Posts Tagged ‘beach’

March 11th, 2014 No Comments

nautical inspired home accessories

We’re loving the nautical influence this spring from fashion and home accessories, like this Rope Bowl, $40, from OKKNOT on or this Top Rope Mirror, $219, from Land of Nod. Rope Table Lamp (base), $150, from Pottery Barn.  Rope Tie Back, $14, from Ballard Designs. Or these Rope Tie Backs, $56-$80, from Restoration Hardware that come in different shades and with different color hardware. There are lots of nautical home accessories to choose from on Hand Crafted Nautical Decor, like rowing oars in various shades, patterns and painted colors.

January 8th, 2014 No Comments

message in a bottle, a clever seating card idea

We love this “neutral” seating card idea. Sand and creams are a gorgeous color palette for a wedding or celebration and these creative messages in a bottle will be sure to make your guests smile. On the outside, the guests names and on the opposite side of the paper, the table number. Just make sure the guests’ names are visible and it’s best to put them in alphabetical order so they can easily find their name. This can also work for a small gathering as well like you see in the photo above. For a large event, glass or lucite … Read more

August 5th, 2013 No Comments

this week’s color palette: sandy neutrals

Creating a color palette for your home can be a bit easier if you choose something you are inspired by… like the sea, sand, a forest, even a farmer’s market. I always like to keep in mind the flow from room to room. As you are sitting in one room you will be looking into the adjacent rooms, so it’s a good idea to consider what colors are next to each other as you travel throughout your home. Pale shades of neutral colors for your walls are always a good investment and you can bring in color or keep within … Read more

October 11th, 2012 No Comments

beach house color palette

Throughout the beach house I used Benjamin Moore’s, Blue Note, Westcott Navy, Seafoam, Ice Mist, Ocean Air, Gossamer Blue, Jamestown Blue, Rendezvous Bay and Calypso Blue. The formal dining/living/family room is painted in blue note- it’s warm and cozy and the black flat screen tv disappears against it. You almost feel like you are in a movie theatre. The casual breakfast room is painted in decorator’s white but the painter dropped about 2 drops of blue note into the white to make a beautiful blue gray. The hallways are painted in sea foam. The kitchen and … Read more

June 25th, 2012 No Comments

color palette: sea blues

This is one of my favorite prints by John Dolan. It hangs in my entranceway and it makes me so happy all year, especially during the winter months. Believe it or not this photo was not taken in the Caribbean- which is where I think of when the phrase ‘sea blues’ is uttered. It was taken at a lake in Ireland, where coincidentally, generations back my father’s family lived. I love that the sea has so many shades of blues in the warm months and moves into grays when the clouds become overcast in the colder months. For the … Read more