Friday, June 29, 2012

Beach inspired



I have just spent the last week at the shore relaxing and soaking up the sun with my family and good friends. There is just something so familiar and nostalgic at the shore, reminds me of all the times I would go as a kid. Although now I find myself  peeking through windows and wondering what coastal inspired decor lurks behind those doors and imagine how amazing it would be to have a place of my own to decorate - to be able to escape and come down to enjoy it when ever I wanted. Here are some of my favorite coastal inspired rooms to dream about.

Coastal Living

I love the striped chairs in this coastal inspired kitchen, the colors of the fabric are perfect for a beach home.


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This room above is simple, but looks so inviting.


Coastal Living

Perfect spot to curl up and read a good book, not such a shabby view!
Coastal Living

Love this room with its sea-inspired colors

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Can't have a beach house without a spot for some good books to read on those lazy days


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Love the orange cane chairs and touches of the shore throughout this room

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Love the wallpaper, this cute bathroom is in Nantucket, where else could you get away with wallpaper like this!
Country Living

Country Living

Little niches and seascapes are a great way to bring the beach inside

Country Living

Love this landing, a great place to display more beach finds
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I love this great outdoor spot, the green metal slider is such a throwback but looks great with all the colorful pillows. I may never get my own place, but it's great to be able to be inspired by the sea.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Favorite new thing.....chevron rug

I have been promising to post some  pictures of our new house for a long time, we have been here 6 weeks today and I have managed to paint a couple of rooms and have a few projects in the works. But I have to say so far this has been my most favorite thing that I have gotten for the house. 





My chevron rugs from Ballard Designs. A while back I did a post on my obsession on chevron and now I am loving my chevron runners. I got 2 that are either side of my island that you see in the picture. That was another one of my finds recently that I got at a consignment shop. It is actually an old buffet that we are going to use as our island and have a piece of marble put on top. To my surprise it was painted with ASCP in Graphite, the same color that I am hoping to paint the old built- in cabinet you see in the background.

The rugs are indoor/outdoor which make them a bit more durable and they are actually pretty soft on the feet. I love the gray and sand color and it matches great with the soft graphite paint color. I am hoping to get this great fabric that has grays, yellows and whites, for my windows to go with the paint and rug. I know this wasn't so fantastic but I will post more. 

Coming up, I will post my next favorite find, which was this great candle holder that I am actually having turned into my foyer light, I will post a picture of the final product but this is what it looked like before I gave it to my lighting guy - can't wait for the final product and have it hanging up!