Coastal homes are meant to be comfortable in a casual manner, making them well-suited to people in need of some rest and relaxation. In contrast, traditional homes are all about their classic timelessness, having withstood the test of time to survive into the present. For people who find something to like in both kinds of homes, it is important to note that it is not impossible to imbue coastal home design with traditional elements.
Here are some suggestions for adding traditional elements to your coastal home as seen in this Coastal Cove House:
- Befitting their shore-side locations, coastal homes use a lot of crisp whites and marine blues to create a clean and refreshing look. In contrast, traditional homes see extensive use of more natural colors and textures such as those of warm-toned wood. The Coastal Cove House makes use of both, letting the contrast between them enhance and enliven each in the perception of the viewer.
- Some traditional homes use simple but well-made elements to create a sort of elegance that no amount of ostentation can replicate. This is well-matched to coastal homes, which tend to be furnished in a practical and unpretentious manner. Examples can be seen throughout the Coastal Cove House, ranging from the table made using planks to the simple but nonetheless sturdy and comfortable chairs.
- The Coastal Cove House has numerous windows so as to provide plentiful light and ventilation. This reflects other coastal homes, which use such windows to let in the ocean breeze. However, the likeness of the windows evokes the symmetry of traditional homes, even while their somewhat unorthodox placement results in a casual and comfortable impression.
To learn more about how we can mix coastal home design with its time-tested predecessors, please do not hesitate to contact us at your convenience.