Courtney Thomas
September 28, 2022

The California Coastal Design Style

A California Coastal home is cozy and inviting. Think sink-in sofas, ocean palettes, blown glass, and the best of indoor and outdoor living. This is a home that feels lived-in — a space you can belong to.

Imagine walking into a space filled with oversized and chunky wood pieces representative of earlier Colonial pieces. See the solid and weathered furniture that will be able to withstand the wear and tear of large family gatherings and pets running around. Now picture the reimagined version of original antique pieces and walls covered with shades of blue, white, and sand.

Laguna Breezy Blue California Coastal Living Room Design

We call this California Coastal home casual because it’s the kind of home you walk into and want to put your feet up. This is a space that gives off easy-going and laid-back vibes.

If you’re looking for beachside leisure, you’ve found it. This is where you’re going to find pillows without piping, slip-covered sofas, rough-hewn light wood surfaces, woven blinds and ceiling lights, white curtains, shiplap walls, thin-framed art, sisal elements, and lots of wicker. 

Laguna Breezy Blue California Coastal Sitting Room Design

This interior design style was created with relaxation and casualness in mind. If you want to sit back and take in the ocean breeze, then you want a California Coastal home.

Read the story of how one family found their coastal treasure home in Laguna here.

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Courtney Thomas, ASID

Principal & Lead Designer

My job is to make spaces functional in their layout, comfortable in their use, inspirational in their style and luxurious in their appointment. In that order. For that one moment after installation, the pictures are perfect.

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