So I am fully in the throws of re-doing the guest room. We had originally gone with a sort of travel/wanderlust theme to the room, but I’m looking towards a major change. I don’t know if these 90 degree days got me going, or my total anticipation and love for the beach and surf, but I’m going with a kind of casual surfer shack feel for this room. In fact, I’m so in love with this theme, that I kinda want to re-do my whole house centered around this idea. A few years ago- pre-pinterest- I ripped out a surfer shack spread from a magazine, that I was super obsessed with, and I still swoon over these images. (below)
The surfer shack look is a carefully curated design, there is a fine line between it looking effortlessly cool and boho, and hokey Oriental Trading. (Read- plastic surfboard decor). I liked to focus on cultivating a look that incorporates some boho, a little mid century modern, rich woods (and carvings), macrame, definitely some rattan, and top it off with just a little bit of shibori. Here’s some of my inspiration for pulling together this look…
I’ve been known to wander around Terrain’s brick and mortar shop admiring the displays and snapping inspirational snapshots a time or two.
Anthropologie, owned by the same outfit as Terrain (above) is a go to source for beautiful eclectic pieces that you won’t find anywhere else, and beds that look so comfortable, you’d never leave the house.
A time capsule home is exactly the amazingness that you think it is. It’s a home that has only been owned (usually) by a single owner and hasn’t changed in, well, decades. They are decorated with original furnishings and are a true snapshot of the trends and decor of the time period. Some of these houses will even go on the market and include all the furnishings! This one, for sale now, in PALM SPRINGS(!) is amazing, and got me jonesing for some more time capsule homes, here’s a peek!
Would you consider living in a time capsule home complete with monochromatic decorating and shag carpet? (Sign me up!)
Is there anyone who doesn’t like a good coffee table book? Remember this… From interesting stories, to little known facts, to beautiful photos and illustrations; coffee table books give your guests something to peruse while you’re in the bathroom. They can also set a certain vibe or tone to your living space and even say something about you. The coffee table books below are some of my favorites… Some are great conversation starters, others you just can’t pull yourself away from (Pick Me Up-I’m talking to you). We’ve all seen Humans of New York, and Time’s Photographs- and while those are certainly tried and true publications with their own set of merritts, I hope these picks will be a breath of fresh air for you and your table.