Coastal Style Furniture

With summer approaching (and it approaches real fast here in the south!), its time to start thinking of vacations at the beach, and the design it inspires.  This design motif is more popular then ever, if recent product introductions at High Point are any indication.  The inspiration for a coastal chair or table are various, from traditional white wash finishing to use of natural materials found in beach environments.    One of our favorite new intros is the Summer Home Collection from Fine Furniture Design.   This lovely little group features simple, homey designs with farmhouse legs, gentle scrolls.  Crafted of hardwood solids with maple veneers, the Summer Home group is actually available in several finishes, so its simple attractive design will fit into your vacation spot, or the home where you spend your time (which does become a summer home in June, July and August, right?)

Another one of our favorite new groups features a softer distressed look inspired by French antiques but fused with a coastal, down-home sensibility. Lexington Home Brands' Twilight Bay features elements like washed linen fabric coupled with Antique Linen finish, a generously-distressed crackle finish with a rub-through light grey tone.  It is such a pretty collection, and just makes one think of a relaxed but upscale living style.   You can imagine Twilight Bay as either an entire collection, or maybe a select occasional chair or end table to inspire that coastal design.  We know this has been one of Lexington's best-selling new introductions in a long time, and its easy to see why.

Of course, for coastal-inspired dining chairs and tables, our most popular group here at Carolina Rustica is Paula Deen Furniture by Universal.   She is one of the most beloved TV personalities to break into furniture in recent memory, and her design style has the southern influence that comes naturally here to us in Concord, NC.  Paula's Savannah home by the sea is designed with a homey, comfortable feel that inspires gatherings around the dining table.  The relaxed style draws from both deep Southern elements and coastal elements as well, making it a great option for many different styles of homes (in many different locations...the black finish is great for more rustic mountain homes too!)

We have over 75 name-brand manufacturers of fine furniture, with hundreds of collections available in seashore-inspired designs.   Visit our site or call us at 800-205-7819 and one of our design experts will be happy to help with your coastal decorating.