Look at this image and picture the story of these collected treasures! Well loved pieces picked on a long awaited overseas journey; an antique painted red table found in a tiny Paris antique store, blue coral found hidden in a tiny shop along the seaside in France. Of course the black lacquered bench discovered while exploring flea markets in London had to come home for a new purpose with pretty blue linen fabric. The royal blue and white pillows, pillows add just the right touch.
It presents the classic and clean nautical style, without being obvious. Perfect.
Notice the book that accompanies the decorative items – “Fifty Places to Fly From Before You Die”. How fun – these world travelers must be planning their next adventure!
How can you achieve this fresh “collected” summer style?
Stay away from real coral at all costs, this is such a big no-no for the health of our oceans. Finding beautiful faux coral can be a challege, but I think we’ve found a few examples for you.
The red side table is a little bit more of a hunt online – try One Kings Lane, where I spotted this one!
Or even a cute round red ceramic gardening stool might work!
Blue and white pillows – there are thousands of choices, but here are a few of my favorites!
And the finishing touch? An interesting travel guide or a fabulous coastal design idea book! Both can be found at LibertyBayBooks.com, or at your favorite local independent book store.
About Caron White: Caron’s whole life has been spent the water, and living on the beach. A coastal, seaside lifestyle has always been her passion. More than anything, she loves to share it! Creator of a new original coastal home lifestyle retail website. She can also be found at her Everything Coastal Blog.