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6.28.2010

Going Coastal

I think I must be in a beachy mood because it's summer, which means lots of time outside and summer vacations at the beach.  Coastal style just exudes relaxation and tranquility, doesn't it?  Light and airy spaces, cool and restful colors.  So, I thought I would bring some of that coastal inspiration to you.  Enjoy. 

Images courtesy of Coastalliving.com.

Love the color combination of the green window panels and the pink throw pillows against the crisp white slipcovered couch.  The other splash of color with the modern blue lamps is a nice addition.  Not to mention the yummy chandelier.


Can I go vacation at this house?  What a wonderful set up - you can prep food and chat with family and friends as they sit at the rustic table, complete with fun slipcovered chairs with button detail.  I love the transom window at the doorway as well as the vintage pendants.  The artwork ties the colors of the room together while also adding an element of fun.  Did you catch the awesome tin ceiling?


The colors in this beachy bedroom just scream coastal living, don't they?  I love the antique bed in this room and the pairing of the cool turquoise with the light sprays of yellow in the bedding.


Again, I'm loving the pairing of the aqua and yellow in this space.  It really pops against the white beadboard in this kitchen.  I always wondered if I could pull off exposed shelving like this in a kitchen, but with such a beautiful color palette, you can't go wrong, can you?  A farmhouse sink always wins my heart, and who isn't a sucker for a fun polka-dot kitchen towel?   

Have a wonderful day!

6.18.2010

Chair Makeover

After seeing so many amazing transformations in blogland, I have begun looking at things with a different eye.  Case in point, this chair that was part of a set that I got as a hand-me-down from my mom:



Mind you, we used to have more of these little ladies, but with two rowdy boys in the house, many have been on the receiving end of their playtime, resulting in holes in the rattan backs.  This chair is a survivor, and survivors deserve to be treated nicely and with respect, after all they've been through.

I have also been a fanatic about black damask as of late, and have made that a big part of the accents I have been adding in my basement.  So, I figured this would be a good opportunity to add something new to the fray.  This chair is a great addition to my desk and with a little bit of work, she is now a pretty little gem.



She fits in nicely in the basement, yes?

Have a great day!