Wednesday, April 25, 2012

It is almost summer...but here in the mid-Atlantic, 
we are feeling the effects of the Noreaster. 
Rain, wind, cold temps... Brrrr! 
Let's warm up in the sun... 

I love everything that is a reminder of the sea, 
sand and shells!  

Like this gorgeous seahorse inspired coffee table - new introduction at the High Point Furniture Market...

Chelsea House

And this room - white, blue and a spot of red - reminds me of nautical signal flags...

I love this dining area with shell chandelier... 

...reminds of this one from Currey and Company

And shells galore  for the powder room...

Or just add some "picture ledges" and line them 
with your favorite shells...

More shells and coral too...

And maps of coastal areas make interesting wall decor...

A map of Shelter Island above a painted American cupboard.

Collection of small vintage globes and driftwood accents...

Rustic headboard with french provincial bedside table 
and lamp base filled with shells...

Style at Home

Or crisp contrasts ... Twin bed head boards of black painted wicker, oversize mirrors evoke portholes, sisal rug and basket on wall and fresh white coverlets 
are kindred to sailors ropes and sails. 

Houzz and Liz Williams Interiors
Hope this warms you up and gets your mind 
off the crazy weather or inspires you to 
freshen up your summer home decor!

Check back next week for pics and picks from the Country Living Fair in Austin,TX and my visit to Fredericksburg, TX.

Fondly, Alice

1 comment:

  1. This is an amazing post....I too love the beach and there are so many things to do with the years worth of shells the kids always collect and bring home!!! Thanks for being so inspiring!!!