Ethan Allen designer Vincent reveals the inspiration behind this casual, upscale beach house look. See below for a transcript of this video.
I’m Vincent, and this is Ethan Allen Express, and this is an example of the Elegance lifestyle.
Like a weekend in the Hamptons, this updated living room is casual luxury personified. Always a timeless color palette, this blue and white design is perennially elegant. The scale of the print fabric updates our traditional wing chair while the crisp whites and creams of the remaining upholstery in the room with their dark mahogany trim give this setting its graphic punch. A pair of matching table lamps with their woven basket bases bring to mind women’s’ summer handbags and antique picnic baskets. The pineapple base side table, an American classic, is a welcome addition to the room, while the curly willow trained orchid in its clear glass pot filled with moss and river rocks continues the beach theme. A creamy shag rug grounds the entire arrangement, and cobalt blue accents and the contemporary photography with its sailing theme give a hip, modern kick to this elegant beach house environment. Why, it’s your classic navy blazer with a white button-down shirt, updated with a novel tie.