‘Oh we do like to be beside the seaside’ – with seaside views, fresh air and a relaxed rustic style, the coastal look provides inspiration for one of this season’s most liveable trends and the first of Barker and Stonehouse’s autumn brochure looks.
Cosy Coastal style is all about creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere which works all year round.
In the warmer months, the neutral colours, pretty furniture and clean finishes give a fresh and cool look but as the nights draw in and the temperatures drop, the addition of a roaring fire, big soft blankets and extra bedding turn it into a haven of tranquillity, a sanctuary against the cold.
White painted furniture such as the Carisbrooke dining range from Barker and Stonehouse match the understated beauty of this look and add a touch of elegance to the rustic décor. The turned front legs of the dining chairs can be picked up in the details such as a twisted rope picture frame.
And you can carry the look throughout your home with the matching bedroom range including the gorgeous reclaimed pine bedframe.
Finishing touches such as gorgeous bedding in butter and pale gold shades will add a sense of luxury to a simple and stylish bedroom and wicker baskets and lamps with wooden bases and vanilla-coloured shades such as the white- washed swirl table lamp will tie the look together.
Pale wood flooring and off-white walls create a neutral backdrop for darker tones such as weak tea and pale coffee colours which can be introduced through linen curtains and shaggy rugs.
Sheepskin rugs sit happily alongside velvety-soft patch rugs to frame furniture and divide areas of the rooms.
Lots of comfy sofas and chairs are a must for creating this cosy coastal look, Barker and Stonehouse has the Harborough collection which features natural colours and a casual feel.
Mixing and matching patterns and textures can look really great if you keep the colour palette complementary.
So choose from sofas, chairs and footstools in a selection of style and striped and checked fabrics to achieve the desired effect and enjoy the built in comfort of the Harborough’s exceptionally soft feather filled cushions.
The accessories in this look are all about adding textures and complementing the furniture, rather than making a statement.
Large wooden clocks, lanterns and arched mirrors are perfectly in keeping with the cosy coastal look and the irresistible softness of the Skye check cushions and matching throw in aqua check is the perfect foil to the natural woods and uncluttered surfaces.
And there you have it, stripes and checks in a palette of biscuit and cream set the scene for afternoons by the fire, just add a nice cup of tea and a scrumptious homemade coffee cake…bliss.
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