Style Focus | California Cool - Your Ultimate Style for Summer
Let’s face it, we’re all holding out for some hot weather and a Summer holiday! And with Christmas around the corner, it’s that time of the year to hire a holiday house, go down the coast and spend your days relaxing on the beach or on the couch! There’s just something about going to a new environment and feeling that sense of home, comfort and relaxation. So how can you achieve this vibe all year round in your own home? Meet California Cool.
Inspired by the California lifestyle, this design style has been around for years and if we’re going by the latest home trends it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Cali-cool is that perfect mix of bohemian and coastal style with a hint of luxury. It’s generally found in coastal regions however is becoming more popular in the everyday home with its ability to create a relaxed, casual and California-centric feel.
Where to start
The Cali-cool style involves mixing organic materials and contrasting textures with neutral hues and tones.
To introduce the style into your home, start with small décor items and build your look up from there. A wooden pendant light will add an urban elegance with a bohemian flair whilst a reclaimed wooden side tablewill add a raw and rustic element. It’s all about selecting materials that are real and natural to create an authentic Cali-cool look.
From the floor to the wall
Adding different textiles to your space can help achieve a homely Cali-vibe. Choose handwoven hemp or wool taupe floor rugs to add a contemporary cosy feature and inject texture into the room.
Decorate your white walls by adding a coastal style artwork or print that will enhance the relaxed style and add subtle colour and interest to the space.
Choose statement pieces
When it comes to furniture opt for pieces made from natural materials and textures. Timber or Oak dining tables create a warm and relaxed dining space whilst handmade rattan or cane chairs celebrate the craftsmanship and beautiful skills of artisans. Choosing pieces that are hand-crafted and intrinsically made from natural materials will instill a lasting charm and character to your space. Our Mangrove Cane Armchairs are that perfect combination of comfort and style. Crafted from Malawian Cane and water reeds, these chairs encapsulate the signature Bohemian characteristics of the California cool style.
A coffee table is generally the centre of the living room, so it’s important to choose a piece that is versatile to suite your existing decor and furniture pieces. A table with neutral wood hues will inject a harmonious style and give your space that coastal and relaxed feel. Treat your space with a sofa that is comfortable and instils a touch of luxe. If you’re after a more neutral palette, opt for a sofa that’s upholstered in a light fabric. Want to enhance your space with more of a luxe feel? Add a leather or velvet couch.
Although this style is perfect for all year round (because who doesn’t want to feel relaxed in their home all the time?) we really love seeing it flourish in the Summer months! So why not get ready for the warmer weather by finding your inner Boho-chic and embracing the California cool style!