Creating a $2500 Mirror For $250!
Thank you to The Creative Circle for featuring my colorful benches last week.
Sorrento stool in red but available in many colors including Riviera. Find it here.
Please follow me over to The Dedicated House
where I am sharing our new blue stools with an array of inspiring bloggers.
I am sharing my colorful dining room with A Bowl Full of Lemons.
I hope you can stop by there for an inspiring array of projects and ideas.
table color: Benjamin Moore Hampshire Rocks
chair color: Benjamin Moore Fan Coral
Upholsterer: (A Be Colorful Coastal Five Star Recommendation) Donata's
Fabrics: floral print is Smile 2 Festival from Stout Brothers
coral dot on host chairs is Duralee DW15941
Artwork: Black and white abstracts - Nancy Seibert
Coral palm abstract - Brenda Belfield
Creating a $2500 Mirror For $250!
I will be sharing my coastal foyer updates with these creative bloggers. I hope you stop by and visit them.
White ceramic tropical vase available at
Wilford and Lee
Merrimac Wall Mirror available at National Furniture Supply
Footstools clockwise from top left:
A coastal home can mean different things to each of us.
Coastal style can be beachy casual, Palm Beach Glamorous or anything in between.
And for every style of coastal home, there is a lamp that fits in perfectly.
For a beach chic space, these lamps would be fun and whimsical options-
This rustic beach lamp would be perfect for a house by the sand. Especially since it is only $49.
If your look is a bit more modern or an eclectic casual then these would be great choices -
Maybe, if a traditional coastal look is what you are going for, then these could be just what you need-
Then again, a Hollywood Regency meets Coastal Glam might be your style.
If so, then these are the jewels you have been looking for -
Need outdoor lamps that don't look like outdoor lamps? Check out these two showstoppers -
The right lamp, like the right shoes, can help pull your look together.
It's all about the details.
Make yours spectacular.
I loved this photo the minute I saw it on my monitor.
This is our first grandbaby. Our only grandbaby.
This is Crew.
It still amazes me how I instantly fell in love with him.
I don't think I ever had so many pictures of my own three kiddos and I have never been a fan of family pictures everywhere but sometimes there are moments or expressions captured that I never want to lose. This was one of those moments.
My daughter who has her own photography company, Clicksmith Photography, took this picture while they were visiting us this summer.
I love the subject matter, love the photographer, and I was really happy with mpix that processed the print for me.
The composition of this photo reminded me of Andrew Wyeth's painting of Christina's World.
I remember liking that painting when I was in school. The idea of the subject matter looking into the distance and the perspective this allowed is intriguing to me. I see that repeated in this photograph.
So when I saw this photo of Crew, I knew it was one that I would need to frame.
I went with a simple and inexpensive frame from Home Goods that allows me to easily change out the photo as our little man grows and changes but it might be awhile before I change this one out. It has that timeless appeal and looks right at home on that sea glass painted wall.
I don't want too many pictures, but this might be a sweet complimentary piece framed on the nightstand?
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Are you familiar with Sticks furniture?
This colorfully fun and whimsically rustic art has been a source of inspiration and awe for me for quite some time.
The artist and her company are based in Des Moines, Iowa where the pieces are created and they have a large retail showroom. These imaginative productions are now sold in small galleries and boutiques across the country. You can read all about their story here and perhaps find a vendor in your area too.
I have purchased several of their pieces for our home up north but I recently discovered that they have added a Beach Line!
How amazing are some of these furniture pieces and accessories? I die!
I think this small plaque needs to be in our family room.
Last month I ordered this coastal martini table from them. I loved the size and design and I was thrilled when it arrived because it was even better in real life.
The wood burned technique gives each piece dimension and highlights the details and the magnificently blended paints create a terrifically colorful work of art.
Sticks, I love you. Thank you for coming up with designs that will incorporate so well into a casual coastal environment.
Yes, I am Chanel zealot and a collector of quotes. This Coco quote seems to be ubiquitous but while poking around one of my favorite furniture haunts I saw these and knew they probably needed to come home with me and appear to be haphazardly stacked on the corner of my desk.* They aren't boxes but are actual books that have been recycled and recovered. It is fun to finally be adding the layers of interest to our new space now that the bulk of the major furniture purchases have been made. This will allow a bit more to the shoe budget which has been sorely neglected as I have focused on house.
We have rugs arriving tomorrow. I will be sharing photos soon.
*I bought the only Chanel set they had at Allison Craig but I did find them here at a considerably higher price.
I saw it the minute I walked into the store.
To be honest it would be hard to miss, this glamorous yet coastal themed orange chest of drawers.
I call it my Orange Crush but sadly I do not have a place for it. Maybe if I had seen it a year ago, in my early days of shopping for our new home, I would have worked a room around it. But now I am too far in, too committed, to the purchases I have made to be able to bring this beauty home with me.
I discovered it at Allison Craig.
I didn't go home empty handed though. I did find this gorgeous and dramatically over- sized cobalt blue John Richards lamp.
I've noticed that as I am scouring the furniture stores lately and I am drawn toward a floor or table lamp that nine times out of ten it is a John Richard's piece. They obviously have my number.
Perhaps there should be a John Richard's lighting post in BeColorful Coastal's near future.