Rocky Cliffs and White Sand Beaches: Coastal Living and Design

Waves crash against the rocky cliffs or smooth their way over the white sand beaches as the salty sea air invades your senses, and soon has you dreaming of summer fun and sunsets over the water. No matter what time of year or on which coast you choose to live full-time or keep a second home, coastal living presents an opportunity for a unique design suited to shorelines.


"The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination

and brings eternal joy to the soul." —Wyland


No matter your tastes, there's something for every beach lover when it comes to coastal decorating and design.

Coastal Colors We Love: Teal, blues, white, sand/tan, and periwinkle all conjure images of the ocean and sky above the sea. As with all decorating, the goal is to use nature as your inspiration.

These colors can dominate a room . . .

. . . or be added with small accessories set about.


"On the beach, you can live in bliss."

—Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys


Little touches can make a big impact, and that extends to fabrics like the linen and cotton throw from Brahms Mount of Maine, or the Cote D'Azur Stripe Dinnerware by Ralph Lauren at Horchow. Brighten up a room with both a beautiful and practical rug such as Dash and Albert Marina Stripe Rain or Shine Rug from Cottage & Bungalow.


"The voice of the sea speaks to the soul.

The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft,

close embrace." —Kate Chopin


Are you ready to design or enhance your coastal home? Contact the professionals at SAGE Interior Design for your consultation; don't wait another day to have the coastal dream home you've always wanted.