Beach House - CornwallCoastal Living Room, London

Coastal living room in London with white walls, medium hardwood flooring, a standard fireplace and feature lighting. —  Houzz
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njjessnjjess wrote:2 September 2015
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    The Linen Shop
    6 years ago

    We have a lovely selection of original watercolour and acrylic paintings.

    Beside The Sea is 700 x 565 cms.

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    The Linen Shop
    6 years ago

    Beside The Sea is now unframed - new measurement is 38 cms x 29 cms.

johannahaire147Johanna Haire wrote:9 February 2016
    terryfairyterryfairy wrote:7 November 2015
      christieokpeChristie Okpe wrote:26 August 2015

        What Houzz contributors are saying:

        Sarah Alcroft added this to How to Get the Seating Right in a Small Living Room13 December 2018

        Scale downIf you like the idea of sofas facing each other but space is just too tight, why not try the same idea with love seats? Big enough for two to squeeze on – if you’re good friends – and luxurious for one, they offer sociability while leaving room to manoeuvre.

        Kate Burt added this to 27 Ideas for Decorating Your Fireplace Wall13 February 2018

        3. Tie in with tilesHere, the colour scheme is as much about the framed painting as it is about the paint on the walls. Cleverly, especially as the effect is subtle, the colours in the artwork pick up on those within the old decorative tiles either side of the grate, as well as referencing the slate-y grey of the surround. The latter is then picked up behind the shelves in the alcoves.

        Kate Burt added this to Ideas to Steal From Your Fantasy Holiday Cottage Living Room2 February 2017

        Choose appropriate artworkThe defining artwork in the living room of this coastal house in Cornwall is a harbourside watercolour (probably by the renowned St Ives artist Eric Ward if you like it). Beautiful and suitable.A painting or large-format photograph that connects a house to its surroundings – especially when said surroundings are part of its USP – is a great addition to a home-from-home’s living room. (It’s also a good consolation prize in your regular home, to remind you to go back to places you’ve loved.)You don’t need to be an art expert to pick the perfect piece. Staying local is a good start: seaside towns often have several small galleries selling work by artists from the area. You might find something suitable second-hand, too – an atmospheric portrait of a gnarly old fisherman or, if you’re deep in woodland, a forest scene. Bear in mind that you’ll ideally want a focal-point artwork to reflect your décor’s colour palette: the ideal is to start with a cherished piece and furnish around it, so as not to have to compromise on picking the perfect painting. A vintage map of the area could look good, too.Check out the dos and don’ts of hanging art above a fireplace

        Feioi added this to 10 Snazzy Styling Tips for Your Mantelpiece16 November 2016

        Go for less is moreSometimes a large piece of art is all you need above your mantel, and the shelf can be left empty for a clean, minimal look. Take a step back and consider the entire wall, and even the room as a whole. Many chimney breasts are flanked by shelved alcoves full of exciting things, so a minimal fireplace in the centre can be a contrasting breath of fresh air. Filling every available surface can lead to a cluttered look and confuse the eye. A little space creates more balance and allows the focal points to sing.Want to style up your fireside alcoves? Get inspired by these nifty design ideas

        Rise Art added this to The Dos and Don’ts of Hanging Art Above a Fireplace28 July 2016

        Do coordinate strategicallyThis dark grey stone fireplace takes centre stage, standing out amid warm neutral furnishings. The temptation might be to hang a dark artwork above to harmonise with the feature, but the painted grey alcoves either side complement the fireplace enough to leave the white space above the mantel primed for a brighter piece. This painting ties in more with the yellow tiles of the fire surround, while the muted blues are picked up in the accessories.As an above-the-fireplace artwork is a natural focal point for a room, this can be a good place to start when choosing how to decorate and accessorise the rest of the space. Pick at least one colour from your artwork and repeat it in details around the room. How far you go with this coordination will depend on how “pulled together” you want your scheme to feel; for example, a more eclectic space than this might feature many more colours.Top tip Using a mount around a picture can add an air of formality, and so works well when you want a scheme to feel classical. Here, the white-on-white effect also helps this coastal room to feel airy and modern. A mount can also be used to boost the size of an artwork – useful if you have a very small piece.

        Amy Maynard Interiors added this to 10 Quick and Easy Ways to Add Personality to Your Home15 February 2016

        Jazz up the back of your shelvesA block of colour is great for bringing a pale living room up to date, and these stormy grey alcoves set off the white shelving beautifully. An inky blue or bottle green would look striking, too. This trick works best on shelves displaying ornaments or framed photos, as books can obscure the wall behind. Books would work, however, if your shelves are widely spaced.

        What Houzz users are commenting on:

        Shan Lou added this to My House: A Vision Board21 May 2022

        Chair turned away from fireplace

        Isaac Hughes added this to ISAAC's Ideas25 April 2022

        The painting above the fireplace is an example of scale in this room. The large painting is compared to the size of the fireplace to give the room a larger feel.

        Teresa Slattery added this to Teresa's Ideas21 January 2022

        dark paint gives depth to shelves

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