Going nautical: Seaside inspired interior ideas with Vanessa Arbuthnott
You don’t have to live by the sea to bring some coastal style into your home…with this easy going, relaxed style décor it will have a calming influence on you and your home whether you live by the sea, or in a city.
Here, fabric designer Vanessa Arbuthnott gives her 3 tips on how to add some nautical touches to your decor.
For a Scandinavian seaside style, choose some subtle accessories, objects like shells and driftwood will add a rustic vibe, and washed out linens will give a relaxed nautical feel to a room.
- Blind – Scandi Stripe Cool
For a more traditional coastal style, use striped fabric to upholster your furniture and other soft furnishings. Keep the space as light and airy as possible, you can try painting furniture white and keeping the walls neutral to help with this. Although blue is traditional, don’t be afraid to use other colours – greys and yellows work just as well and give a contemporary feel to the style.
For a modern, brightly coloured seaside theme, yellows and pinks work well alongside blues and greys. Try keeping the walls neutral and then introducing the colour through your fabrics and accessories –you could find some beautiful modern seaside prints to hang on the walls, as well as some blue and white ceramics which would complement the scheme.
- Cushions – Scandi Stripe Warm, Baltic Stripe Sweet Pea, Lime and Lapland Stripe Dove, Saffron, Charcoal
- Sofa – Scandi Stripe Warm
- Cushions – Pretty Maids Saffron, Winter, Pretty Maids Dove, Winter and Gypsy Garland Saffron
Visit vanessaarbuthnott.co.uk to check out her full collection of fabrics. From vibrant and modern to classic and timeless, there is something special for every interior.