Nothing says “relaxed living” like slipcovered furniture, simple silhouettes, and room to breathe. This casual and comfortable gathering space from the 2009 Southern Living Texas Idea House takes its inspiration from its surroundings—the Texas Gulf Coast—in the form of persimmon and aqua accents reminiscent of the sunset and sea. What’s the secret to infusing your home with a sense of laid-back luxe? Start by taking cues from your own surroundings. Read on if you love this look.
Easy-to-remove slipcovers are a natural choice in a beach house or a home with young, accident-prone children. We like the extra-deep, extra-plush seats of this example, which is available in more than 90 choices of slipcover fabric options.
Comfort Square Sofa, from $999
Available at Pottery Barn
The punctuation marks in this living room are the persimmon-hued lamp shades on the pair of floor lamps. This orange example boasts a tripod-like base—and a similar warm and pleasant glow.
Tripod Floor Lamp with Drum Shade, $99
Available at Target
The tapered legs and clean lines of this cocktail table offer laid-back living in style. Not only is its streamline design compatible with a variety of decorating styles, it also won’t compete with the surroundings.
Sims Coffee Table, $369
Available at Crate & Barrel
We love the spirited, beachy stripe of this hand-loomed rug, which is designed to withstand high traffic and can be flipped over in a pinch.
Seawall rug, from $390
Available at Maine Cottage
Small but intense pops of color add maximum impact to your interiors. This aqua-and-white pillow has print power too.
Kyoto Embroidered Toss Pillow, $39.99
Available at Bed Bath & Beyond