Monday, May 23, 2011

monday musings: coastal chic

We hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Ours was extremely busy. Consisting of entertaining and recipe-ing (yes, s+s just made that a word). Photos to come on the weekend events, including the amazing soiree that Lindsay (Sadie's mom) threw for my belated Birthday!

Speaking of Lindsay (Sadie's mom)...she is in the process of redoing her guest bedroom. It is already an adorable space, but she has been wanting to spruce it up with a bright and airy feel. What better way to do that than coastal chic?!? She has been thinking about corals, turquoises, teals and greens mixed with natural and organic elements. If it seems like the s+s design team cannot get enough of the coral and turquoise color families...its because we can't. They are such fun and whimsy colors, why not find a way to incorporate them into a space?

We didn't want the room to appear to be sooo beachy that you would likely find sand remnants on the floor, but we wanted to definitely give it the feel that just maybe you could walk outside and hear some sort of body of water. Here is the inspiration that we have arrived on for the room. Design board to come!

TO. DIE. FOR. Where to start? Ummmm...those pictures? Are you kidding me? The colors and pictures are so divine. And as you all know, we love the formation. The desk is absolutely gorg. That could easily be recreated, readers. Find an old desk in love of some TLC and with a little paint...BAM! The linens are so fresh and crisp along with the subdued turquoise feel in the room. 
Again, where to start? That chandelier is so unique and totally makes the space. If you all haven't noticed, this is the same room from above. It is amazing with a different angle how different the room feels. Who would have ever thought that same room would have yet another seating area, plus a china cabinet? And a mint green plate wall? And a garden stool? And a trellis ottoman? Heaven, boys and girls. Heaven. 
{Traditional Home}
This headboard is insane. Whoever had the brains behind this masterpiece, well done. Again with the gorgeous white linens. There is something so chic about white linens in any space. Keeping them white and crisp is a different story, but in theory. We love the choice of the coral fabric on the ottomans adorned with nail heads, thus adding the coastal feel. 
Again, amazing headboard. That easily becomes the focal point in a bedroom if you play your  cards right. The burlap gives the organic and natural element to the room. A little splash of coral and a few seashell prints, voile. Only thing we would add are a few pops of turquoise. 
This is not exactly the look we are attempting to achieve, nonetheless, its gorgeous. So fresh and inviting. And who cannot resist a teal patterned wall? The wall sconces add a chic and glam feel to a somewhat rustic and beachy space. Fantastic use of an old ladder for a nightstand. Creative repurposing at your service. 
{we heart it}
We absolutely love this art. So funky and achievable. Find lots of old unused frames and paint them coral. Find beach like elements, ie shells, and hang them inside the frames. Very clever art. Again with the trellis ottoman, which is gorgeous. Finished off with a large paper lantern. We love it all. 
{decor8 blog}
Last but not certainly not least, the room that could use a few pops of coral in our eyes. No. This room is coastal chic at its finest. This is such a clean and inviting space. Any guest would be thrilled to overstay their welcome in this room. We love those lampshades and they would be perfect in this guest bedroom. The x-benches are such a fantastic option for a bed without a footboard. 
{coastal living}
Lots to come this week. A winner will be crowned from the LilyGene Prints Giveaway, the amazing Elsa from Casa Greer will be guest blogging on Wednesday, a recap of an s+s soiree and much, much more. 


  1. I can't wait to see it! I love the inspiration photo from Houzz (the bluegray with coral), lovely!

  2. This is so, so lovely! The coral, the turqoise... ahh!!! I drew SO MUCH INSPIRATION from this post! Thanks guys!!! :D

  3. These are definitely chic coastal rooms and they look so pretty and relaxing at same time. Great images.


  4. I love the coral fabric headboard! Any idea where the blue and coral pillow in that image came from?

  5. Do you know where the comfoter and pillows come from in the third or fourth pictures from the top?

  6. Where can I find the white duvet with the coral trim?

  7. Can you tell me where the coral and blueish pillow in the 3rd pic came from...or the material that made it? I have been looking for coral and blue EVERYWHERE!!!

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