No stranger to the summer living vibe is the seaside theme. However, this year curating a look for your home that embraces the coast has moved on from the usual beach prints and fish motif textiles.
Forget the traditional British seaside gimmicks and come with us as we show you how the coastal trend has moved on and been reinvented for 2018.
Ditch the fish illustrations and the boat print fabrics and join in with a serener option that celebrates a cool, calm approach to coastal living.
The dominant colours will always be blue and white, with a hint of sunshine yellow or buoy red, but this year they are either faded and washed out in character or softer in look and form. Bold stripes are ‘out’ and watercolour hues are ‘in’.
Think simple, think weathered furniture and watered-down prints and fabrics that are altogether subtler than we’ve seen with this trend before.
It’s not just the traditional blue and white combination that’s on offer either, we’ve got creams and greys joining in too this year.
Everything has gone a little bit more casual as well. Crockery in neutral shades is handmade and textiles are natural. They even feature very deep blues (akin to Cornish fishermen’s smocks) and greys in table linens and cloths.
There are cable knit throws and cushions to be had too, providing a nod to the traditional fisherman’s jumper look!
Our cool coastal look includes:
Ivory Primrose throw made responsibly in Peru from 100% baby alpaca wool and is hand finished 110cm x 190cm £185
Weathered vintage mango wood folding bedside or sidetable 56cm x 46.5cm x 70cm £129.99
Grey baby alpaca cushion cover also available in steel blue and ivory. Inserts sold separately 50cm x 50cm £87.50
Table napkin Fairtrade hand-woven and sewn from organic linen and cotton and made using certified ecological plant dyes (available in other colours) £11.
Organic Fennel mug – natural look and colour combined with an artisanal, hand-smoothed finish, each one is different H10cm £9.95. Our collection also includes dinner and side plates.
Steel blue Holland throw 100% baby alpaca wool throw 140cm x 190cm £335