There are many types of interior design, with the list ever-evolving. Some styles are fleeting and others can stand the test of time. Each style is made up of distinctive furnishings, décor, lighting types, art, textiles and accessories that provide that signature look. Some of our most popular styles and preferences involve the easy living of a seaside escape. Select from the wide variety of styles we use to acquire the look and feel you desire for your coastal-themed home. 

  • Classic Coastal
  • Bohemian Beach
  • Farmhouse/Cottage Coastal
  • West Indies/Vintage Coastal
  • Modern Coastal
Classic Coastal Style

Crisp Whites & Deep Navy

Classic Coastal style is inspired by that iconic Hampton-style, Nantucket feel, deep navy and crisp whites, reclaimed woods, rustic elements, relaxed comfortable style, pieces inspired by the environment: reclaimed wood, elm, pine, teak, oaks, Mix in some rich indigo and other texture with Temple Jars, Stripes. A must have for sink-in comfort seating like the Nantucket with it's traditional, rolled or go big with the Majorca for deep seating and slope arm.

Modern Coastal

White Sofas & Soft Blue Accents

When defining the Modern Coastal decor style, it starts with crisp clean lines, upholstered pieces or neatly appointed slipcovered pieces. Keep the color palette simple using pastel beach tones, metal and glass items. Colors includes: Aqua, pale pink, pale coral, light blue and creamy whites. Add some Shagreen pieces, or sleek lacquered grasscloth end tables with a neatly tailored sofa. Keep the furniture angles sharp and the legs block or for Mid-Century Modern - keep them elevated and tapered. For an added element of style, customized accent seating in a glossy white finish with sea glass blue fabric.

Bohemian Beach Style

Rattan Furniture & Relaxed Vibes

No rules are required with a Bohemian Beach Style. Mix up your space with some woven or rattan pieces, bold patterns, a shag rug, big palms with some Flea market finds. Add a touch of glamour with an intricate chandelier. Colors are mixed and fun with globally-inspired textiles, prints and materials. Tie dye, ombre, ornate pieces. Feather wall art, mud cloth throws or woven baskets to hold a stack of throws. Boho beach is the epitome of relaxed coastal vibes. 

Coastal Cottage

White Sofas & Soft Blue Accents

Similar to the style found in Classic Coastal, but mixing in more reclaimed woods, white or tan slipcovers, spindle chair and tables, soft blue accents. Much of the cottage style can be defined with fabrics like soft medallions, paisley prints, soft stripes and more. Think pale aqua, sky blue, soft white, tan and pops of pink or coral. Accessories like lanterns, baskets, knit throws and fresh hydrangeas are always a welcome touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

At Our Boat House each project can have a fine mix of classic, timeless, and eclectic items that creates not only a unique look but reveals that some items were acquired and collected over time. Whether the style is simple, elegant, classic or refined - the goal is to make you feel as if you are at a vacation retreat that's right at Home. The best design is a well-thought design without overdoing it. Have design questions?

Can someone come to my house for a design appointment?

Our team is here for you! We offer in home appointments where we measure, take photographs & detailed notes. We gather as much information as possible to make certain we're providing exactly what you want. A design fee applies per room and goes toward your purchase of furniture. We offer suggestions along with multiple furniture, rugs, lighting, art and decorative options to create the space of your dreams. Then, you'll see the selections come to life on electronic concept boards. Paint choices, fabric selections, furniture options are all arranged to provide the overall look & style of how the pieces will come together. Once decisions are made, we can process an order for all the pieces and our delivery team will arrange them according to the design. Estimates are emailed and lock in pricing. Design Fee is $500 per room and goes toward the purchase of furnishings/items up to $5000 from Our Boat House.

Do I need an appointment at the store for design help?

Appointments are not required but are encouraged to ensure we offer our undivided attention. Visit our Interior Design Studio/Retail Store to browse selections and see for yourself the quality of the furniture we offer. We change our room designs and displays on the floor seasonally to ensure we always have fresh, new items coming in weekly for you to see. Our Boat House expects a high level of craftsmanship when adding pieces to our showroom, so that we only offer you only the very best. From our hand-crafted driftwood pieces to our environmentally friendly seating collections to our vast array of fine textiles, fabrics and linens. We encourage clients to make an appointment to ensure dedicated services especially on weekends. We also encourage clients to check out samples, take them home, see how items look in your space. Stop by today, meet with one of our professional designers for a tour and get a general overview of all we can offer. Again, appointments not required, but strongly encouraged.

I live on the west coast, can someone help me over the phone or online?

Email is best since we need photos, floor plans and responses to questions in writing. Always feel free to call and set up a time to discuss your project. Did you know at Our Boat House, we provide professional design services remotely so you know what our pieces could look like in your home? Whether you live an hour or a time zone away - we can help! With room dimensions, images and basic details provided, our staff will render floor plans then plot our furnishings, offer multiple selections with all the finish options, share ideas and create the perfect coastal-inspired space you've always wanted. When decisions are made, we email a variety of electronic concepts complementary for one room. We stick within your budget and mail samples in order to provide everything you need to complete the design. We ship our pieces all over the continental US. Our Boat House is not responsible for client's dimension errors. Selections are based on information provided. Design Fee is $500 per room and goes toward the purchase of furnishings/items up to $5,000 from Our Boat House.