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Classic coastal style

Bring a fresh and bright interior to your home with hues of blues and greens, teamed perfectly with rustic accessories and natural materials. 

Image above: (Click to enlarge) Create a colourful backdrop for your dining space with a panelled feature wall in shades of sea green and white. Choose old faded Tolix chairs in pops of coral and create, for a beautiful contrast to the sea shades. top with bright seat cushions to finish.

Wall painted in Green Verditer (92), Turquoise Blue (93) and Slaked Lime (105), £18 for 1ltr Absolute Matt Emulsion, Little GreeneFlooring, Sisal Basketweave in Summer Hamper, £39.50 per sq m, Alternative Flooring. Pantry table, £495, Loaf. Vintage Tolix chairs, £2,650 for set of six, Josephine RyanPendant fishing light in Chalk, £65, Garden TradingBunting, £22.50 for 5.5m; seat pad in Cricket Stripe, £24, both The Stripes Company. Lobster pot, £30, Ebay. Paddles, £16 each, Bringing the Outside in. Striped jumper, £65, Seasalt

On shelf: prints, £20 each, Andrew Ruffhead. Finger starfish, £0.99; jungle starfish, as before; Hemifusus conch shell, £45, all Buy the Sea. Blue tealight lantern, £12, Loop the Loop. Fish bowls, £15.95 each, LibertyMother fish, £42; driftwood fish No.15, £30; blue wooden fish, £60, all Buy the Sea

Image above left: Vibrant shades of aqua, coral and sea green offer a colourful take on classic coastal style 

Ensign camera, £20, Ebay. Book, The Last Hunters: The Crab Fishermen of Cromer, by Candy Whittome, £25, Full Circle Editions. Book, Coastal Style, by Sally Hayden & Alice Whately, £19.99, Ryland Peters & Small. Spondylus barbatus shells, £1.65 each; wooden sign, £19.95; finger starfish, £0.99; jungle starfish, £3.95; cut nautilus shell, £18, all Buy the Sea. Lantern, £22, Strand Quay Antiques. Anchors and Semaphore cushion covers, £42.50 per m, Sarah Hardaker. Cast fish, from £7; old key, £6, both Bringing the Outside in. Coralie fabrics, (MLF2196-01; MLF2196-02) both £42 per m, Lorca at Osborne & Little. Organic bowl, £110, French Connection Home. Anchor, £60, Pimpernel & Partners. Striped Sun hat, £10, The Stripes Company.


Image above right: A length of striped deckchair canvas amkes the perfect summer table runner. Team with mismatched china in water aqua blues, chunky recycled glassware and sorbet-hued linen to complete the beach theme.

On the table: Runner made from vintage archive deckchair canvas in Waltzing, £12 per m, Deckchair Stripes. Leyla large plate, £24; Leyla plate, £12; duck egg dinner plate, £16; Leyla bowl, £9, all OkaFish string, £16.95; cockle shell, £9.95, both Buy the Sea. Vintage postcards, 50p each, Cottage Collectables. Tumblers in wire rack, £25.95, Loop the Loop. Linen napkins, £9 each, Volga LinenBinoculars, £22, Susan Hunter at Shirehall Plain Antique Centre. Recycled glass bottles, from £12, Garden TradingPlant pot, £35 for set of three, Graham & GreenCutlery, find similar on Ebay.



Image above left: Wallpaper with a wood panel effect is an easy way to create the relaxing feel of a summer house by the sea. Hang vertically to create the feeling of more space. Top it off with a display of quirky coastal treasures. 

Vintage life ring, £38; wooden lobster markers, £48 each; pair of rollicks, £12, all Bringing the Outside in. White yacht, £12.95, Buy the Sea. Carved bird, from a selection at Alby Crafts & Gardens. Petrol pot, £13, French Connection Home. Apothecary lamp, £125, Loaf.  


Image right: Combine burst of aqua and coral with rustic white furniture for a fresh take on summer style. Line curtains made up in a coral print fabric with coordinating stripes and turn back with rope ties. Add to the seaside feel with potted succulents displayed in a sand-filled bowl. 

Wall papered in Wood Panel (128006), £38 per roll, Esta Home at Wallpaper Direct. Curtains made from Coralie by Lorca, Osborne & Little, as before. Curtains lined with Tickety Boo in Aqua (130801), £27 per m, from Mimi Checks and Stripes Collection, Harlequin. Rope tieback, £13.90, Rope & Splice. Berwick sofa covered in French Pier Grey, £1,400, John Lewis. Varese ocean cushion, £55, Designers Guild. Cushions covered in Mimi Check in Aqua (130782), £23 per m, Harlequin. Long cushion covered in Tobago from the Anopura collection (MLF2243-01), £155 per m, Lorca at Osborne & Little. Plain coral cushion, £20, John Lewis. Dipped baskets, £69 for set of three, Nordic House. Painted wooden oars, £101.40, Broste. Folding café chair, £650 for set of two plus matching table, Josephine Ryan. Block printed rug, £75; console trestle table, £290; palette coffee table, £290, all French Connection Home.

On coffee table: Large bowl, French Connection Home, as before. Curlew preening, £38.95; jungle starfish, as before, both Buy the Sea. Lantern, Strand Quay Antiques, as before. Camera, Ebay, as before. Rope, from a selection at Bringing the Outside in. Books, The Last Hunters, Full Cirlce Editions, as before; Coastal Style, Ryland Peters & Small, as before; Decorate, by Holly Becker & Joanna Copestick, £30, published by Jacqui Small. 


Image left: A vintage chair in pale duck egg blue paired with walls painted in crisp white helps to create a calming scheme, ideal for bedrooms. Accessorise with complementary pieces in shades of blue and a selection of natural sea shells. 

Chair, £55, Loop the LoopRadio, £200, Roberts Radio. Book, from a selection at Pimpernel & Partners. Shells, £4.95 a bag, Buy the Sea. Mini float, from a selection at RNLI. Hat, from a selection at La Petite Minoche. Chest, £950, Appley Hoare Antiques. Throw, £120, The Stripes Company.


Image right: Turn you headboard into a statement feature with a pair of worn wooden shutters and team with bold striped bedlinen, sailboat pillowcases and punchy raspberry sheets for a fun finishing touch. 

Walls painted in All White, £51 for 2.5ltrs Estate Eggshell, Farrow & Ball. Divan bed, £545; mattress, £545, both Loaf. Chest, as before; shutters used as headboard, £750 a pair; sculptor’s table, £550, all Appley Hoare Antiques. Scarf, find similar at Not on the High Street.

On table: Cuppa lamp, £125, Loaf. Jug vase, £16, Brissi. Shells, Buy the Sea, as before. Pot, find similar on Ebay. Metal chest, £30, Strand Quay Antiques. Mini float, RNLI, as before. Bakers twine, £4.25, John Lewis. Cornish Stripe duvet, £105; standard stripe pillowcases, £15 each; Cornish working boats pillowcases, £15 each, all Seasalt. Turquoise kumas cushion, £26, Garden Trading. Pink flat sheet, £12.99; curtain, £49.99, both Zara Home. Espadrilles, £19.95, Gap. Hemp rope used as curtain rail, £30.25 for 1.5m, Rope & Splice. Shell wreath, £34, Buy the Sea. Poster, £50, Graham & Green. Chair, Loop the Loop, as before.