California-living is all about sun, light, and plenty of greens. In the sunshine state, the outdoors are just as important as the interior of the home—often, seamlessly blending within the decor. Since the majority of us on the East Coast don’t have the luxury of living in a space where the lines between the interior and exterior are blissfully blurred, it’s all about bringing the outdoors in with a variety of inspired decor elements. We caught up with interior designer Natalie Myers, who has seriously mastered the aesthetic
, for a few tips on how to bring Cali’s signature element of effortless cool to the East Coast. Take a look. Begin with white walls.
If there’s one tell-tale element most Californian spaces have, it’s the total whitewash. At its simplest, it allows decorators to view rooms as a blank canvas, waiting to be layered with vibrant colors, rich patterns, and dynamic textures. Find it too snoozy? Think again. A brilliant white can go a long way, especially when it comes to spaces filled with an abundance of natural light.