Thursday, 16 February 2012

Coastal Glamour...

Literal interpretations of nautical design often turn out very tacky. Hanging a boat wheel up on the wall, using anchor print pillows or displaying your best collection of seashells does not necessarily translate into a coastal inspired space. When careful attention is paid to fabrics, paint colours, wood types, window treatments and accessories, you can easily create a very beachy look without all the gimmicks. 

Case and Point: The Concord Green Home. By keeping the colour palette white and by incorporating soft linens, a slip covered sofa + dining chairs, weathered driftwood and pale blue accent pillows, the designer (Lisa Kauffman Tharp) has created a house that she describes as being "Coastal with SoHo loft sensibilities".   Mission accomplished, I couldn't agree more!

PS: This house was built with green technology. Read more about it here

Photography: Eric Roth
Interior Design: Kauffman Tharp Design 
Photos via: Houzz and Kauffman Tharp Design


  1. I love this! I love painted floors, the white room reminds me of the Delano Hotel is South Beach.

  2. Nice! I'll make sure to check out that hotel!