Eastern Influence

Inspired by the cultures of Asia, eastern influence reflects the grace, detail, and refinement of the pacific. While there are many variations between the cultures, the nature of the influence will be carried throughout. For example, art and accessories typically reflect landscapes and animals. Importance is placed in history and family.
What sets a few societies apart:

~ Japan: Subdued colors, Minimalist, and Low horizon line
~ China: Ornate, Bold colors, and High lacquered surfaces
~ Thailand: Intricate carvings, Teak, and Curvilinear design
~ India: Religious Icons, Rich metal tones, Warm colors, and Ornate patterns


Coastal interiors embody relaxed comfortable living. The subtle water-inspired color palette has a purposeful calming effect. The beach cottage design should be like a vacation; Minimal clutter, found shells in glass jars, and great photography. Stripes adorn more than beach towels in this casual home. Windows may feature natural woven privacy along with windswept gauze panels.
Palette of the Coast:

~ Crisp White: Not eggshell or off white
~ Tan: Yellow, not taupe base
~ Blue: Pale, but not Easter egg
~ Green: Seafoam or Auqamarine

Cultural Influences

Regional and continental differences allow cultures to mold their residences in a way that reflects their environments.
African (Organic Safari):
~ Rich neutral color palette accented by red, blue, and green
~ Textural Fabrics: Animal print, burlap, and gauze
~ Woven jute mats, pottery, drums, baskets, and masks adorn the rooms
Moroccan (Northern Africa):
~ Inspired by Islam and Eastern Culture
~ Mosaic tile inlay in bold hues
~ Woven Kilim Rugs
~ Keyhole design arches
~ Carved wooden chests, ottomans, and silk tapestry
Central and South America:
~ Honey tone pine and dark iron hardware
~ Bold paints on many surfaces; blue, red, orange, and yellow
~ Gaucho (cowboy) accessories
~ Large plank or terracotta flooring