The Family Love Tree rattan pendant, Ikea basket, Celerie Kemble wallpaper, Open House Beach Design pillows, Open House Beach Design upholstered ottoman, Serena and Lily sheets, rattan swing, striped fouta throw, JCP Chandler bed
With only a few days left to fulfill your friends and families’ wish lists, check out these original beach-inspired gift ideas. If you’re done with all your holiday shopping and you’ve been nice (and not naughty), go on and get a little something for yourself. You deserve it.
For the stylish party animal, the Beach Set glasses courtesy of Sisters of LA and available from Kitson.
It’s cold outside but why go out when you can grab a cup of coffee or hot cocoa with the kids and enjoy a little down time in your own slice of paradise? These days it’s out with the formal (and stuffy) living room and in with the casual eat-in kitchen/family room. Make the area where the family congregates for breakfast, snacks and even homework a cozy and stylish nook by incorporating a banquette (built-in bench). Have fun mixing and matching chairs with interesting upholstery to reflect your own personal chic style.
Aerin Lauder uses a breezy blue geometric patterned fabric on her chairs and banquette and personalizes the space with art and personal photos. Photos courtesy of Elle Decor.
Reupholstering furniture takes fine motor skills and a love of textiles. It is an old school trade that requires the right tools and a good amount of patience. If you have always loved grandma’s wing back chair but not its weathered blue fabric or you discover a well-made piece of furniture at the flea market that just needs a little freshening up, all it takes is a little vision and a few necessary tools (perhaps even some simple sewing skills) and you could have the most interesting chair on the block.