| Jun 6, 2014 |
Coastal Living names 10 trendsetting designers
Boh staff
By Staff

Coastal Living, a magazine that celebrates life along the coast, has announced the Top 10 Coastal Design Trendsetters of 2014. The second-annual list of innovators who are making waves in the industry are profiled in the June 2014 issue, and revealed their “seaside trends to watch” and what they’re seeing, creating, and loving for homes by the shore.

“I’m thrilled to announce this year’s list of trendsetters whose expert designs are clearly informed by the sea,” said Coastal Living editor-in-chief Antonia van der Meer. “These designers are masters at crafting spaces that celebrate life along the coast.”

Below is the 2014 list of coastal trendsetters and the editors’ descriptions of their style:

Jeffrey Alan Marks: The Virtuoso—Marks effortlessly blends California ease with European elegance to create his own quintessential style, which he describes as “couture design for barefoot living.”

Gideon Mendelson: The Curator—Mendelson uses a cinematic approach to his eclectic modernist designs. Likening himself to a director and the space his film, Mendelson enjoys creating surprising moments and unexpected pairings in his clients’ homes.

Trina Turk: The Californian—Turk started out by bringing her swirling, snappy form of beach cool to the fashion world. Now she draws on the same elements of California optimism and inspired happiness when designing for her home fabrics line.

Rachel Reider: The Tailor—Boston-based Reider brings historic spaces into a bold, whimsical world through her daring, cheeky, and unexpected designs.

Lewin Wertheimer: The Historian—Wertheimer stands out as a top-notch designer of historic beach homes, infusing the sites with an assured sense of belonging and an authenticity of detail.

Annie Selke: The Reinventor—Selke is an expert at updating the traditional. She has reinvented Americana for a whole new generation with her fresh coastal designs for her company, Pine Cone Hill, and its rug spin-off, Dash & Albert.

John Robshaw: The Voyager—Robshaw spends as much as three months out of the year studying the work of artisans, weavers, and islanders from the Philippines to Bolivia. He rethinks traditional and tribal patterns, creating his characteristic laid-back designs that evoke the definitively transformative spirit of the shore.

Serena Dugan: The Print-cess—As the creative force behind the home furnishings brand Serena & Lilly, Dugan exudes a bold-but-restrained signature style that is easy to spot. Based out of the Bay Area, Dugan often also draws upon the iconic Atlantic beaches of her childhood for design inspiration.

Amanda Nisbet: The Color Whisperer—Nisbet builds on the hues of the East Coast shoreline in her work, often developing original colors and patterns for her clients. When designing for a waterfront home, she looks beyond the color blue, gathering inspiration from more overlooked aspects of the shore—anything from sunset oranges to thistle lavenders.

Karen Robertson: The Naturalist—Robertson brings the outdoors into the interior space with her handmade seashell creations. From one-of-a-kind decorative flowers made of shells and tinted oversize sea fans to trumeau mirrors dressed with clusters of coral, Robertson captures the essence of the ocean with her designs.

The full feature can be found in the magazine, and can also be seen online.

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