Thursday, June 19, 2014


A Traditional Beach Cottage Design

Traditional Living Room by New York Media & Bloggers Rizzoli New York

A Splash of Beach Style – the Lightened-up Version of the Traditional Beach Cottage Look

If you like the charm and relaxed feel of the traditional beach cottage design, but do not live near the beach, and believe that that design style might not be in keeping with your surroundings, you can still incorporate a few select “beachy” accessories into a room without it being an obvious design statement. 
Today’s “Hit Picks” design board uses Joss & Main’s furniture and wall décor.  I chose a couple of table accent pieces from two different Etsy shops and one from Joss & Main.  I chose the cool, calm blue (sky and water) and green (grass and plants) color palette for the four accent chairs.  I prefer using chairs in place of couches or love seats because this gives design flexibility, being able to move the chairs within a room for a new look or even to move one or more to a different room.  That is not as easy of a possibility with larger pieces.  The cool needed a touch of warmth with the addition of the orange-red coral accent color that you see in the abstract floral watercolor art piece and in the simple vine design – that also looks like sea coral, to me - in the area rug, the throw pillow on the green and white patterned arm chair and lastly in the “Sea Coral Glass Reef Marble.”
This “Splash of Beach Style” allows you to bring several reminders of that amazing natural space into your home/sanctuary without having to make a major commitment to the traditional beach cottage look.  I hope you learned something from this week’s “Hit Pick.”  I would appreciate your comments.  Thanks for visiting HSH.

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