Trendspotting: The Beach-Coastal Look, In White

Above, a dreamy St. Barts beach house goes serene in a nearly all-white palette, as spotted on the Lark & Linen blog.

Beach homes often draw upon the inspiration that’s just outside the window. Whether it’s the color you’ll  find in a sea, lake, or in the summer sky, blues tend to dominate the color scheme. But we’re noticing a trend in coastal summer getaways, where the emphasis is on white. Not only does white counter hot days, it makes any room feel more spacious. Plus, it essentially gives you a blank palette for accessorizing with pops of color when the mood strikes. Here are just a few of our favorite all-white pieces that would definitely fit into this look:

Restoration Hardware Cloud Natural Belgian Linen Dining Chairs

Why we love them: Down cushions bring a little extra comfort to each stylish dining chair, making these the perfect choice for those who frequently host dinner parties. Each chair is also covered in a refined Belgian linen, which looks both elegant and at-ease.

John Lyle Design Jean Bookshelf

Why we love it: A very clean shape makes a few great books look like a thoughtful vignette. But what we really adore is its unexpected texture that comes from the snow lacquered linen that covers the surface.

John Hutton Full Sail Two-Seat Sofa

Why we love it: This appropriately named transitional piece features a dramatic wave form that was inspired by the sails of a boat. As a two-seater, it’s an ideal piece for balancing a bigger sectional or for adding seating to a smaller room.

Kose Milano Italian Clay Vases

Why we love them: White matte porcelain brings a contemporary edge to these handcrafted vessels. They’re just the right accessory for adding extra interest to a minimalist interior, without creating visual clutter.

Barclay Butera Rectangular White Coffee Table

Why we love it: A simple shape goes bold in white-painted wood, making this a piece that can weather virtually any trend without ever looking dated.

 

Loewenstein Vintage Round Pedestal Dining Table

Why we love it: White laminate goes highbrow in this sculptural table. We love how the thick base punctuates a room, especially those decorated with other clean-lined silhouettes.

 

Phyllis Morris Bamboo-Shaped Table Lamp

Why we love it: The unusual shape of this lamp adds eye-catching appeal. Crafted of white Lucite, the delicate curves of the bamboo-like design are subtly shiny in the light.

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