A Look at Micamy Design Studio’s Coastal-Inspired Interiors

A Look at Micamy Design Studio’s Coastal-Inspired Interiors

Now that we’ve introduced you to Michele of Micamy Design Studio in Part 1 of this Designer Spotlight Series, we’ll dive right into the characteristics of coastal design! Learn which details Michele and her designers focus on as they complete each project, in our continued Q&A below:
Progress Lighting: What are some key elements/ways to achieve a coastal design? (color schemes, materials, decor accents, finishes, etc.)?
Michele: Paint color is the easiest way to achieve a coastal feel, as well as being able to add wood slats or ship lap to an accent wall or ceiling tray. Interpreting and incorporating “ocean” accent color(s) can pull together a coastal theme with complementing artwork, fabrics, lamps and accessories. Whether someone prefers a light, subtle feel or more dramatic colors such as turquoise, coastal schemes can have a wide range of applications.

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The shiplap details and wooden accents pair well with our Inspire chandelier in this coastal farmhouse, designed by Micamy Design Studio.

Progress Lighting: What types of light fixtures contribute to a coastal home? Are there any key characteristics you look for?
Michele: The lighting we choose depends the on final design and whether we are creating a coastal farmhouse or a home with a more modern twist. We have been able to utilize Progress Lighting’s products with a brushed nickel or oil rubbed bronze finish, which provides a totally different feel even with the fixture.

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Our 9-light Alexa chandelier complements a neutral and relaxed dining room. Project completed by Micamy Design Studio.

Progress Lighting: Do you have a particular coastal project that is your favorite? Why was this one special to you?
Michele: Pictured below is one of my favorite models. We were able to utilize blue cabinets, and couldn’t be happier with the unexpected end result, which set the tone for the entire house. This project is special because it was one of the very first models we ever designed and has won several awards.

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Michele says paint color is “the easiest way to achieve a coastal feel,” and the blue cabinetry certainly sets the tone for this kitchen. Design by Micamy Design Studio featuring Progress Lighting’s Ashbury chandeliers.

Progress Lighting: Do you have a particular coastal project that is your favorite? Why was this one special to you?
Michele: Pictured below is one of my favorite models. We were able to utilize blue cabinets, and couldn’t be happier with the unexpected end result, which set the tone for the entire house. This project is special because it was one of the very first models we ever designed and has won several awards.

Progress Lighting: Anything else to add?
Michele: When I start designing a coastal interior, I usually start off with a lighter floor color and keep it going throughout the entire home, as it makes the home feel more spacious. Soft beige colors mimic the look of sand and/or weathered wood, and you can pull in warmer gray tones as well. There are endless opportunities to utilize green and blue tones, as they coordinate with any color. I like to remind clients that the sky is blue, the grass is green and plants/flowers come in all colors. The picture below illustrates this nicely. Green tones in the trees pull the hint of green out in the accent wall. Coastal interiors should pull inspiration from nature.

I like to remind clients that the sky is blue, grass is green and plants/flowers come in all colors. Coastal interiors should pull inspiration from nature.

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This coastal dining room pulls blue and green tones inspired by nature, which complement the soft beige colors in the flooring and furniture. Project completed by Micamy Design Studio, featuring Progress Lighting’s Joy chandelier.

Thank you for the wonderful insight, Michele! We can’t wait to see more of Micamy’s dazzling interiors.

Don’t let the inspiration stop here! For more coastal tips and ideas, check out our Design Guide or join us on Pinterest!