Modern Coastal Style: Get the look

Modern coastal style lovers, today’s post is for you!
Modern Coastal Style

Get The Look: Modern Coastal Style


Descriptive terms like “modern coastal style” get thrown around a lot in the design world, but what do they actually mean?

The answer, like most design ideas is pretty subjective.

I have “beach house style” on my brain constantly these days.

If you’re new here, we’ve been renovating a Rhode Island beach house -and we’re finally in the home stretch!

So, at this point, I feel like I have a solid idea of what this type of design style entails.

Very popular in New England, modern coastal style can be described as airy, clean design with a strong stylistic nod to the coast.

You can be completely land locked and still enjoy the look of modern coastal interiors in your own home.

If you love the look, go for it!

Now that I’ve given my general view on this topic, it’s always better to give visual examples when it comes to this type of thing. 

So, I thought I’d share this forever favorite from Hamptons Cottages and Gardens.

Photographs by Emily Gilbert for Hamptons Cottages and Gardens


Beach house vibes.


This modern spin on a coastal style, designed by Darci Heather is right up my ally.

The tiled walls in the kitchen are a dream, not to mention the amazing wide plank wood floors.

Every time I look at these rooms I find something new to love.

Inspired by this modern coastal style,  I found a few great ideas and sources – scroll through the bottom to check them all out.

Let me know if this chic home is in sync with your own idea of a modern beach house. I’d love to know!


PS: Still OBSESSED with this fabulous Hamptons house!


Modern Coastal Style
Modern Coastal Style


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  1. Published on 6.22.16 · Reply
  2. Really homey, yet classy. Perfect combo.

    Published on 6.22.16 · Reply
  3. Denise wrote:

    Hi Sue, I wrote you a couple weeks ago about your advertising and was so happy today that I could read your entire post. Thank you, thank you! Denise

    Published on 6.24.19 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      Denise! Thank YOU!:)

      Published on 6.24.19 · Reply
  4. Overzetdak wrote:

    Thank you for sharing this with us. Keep posting!

    Published on 8.13.20 · Reply