The Über-Chic East Coast Look Your Home Needs
Lately we’ve been seeing more and more spaces with bright, preppy style and classic details. Perhaps it was the wildly popular Lilly Pulitzer line at Target or the rise of the monogrammed home accent, but everyone seems to be loving the bold, saturated, preppy look right now, and we don’t mind one bit. Featuring classic patterns like stripes and checks mixed with chinoiserie details, brass accents, coastal charm, and bold color combinations, this look is not for the meek. Keep scrolling to check out 12 spaces that project this cheery, traditional vibe and shop some choice products for getting the look at home.
Bright white bedding with a graceful contrast scallop trim soften the look of this room’s bold headboard and skirted nightstand. Brass accents lend the space a luxurious feel while the Greek key trim on the room’s custom area rug is a thoughtful detail that’s tough to overlook.
A traditional skirted console with contrast tape trim lend this entryway plenty of preppy appeal, but the brass quatrefoil light fixture adds yet another layer of classic interest.
Woven furniture and a mix of patterns in a pleasing coral hue add texture and interest to this beach house. Subtle details like a striped lampshade on a bamboo floor lamp lend the space extra-preppy appeal.
Custom monogrammed shams and a strict color palette of coral and blue are decidedly preppy in this master bedroom. Thoughtful trim details on the lounge chair and the use of shimmering silver accents add a sense of custom luxury to the design.
This cool coastal foyer projects a decidedly preppy vibe thanks to its large striped rug, classic light fixtures, and nautical details. A concrete bench and industrially influenced side chairs keep it from being too themed.
A mix of sweet prints and bold colors enlivens this small Manhattan home’s living room. Layered blue tones give the space a real sense of depth while white ceramics and coral specimens enable the bookcases to feel cohesive and not cluttered.
Bold colors harmonize with brass accents in the open kitchen of this Chicago home. A seagrass rug adds rich texture underfoot, and an unexpected mix of patterns works thanks to the prints’ variety in scale.
In this classic bathroom, large-scale patterned wallpaper works beautifully with crystal light fixtures to create a luxurious retreat. As with all design, the appeal of the preppy look is in the details. Here, the designer utilized traditional decorative pulls and knobs to tie in with the statement lighting.
A charming striped valance over this room’s expansive window offers a unique design element and feels like the awning of a particularly chic boutique. French bistro–style chairs add texture and interest.
A set of classic Frances Elkins chairs upholstered in a saturated green color brings prep to this dining space. The drapery flaunts a subtle pattern with a contrast trim that coordinates with the dining chairs, and the wood detailing on the room’s ceiling adds coastal appeal.
Using Clarence House’s iconic Vase wallpaper and a decorative lantern gives this sunny breakfast nook real preppy chinoiserie appeal. Paired with bamboo-motif side chairs and a modern take on the farm table, the resulting space is cheery and welcoming. We love the contrast the dark-stained wood floors provide.
A subtle striped headboard and mix of patterned pillows give this room a cheery but soothing feeling. A woven trunk used as a nightstand injects textural interest into the space.