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Modern Interior Design: Bring Home the Beach

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 23, 2013 01:02 AM
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by Justina Blakeney last modified Jul 22, 2013

Designing a home is about recreating a feeling. Today I want to bring home the beach by recreating the calm, beachy feeling--like the kind of feeling that you get when your toes are in the warm sand, you are lying under the shade of gently swaying leaves, your fingers are brushing through the cool, clear sea waters. To get the look and feeling of the beach in your home bring in objects, art, furniture and lighting that is made from natural materials like a mirror made of driftwood, pendant lights made of shells that sway in the breeze, shades made of seagrass, elements in granite, raffia and cotton. Natural materials give a home an earthy and rustic feel. By keeping a beachy color palette of natural whites, creams with hints of soft blues and sea greens, the home maintains a clean and cool feeling.  The elements of brass, gold and crystal in the mix are like the glimmers in the ocean, the shiny abalone and glistening shells. The juxtaposition of the rustic elements with the shiny elements brings the same balance of relaxation and excitement of the beach into the home. Add the right greenery (there's nothing like a pony-tail palm to make a space feel beachy-keen) and you're ready to turn even the most urban dwelling into a beach bungalow. Get the look above:   White Faux Nautilus Shell with Tan Shade Table Lamp ,  Dolce Capiz Shell 11 1/2-Inch-H Mini Pendant Light  ,  Charlotte Square 18-Inch-W Accent Table ,  Regatta Cupertino Modern Currey and Company Pendant Light , Crystorama Palla 12" Wide Antique Silver Wall Sconce , Currey And Company Beachhead 21" Square Driftwood Mirror , Bachelor 1-Drawer Driftwood 24-Inch-W TV Table , Brushed Nickel Seagrass Giclee 5 1/2-Inch-H Pendant , Fluted Ball Sea Glass Jamie Young Table Lamp , Laguna Sahara Dark Wood 38-Inch-H Club Chair ,  Global Bazaar Artista Blue and Grey Modern Throw Pillow ,  Brass Desk Arc Lamp, Morocco Blue Square 18-Inch Designer Pillow Images: Desire to Inspire






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