Dream home makeover Shea McGee is a big fan of the coastal look. In a recent Instagram post, she shared her latest muted beach look.
The beautiful home is full of coastal chic details: white linen throw pillows, natural wood, and brown stone. A look at the home makes us wonder: Is the coastal granny aesthetic still a trend in interior design?
Interior design experts love coastal granny style, which they say is still going strong.
Although the phrase “coastal grandma” has been trending for more than a year, experts say the trend is still going strong. “It’s definitely still on trend!” says Jane Atherton, interior designer and owner of Cottage Fever Interior Design. Bringing elements of nature into your home will always be in the right direction as it is good for our mental health. Allison Babcock, an interior designer in Sag Harbor, New York, continues, “This aesthetic is definitely still relevant!”
Jane Atherton is an interior designer who specializes in beach homes with a coastal beauty. She is also on the board of a mental health charity. By creating designs that are not just beautiful, Jane ensures that her clients’ homes bring them joy every day.
Experts say the textures and colors of coastal decor will always be there. “Natural textures such as rattan, seagrass and rope create an indirect, tactile connection with nature, which helps reduce stress,” says designer Jane Atherton.
On the subject of colors, interior designers love the shades that this style offers. “Warm white, which reflects light, pairs beautifully with aqua blue and green, promoting a feeling of peace and calm,” says Jane. “After all, blue denotes comfort – just think of your jeans.”
Alison Babcock adds: ‘You find the softer colors associated with coastal homes due to the use of sisal rugs and colors such as blue, white, cream and grey. These colors work well together and seamlessly with the natural colors of the surrounding area outside the home – sand, ocean, light green grasses and sky.’
Allison Babcock is a nationally recognized interior designer based in Sag Harbor, New York. Its aesthetic is crisp, clean and comfortable with a subtle warmth. She attended the University of Richmond, after which she worked at the prestigious firm Cullman & Kravis Associates.
Far from just believing that this style is still in vogue, interior designers believe that this style is timeless. “You can really call it ‘coastal classic’ or timeless/designer transitional.” There are ways to add heirloom elements without overpowering the refreshing beach vibe, making it suitable for all ages. “Coastal interiors will always be timeless because at its roots you bring nature and its surroundings indoors which is timeless,” says Alison Babcock.
Jane Atherton continues: ‘Natural shapes such as driftwood and shells create a visual connection with nature. Add patterns found on the coast to reflect the natural world. If found in nature, it will work in your home and will always be in style.’
Shop Studio McGee’s coastal fall edit below, and you’ll want to display each of these elements in your coastal living room.
Hendricks Cotton Chocolate Shams
This pillow is the perfect addition to the bedroom to create a cozy space. Made from 100% cotton, they are soft to the touch and this chocolate color is the perfect fall-inspired neutral.
Featuring a round ceramic base, this table lamp features a textured finish to add character to your home. The polished “Antique Black” color makes it easy to style in many places in the home.
Bring the outdoors into your home with dried eucalyptus, the perfect bathroom decor with its warm, soothing colors.