photography by Francesco Lagnese



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French Vintage Performance Velvet Dining Chair in Natural Teal


Reef+Fabric (1)

Barbados-Reef Cut Velvet Fabric


Court Vintage French Upholstered Fabric Dining Side Chair




Coral Chandelier

beach-house-homer-oatman Home Adore-Homer Oatman Architects


Currey & Company Seaward Large Chandelier

Cord covers cover a multitude of unsightly sins.



Veranda – Photography by Douglas Friedman

in the style of graphic


Neillsville Atlantic Sea Fan

Pirate Portrait 

Grace Mitchell Rectangle Rattan Decorative Tray

Snapping Turtle Shell

Silver Nautilus Wine Bucket

Medium White Clam Shell Accent

Gold Polystone Crocodile Sculpture


Becca Interiors

Two styles for the price of one cohesive look is a visual bargain of the very best kind.

Achieve cozy harmony by intermingling coastal designs of summer together with pieces traditionally associated with the deep rich patina of fall.


New England Home – Photography by Nat Rea

 Love your coastal designs of summer style!


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