Coastal Farmhouse: Style Breakdown

What is Coastal Farmhouse?

Coastal Farmhouse is the “shabby chic” of Coastal Style. Seen primarily in the Southeastern states, particularly on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the Atlantic Coast in Georgia and South Carolina, and the Low Country and Bayou areas of the South. The Coastal Farmhouse color scheme is mostly light aqua, spa blue, whites, and neutrals. This style takes inspiration from the rural South where palmetto bushes and Live Oaks coexist in harmony. You will find nautical themes, but in a more primitive, distressed state. I often refer to this style as “Cracker Coastal” borrowing from Florida Cracker vernacular architecture.

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Casual and Traditional

Coastal Farmhouse is the most casual and relaxed look of the coastal looks. There is a sense of “curated hodge-podge” in this style, which you will also find in eclectic coastal. This style is also very traditional, which means you will see more curvilinear lines in the furnishings.

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Coastal Farmhouse Elements

Typical elements of the farmhouse look can be seen in the board below. They include distressed woods, low sheen and distressed metals, simple vintage inspired case goods with a craftsman or homemade feel, rolled arm accent chairs and sofas, sea birds/water birds, and natural fibers. With this style you will see more “collections” and kitsch than in some of the other styles. You can see the elements pulled together in the board below.* You can also get some great ideas on my Coastal Farmhouse Pinterest board.


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1. Graff Coffee Table by Noir | 2. Eaton Sofa by Ballard Designs | 3. Helena Chair by Dovetail | 4. Tassel Pillow by Lacefield | 5. Juniper Swedish Blue Pillow by Lacefield | 6. Aquamarine Linen Pillow by Lacefield | 7. Ella Rose Rug by Surya | 8. Starfish Sculpture by Uttermost | 9. Grand Maison Table Lamp by Pacific Coast Lighting | 10. Turquoise Shagreen Tray by Regina Andrew | 11. Round Basket (set of 3) by Dovetail | 12. Tadao Natural Wood Boxes by Uttermost | 13. Das Boot Painting by Uttermost | 14. Elm 8 Drawer Console by GJ Styles | 15. Beach house Chandelier by Currey & Company | 16. Sea Coral Wall Decor by Uttermost


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