Coastal Chic design has been on my mind lately. It can have a very bohemian chic feel infused with coastal elements and colors. Coastal chic is not the same as Nautical. Normally when you think of nautical you think, sail boats, blue and white stripes, anchors, life preservers and such. Coastal chic to me is what you would expect to see in someone's home that actually lives near the beach. Colors inspired by the beach and textures inspired by elements near the beach but not necessarily a big fake palm tree stuck in the corner of a room with a sign that says "Ahoy Mate!" NO! NOT THAT AT ALL.. Coastal chic can just as easily be seen in any home and not just a coastal home and fit in and flow perfectly. Example....
This room is so beautiful! Image is from here . Notice the only true nautical type of element is the seashell art on the wall behind the bed (might I add, very bohemian as well :)) I personally love the seashell art. This look could also be interpreted without the use of blue lamps and use silver based lamps. Taking inspiration from a design does not mean copying it completely. Most of us would not be able to afford to copy the design anyway! Of course, when you can use things you already have you can afford to splurge on something that really sets the space off.
artical in Completely Coastal.