Once again, I find myself yearning for the beach… My mom called last night and left a message on my cell phone saying, “We just pulled into Ft. Bragg, can you hear the ocean?”…of course I could which made my heart ache just a bit more than usual over being homesick for California. In celebration of my parent’s vacation to our old home, I give you these from Coastal Living Magazine:
This was filed under “poolside preppy interiors” which I thought MODG would get a kick out of…she loves all things preppy:
This is probably more along the lines of my sense of style. I love the soft colors and clean lines. I Love all inclusive spaces…
These are fabulous too.
I desperately want a king size bed hung from the ceiling like these:
This room is so soothing and energizing at the same time. I LOVE the pops of orange:
And again, I think I need this for my soon to be built patio:
Cozy little room…I can imagine there may be grains of sand on the floor that got tracked in after being out on the beach:
and if you get hungry…
Happy Thursday, everyone!
If you can’t live on the beach, make your house believe it does!
Well, it’s snowing again here in Texas…so weird! This has apparently been one of the coldest winters on record for the state which leaves this California girl yearning for spring! While doing so, I got caught up looking through the Anthropologie website and found these adorable aprons that were so chic I kind of wish they made them as dresses:
While I was on the domestic chic train (woooo-woooo!), I hopped on over to World Market to see what upcoming seasonal goodies they had and fell in LOVE with these new table clothes and vintage looking goblets:
So, what does one do when one is inspired to “re-do”? I found the most needy room in my house and went on a super low budget sprucing…My master bedroom:
It’s not even close to being done, but for what I was able to accomplish for FREE, I did… I recently inherited my grandmother’s cedar chest, which I placed at the end of the bed, cut some branches off the tree in my front yard (which needed to be trimmed anyway), spray painted some frames for over the bed and did a little bit of re-accessorizing. I found these light fixtures on the World Market website that I’d like to eventually place over the night stands, replacing the lamps:
By the way, take a look at the spectacular paint job my husband did:
The yellow was what was on the walls when we bought the house…not easy to wake up to, let me tell you! He taped off 18″ sections all the way around the room and, using the same color, painted every other section in semi gloss and flat, which created this:
It’s so subtle but its little touches like that that create drama and I love it!
So NEXT, there will be some built in’s done for two of the walls you can’t see and hopefully my downstairs white slip covered love seat will make it’s way up to the master after I find some chairs to replace it with in the living room…it’s always something, isn’t it? Is a house EVER really done? And if it is, doesn’t that mean it’s time to sell and start on a new one? It’s a vicious cycle!Stay warm everyone…spring will come eventually!
Today I’m channeling famed designer John Saladino and for good reason…he’s a design god, indisputably! His work makes me want to change everything in my home, live in a stone house with spectacular out door settings and secret gardens, place a well intended splash of periwinkle or terquoise in every room….
I had the distinct pleasure of hearing him speak when I was a design student. Afterward, I met him and had him sign one of my books and to this day, it’s one of my most treasured autographs. His work is brilliantly sophisticated and simple and yet it is layered with rich details and unique combinations. I go to his work whenever I’m blocked for ideas and inspiration and he never fails to deliver both.