There is power in pillows and accessories, you guys... seriously. It is one of the ways to completely change the look and feel of your home without blowing the bank. I like to change the look of my home almost as often as I like to change which diet I am on. I do this by having a neutral base. The expensive (haha let's be real though, nothing I have is expensive, just peoples' throw aways) and large pieces are neutral than I change the whole design with textiles and accessories... You could say my home has multiple personalities. Sometimes it wants to be a shabby old barn, other times it likes to be a hip, modern, and urban looking hang out. Most of the time it likes to be a nice blend of everything. This summer it is decked out in coastal attire. Being from CA, I miss the ocean ... I miss it more than I can even tell you. Not that I lived on the beach, but I could go see it easily and within 45 minutes. I love the muted, faded elegance of coastal decor and I wanted our barn to feel comfy, breezy, romantic and lounge-y for the summer. I will be showing you over the next few months how I change the look of my home using accessories and pillows, this time I've gone coastal. Come take a look!
In my dining room I have painted my childhood dresser (which I recently painted a chippy white) in Annie Sloan "Versaille Green" on the drawers and details only... I LOVE how it turned out. I have an old barn rake holding wine glasses and have adorned our bar with a lantern, soda bottles and spritzers, and sea paraphernalia.
I made these simple stamped labels for our booze around Christmas time and I think it looks pretty rad.
I dig the contrast between the old rusty metal drawer and shabby tags and the elegant mismatched crystal decanters.
I like to keep the colors in the dining room very simple as to not distract from my favorite thing in the house... Our vintage map of epic proportions.
I have pulled a few of its vibrant colors and popped them around the room with vintage bottles and a chippy letter "Q" we found in Metz, France.
With it's bleached wood barn door and sea-foam colored shutters, our DIY mantle was easy to turn into a coastal statement piece.
If you couldn't tell, I really love collecting these old violet colored bottles!
I whipped out our DIY driftwood candleholder... It is the epitome of elegant coastal decor.
And how I can do a more muted look with a simple cream, tan and white composition...
I hope you enjoyed seeing our Summer 2013 kisses of coastal decor.
Hopefully, I will be near the ocean within the next week or so...
Vintage soda bottles, vintage alarm clock-Vintage Inspirations
Vintage map of epic proportions- European Vintage Chic
Metal drawers, yellow cart coffee table, seltzer bottles- European Country Living
Ciao for now daaaaaaahrlings!
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