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Coastal Living Inspired by Christina Anstead

January 07, 2020

You don't have to have views of the ocean to infuse your home with coastal style. These light and airy designs by Christina evoke a relaxed atmosphere that anyone can appreciate.

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Photo: Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images. From: Christina On The Coast.

Why We Love Coastal Style

One of the reasons so many are drawn to coastal style is the carefree attitude it represents. They're typically homes that aren't afraid of sandy feet or getting a little wet, and they have an open environment where everyone can be together. Christina uses a beautifully neutral palette in this floor plan to combine all the living spaces together. Durable finishes and fabrics, as well as easy-to-clean floors and upholsteries make the layout work for the whole family.

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Photo: Matt Harbicht/Getty Images. From: Christina On The Coast.

Can't-Go-Wrong Colors

The classic combo of blue and white is a surefire win in any coastal space. Two-toned cabinets add contrasting style to the kitchen. Light blue tiles in a herringbone pattern create a chic backsplash that adds an almost reverse ombre effect.

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From: Christina On The Coast

Lean Into White

Large, white rectangle tiles flow around the sleek basin bathtub and through the walk-in shower to create an expansive and breezy environment. Tuxedo-crisp black lines define the edges of the tile so they don't disappear into the white walls. To add privacy and lovely diffused light, the bay windows are frosted.

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Photo: Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images. From: Christina On The Coast.

Size Accordingly

Soaring ceilings set the scene for this master bedroom, which blends contemporary and eclectic styles. When working with a large space, make sure your furniture is to scale. This room would dwarf petite furnishings, so oversized pieces, like the custom-designed metal canopy bed balance the room's size. Instead of the typical bench at the end of the bed, a cozy sofa takes its place and is paired with sling chairs, cushy poufs and layered rugs for an intimate seating area. To bring the height of the room down, a dramatic pendant light chandelier hangs in the center of the room.

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