Coastal & Tropical Design Trends Continue in Popularity
At my recent visit to the Las Vegas World Market for Furniture and Home Accessories it was evident that tropical and coastal interiors are becoming very popular. Tuscan design, which had been so popular for the last several years, has been replaced with a fresh, clean design, often with tropical and coastal influences. Coastal design is often casual and comfortable including natural and organic materials to create a relaxed but stylish design. For tips on how to create a coastal design style in your home please see my blog post on coastal design.
The above etagere, which I saw recently at the Las Vegas World Market, is a wonderful example of a furniture piece that would work nicely in a coastal design scheme. The washed wood finish and lattice work contribute to the coastal feel. Of course, the accessories add greatly to the coastal appeal, especially the coral and artwork.
This dining room, from the same collection as the etagere in the photo above, also has a coastal feeling. Note the combination of light and dark woods and the lattice design on the wooden chair backs and on the etageres. The lovely orchid centerpiece and colored glass also contribute to the coastal feeling.
I saw this new bedroom furniture at another showroom. The bamboo posts and details on the bed and nightstands has a distinctly tropical feeling. With the addition of the blue and white bedding, aqua lamps, and large palm, there is a very tropical/coastal flair to this inviting bedroom.
Tropical Florals are More Lifelike Than Ever
This beautiful silk orchid is so lifelike it even has some leaves that look like they’re starting to die! I love orchids, but it’s so hard to keep them in bloom. A few orchids or other tropical silk plants placed strategically in a room create a lovely tropical/coastal mood.
This attractive tropical arrangement will look elegant and graceful for many years. It’s uncanny how realistic the new silk plants and flowers have become. Even the “water” looks real.
Another stunning silk orchid. Adding two or three of these to your home will definitely contribute to a tropical/coastal environment without having to make huge changes in your decor.
More Trends to Come . . .
In my next post I’ll talk about some of the other new interior design trends I saw at the recent Las Vegas World Market. It’s so exciting to see these trends unfold and to get to implement them in new interior designs that I’m creating for my clients. If you need the services of an interior designer in southern California, please drop me a line and tell me about the project you have in mind.