Get the Look: coastal living

Bring nature into your home with white accessories and linens, then add real greenery and weathered wood accent pieces.
Ektorp sofa, Dh1,395, Ikea stores nationwide. Courtesy of Ikea
Ektorp sofa, Dh1,395, Ikea stores nationwide. Courtesy of Ikea

Shape Add lime-washed wood and accessories in natural materials. Opt for organic shapes and textures. White wooden vase, Dh349, Indigo Living, Dubai

White To recreate this look, start with crisp white sofas and chairs. Removable slip covers are a great way of keeping light-coloured sofas looking fresh. Ektorp sofa, Dh1,395, Ikea stores nationwide

Colour Introduce pops of colour, with splashes of greenery that emphasise your proximity to the elements. Kalasa wooden plant pots, Dh30, Ikea stores nationwide

Texture Don't be afraid to experiment with different types of wood - rough woods in their natural state are a great way to recreate the raw materiality of this look. Wooden heart box, Dh120, Luz de Luna, Dubai

Light Transform outdoor areas with oversized lanterns that send a soft glow across your garden. White bamboo lantern, Dh1,150, Luz de Luna, Dubai


Published: August 25, 2011 04:00 AM