Rustically Elegant

Well, “rustically elegant” sure sounds like an oxymoron, no? That’s the term used to describe a beach house at Veranda in Santa Barbara, and I must say, I agree!

Many people LOVE the beachy look, but don’t really want to plaster a huge starfish or sailboat on the wall to achieve it. The essence of beach style can be translated in a much more subtle way by sticking to color tones of the shoreline (sandy tans, white, unfinished wood, soft blues and greens), natural materials, botanical accessories, and a generally open and airy treatment.

True beach style doesn’t need to be kitsch, it just needs to be natural, and you can’t go wrong! (Plus that view certainly doesn’t hurt!)

– Kim

(All images above and more found at Veranda)

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