I like this Rhode Island cottage living room from interior designer Kate Jackson. Kate calls the home beach chic and I agree.
I met Kate a few years back at a reception at uber interior designer Michael Smith’s gorgeous Los Angeles house. It was a reception for the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama. I had mentioned on the blog that I might be going to the reception but didn’t know anyone…and Kate, a blog reader and designer, wrote me to say she was flying in from the east coast to attend. We ended up chit chatting that evening and it was so nice meeting her. Fast forward to earlier this year when Kate stopped by the COCOCOZY textiles collection booth at the New York International Gift Fair to say hi. So fun making new design friends!
Anyhoooo…here’s what I like about this cute cottage…j’adore the mixing and matching of upholstery and fabric. Kate successfully uses 5 different patterns in one small space. First she starts with a neutral palette of a white sofa and off white rug…then she added a pale yellow stripe on the slipper chairs, a coordinating floral on some turned wood armchairs, zebra ottomans and two different graphic modern pillows on the white sofa. A lovely mix and match. What I like is that any of the patterns can be taken away or moved around and it all works. Also, the little blue vintage bathing suit that is framed into some cute wall art says…this is a beach cottage!
What do you think of this little beach cottage living room? How many patterns might you mix and match into one space?
Photos: Kate Jackson Design
21 responses to “BEACH COTTAGE MIX & MATCH!”
I love the framed vintage bathing frock. Such a fun way to create art! Very beach chic.
I’m pretty much obsessed with it – I love the unexpected punch of pattern like the zebra print, and her framed vintage bathing suit is just plain chic.
It all works so well together! Every room needs a zinger and that’s where the unexpected blue vintage suit comes in to play. Fun!
I agree – the framed vintage bathing suit is great. Lovely space
I don’t know that I could be that adventurous with patterns in my own home.. would definitely hire a pro! The beach cottage you share just WORKS! That is talent to pull that off and make it look so effortless.. lovely!!!
Thank you for the intro! Just checked out the portfolio, looks great!
Nothing better than a chic beach house! Love it,
I am usually not a big fan of mixing more than 3 patterns in the same room but this interior definitely makes me change my mind! Very inspiring! The color palette is so fresh and chic.
This is funny because I was touring an antique mall this morning to find pieces for a client and I took a picture of a vintage bathing suit framed like this blue one on the photo 🙂
I love this house of Kate’s! I styled her own home for Better Homes & Gardens. I think it will be in one of the summer issues. She has three adorable children too. I don’t know how she does it!
I had the pleasure of meeting you at the Trad Home party a few months ago at Harbinger. I started Dunes and Duchess in 2010, a made-in-the-USA company of candelabras, lamps and sconces. I would love to send you photos of our new Spring Summer line! Best, Stacy
I love everthing about it! Beachy without that cottage feel. Coco, do you know who makes those fabulous ottomans and the striped slipper chairs?
Very chic! The pattern mix blends well, and the framed bathing suit is genius.
I love this space!! I am also a huge fan of mixing patterns! She has a great eye!
It’s a bit busy but I love the beach-house vibes
I like the patterns and the combination of colors in the fabric. It makes it more appealing. Nice post!
I love the idea of mixing and matching. It can really liven up a space
Obsessed!! I love all the patterns put together, stunning!
OMG – I love these rooms!!!
I almost never opt for the classic black and white – but now I just gotta have it!
Elena at Idea Interiors
Thanks for the kudos, guys!
I love this beach cottage, too…client is uber hip and I think the space reflects her and her family’s style perfectly.
The striped chair was a piece that i had upholstered and the two ottomans are from Lee Industries.
Thanks again for publishing, Coco!
First and foremost can I just say how much I love this blog, your ideas, your style and your vision of moving your business forward. In refernence to the Beach Cottage mix I have to say I like the Zebra print pieces. It breaks up the the room a little bit. The floor colour is gorgeous and the pale yellow slipper cases are fantastic. I may change the wall art peices but to be honest they fit perfectly in this room.
I have began a hobby blog similar to yourself as I love to change a room around and play with ideas and new furniture peices. Could you tell me though how did you become succesful on this blog. If you have any tips they would be much appreciated.
Once again Love the blog and well done. Keep up the good work
-ZEBOT (Interior Design With Your Life In Mind)
If I send you a photo of my living room, would you give me ideas of how I can change it?? I’m bored with it but am on a budget so can’t buy new furniture right now so I’m wondering what else I could do.