Summer is Officially Here!

June 22, 2011


I know that because we had the longest day of the year yesterday… the calendar doesn’t lie and I’m whipping up seashell, lighthouse and sea-glass colored soft goods ( pillows, valances, drapes, chair cushions, etc) as fast as I can to keep the clients who come in just for the summer happy.  I love the whimsical and bright patterns that go along with summer, and not everyone likes modern and edgy patterns like the ones I highlighted a few days ago from Trina Turk.  The house pictured above is a house I did for a client, the embroidered shell pillows are just enough to set off this serene family room. The sisal area rug and the wide strip bar stools reinforce the casual coastal style.  For the not so subtle…

The red wicker chair is from Maine Cottage – now available through Russell & McKenna and the Sunbrella sofas are from Lee Industries.  Thibaut makes the most cost-effective quality prints on cotton and even some on Sunbrella, perfect for those wet bathing suits after a day at the beach, their nautical print is perfect for this project.  I used two color-ways in the same pattern on this porch for maximum impact.  The clients stopped short on the painted floor, I had wanted wide stripes in dark and light gold… we only did the one color.  The room is comfortable, and friends and family will gather here all summer long no doubt.  Sorry the lower image is dark ( iphone and bright light from windows) but you get a sense of the room.

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