October 6, 2013
If I am ever lucky enough to have a second home near the ocean, I promise myself to not overdecorate it.
I swear I will do my best to keep the furnishings simple and clean, understated and comfortable. I’ll keep the finishes low sheen and matte, the fabrics soft, light and easy. I won’t insist on trendy patterns, I won’t use strong trendy colors and I won’t make so perfect that it’s not easy to relax in.
I vow to keep interesting books on hand for guests and renters, and firewood near the fireplace to cut the chill on cold nights. I will honor the bones of the structure, and celebrate the quirky oddities. I won’t remodel with the latest and greatest, I won’t insist on marble countertops and stainless steel appliances.
and…I’ll paint everything white (Simply White – Ben Moore).