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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

On the beach

Maybe it's not appropriate to post about beach style when it's snowing outside, but these photos are dedicated to Valia, who is decorating her house by the sea. She's thinking about New England coastal style, so here it is:

Some basic guidelines to achieve the "coastal living" effect:
* Natural materials such as wooden floors, ceilings or white   wooden panels on the walls.
* White for background color, combined with every shade of blue, in stripes or florals.
* Some hints of red (as in an english flag) - optional.
* White or natural wooden furniture.
* Sofas and armchairs upholstered with white linen.
* Accessories inspired by the sea and nautical life, as a collection of sea shells, a vintage lifesaver, paddles fixed on the wall ...

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