Summertime is officially here, and we’re dreaming of the perfect coastal getaway! This year, some will be able to bring that fantasy to life, and some will escape to the beach via daydream — but either way, living in beach house style can make that coastal feeling a reality every day. It’s a fact, we all relax and unwind the moment we step into a beach house, and it’s only natural to want to bring the aesthetic home for everyday living. Whether you’re dreaming of SoCal bungalow style, white sand tropical beaches, or summering in the Hamptons, nothing says “take it easy” like chic beach house vibes. Capture the easy breezy essence of coastal living year-round with inspiration from these designer looks featuring Rowe’s custom furniture!
Welcome to the party! Make home into a California cool surf shack, perfect for serving up buckets of steamed crabs and icy cold beverages. Light, breathable fabrics, pops of color and “collected” accessories (think beach signs, vintage wood pieces, even a surfboard) add a touch of personality & fun. Comfort is key, so put the emphasis on informal sofas like our custom sectionals and comfy chairs that invite relaxation after a day spent playing Frisbee or lying on the beach.
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- Casual stripes or global-style prints
- Rope accents
- Weathered wood
- Baskets, bamboo and rattan
The long lines of our Mitchell Sectional Sofa look light & fresh dressed in white, punctuated by bright pops of color. This living room by Pencil Shavings Studio is perfectly accessorized with rustic rattan (and a hint of exposed wood leg peeking through) and a pastel-hued beach print, for a style that’s best described as upscale surf shack…sign us up for a weekend getaway in this cute & colorful space!
Classic stripes on our Jackson Chair, louvered wooden blinds and ocean-inspired accessories bring a timeless quality to this space by Elizabeth Louise Interiors, for a look that’s as fun & relaxing as a stroll down the boardwalk.
For contemporary coastal style, create a boutique hotel atmosphere that delivers a home-away-from-home experience. Stylish modern sofas are a must, accessorized by artisan ceramics, flat weave rugs, or brushed brass or nickel accents. A tropical influence pairs perfectly with this aesthetic, and greenery such as potted palms or bamboo make a lush, vivid statement.
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- Natural woven fabrics & accents
- Contemporary, shore-inspired artwork
- Modern plank wall
- Lots of light
Natural woven sisal, wood accents, global style accessories and a delicate potted palm make this sitting area by Jacob Medina Interior Design seem like a travelers’ paradise. Our Leo Sofa looks as calming as a soft & soothing grey cloudy sky, and an oversized ocean print enhances the feeling of an upscale island getaway.
This sitting area by Ava Gray interiors is equal parts tropical paradise and sleek modern dream. The long, low-slung contours of our Robin Bruce Forbes Sofa are not only contemporary, but soft and inviting with deep cushioned seats and plenty of throw pillows. It’s the perfect vantage point to sit and admire the spectacular view, framed and presented behind glass like the stunning piece of art it is.
Geometric forms and simple organic designs define — without overwhelming — this cozy sitting area by Pencil Shavings Studio. The modern lines of our Sylvie Bench Seat Sofa look chic in a sand-hued natural weave upholstery, and the coastal palette of soft blues brings ocean vibes indoors. A minimalist take on nautical stripe adds the perfect hint of beach style without crossing over into kitsch.
Elegant coastal style delivers a luxury beachside villa feeling, perfect for those daydreaming of future vacations. Metallic and high-gloss accessories provide eye-catching details, and reflect light like twinkling shells on the shore. Sleek flooring is a must — sand & a humid climate don’t mix well with carpet — so choose plank or tile floors for your beach-inspired style whether you’re living seaside or in a landlocked locale. Easily cleaned area rugs add a touch of softness, and are a great way to introduce a little extra color or texture to pop against your upholstered pieces.
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- Blues, whites and neutral fabrics
- Glass accents
- Shell mosaic inlay
- Natural coral and shells
Every inch of this dining room by Mead Design is perfect — from the crisp navy & white stripes on the Oslyn Chairs to the prismatic glass fixture and the abstract coastal artwork. A modern “weathered” wood table and organic white ceramics provide a nod to the rustic elements of beach life, while still maintaining a polished & sophisticated style.
Elegant medallion tiles bring a Mediterranean feel that will transport you away to the beachside villa of your dreams. Relaxing in the Laney Slipcover Chair is easy in such beautiful surroundings — especially with a Miles Ottoman to support you!
Want even more shore house inspiration? Check out our Coastal Style board on Pinterest for all things beachy!