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Relaxed coastal style

Denning, Sally2018
Scientists tell us that living by the ocean makes us happier and healthier: increased views of blue space have a calming effect and sea air improves our ability to absorb oxygen. Being by water brings a sense of tranquillity and relaxation. The first part of this book offers up Sally's unique take on coastal style, celebrating the colours and textures of the seaside: bare wooden boards, uncurtained windows, and furnishings covered in robust linen or cotton that will endure salt water and the sun's rays. Sally also looks at lighting, furniture and coastal decorative accents such as maps, charts and nautical-themed accessories. She draws inspiration from beachcombing, displaying shells and driftwood to feel close to nature and the sound of the waves. The second half of the book visits a selection of glorious coastal houses, cottages and hideaways that are guaranteed to enchant and inspire.
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Relaxed coastal style / Sally Denning ; photography by Benjamin Edwards.
London : Ryland Peters & Small, 2018.
175 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm.
Includes index.
Coastal Elements: Coastal palettes -- Coastal textures -- Lighting, furniture & windows -- The art of display -- Coastal Hideaways: Cornish bolthole -- Rural retreats -- Family friendly -- Cape Cod vintage -- On the waterfront -- Coastal simplicity -- Relaxing bay retreat -- Seaside salvage -- The coastguard's house -- Norfolk beach shack -- Beachside hideaway -- Island life -- Mallorcan family retreat.
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