Archives for June 2012

I want to live by the sea – coastal inspired style

I want to live by the sea - coastal inspired style

Coastal Inspired Style Rooms via BHG

Want to know what I think is so awesome thing about coastal inspired rooms? I love that you can interpret coastal-inspired style decorating any way you want to. No two coastal-inspired rooms need to look the same!

You can stick with the watery soft blues that have been popular for quite a while now. Or you can go bolder, brighter, vintage, modern, natural, or stick with tried and true red & white & blue…how you interpret coastal style is up to you. Last I checked there are quite a few coasts in this world, and they are all different! So go ahead and dream up your favorite home by the sea style!

I want to live by the sea - coastal inspired style

Coastal Inspired Style via Tiffany Eastman Interiors

You can add a palm tree to a beautiful white and blue kitchen for a nod to island living.

I want to live by the sea - coastal inspired style

Coastal Chandelier BHG

Interpret coastal style through subtle hints of glass and sea blue beads in a funky chandelier.

I want to live by the sea - coastal inspired style

Phoebe Howard

Or frame elements from the sea right on the wall for all to see.

I want to live by the sea - coastal inspired style

Coastal Style Wallpaper BHG

You can rebel against being safe and wallpaper your room with playful paper of ocean creatures!

I want to live by the sea - coastal inspired style

BHG

Or bring the sea home with you sealed in glass jars.

I want to live by the sea - coastal inspired style

 BHG

Create a cozy little vintage cottage by the sea.

I want to live by the sea - coastal inspired style

Coastal Living

Go nautical all the way with a classic patriotic color scheme and boats.

I want to live by the sea - coastal inspired style

Coastal Living

Or fill your home with tasteful textures, whites and grays for the perfectly modern yet traditional seaside escape.

No matter how you interpret style at the sea, we can all share the dream of cool breezes blowing off the water and the warm sand under our toes. And that feeling is the best part of coastal living, don’t you think?

 What is your idea of a dream home by the sea?

Summer Porch Decorating Idea: A Picnic Basket {Summer Giveaway!}

Summer Porch Decorating Idea: A Picnic Basket {Summer Giveaway!}

Summer Porch Decorating
{Picnic Basket}

 

Ilove picnic baskets, do you? They totally say SUMMER to me! I mean, what good is summer if you don’t get to go on a picnic or two? AMEN?

Summer Porch Decorating Idea: A Picnic Basket {Summer Giveaway!}

I’ve always an obsession over picnic baskets. I”ve used them in my house for years and years as end tables and storage (not to mention for picnics!).

But when I saw THIS sweet picnic basket from DaySpring, I immediately thought about how cute it would be on the porch as the perfect summer accessory! Flowers can and probably will die in the hot summer sun, but a fun colorful picnic basket will last until Jack Frost starts nipping at our noses again. And then when the sun returns you can pull it out to look pretty again next summer!!

Summer Porch Decorating Idea: A Picnic Basket {Summer Giveaway!}

Isn’t this adorable? If you haven’t done anything summery yet as far as porch decor, this picnic basket would be the perfect place to start. And then you can use it to store your summer picnic gear or decor once the season turns to fall.

Summer Porch Decorating Idea: A Picnic Basket {Summer Giveaway!}

Inspiring and encouraging words are printed on the top, which I love. I also really like the gray tones of the lid in contrast with the colorful patchwork on the sides and interior. It is so eye-catching and it is easy to clean too!

Summer Porch Decorating Idea: A Picnic Basket {Summer Giveaway!}

Like most everyone else, I’m also addicted to chalkboards. Winter, spring, summer or fall, inside or outside, this little chalkboard is the perfect way to communicate sweet little messages to your family or guests. You can leave love notes or reminders or welcome messages. We use our chalkboards for proclaiming special events like birthdays and achievements too.

Summer Porch Decorating Idea: A Picnic Basket {Summer Giveaway!}

I want you to have your own little chalkboard and picnic basket, too! So I asked my friends at DaySpring if you could have the chance to win them so we can be summer twinsies!

So today, just for fun, we are going to give away 10 sets of the picnic basket and chalkboard! YAHOO! That means 10 of you are going to win!

All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment here today describing your perfect summer picnic!

Summer Porch Decorating Idea: A Picnic Basket {Summer Giveaway!}

Where would you go and what would you eat on your perfect picnic?

I would like to picnic in a big park by a waterfall at the beach. And I’ll confess my perfect picnic basket food would include Fritos corn chips, strawberry lemonade and brownies. Don’t judge.

Summer Porch Decorating Idea: A Picnic Basket {Summer Giveaway!}

Giveaway time!
Leave a comment to be entered! Describe your perfect picnic!

Summer Porch Decorating Idea: A Picnic Basket {Summer Giveaway!}

One entry per person. Giveaway ends Saturday June 30. 9PM PST.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

Find more of the new adorable and meaningful Redeemed Collection at DaySpring! DaySpring is a sponsor of The Inspired Room and is the sponsor of this giveaway.

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