Monday, 15 September 2014

Interior Designer Kate Jackson has a fresh take on Coastal style

There is no denying this home's coastal style from the moment you enter the front door and spot the antique, model ship and pair of oars. Subtle shades of blue and white can be seen in the living area with accents of bright blue as can be seen in the print above. In contrast, the bedrooms have a contemporary look with pops of pink, and graphic patterns of black and white with touches of orange. Interior designer Kate Jackson takes a modern approach, blending new and old to create a coastal, cottage look with contemporary appeal in this lovely home.

You may perceive coastal interiors as nautical blue and white, however I feel that taking this approach for an entire space can sometimes be a little cold which is why I like Kate's take on coastal. Kate has introduced different textures such as natural wood, both light and dark, metal such as the copper in some of the lighting, and interspersed it with pattern such as the area rugs and soft furnishing. Kate scours antique shops, high end design stores, even ebay to complete her unique designs. If you would like to see more of Kate's projects, I have added a link at the end of this post.

Above: A model ship greets guests, the compass is a clever touch

Above: The huge brass/copper down-lights make quite a statement
Above - An antique grandfather clock looks at home with the stacked wooden trunks
Above: Mixing wood finishes for a relaxed style 

Above: I love the rustic iron legged table juxtaposed with the brass lamps

Above: Antique books and accessories add a homely, lived in look 

Above: Stunning statement pieces in the brass and copper lights above the kitchen island - The chairs lean towards a more modern look

Above: Another pop of colour seen in the yellow cushion and addition of a vase of yellow tulips. Flowers are the quickest and cheapest way of adding a pop of colour or extending the colour beyond a simple cushion

Above: Pops of pink brighten this bedroom which has a distinct contemporary look

Above: A mirror has been surrounded by pieces of natural drift wood and works beautifully juxtaposed with the white washed drawers beneath

See more of Kate Jackson Design at Houzz or visit her website.

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