NATURAL INSPIRATION: By the Sea (Part 1)
The purity found in nature is a constant source of inspiration in my design work. The gentle flow of calm ocean waves has often come to mind, as I am arranging the “puddle” at the bottom of fine silk drapes. When properly styled, the fabric seems to have similar movement to the ebb and flow of the faraway sea.
As a long-time resident of Myrtle Beach, SC – a bustling, seaside resort town – I can fully appreciate the beauty of coastal living and the unique inspiration that comes along with it. There is scarcely anything as fine as waking up and meandering down to the beach for a morning dose of natural beauty. The treasures that can be discovered along the shore are enough to inspire a style all their own.
Decorate with simplicity! Add shells or other sea life to a bowl to create natural accessories.
The contrast between old and new, as well as the relaxed beauty of slipcovered furniture, find harmony in coastal living.
Throw pillows and other accessories find inspiration in natural elements.
Artwork often depicts many seaside subjects.
A fabulous seashell chandelier is a simple, yet bold, statement in this perfectly styled coastal space.
Play with scale! Anything goes. A giant shell can actually become a bowl… or a piece of driftwood can serve as the base for a coffee table. Your imagination is the limit! Have fun with it!
NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!