How would you like to see what’s been keeping me so busy lately? It’s the interior decoration of an imaginary beach house for an imaginary retired couple by the name of Beegwell! Yay imagination! The assignment called for us to draw an electrical plan, a furniture plan, and source nearly every item for the home among other things. What I’m sharing with you is only about 15% of the products I rounded up for this home. It was a lot of work!
The style I was going for is a blend of rustic, time-worn, and textural, with sophisticated French classics, and finally a touch of steely, manly industrialism. The color palette consists mostly of taupe, soft whites, gray, yellow, and gentle blues. Links for everything can be found below.
Vintage Velvet Drapery / Draper Stripe Throw
Wedgewood Orb / Aries Pendant
Maison Armoire / Vienne French Four-Poster Bed
Victorian Hotel Pendant / Sapphire Vases
Marseilles Leaner Mirror / Elle Bench
French Colonnade Console Table / Maison Nightstand
Wine Barrel Round 6-Arm Chandelier / Alexa Candlestick
Belgian Slope Arm Slipcovered Sofa / French Tilt-Top Side Table
Suede Pillows / Greenwich Chair
Vintage Naan Bowl / Dutch Industrial Coffee Table
Elm & Iron Leaner Shelving / “Sea Sky Myth I” by Valerie B Hird
I had a lot of fun with this, and while I feel a little more variety would have been ideal (there is a whole lot of Restoration Hardware going on here), I think I did a decent job pulling some comfortable and classy rooms together.
The thing is, as much fun as it is to shop online and make moodboards, I so wish I could actually feel these things in my hands. Move them around, adjust, edit, style, and really get a feel for how they work together within four walls. All this abstract work is useful but not very fulfilling. You know what I mean? As soon as I had a moment to breathe after the semester ended I found myself attempting to freshen things up around my own home by moving a few things around.
I do not know how I had not yet used this table cloth! I purchased it in Guatemala in January 2008 and it’s been stored out of sight ever since. Not only does it have personal meaning for me as a souvenir, but I’m also suddenly madly in love with it’s bold graphic pattern and blue hue. I’d dare say it is rather on trend for something I bartered for in a crowded Central American market four years ago. Oo I sound so well-traveled talking like that. Keeping it real: that is the only exciting place I’ve been.
Why yes, I have put a bird on it. Beautiful, cobalt blue, Guatemalan birds in a repeat pattern all over my dining table. I love them.
P.S. I just bought those faux flowers the other day. I love the bit of pink they bring to the room but whoa are those stems too long for this space. I need a wire cutter stat.
So how are you?! I feel like I’ve been out of the blog world so long. It’s good to be back!