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Lovely Monday, Lovely Blue Coastal Inspiration

July 18, 2011

Today’s inspiration is brought to you courtesy of my sister, Tiffany. She saw this article in Coastal Living (July/August issue), thought I might like it and took photos of it for me. How lucky am I to have such a supportive sister?

The article starts off with an inspiration/mood board. It’s really interesting to see how it translates into the room design.

I love the thistles and photo of the hydrangeas that are included. And the combination of indigo blues and teals with natural textures (twine, wood, rug) is so calming.

And here are the resulting room designs, hydrangeas included:



And a cute puppy (looks like our dog Halo!) leaning on a Dutch door. Fun fact: The house (in Holland) that we grew up in had a door like this. We just called it a door though.:) However, not all Dutch houses have Dutch doors.

I also love this photo of a bedroom that she sent me. It’s styled by Ms. Emily Henderson – I haven’t seen a room done by her that I haven’t liked. Too bad we don’t have TV (only Netflix), I really want to see Secrets of a Stylist! Oh well…back to the room: There’s something about gray and yellow and classic with fun patterns that feels both fresh and calming.

Hope you have a good start to your week!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 18, 2011 1:34 pm

    I love that mood board. Its amazing how creative people are. Sorry I havent been around for a bit the new apartment has no internet so need to try to schedule my blogging time in so I can get it more consistent.

  2. July 20, 2011 8:18 pm

    Kinda in love with the yellow and gray. I hope it becomes a classic color combination!! Thanks for sharing :).

  3. July 23, 2011 1:59 am

    I am always amazed how people seem able to stick to a colour scheme. In spite of the best of my intentions there are always objects/colours alien to the planned colours.
    What about those silk hand embroidered cushions form Turkmenistan, or the beautiful tapestry from Bengala? Should I really get rid of them and maybe buy some contemporary, anonymous, industrial made fabrics/cushions so that the overall effect is a perfect coulour combination?
    This is not a critic, just a question to the sylist!

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