Known for its sandy beaches, world class waves and chic shops, Hossegor is a real gem. I’m not one for repeat holiday destinations but this place is a true outlier.
Due to the large surf community residing in the town, the vibe is very laid back. However, walk down Avenue Paul Lahary and you’ll find some of the most sort after French brands nestled amongst boutique jewellery shops and boulangeries.
In interior design terms, Hossegor is one part casual one part chic. This aesthetic combines natural materials with ethnic textiles and tie-dye prints. In typical French style, a limited colour palette is needed to ensure you achieve a sophisticated look.
Rope and wood are ideal materials for light fittings, eluding to navigation and nautical pursuits. Shells and beads are also rising in popularity and pay homage to the sea.
One print I associate with this trend is tie dye. However, you have to be really careful. It’s very easy to take it too far and end up with a psychedelic 70s vibe. Stick to limited colours, preferably blues and whites for a subtle, sophisticated look.
Furniture is all about comfort–somewhere you can recline after an active day at the coast. Wood accents are a must and add a natural touch. Canvas cushions are reminiscent of beach loungers and really compliment laid-back interiors.
For rugs, continue the nautical colour scheme and go for subtle stripes or fun geometric prints.
Introduce coastal accents into your home and you’ll achieve the casual chic look in no time!
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