While I wait patiently for the plaster to dry in our living room, I’m
dreaming away looking for inspiration in rooms that are ‘coastal’ inspired without making you feel you’re actually in a beach hut, sand and all.
I’m having to think outside the box a little – push my creative limits. Originally, I knew exactly what I wanted. And I wanted blue.
Throw in some stripes and you have yourself some seriously relaxed coastal vibes. The problem was that when I went to Dunelm Mill to get some curtains I was so overwhelmed by its’ enormity that I just walked around and around….And around in a daze. Eventually I found myself standing in front of some really pretty curtains the right size. When I got them home i noticed they were more of a really really soft teal than blue.
So instead of this….
I need to start thinking in terms of this…
Though initially deterred I’m now refocused. This is totally doable. I’m thinking less (of teal) is more, and lots of white.
I reckon I don’t need to depend on the colour though. Of all the pictures I looked at this – this last one was the most powerful. Its’ use of texture convinces you that there’ll be sand-dunes beyond that window. I’m in love with that mirror on the fireplace AND that small table! The pebbles on the hearth remind me of my own memories of collecting treasures from the beach.
So now I’m inspired I just have to make it happen. And on a shoestring.
(All images that do not have a source immediately below are from www.coastalliving.com)