Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Rustic Beach Vignette

I often come across articles online or in magazines that feature beautiful seaside homes.  Generally, they display their beautiful interiors painted with the sky blue, white and lemony yellow.  Who wouldn't be attracted to such bright and uplifting surroundings?  As a result of living in a log home, the option of creating the light and airy feel that you achieve with the beach-side cottage just isn't quite the same.  However, it doesn't rule out a beach feel entirely since incorporating a rustic beach vignette allows me to appreciate the beach theme in a log home. My love for the beach, sand, surf and water is portrayed in my cocktail table vignette.   This vignette, with all of it's natural elements, is still in keeping with the rustic and natural feel that a log home conveys.   And even though our cold and rainy temperatures outside include a brisk, chilly wind and our fireplace is once more in the works (as you can see in one of the pictures below), my sweet little vignette reminds me of my warm, tranquil days at a beach picnic with my lovely sister. 

So grab your picnic basket, blanket and a good book, the beach is the spot for good eating, reading and great conversations with friends or family.  (Or for now, it can be around my cocktail table too.)






6 comments:

  1. Love all your Beach inspired items. The colors are Beautiful!

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  2. Thank you, Valerie. I think a burlap table runner or topper would have helped to make it more rustic, but I will have to make it a future project. So many ideas and not enough hours to get it all done in one day.

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  3. Great idea. I love the beach and this feel is perfect!

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  4. I love the beach too. Bev, wouldn't you love to wake up hearing the waves splashing up on shore? So tranquil. I think everyone needs some peace and tranquility in their lives. It is hard to capture all that natural beauty from the beach in one table vignette. I just need to go to the beach more often for more inspiration. Have a wonderful upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

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  5. Your vignette looks charming with it's beachy tranquility set in a rustic environment. I have been telling myself that "beach" goes with everything. I am currently trying to figure out how I can have the Tuscan decor I adore and the beach feel I love. I am working on some decorating ideas based mostly on the use of color in the draperies and throw pillows. I may even spray paint some of my ironwork wall decor.

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  6. Hi Candy,
    I can't wait to see the results of your Tuscan/beach combination. I bet it will be stunning! I love Tuscan style too. It is so classic and cozy at the same time. Are you sewing your own draperies? So excited for you.

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