“Being based on the Mornington Peninsula we are always inspired by beach living and nautical themes. KWD has created a Boat House look for a wide range of homes, from beach houses to seaside mansions. It’s important to pay homage to the surroundings without being too predictable. The Boat House look is a contemporary coastal style, all about functionality and creating space. It is characterised by clean lines and a minimal colour palette. The space is clean and clutter free whilst being cosy and comfortable, relaxing and serene.”
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Creating a coastal feel in a bathroom is best achieved with tiles in shades of the sea, from deep blue and teal to sea blue, mist and white.
White floors, walls and wooden furniture are key to this look, with blue and white textiles and detailed coastal hard finishes to add a fresh and breezy touch. Create a relaxed décor palette with whites and creams accessorised with blues and greens.
Boat House interiors often blur the line between indoors and outdoors, with windows everywhere and glass doors and skylights allowing sunshine to flood in. There is a distinct lack of window treatments – plantation shutters, bamboo blinds or muslin curtain panels at most.
Big, comfy sofas and armchairs, linen fabrics, slipcovers, floaty sheers and pure white or washed out pastels are great choices for this look. A casual feel is important, but this doesn’t mean sacrificing elegance. The key word is restraint.
Barely-there blues are important coastal colours, reminiscent of the sea and sky, but tone on tone rather than contrasting. Hints of classic nautical hues like navy and white can look fresh too.
Light and weathered woods work perfectly, timbers worn smooth and bleached out.