January 10 2022 – Jayne Graham
Ok, so the heading was a little dramatic, Coastal style will always be in style! One, because it is one of my favourites, and two, what began as a signature way of decorating holiday and seaside homes, has now become a way to bring the same coastal living style of airy, light, relaxed, outdoor vibes to your everyday environment.
And with the summer heat and the holiday season upon us, there is a definite want to create this feeling in our own homes, particularly when we’re too nervous to travel.
In fact, I was reading Vogue Interiors where an article was discussing that as we enter our third year of the global pandemic, interior design trends will be focused on how they make us feel emotionally at ease. Because we have been spending so much time at home there is a desire to create spaces that help us to slow down and create calm. Think soft, less obvious colour palettes and layered aesthetics.
Our stunning Uniqwa pieces fall into this trend of organic, calming, nature-inspired surfaces. Uniqwa’s ethos is to supply pieces inspired by nature. Their pieces are organic, earthy, and naturally modern - perfect for creating your own coastal style retreat. Each piece has been made from reclaimed timbers or plantation timbers to not only create a unique naturally weathered appearance but also provide a sustainably responsible option for interior furniture.
Their four poster beds in French oak are reminiscent of the traditional Hamptons style that is earmarked as being a big trend in 2022.
One of my favourite pieces in the Coastal Collection would have to be the Leafy Scroll Wall Chart by Indigo Love Collectors. It features a soft colour palette of chocolate browns, dark green mixed with creamy beiges and grey. I can see it hung either outside in a reading nook or inside to add a piece of interest to your bathroom.
Indoor-outdoor living is going to continue to be big in 2022 as we spend more time in our homes and set them up for at-home entertaining. Outdoor kitchens, built-in bbqs and pizza ovens are at the top of the outdoor living trends this year.
If you’re looking for a stylish and comfortable outdoor sofa then my pick would be Uniqwa’s three seat camps bay design. Made of solid teakwood in a reclaimed, aged finish it is perfect for outdoor areas. The white, UV protected, and water-resistant cushions provide a neutral base to add a pop of colour with something like our Lil Safari Stripe Rusty Desert cushions from Pony Rider. Complete the outdoor setting with Uniqwa’s Crabo coffee table and any of the stunning pendant lights from Oriel Lighting. If I was choosing for you, it would be the Mette by Oriel or the Lili Tall by Uniqwa.
If you’re wondering about what colours to choose this year for interiors, everything is pointing to earthy tones found in nature. We’re also going to see an increase in natural, raw, porous surfaces such as terracotta, marble, stoneware and travertine.
To reflect this, I’ve curated some of my favourite coastal style pieces into the Coastal Collection on my website. You’ll find lush creamy, beige, browns, burnt orange and blush soft furnishings and accessories mixed with larger crisp white, grey and black statement furniture pieces.
In this collection you’ll find my favourite hanging chairs that have been so popular throughout the year as we continue to create our own personal retreat spaces. The white Makeba hanging chair is stunning and would look elegant hanging by the pool.
Our white painted timber log side table could work well alongside the hanging chair to to rest your afternoon cocktail on or place your book on when you’re ready for a cheeky nap. If you want a stool or side table in a more natural colour, then it also comes in natural timber or there is the vintage natural side table that would work well too.
Lastly, I’ve had a lot of fun sourcing bathroom accessories for this collection, including a fun range from OHH in earthy colours. The Nomad Runner and the Rainbow Bath Mat are my favourites to inject a little personality into an otherwise neutral, clean space.
Now if coastal isn’t really your style there are still some quality pieces within this collection from Sunday Supply Co that are perfect for taking to the real coast such as their signature Beach Umbrella in various patterns and their fast-drying oversized beach blankets. I can personally vouch for how great they are I have both an umbrella and beach blanket and spent hours on the beach over the Christmas Break.
I hope you enjoy perusing this curated coastal collection, I know I had fun putting it together!