I'm a sucker for contemporary coastal decor.
Clarke's work creating sophisticated homes inspired by the ocean, led him to reconsider traditional ideas about modern and coastal design. The result? Elegant homes with a more relaxed way of living.
And a new approach to design he calls coastal modern.
"Coastal modern is really a new way of thinking," says Clarke. And, with the help of Noah Webb's enticing photography, Clarke shares this fresh aesthetic through a series of images, guidelines and style categories.
It's these five style categories --Scandia Surf, Seaside Mediterranean, Beach Classic, Inherited Ease and Native Woods--that offer readers an opportunity to fine-tune their very own coastal modern vibe--- and create a water-inspired home that reflects their personal relationship with the ocean.
If you enjoy a touch of the coast in your decor, this is a great resource to have at hand. Regardless of where you may live!
As Clarke notes in the introduction, "Whether you live in Santa Monica or St. Louis, you can have a beach inspired house. Any space can be transformed to embody the spirit of a coastal residence."
Coastal Modern is just the inspiration you need to bring a beach classic flavor into your home and everyday life--and an asset to any design library.
Interior photos: Coastal Modern
P.S. Thanks to my daughter, Samantha, for knowing this book would be the perfect gift for such a coastal design loving mom!