Who hasn’t, at least once, dreamt of living in a beachside bungalow or coastal cottage? Surrounded by salty air, rhythmic ocean waves, and the persistent cry of seagulls, coastal living is rich in life’s simple pleasures. All you need is sand and sky, each perfect sunrise welcoming a sun-drenched afternoon, and finally, the perfect coastal furniture to sit back and relax in with a cocktail in hand. Read on for coastal design inspiration for your waterfront home.
To find out which outdoor material is the best fit for your oceanfront home, visit our Guide on Beach-Friendly Furniture.
Oceanfront Oasis: Design Spaces with Seaside Sophistication
Take cues from these beautiful beachfront spaces shared by some of our favorite designers. Without further ado, let’s set sail for style!
Michigan summers offer a much-needed respite from the biting cold winters. Kelly Konoske, the owner of Michigan-based design firm, Cottage Company, helped one family create the bay-front terrace of their dreams with the elegant Newport Sofa, part of our premium Summer Classics White Label Collection. Overlooking the marina, Kelly’s clients can sail into summertime paradise, soaking in every last sunset from their overwater perch.
Just outside of Charleston, designer Brittany Bowser of Southeastern Galleries created this oceanfront escape, perfect for her clients’ Lowcountry lifestyle at their Folly Beach, South Carolina beach cottage. Covered in coastal furniture and blue stripes, the braided N-Dura resin wicker Rustic Chaise Lounge is both UV-resistant and weather-resistant. This space is ready for year-round enjoyment!
Based in beautiful Santa Rosa Beach, Cynthia Rice, Gabby StyleMaker & owner of interior design studio Old Seagrove Homes, knows a thing or two about designing seaside spaces. For her own coastal furniture oasis, Cynthia selected a smattering of colorful throw cushions from Wendy Jane by Gabby, including our Cape May, Magnitude, and Summer Sulu collections. Don’t let the playful prints fool you––these pretty pillows are covered in long-lasting performance fabrics that won’t stain, fray, or fade in Florida’s year-round sunshine.
Dying to see more of Cynthia’s stunning Gulfside residence? Check out this 30A beach home on our blog! Trust us–– this one’s a stunner.
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