Coastal living

Coastal living

I am slightly, just ever so slightly, totally obsessed with the ocean. Good thing I live in Denmark, right?

I love the sound of the waves, the shrieks of the seagulls (to me, they always sound so overly dramatic – like, can you chill, dude?), the salty, fresh smell, and the way the sun rises and sets over the water. The only thing I don’t like that much is actually swimming in the ocean. But that’s another story.

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I’m just as obsessed with the coastal interior style. My “Home” Pinterest board is filled to the brim with pins that I found on keyword searches for “coastal style”, “New England interior”, “modern nautical living room”, “Hamptons style” and the like. Basically, anything that is blue and white is the best thing ever in my opinion.

Sometimes, though, that style can be a bit too much “summer cottage” like, and too heavy on the overly fluffy couches and copious amounts of throw pillows. I’m trying to find a balance between modern and classic, and a couple of days ago I stumbled upon an article titled “Inside the Modern Nantucket Home of an Architect” – I was drawn to it like a moth to the flame, and rightfully so, because I swooning and basically ready to move into this beauty of a home!

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I love the open kitchen, dining area, and living room, and the colors are just so on point! Pale grey walls, loads of light, grey and white base colors with blue accents, and tons of natural materials like wood and wicker.

The home office is no less impressive:

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I am completely in love with the blue wall color in this room! I’ve already browsed Flügger Farver’s homepage to see whether they have a similar hue – I’d love to add a contrast wall in the living room. Two years ago, I painted a wall in our bedroom grey, which worked out really well (check out this post if you’re interested).

Here are some products I’ve found to recreate the modern coastal style:

  1. Delta Chair, found on Unoliving. This is basically a cheaper version of the Danish design classic Hans Wenger CH24 “Wishbone Chair“.
  2. Small stoneware milk jug from Irma’s new kitchen collection. They have some really nice things in there – clean, simple and natural Danish design.
  3. Blue pillow from byTHERS, found on I’m totally crazy about this specific blue hue of the pillow, and the button adds a nice touch – and you can choose your own button color!
  4. “Minimal” framed posters by Iris Lehnhardt, found on I love the simplicity of the prints – I think they’d make a really nice series! These are called “Minimal 1”, “Minimal 2”, and “Minimal 3”.
  5. Lantern with rope from Lexington. Lanterns are such a nice, coastal touch, and this one adds an extra nautical element with the rope. A similar, cheaper one can be found at Zara Home.

What do you think about the coastal interior style?

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