Is anyone else as ready for a vacation as I am? For our anniversary this summer, my husband and I decided we were going to travel back to where our relationship began, London, England. In honor of our trip abroad I thought I'd get in the mood by gleaning a little inspiration from our sister Brit mag, Homes & Gardens.
In case you haven't seen it yet I recently posted a story called Color It Coastal, which features eight sea-inspired palettes and how to incorporate them into your home. So, below I pulled some images from Homes & Gardens in the same color families. Check out the info from H&G below then surf over to Color It Coastal for more interior inspiration.
All text and images below courtesy of Homes & Gardens
Allow one strong monochrome pattern, such as this bold turquoise window
dressing, to take the lead in a room and use complementary patterns in
the same palette as restrained accents. Sofa, Sofa Workshop. Chair and table, Revival.
Nautical stripes in blues and greens give this Suffolk dining room a suitably coastal look.
Coastal Colors: Citrus
Be bold and mix orange and turquoise, rattan and cane furniture, along
with cafe-style tables and chairs add to the relaxed feel. Sofa, The Conran Shop. Rattan table, Oka. Armchair, Marston & Langinger.
This contemporary staircase uses a reinforced glass panel to act as a
balustrade whilst maximising light in this open-plan space. The mix of
wood and white surfaces adds a classic touch and gives the kitchen a
clean, fresh feel. Chairs from Mac and Mac Interiors, try Ikea for a white dining table.
breezy feel in this relaxed living room. A palette of greys brings
warmth and a sense of calm, while pale-coloured accessories add the
muslin above the bed. This room has a distinctive colonial feel, with
its white painted floor boards and wicker touches, that's laid-back ad
relaxing, while the fake-fur throw adds cosiness. Rustic rattan headboard, Riviera Maison
Coastal Colors: Natural
Create a soft and calming space for relaxtion with textured accessories
and chalky shades. The subtle relief on this felt panel adds interest
amid the soft, natural hues of stone, wood and linen. Ektorp chaise
longues from Ikea, felt wall hanging from Helen Amy Murray, lamp from Lombok.
Cream limestone tiles and walnut units ensure that this bathroom is a
relaxing sanctuary. The glass shower doors create a smart alternative
to a curtain and create the impression of more space. A mirrored
cabinet provides extra bathroom storage, essential for keeping the
natural scheme calm and clutter-free. Floor tiles from Limestone Gallery.
Coastal Colors: Blue & White
Use an oversized floral wallpaper to make a dramatic statement in a
bedroom. Dark wood furniture and pale bed linen provides contrast. The
rug in this room has been cleverly set into a recess so that it doesn’t
slip underfoot. Wallpaper, Tamerisk collection at Cole & Son.
Choose natural materials where possible for a more relaxed mood.
Refectory-style dining tables and a mix of seating, including a bench
and dining chairs, are ideal. Dining table and chairs, Marston & Langinger. Bench, Mass N16.
Coastal Colors: Pastel
Chalky shades are a good colour choice if you are uncertain about what
colours to use because most pastels work well together. Here, the
pairing of pale aquamarine and sky blue is particularly effective.
Having twin basins will ensure a smoother start to the day. Keep the
walls clean and stylish with mosaic tiling complemented with natural
wood finishes. Add blue accents, model boats and striped fabrics to
complete the nautical theme.
Coastal Colors: Tropical
This cane chair can be transferred to the garden in warm weather but
brings a fresh feel to a garden room. A couple of colourful cushions
provide comfort. Cane chair, Baileys Home & Garden.
Different shades of green give a bedroom a fresh, natural look. Team
the greens with dark wood furniture to add warmth and depth. If green
walls feel too much, then keep them white and use textiles and
accessories to add colour. Daybed frame, Habitat. Canopy fabric, Osborne & Little Lamp, Heal's. Wall paint, Paint & Paper Library.