Essential #4: Super-soft Slipcovers
Nothing says coastal casual like the untailored look and feel of linen slipcovers. They’re less formal and lower maintenance
than tightly upholstered pieces. For the living room sectional, where everyone (including the dogs) hangs out after long afternoons
at the beach, Tim chose a chocolate brown slipcover. “The dark color hides everything—plus the whole thing can be washed!”
he says. For the chair, he had a slipcover made using the “wrong” side of the striped fabric for a more faded, muted look.
We love: one or two overscale pieces, like the extra-long sectional, to keep the vibe casual and inviting.
Shop the look: Vine drapery fabric in Ebony, Schumacher. Custom sofa, ottoman, chair, and teak TV cabinet, Tim Clarke. Rogers & Goffigon Shaker sofa fabric in Peat, Pacific Design Center Consulting & Buying Services; 310/360-6418. Bavella Stripe chair fabric in Driftwood, Calvin Fabrics.