COASTAL DESIGN

PNW LIVING ROOM

Inspired by the waterfront of White Rock, British Columbia, Canada - nature, water, fresh air, blues, greens and browns…

White Rock, B.C. Canada image by Lisa Gilmore Design

White Rock, B.C. Canada image by Lisa Gilmore Design

White Rock, British Columbia, Canada image by Lisa Gilmore Design

White Rock, British Columbia, Canada image by Lisa Gilmore Design

A combination of clean lines, natural textures: wood, beach grass & rope, paired with hide and a sculptural coffee table. Rich wood tones, metallic nature inspired art and a bohemian style chandelier create a cozy and inviting living room space for those to enjoy on those rainy gray PNW fall & winter days, but also translate well for the refreshing summer months.

Living Room Design by Lisa Gilmore Design

Living Room Design by Lisa Gilmore Design

DESIGN CHAT:: FLORIDA COASTAL WITHOUT CLICHÉ

HOW TO CREATE A UNIQUE COASTAL DESIGN

As the weather warms up for all, beach vibes consume our every day life.  Who doesn't want to be sipping a fruity drink with our toes in the sand?!  Beach decor is everywhere because it's light, airy, and invokes a sense of nostalgia & relaxation.  Just like you don't want to show up to a pool party in the same bathing suit your friend has on, your coastal decor doesn't have to look like everyone else's.

Bright, Fun Color

Blues, greens, oranges, and pinks make a space instantly feel tropical.  Stick to light walls and make your upholstery smile.  Using different textures of fabrics will make your space less sugary sweet.

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Airy, Monochromatic

If color is fear inducing, you can stick to the contrast of white and navy for a rich, coastal feel. The light walls with the white upholstery and the navy accents allow for the natural light outside to be part of the color palette.

Lisa Gilmore Design Lakehouse Sancturary

Lisa Gilmore Design Lakehouse Sancturary

Natural Elements

Whether it is an amazing piece of artwork for your walls or a piece of furniture, part of the coastal theme is definitely keeping to nature.  

Gray Malin Photograph "Retro Miami Beach Club, Diagonal"  https://graymalin.com/photography/retro-miami-beach-club-diagonal

Gray Malin Photograph "Retro Miami Beach Club, Diagonal"

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Phillips Collection Waterfall Console Table

Phillips Collection Waterfall Console Table

We once had a client say that when he walked into a coastal room he wanted to feel relaxed and like he should be drinking a Corona.  Coastal decor should be just that: fun and relaxing.  

Sun-kissed noses and sandy toes,

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Custom Art Project : : Clearwater Beach Map

Vibrant and Fun Watercolors Meets Functional Artwork

Being the resident artist here at LGD gives me some pretty cool opportunities with clients, most recently one of those being for the newly designed Hotel Cabana on Clearwater Beach. LGD did an incredible job exuding a modern, coastal but still minimalistic feel of relaxation throughout the design, much of which parallels my own artistic style in my coastal watercolor artwork.

When the owner commissioned me to create a 3' x 4' map to hang in their entry way for every guest to see, I was beyond excited! Custom maps have really become a passion project of mine, and a way to more deeply explore the design and architecture of different buildings in structures throughout Florida. Aside from these maps becoming a gorgeous piece of 100% custom artwork, they also serve a functional purpose - helping guests navigate their way around a new city or area, all while viewing beautiful illustrations.

Work in Progress of the popular "Pearly's Beach Eats" building on Clearwater Beach.

Work in Progress of the popular "Pearly's Beach Eats" building on Clearwater Beach.

Works in progress of: The Bait House, Clear Sky Cafe, Frenchie's Original Cafe, Clearwater Ferry and Palm Pavilion. Each piece of architecture that is included in custom maps is first hand painted as a full scale painting and then layered on top of a hand painted background, digitally.

Works in progress of: The Bait House, Clear Sky Cafe, Frenchie's Original Cafe, Clearwater Ferry and Palm Pavilion. Each piece of architecture that is included in custom maps is first hand painted as a full scale painting and then layered on top of a hand painted background, digitally.

Works in Progress: Hyatt Regency and Opal Sand Resort on Clearwater Beach.

Works in Progress: Hyatt Regency and Opal Sand Resort on Clearwater Beach.

The final product!

The final product!

We're SO excited to see this hung in Hotel Cabana, let us know if you stop by and see it too! Until next time...

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