Our Salt Design Project is located just 5 minutes from the water and our clients wanted a kid-friendly space with a casual coastal vibe that could withstand little ones yet still be an adult space to entertain. Luckily the house was built from scratch and we entered early on in the process which allowed us to create a color palette through paint + finishes that would compliment our ultimate furniture design plan. Let’s take a closer look.
Light white oak wood floors were a must to set the tone for casual coastal living. In the entry, we used a console table wrapped in a two-toned raffia (navy + white) and since our clients were not afraid of color (though we are sometimes!) we thoughtfully added in hints of blue where we saw fit (ie. coffee table book, artwork, kitchen island). While designing this home, we knew texture would play a huge roll in creating a space that feels layered and inviting.
In keeping with the theme of textures, layers and coastal vibes, in the family room we chose an extra thick, super chunky rug that has a hint of navy woven in along with furnishings that have interest and movement such as this statement side table. I love how bold it is in shape, almost sculptural, and the organic free form shape it takes along with its textured surface. Equally as important … it does not have sharp edges which makes it one hundred percent kid-friendly!
Connected to the family room is the breakfast seating area + kitchen. An open floor plan such as this can often present a challenge of creating a design that is cohesive while still allowing each space tell its own story. We started with the island counter stools. They had to stand out, without stealing the show and had to compliment the breakfast eating area and family room. We chose a textured seagrass stool with a slope arm to soften the hard lines of the island and make it feel cozy and inviting. The comfy chairs in breakfast seating area are slipcovered in a durable fabric to withstand dirty hands and food spills while still maintaining a clean and casual vibe.
We had fun strategically adding stripes in areas we felt it had a subtle enough impact and didn’t steal the show. We all expect to see the colors navy + white and lots of stripes in a house by the water, however, we intentionally created a design where those traditional coastal elements didn’t define the space. We kept true to the LTW aesthetic while incorporating our client’s wish list.
The first floor is complete and we are excited to get started on the nursery, stay tuned!