Find Your Style Sense!
Everyone has there own unique style. Some people are right at home in front of the cameras on the red carpet, while others don’t feel comfortable unless they are relaxing in a t-shirt, jeans and Sperry’s. Likewise, your home should have its own sense of fashion. Just as a great stylist can work magic in your closet, the designers at West Coast Living can create a cohesive and elegant look by combining your existing pieces with new furnishings and accessories. Best of all, our trusted and diverse brands give them a wealth of options from which to choose – no matter which style you prefer. Here are just a few of the makeovers they can help you achieve.
Classic farmhouse style is nurturing and comfortable. It’s built around mixing traditional, non-fussy furnishings with antiques and architectural salvage. Modern farmhouse kicks the style up a notch by blending clean-lined, minimalistic accessories with this traditional look.
Think of juxtaposing a traditional Ellen DeGgeneres Montecito Sofa from Thomasville in a neutral tone against a rustic modern lighting fixture like the Revelation Pendant by Uttermost.
First made popular in loft apartments, this design style showcases architectural elements like exposed steel beams and worn brick walls and complements them with utilitarian furnishings that put function first. To get the look, opt for minimalistic pieces in distressed finishes. We love the Henley Dining Table from Bernhardt Interiors for its refined version of the style. It places a tempered glass top with eased edges and corners above a railroad tie design in a Gray Pearl finish. A polished Stainless Steel base completes the look.
Craftsman remains an enduring option, particularly as homeowners are gravitating toward updated bungalows. These interiors feature dark wood furnishings with a handcrafted appearance. Of course, the epitome of Craftsman styling in interiors is Stickley. Since the early 20th century, this iconic company has used the highest quality woods to craft exceedingly strong and long-lasting fine furniture to be treasured. The Mission Slatted Back Bookcase with its intricate end panel inlay is a beautiful example of how to bring the style into a home office.
Clean organic lines are at the heart of contemporary design – particularly when paired with dark finishes, dramatic hardware and rich textural fabrics. Few lines epitomize the easy elegance of the style like Lexington’s Carrera collection. Carrera’s living and dining pieces feature a sophisticated carbon gray finish, sleek metallic graphite hardware and smoked gray glass, creating a fresh interpretation of chic contemporary design.
You can’t be on the west coast and not be influenced by the pull of the sea. Yet coastal design runs the gamut from casual, kitschy beach looks to those more at home in refined island resorts. One of our favorites from Tommy Bahama Home is Royal Kahala. Inspired by the luxury resort on the island of Oahu that bears its name, this collection epitomizes refined elegance with its combination of exquisite detailing, dramatic fabrics and antiqued hardware.
No matter which design style speaks to you, the experts at West Coast Living can find the furnishings and accessories to bring it to life in your home.