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Scandia surf. This is what Clarke deems "the new Nordic style at the beach." Drawing from Scandinavian modern style, it brings in a light and airy palette, highlights natural materials and celebrates clean lines, good proportions and uncluttered spaces.
However, the look is not strictly minimalist. As you can see in this space, fun beach finds and artwork create a pleasing composition on the wall, and even incorporate the aforementioned driftwood and kitschy mini ship wheels.
Seaside Mediterranean. Clarke draws design inspiration from many countries along the Mediterranean Sea's coastline, including Morocco, France, Spain, Greece and Italy. Elements like mosaic tile, aged stone, taupey-gray wood finishes and plaster walls are part of the material palette.
This kitchen exemplifies Clarke's seaside Mediterranean style with its pared-down aesthetic. It incorporates materials like rich wood counters and limestone floors. Lattice panels add a subtle pattern that recalls North African Mediterranean style, while pieces of coral are framed as though they came from a French flea market.
Exotic inspiration. Part of native woods is looking at coastal style from around the world. Rich woods, tropical plants and ethnic prints collected together can make you feel like you're halfway around the world even when you're in your own backyard.
Turn your porch, patio, deck, lanai or gazebo into a coastal-feel getaway with a seaside color palette, natural fibers and tropical materials. This space will become your beach-inspired home away from home.