And then I moved to Northern California....
Tom and I have found a secret shell treasure spot at Half Moon Bay - shhhhhhhhh.
The beach can be littered with these gorgeous delicate sea shells after a storm, but you have to hurry and grab them before anyone else scoops them up!
Last week, we got lucky and had a very low tide - perfect for exploring tide pools in search of these purple spiny little gems.
Scrambling over the rocks while enjoying pelicans, sand pipers and a beautiful great white egret, we found whole colonies of sea urchins burrowed into crevices and every tiny hidden hole imaginable. (I took this shot while "sort of" hanging upside down!)
For me, decorating your home with coastal elements means adding natural reminders of wonderful time spent with friends and families at the shore. That is why I am constantly inspired by what we see and experience in our natural world; the colors, shapes and sounds of a favorite beach, or the creatures and shells we may find while we while we are strolling through the sand and waves.
Enjoy some of my sea urchin beach house decorating finds!
Blue Nerine Pillows - Sea Urchin Pillows
From Currey & Co. - these are real sea urchin shells!
Barcelona Blues Area Rug
Coral-Tangerine Nerine Pillows - Modern Sea Urchin Design
Shells in your pocket!