I’ve got white sand and blue water on my mind this time of year. Even when my summer consists of staycations, I work to channel those laid-back beach vibes that I love so much. This installment of Weeken(DIY)ing features breezy shore-inspired accessories to infuse your home with vacation chic.
Any romantic knows that candles are a quick and simple way to create ambiance. Fashion and entertainment giant She Knows has a shorefront twist on framing a flame that will have you beach-combing in the best way. Seashell candles are elegant, yet effortless. Simply pour wax and add a wick to your nautical finds, and you’re halfway to that summer beach home.
Bungalow Blue’s rope-wrapped vase is easygoing yet polished. All you need is an inexpensive vase and a nice coil of rope to bring a little of the seafaring-life indoors.
Blankets and beach towels need to be readily accessible during summertime. Laura Ashley’s wicker up-cycled baskets can hold a full stash while still looking chic. Choose a matte coat of paint in a neutral shade, and voila, year-round polish.
As far as complementary shades go, blue and gold are time-tested friends in the design world. A gilded accent against a sea-inspired palette naturally evokes images of warm sands and sun beating on the water. That’s why Mer Mag’s gold Coral Motif Pillow is such a hit. A bit of stenciling and some eye-catching metallic paint will instantly transform your couch into a striking settee.