An idea to consider; mixing the “in- trend” look of zebra stripes with coastal accents. Not an easy concept to grasp, but one that I think can bring real glamour to a beach house!
The stark black and white zebra design has become almost a “new” neutral, and with a little creativity it can be mixed and matched to perfection. Love how Mary McDonald used this combination to create a statement with light blue and orange elegant drapes, silvered glass modern lamps, and a gorgeous collection of specimen sea shells. All mixed expertly with coral, displayed so opulently on a simple black lacquered console table. Somehow the zebra striped ottoman and mirror work perfectly to pull the whole look together!
How about this fresh summer look from Kate Jackson Design? A mix of traditional coastal blues and light green stripes with a fun framed vintage bathing suit and modern shaped zebra stools. The stools add just the right touch of modern to keep this room from being overly “beach cottage”. Light, bright and welcoming!
Or for real glamour, mix rich golds, luxurious velvets, and a faux fur carpet with just a hint of zebra stripes and only a few stand out collectible shells. Crazy about this display cabinet full of possibilities!
Of course, there’s always the zebra striped area rug. This beautiful home office is a great example of using the area rug to pull together the coastal decor elements, and creating a unique living space.
Have fun with discovering how to mix and match a zebra striped accent piece into your beach house. Hope that we’ve given you some new ideas to try!
About Caron White: Caron’s whole life has been spent the water, and living on the beach. A coastal, seaside lifestyle has always been her passion. More than anything, she loves to share it! Creator of a new original coastal home lifestyle retail website. She can also be found at her Everything Coastal Blog.