Bringing the Beach Home 4

Living in the Queen City has its perks – from the exciting atmosphere in uptown to the accessibility of endless dining and shopping adventures around every corner. But one thing Charlotte doesn’t have is beachfront property. A coastal feel in the city is just what a Wilmington native and now South Charlotte resident wanted when collaborating with Swell Décor.

A coastal feel in the city calls for a pristine balance of design. This theme should be subtle but consistent. The Swell Décor duo and this sweet family of four chose to communicate the coastal feel through a neutral color palette with calm greys, light and airy blues and crisp whites.

The goal of the designers was to incorporate textures, coastal art and unique decor throughout the home with various woods, antique and acrylic art and a unique pop of fun coral fabric. Those wood accents stand out in the playroom entrance’s barn door, a vintage decorative ladder, and a sleek table in the informal dining room. One of the most striking additions was a resin clamshell for a nice eye-catching piece in the living room.

The artwork is also anchored in the coastal feel with an acrylic depiction of waves crashing on the shore. This set of paintings will surely put the viewer’s mind at the beach, even if their body is rooted in Charlotte. Another trio of artwork is an antique set that illustrates a galaxy of starfish dancing across the canvas.

This family brought the beach to them with Swell’s classically beachy decor.