Following on the heels of the successful Escape collection, Universal Furniture once again joins forces with Coastal Living to create Getaway, a substantial new collection that broadens the company’s capacity to provide consumers with a whole home resource for the coastal lifestyle.
"Coastal" isn’t proximity to water but more of a state of mind. It’s that carefree feeling from summers of your youth, when time was fluid and responsibilities were few. Some relate it to the sound of the ocean, for others it’s the sensation of shifting sands beneath your feet, or the briny smell of the sea as waves crash onto the shoreline.
Getaway elicits these memories in more than 50 new designs for bedroom, living, dining, kitchen and office. Natural materials and the colors of seaside life suggest a welcome, informal vibe. While wood and metal play a role, Getaway incorporates more woven pieces than the original collection, from substantial round rattan canes framing chairs and beds to narrow, split rattan deftly incorporated into a variety of settings from door inserts to accent tables to bar stools. White, black and blue paint finishes mingle with whitewash and the native colors of cane and rattan. Performance fabrics are de rigueur in upholstered items, and often combine with rattan frames.