Crate & Barrel’s New Coastal Collection Brings the Beach Home
Crate and Barrel recently launched their new Coastal furniture and home goods collection, inspired by breezy European seaside living. As a Tampa Bay area real estate agent, I was immediately drawn to the relaxed but purposeful aesthetic of this line when looking for furniture inspirations for Aunt Sherry (who is looking to buy a Florida home.) With its casual textures, soothing neutral palette, and natural materials, I believe it’s a perfect fit for the sunny and aquatic-centered lifestyle we enjoy here.
In this blog post, we’ll overview the key details of Crate & Barrel’s Coastal collection that give it its lightweight, beach house feel. And discuss how the furnishings and decorative items in this line complement both St. Petersburg and the greater Tampa Bay area. We’ll also touch on some great local properties where this coastal-chic decor would seamlessly blend into the living space. The Tampa Bay Area Crate and Barrel Store is located at 2201 N West Shore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607.
Crate & Barrel’s New Coastal Collection: The Look and Feel of Coastal Style
The foundation for Crate and Barrel’s coastal inspiration comes from visual and textural elements that connote the sea and shore. Think light color palettes, weathered finishes, natural fibers, and subtle nautical references. The term “coastal” also conjures up a relaxed but still polished aesthetic perfect for laidback living.
Specific hallmarks of coastal design in the Crate & Barrel collection include:
Light, Neutral Palette
The coastal palette primarily utilizes soft tans, creams, greys and weathered wood tones. These neutral backgrounds allow for punctuation with ocean-inspired blues, greens and sunshine yellow. The muted color scheme feels breezy and relaxed.
Natural Textures & Materials
You’ll see lots of natural linen, seagrass, rattan and driftwood in this coastal line. The home goods make great use of woven trims, embroidered details, wood bead accents and macrame. Natural texture adds organic depth and casual elegance.
Subtle Nautical Details
Minimal nautical references like rope trim, subtle striping, and reclaimed wood table tops allude to maritime life without going overboard (no pun intended). These nuanced details cement the coastal vision.
Weathered & Distressed Finishes
Many of the wood furniture pieces incorporate faded, multi-tonal finishes. The layered whites, greys and taupes resemble beach driftwood naturally lightened by the sun and sea air. Other décor items incorporate a crackle glaze for an antiqued, timeworn look.
Key Furniture & Décor in the Coastal Collection
Now let’s explore some standout living room, bedroom and decorative items from Crate & Barrel’s new coastal line. And see how they would complement homes here in the Tampa and St. Pete area.
The living room category showcases breezy sofas and chairs, tables with natural elements, and lots of cozy textural pillows and throws.
Willow II Sofa – This sleek fabric slip-covered sofa has a relaxed silhouette perfect for a Florida room. The supersoft cloud cushions seem like the perfect place to curl up with a seashell guide.
Valle Accent Chair –brings an architectural edge to its breezy, coastal cool. Hammered and finished in matte black, metal rods construct the slim, linear frame accented with disc details on the padded bolstered arms. Linen-like off-white upholstery wraps around the frame to shape a sling suspension. The removable seat and back cushions bring lounge-worthy comfort to this sophisticated chair.
You’ll find an array of beds, nightstands and dressers that channel relaxed European seaside style within the bedroom category.
Make your bedroom a breezy coastal escape with the chic and effortless cool of our Positano bed. A traditional sheltering headboard, rails and raised footboard are updated and softened, clad in oversized slipcovers for a flowing drape. Made of lightweight linen in a goes-with-anything neutral, the slipcovers remove for easy cleaning in the washing machine. Refined yet casual, the Positano bed sits a little bit higher than contemporary beds, making it a great choice for transitional homes.
Rica nightstand brings coastal cool to the bedroom with design-forward curves and the breezy look of grasscloth. A waterfall frame arches just beyond the single floating drawer to create an open shelf for storing books, glasses and other bedside essentials. A fresh, whitewash finish and flat grasscloth-fronted drawer give the clean-lined nightstand an airy feel with natural texture.
