Friday, February 3, 2017

Greenery - We are Crazy for Pantone's Color for 2017

"Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals time to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate."
We could not agree more!  I have complied a few coastal favorite room ideas for inspiration on how to add a this fresh, lighthearted color to your space. Add a little, or a lot - there are no rules for adding this lovely shade of green.  Once again demonstrating that coastal decorating can be more than just blues and aqua and white!
For the brave - go all in with palm wall paper!  Love it, what a fabulous idea for a powder room escape to the tropics. From Coastal Living's Hampton's Showhouse - details

So cool - love the vintage tropical feel of this wallpaper.  (so sorry, not sure of the original source!)
One more cool wall paper idea from Summer Thornton Design!  Gives a modern bathroom, a touch of fun and color amid all of the white. (PS digging that brass mirror too!)
Ooooooooo... so glamorous! Pink with green mixes so well, not to mention that gorgeous shell mirror and shell encrusted table. Source

More pink and green lusciousness! Love the tropical fresh, modern feel in this room...  Source

Am totally drooling over everything in this room!  Navy blue is also a hot trend this year, highlighted with "Greenery", it is spectacular!  Check out the pillows and the custom upholstered wicker stools.. Painting the inside of a set of book cases completely changes the look of a room - so easy to experiment with.  I want that couch! Source - Anne Hepfer
Color-drenched room from one of my design crushes, Meg Braff.  Still feels very calming, and very coastal, WITHOUT a seashell or seahorse in sight. Green and blue just go together, trust me, they really really do. Source - MyDesignChic
Seriously cool. Shades of Turquoise, aqua and green has a powerful punch of freshness.  Love those framed jellyfish art pieces!  From another design crush of mine, the dynamic duo, Lance Jackson and David Ecton of Parker Kennedy Living. Source - The Glam Pad

Keep it simple, dress up your all-white beach house with fresh pops of green! Add texture and color with interesting pillows, or use what's right at your fingertips to create a centerpiece in your favorite display bowl; Granny Green Smith apples, limes, etc.  Source

See what I mean? So easy to create a whole new look with natural elements in "Greenery" - palm leaves and pears.... BTW, very pretty blog post from Casa Watkins, you might want to pop over and see her complete room make over!

Dramatic! But so easy - a beautifully crafted clear glass vase + large  palm leaves. Source
How about a bedroom re-fresh?

 Love this one from Jenny Wolf Interiors - featured at House of Turquoise

Over the top with color and whimsy! From the gents at Mad Cap Cottage

Get the look on our site! Green Tropics Bedroom

And now for a few of our favorite decorating pieces from our store! We have always loved this bright green color and are so glad that it's finally getting the "press" that it deserves.
Tropical Green Lattice Throw - P.S. they are on sale! $52.80
Tropical Verdigris Luxury Pillow 

Square Sea Palm Pillow
Sea Life Framed Art - don't you just love these colors? We do!
Shadow Box Palm Framed Art 

Green Tropics Rug

Light Green Glass Buoy Lamp  - so pretty!

Green Parrot and Palm Island Art

Capri Palm Leaf Green Rug (one of our top faves - comes in blue too!)

See what I mean? Endless possibilities to create a fresh look for this season at the coast! Have a wonderful weekend - we will be exploring the Alameda Flea Market for treasures.  Watch our instagram feed for cool finds!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Flamingo Fizz - A Gin Cocktail to Try!

This winning recipe from Coastal Living Magazine is inspiring me to give this pretty pink cocktail a try this weekend for my daughter's birthday!  Off to the grocery store to grab the ingredients -

  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) gin
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) pomegranate liqueur 
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) 100 percent pomegranate juice 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • egg white
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) seltzer
  • Garnishes: pomegranate seeds, lime slice, fresh mint sprig -  I think raspberries would be fun too!
Combine first 6 ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Cover and shake 30 seconds or until sugar is dissolved. Add cream and egg white; cover and shake 10 seconds more. Add a few small ice cubes; cover and shake vigorously 2 to 3 minutes or until you can no longer hear the ice cubes. Strain into a cocktail glass. Top with seltzer, and add garnish.

Will let you all know how it turns out - might have to do some experimenting before she gets here!

Also thinking that Flamingo Glassware might be in order....

Or maybe these pretty Tropic Flamingo DOF Glasses?

Sunday, January 22, 2017

We are Featured in HGTV Mag!

So excited to be part of the HGTV Magazine January-February 2017 issue, filled with lots of color updates and fun ideas! 

We love the whole collection of modern decorating ideas that the editorial team, and the HGTV celebrities have curated to show off in the article,  'Little Finds, Big Impact" - everything from boldly designed table lamps, to throw pillows and brightly painted side tables. 

"109 affordable home accessories that pack a punch without breaking the bank" - not to mention a whole page of "Mirrors pretty enough to be art" - and that is where you will find us, with our cool Red Pinon modern Rectangle Shell Mirror. Perfectly suited to add a happy seaside boho look! We love the deep red color and polished mother of pearl textured pattern in this mirror, a modern global feel that will instantly add a fresh pop of design to any room.

Can be hung horizontally or vertically - and can create an impact in any space.  Think about an entry way or a coastal bathroom update!
Hope you get a chance to pick up this January-February 2017 issue, or are lucky enough to have it arrive in your mailbox.  So many great ideas that are easy to do, and are not expensive, but could create an easy update at your home for this season.  A little imagination, some fresh paint, a new mirror and a few throw pillows and you can have a whole new look at your coastal home for a small cost.
Don't forget to enter the HGTV Dream Home Contest - really awesome beach home in St. Simons Island, Georgia - never know, you might win!  (At least I am hoping that I do!)

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