Ready to make that summer vacation feeling last all year long? The inspiration for this collection comes straight from the place so many of us have been dreaming of all summer: the coast! Whether East or West, it’s in these places that so many wonderful designers & retailers have captured the essence of the shore through color and texture without novelty.
This summer, the Rowe team is feeling especially inspired by “refined retreats,” those magical getaway spots that feel timelessly elegant but also infused with a youthful spirit of fun & vibrant color! This style is built on traditional silhouettes, from the welcoming curves of a rolled arm sofa to the stately arches of a Portman-style headboard. Classic shoreline colorways inform the look, including but not limited to blues, greys and neutrals. Layered on top of this slightly traditional framework, however, is a hefty dose of fun–color, pattern and texture are all welcome here! Whimsical and tropically influenced patterns and prints combine to create a look that’s transitional and fun.
Pro-Tip! Master This Look:
- Coastal feel: Whitewashed wood, rattan and nautical stripes all suggest a seaside getaway.
- Bold & colorful: Don’t hesitate to punch things up with bright, sunny oranges, yellows, and even blush pink.
- Tropical flavor: Infuse a little island attitude into your surroundings with banana leaf and pineapple motifs.
In keeping with our theme of bright, rich color for 2018, our in-house Rowe design team showcased some of the vibrant hues of the sun, surf & sand in our “refined retreat.” This trend is the essence of modern fun, mixing up bold botanical textiles with modern wood accents and lively pops of color. Our dream getaway by the sea includes classic, beach cottage-style wide horizontal planking on the walls, in a whitewashed finish echoed by many of the accessories. Natural wood pairs beautifully with crisp, white wood accents, for a look that feels inspired by luxury yachts–the pinnacle of modern nautical chic! The casually refined style of a natural jute rug or rattan-wrapped mirrors, lamps and vases brings in a touch of nature that suggests tropical living, no matter where you happen to call home.
Ready to go on vacation? Grab a comfortable seat and catch up on your summer reading list! The Masquerade Slipcover Sectional by Rowe features generous depth and transitional styling in a crisp white washed cotton that goes with anything, anywhere. Or kick back in the pillowy embrace of the Havens Slipcover Chaise from Robin Bruce, the perfect perch for a lazy afternoon. We’re feeling more relaxed already!
For a truly relaxing retreat, always go green. We think the casual contours of our Finley Chair, accented by delicate caning, are just right paired with a tropical banana leaf print. Our take on this trend also includes a bold accent wallcovering in a large scale leaf print, botanically inspired art prints and throw pillows, and lush indoor palms, for maximum tropical splendor.
The Sedgefield Headboard features dramatic curves enveloped in a vivid coral orange linen. Accessorized by botanical prints in a deep marine blue and bedding that combines crisp blue stripes with youthful pastels, this bedroom is a playful sleep oasis that will surely lead to sweet dreams.