Nothing wipes away stress like stepping into a sunny beach house packed with sea views and vacation vibes. Of course, proximity to the water—nature’s balm for frayed nerves—plays a large part. But there’s something special about what’s inside beach houses, as well. From wall finishes to furnishings, the design of a great beach house is as relaxing as it is beautiful.
That laid-back but luxurious sensibility is exactly what our editors sought to capture in Escape, our new collection of living, dining, and bedroom furnishings with Universal Furniture. Every piece has coastal style in spades—even the names come from our editors' favorite seaside spots—making them a perfect fit for homes on the shore, or anywhere you crave a bit of beach house magic in your daily life.
The new line features soft colors and earthy materials inspired by our favorite coastal places. The neutral palette of finishes calls to mind coastal elements: weather-worn wood, tawny sand, and nautical blues; while natural textures like raffia, rattan, and wicker, which adorn accent pieces, ground the collection.
Related: 10 Living Rooms With Coastal Style
Upholstered pieces—sofas, gliders, ottomans, and more—are outfitted in stain-resistant Crypton Home Fabric, an essential in spaces where sandy feet and wet swimsuits rule.
You can shop the entire line at universalfurniture.com, and take a peek at some of our favorites from the more than 60-piece collection here:
Long Key Queen Bed
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Escape Bar Cabinet
With room for bottles, glass wear, muddlers, and more, the Escape Bar Cabinet may be the new must-have for hosts on the coast. Bartending duty is made even easier with the cabinet’s extendable tabletop.
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Pebble Accent Chair
Curvaceous in its frame shape and weave, the Pebble Accent Chair makes a great addition to a bedroom. Pictured here with the Escape Dressing Chest.
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Newport Accent Chair
Warm wicker, clean lines, and woven rattan make this chair an excellent pick for dining rooms, breakfast nooks, and game rooms.
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Pull Up Bench
We love this wicker bench at the foot of a bed or at a farmhouse table.
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Stone Harbor Loveseat
An intricate basket weave inlay is framed by a pure white body and single plush cushion.
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Rattan Scatter Table
Add boho flair and an infusion of texture to living areas with the Rattan Scatter Table. The top is level for easy everyday use and looks great with a tray.
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Long Key Etagere
Beach reads and keepsakes look elegant on this wrapped rattan shelf.
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Escape Dining Table
With its smooth circular top, carved pedestal, and subtly curved feet in a Sandbar finish, the Escape Dining Table is beautiful in a breakfast nook.
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Ventura Sectional Sofa
Movie night just got cozier. The Ventura Sectional Sofa is available in three stain-resistant fabric colorways.