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 think one of the best things about looking forward to traveling to a new place is dreaming about (and googling) all the places I want to go, all the sites I want to see, and of course, all the places I want to eat and drink 😉 when I get there.
We’ve all seen lots of travel guides for different places we want to visit; travel guides are great sources of info, but none of them match exactly what I’m looking for. For example, everyone (and I mean everyone) is pretty passionate about the BBQ in Austin. However, since I’m vegan, and not planning on taking a BBQ road trip around Texas, I’m far more interested in the best plant based food in the area.
So, instead of jotting down the places I wanted to go on scraps of paper, (that I may or may not find later) I decided to combine a few of my favorite things- traveling, art journaling, and mood boards! Now I have all the places I want to visit in Austin in one (cute) spot! Plus, doing this little project got me even more jazzed about visiting Austin again! (Full disclosure, Steve and I spent 2 days in Austin on our honeymoon road trip, but there is SO much we didn’t get to!) My notes will also help when we get to Austin, since I included addresses, phone numbers, hours, important tips, etc! Happy Travels!