On-trend cane lends a coastal feel to our Tisdell wood bedroom dresser. Warmed by a khaki-toned finish, the solid oak dresser frames nine woven cane drawer fronts accented with mid-century, aged-brass tab pulls. The solid wood top, side panels and dowel legs complement with the beautiful grain of solid oak. For a coordinated bedroom, pair with the Tisdell six-drawer dresser and bed.
Home Décor Accents
From textiles to tableware there are all kinds of decorative accessories to infuse coastal charm throughout the whole home. Here are some great options:
Half chunky, half flat, our Biella throw pillow cover blocks a two-texture pattern in horizontal bands for a look that’s modern and a feel that’s cozy. Off-white yarn blends wool and cotton for a soft touch. The pillow cover reverses to solid ivory and is neatly tailored with knife edges. For maximum comfort, fill the lumbar throw pillow cover with a plush feather-down or lofty down-alternative insert.
The Lazio pillow cover uses a kilim weave—a tight interweaving of warp and weft strands often used to make carpets—to produce a flat surface with heathered color and rustic texture. The off-white pillow cover features a center tan band bordered with black stripes for a look that’s modern and graphic. Fill the lumbar throw pillow cover with a plush feather-down or lofty down-alternative insert
The Etienne chandelier delights overhead with a cluster of organically shaped glass shades finished in lustrous champagne. Casting a golden glow, the chandelier centers around a sleek burnished brass base and stem. We love the glamorous presence this ceiling light has over a dining table or in a foyer—and it makes an irresistibly luxe addition to a living room or walk-in closet.
Crate & Barrel’s New Coastal Collection: How The Coastal Look Fits the Tampa Bay Lifestyle
Tampa Bay’s vibrant downtown St. Pete communities and beautiful barrier island properties perfectly pair with the beach-inspired mode. Our area’s laidback culture, nearly year-round sunshine and marine playground reflect the casual coastal vision that Crate and Barrel curated so beautifully in this special line.
Crate & Barrel’s New Coastal Collection: Downtown St. Petersburg Living
For residents of downtown St. Petersburg’s condos, flats and bungalows, the coastal collection adds breezy style to small spaces without clutter. Neutral palettes keep things calm and fresh. While multifunctional furnishings like sofa-beds, ottomans with storage and nesting tables conserve precious real estate.
Outside colorful feature walls pair nicely with coastal furnishings. And look amazing against the vibrantly painted St Pete murals found throughout neighborhoods. For outdoor living areas, coastal décor welcomes the neighborhood vibes into rear patios, front porches or rooftop terraces.
Crate & Barrel’s New Coastal Collection: Beach & Waterside Communities
Moving just over the bridge to communities situated directly on the Pinellas county beaches and Intracoastal waterways, the coastal look aligns perfectly with properties actually on the sand and sea.
Whitewashed oak beds, jute rugs and ceramic tableware resemble materials bleached by the intense Gulf sun. Cool linen slipcovers help beat the heat in rooms with water views. And of course nautical stripes and reclaimed driftwood coffee tables effortlessly complement the coastal architecture and palette Mother Nature provides right out residents’ back doors!
Crate & Barrel’s New Coastal Collection: Closing Thoughts
Crate and Barrel does an amazing job evoking the essence of coastal living within their catalog of casually chic furnishings and accessories. If breezy European beach house style speaks to you, then pieces from this curated collection will interface flawlessly with your aesthetic vision.
And for Tampa Bay residents blessed to call this aquatic paradise home, the coastal look blends harmoniously with our unique lifestyle culture grounded in the surrounding waters that shape us.
I hope you found this overview on Crate & Barrel’s Coastal line insightful. Whether looking to add breezy beach charm to your home or would love to view local properties where this furniture would complement perfectly, don’t hesitate to connect! Avalon Group is always more than happy to assist however weI can in your home décor or real estate journey. If you are looking for a St Petersburg Realtor visit https://avalongrouptampabay.com/