Coastal Color Palette for Summer 2014: Spa

Spa color palette in coastal theme

If you’ve flipped through the pages of our summer catalog, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve loved infusing all of our pages with a coastal vibe. Whether it’s strong navy-and-white color palette, soft sandy neutrals with hints of the sea, or a light watery aqua from top to bottom, ‘coastal’ always feel fresh and relaxing, a Ballard Designs favorite! Inspired by the spaces in our Summer 2014 catalog, we’ve broken down exactly how to get that coastal look straight from our pages to the web!

We couldn’t help but be drawn to the living room above — our classic spa color palette, relaxed with light grays and tans. It’s a combination that will never go out of style, but what makes it feel fresh is the touches of marine life throughout. We love the White Heron Giclée Print paired with sky blues and grays. Top it all off with a mercury glass table lamp, woven wicker baskets, and a collection of coral and sea shells on the coffee table, and your living room gets a total summer makeover!

For more decorating inspiration, browse our Pinterest boards for ideas, or visit our photo gallery to see all the gorgeous rooms found in our catalog.


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  1. Patricia June 8, 2017 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Where can I get the couch Pinterest palette spring 2014 Spa

    • Annika Dupree June 12, 2017 at 5:05 pm - Reply

      That is our Griffin Sofa without Nailheads! It can be found here, and is available for customization! So you can choose from our fabric selection or supply your own fabric to upholster this piece!

  2. Shelly March 26, 2016 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    How can I purchase the items in this picture?

  3. Rachelle October 25, 2015 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    I would like to have all the informations about the design I think it was September 24 th something about Paris. The colors are off white and pink.. you show a living room, a bedroom with cussins. Everything is so lovely.

    Thank you in advance for your answer !!!!!

    • Caroline @ How to Decorate November 5, 2015 at 9:21 am - Reply

      Hi Rachelle,
      Thanks for your comment. You should be able to find most of the products linked in this post. Or you can browse through here to find the items as well.
      Happy Decorating!
      The How to Decorate Team

  4. Kelly Miller June 29, 2015 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful room. If you don’t mind me asking. I love your flooring- what is it??

    • Caroline @ How to Decorate July 1, 2015 at 4:57 pm - Reply

      Hi Kelly,
      Unfortunately we don’t have any information about the type of flooring in this room! I’m so sorry!
      The How to Decorate Team

  5. ELIZABETH Bear June 8, 2015 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Which rug is shown in this room?

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