My husband and I are building a contemporary beach house down here in Lowcountry. We want to incorporate some coastal elements into the decor, but still stay true to the modern style we love. Here are a few pieces we either currently own or have on our wish list. — Beth from Modern Home
We have so many talented local artists here in Lowcountry. Chase Allen is one I know personally. He has an extensive collection available and is willing to create custom pieces for his clients. My husband and I have talked about adding a school of stingrays to the entry wall.
The Egg Chair is an icon of modern Scandinavian design. Wicker, typical in coastal decor, adds softness and natural beauty. Though it can be used outdoors, I would put this in the living room or library.
Inhabit has several collections that would work well with a contemporary coastal scheme (for example: Seagrass, Kelp, Coral and Plankton). Plus, the brand makes it easy to mix and match your art, bedding and other accessories throughout your home.
My family is in the market for a new dining table. The top contender thus far is this one. The clean lines and exaggerated thickness suit our modern taste, while the light wood and the bench-style seating fit in with the coastal style of our beach house.
I found these amazing giant clamshell bowls in a shop window in downtown Beaufort a while back and knew I wanted one for our house. The bowls can be used for a variety of things, but I'm thinking of filling it with succulents and putting it on the back porch.
I'd like to add a large and small driftwood ball to the vignette in my entry, but I'm sure my two little boys would break them in no time, thinking they were fun new toys. I'll have to keep an eye out for something a little more kid friendly.