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
Just because boys love cars and trucks and girls gravitate towards princesses and pink doesn’t mean their bedrooms have to reflect that. Designing a child’s bedroom in good taste from the get-go will allow them to make the transition from terrible twos to tweens and even teens without spending a fortune along the way. And better yet, their rooms will flow more naturally with the rest of the house instead of looking like something out of Romper Room. Have some fun creating a haven for the little ones with all the amazing choices out there.
Shabby chic may be a term of the past but elements of its style are not forgotten. Keep the elegance of the french caned furniture and simple, white, slip covered furniture and painted floors but switch it up by substituting the floral, frilly and sometimes frou frou look with warm rustic wood, classic striped fabrics and industrial vintage finds to define a new style affectionately called Beach Country.
This North Carolina lake house was renovated by its owners with lots of flea market purchases and their own elbow grease. The Craigslist caned sofa and Goodwill wing back chair were both reupholstered in thrifty drop cloth which looks a lot like linen at a fraction of the cost.
The clothes you choose to wear have a direct correlation to your personality. Translation: we gravitate to clothing that makes us look and feel good. Or at least that’s what we should try to do. The same idea can and should be applied to your home. If you’ve been on a shopping spree lately snapping up sundresses, sandals and jewelry that put you in a summer frame of mind, why not surround yourself at home with those same notions? Take a look in your closet and maybe you’ll discover a little bit more about your own beach style.
If you’re a fan of the global-inspired tunics of Calypso St. Barth