Posts Tagged ‘ocean’

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.

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

May 27th, 2013 No Comments

this week’s color palette: seashell inspired tans, pinks & neutrals

As the official start of the summer season starts today we were inspired by seashells. Nature is a wonderful place to start when you are looking for a color palette. It can be from the colors in an object, like this shell, or a larger landscape in general- for instance if you are looking at the ocean you have the sky, the many colors of blue in the sea, the white or tan sand, the green or straw beach grass- these can all inspire a palette. We have selected Benjamin Moore colors to help you apply this palette to … 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 28th, 2012 No Comments

create your own ocean inspired space: a glossary of 22 of the most recommended sea blue paints

This is one of my favorite inspirational photos of a bathroom in Nantucket featured by House Beautiful and photographed by Francesco Lagnese. It’s painted in Farrow & Ball’s, ‘Borrowed Light’. Here are some other favorite blue paint colors from the editors and designers featured in Elle Decor and House Beautiful that I pulled together for you. Elle Decor’s Favorite Blues: House Beautiful’s favorite blues: Waterside by Parker Paint 7573M, Verditer Blue by Sherwin-Williams, Electric Blue 225 by C2 Paint, Sassy Blue by Sherwin-Williams, Chinese Blue by Farrow & Ball, Heavenly Blue … Read more