Coastal California Cottage

16 Jan Coastal California Cottage

This 2,000 square foot California home was featured in the June 2013 issue of Coastal Living, and it is the perfect coastal cottage.  Designer Laura Motley found inspiration from the ocean views and incorporated soft variations of blue in the furnishings and textiles. Using similar colors and fun fabrics throughout, she created a fresh space that says “Relax”.

 In the living area, white walls and large windows draw your eye to the amazing view of the Pacific.  Dark woods are used on the chairs, coffee table and stools to ground the space, while bamboo blinds, a sea grass rug and wicker baskets add texture and warmth. The large ikat pattern (from the China Seas Suncloth collection) on the chairs is fabulous!

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Coral, lanterns, blue glass bottles and the pebble fireplace surround all add to the beachy vibe without going overboard. I love how she successfully mixed three bold blue and white fabric patterns.

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In the dining area, white denim slipcovered chairs keep the space from looking too busy.

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What a soothing bedroom retreat!  The headboard is upholstered in Kashmir Paisley fabric by Peter Dunham.  The linens are by Serena & Lily.  The blue walls continue in the master bathroom, and white cabinets, tile and marble give a clean look.  I like the pops of black on the tile floor.

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I could definitely get comfortable sitting out here! The chairs and table are from Pottery Barn and the pillows are from Williams-Sonoma Home.

Laura Motley offers her design services at Rooms & Gardens in Santa Barbara, CA- an AMAZING home furnishings store that I always stop in to visit when staying with my sister in S.B. They have beautiful furniture and home décor items…I would be happy to live in their store!

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  • Kris @ Driven by Décor
    Posted at 14:43h, 17 January

    Gorgeous house! I love blue and white in coastal homes. That fireplace surround really caught my eye – so pretty!

  • Stacey
    Posted at 01:29h, 27 January

    The blue and white colour scheme is so at home and fresh in this home! Beautiful!

  • Emilie ShellAndChinoiserie
    Posted at 17:03h, 28 January

    Love. Love. LOVE! This is hands-down one of my favorite interiors… Thanks for the eye candy!

  • Linda {Calling it Home}
    Posted at 00:41h, 02 February

    This is my idea of perfection. I need those chairs.

  • Michelle Woeller
    Posted at 16:49h, 03 February

    You're welcome! It's one of my favorites too!

  • Michelle Woeller
    Posted at 16:49h, 03 February

    The chairs are fabulous…love them!