If you're anything like me, you love spending time at the beach in the summertime. When I lived in Maryland, it was only a 3 hour trip to the ocean, but now that I live in Ohio, it's a much longer trip.
If you can't get to the sea, then invite the sea and sun into your home with accessories that bring the waves right up to your toes.
My office (our smallest bedroom) is where I escape to the sea . . . and accessories are everything. From sea-colored pillows with nautical stripes and sailboats . . .
to a beautiful blue chenille bedspread that I use as a throw on the sofa.
Beach decor can come in many colors, but I chose to keep my palette to blues and white because they are such crisp colors and yet calming.
One of my favorite items in my office is the lifeguard chair lamp that is near the sofa.
Seashells are another necessity and I use them in varied ways all over the room . . .
and blue glass . . .
This lovely item is a candlestick I found on clearance that looks like it came from the sea with a large piece of coral that I glued onto the top of it. It's textures are exquisite.
On top of the armoir is a collection of odds and ends that speak
to me of the wind and waves.
Even the lovely blue and white sheers speak
of ocean breezes when they blow in the wind . . .
When I'm in this room . . . I am free to dream.
No matter how far you live from the shore . . . you can always dream of the sea.
I'm a mother of one "out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and four chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.