Seaside Chic: Nautical Neutrals

The key to chic seaside living is to create a soothing retreat that nods to the nearby shore, while sticking to a minimalist palette and steering clear of coastal kitsch.

  1. Sink into the crisp comfort of West Elm’s striped linen bedding, and you’ll never want to go back to cotton again. 2. A handmade stoneware bell from Brook Farm General Store is modern and quaint all at the same time. 3. This handwoven alpaca throw in Mist Gray brings foggy days on the water to mind; from Nantucket Looms. 4. Target’s sleek brass tripod lamp will lend a seaworthy note to any room, without overpowering it. 5. One well placed anchor motif? Check, thanks to this embroidered linen beauty from K. Colette. 6. When in doubt, add stripes. Try them in a subtle gray and white, like this cotton runner from H&M. 7. This clean-lined rattan armchair, new to Ikea’s Stockholm Collection, is an updated take on a beach house staple. 8. Keep vacation buzz kills like power cords and other unsightly clutter bundled up in a cute leather pouch from Madewell. 9. Bring the outdoors in with an original landscape from a local artist; “Here Today” by Elena Bao can be purchased at Kristen Coates Art and Home.

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