I love art installations. I think they are incredibly beautiful. And I came across an artist that is blinding me with the beauty of her work. Cal Lane is a sculptor and welder who turns ordinary objects into lacy artworks. She is an internationally acclaimed sculptor having won many prestigious awards over the past decade. Take a peak at what she is creating...
What a cool girl! This stuff is so incredible.
Who knew? I love lighthouses. Every summer the hubby and I take the Sunset 10 Lighthouse cruise offered here in Southern New England by RI BAY CRUISES. It's a 90 minute narrated cruise showcasing Rhode Island's beautiful historic lighthouses. It provides an up close and unique perspective of these structures. And its reasonably priced. Sea, sunset and lighthouses...that's a great thing!
Watch Hill Lighthouse
These pieces have been reborn with color . So...if you have a piece that screams 1980 and you like the bones of the furniture consider upscaling it with a paint treatment. You may find that you fall in love with it all over again.
If you are local please come and say hello and support a great cause! I'll be there as well many other local Upscalers and it should be a lot of fun.
Anyone requiring information can call CINDY MAC ( Jonnycake Center) at 401.377-8069
Fun Fun Fun!
Hope everyone is enjoying the summer. It's been so wonderfully sunny and mild. Perfect beach weather. Also great art festival weather. Next week I'll be participating in the ULTIMATE UPSCALE EVENT ( if you're local come and visit) Let me show you what I have been doing with my time...
If the wood is good leave it alone...but if the wood isn't good, reinvent!
Next... no before shot on this one ...I know always take the before shot
Take a peak inside the studio (a work in progress) and take a look at what I'm working on ... there it is in the back.
This is a well loved secretary dresser with upper shelves. I love the curvy drawers and glass front on the shelves. The design quandary holding up production is whether to leave the flip open drawer front. wood or paint. Well...I painted it and really am wishing it was wood. So I removed drawer front and am going to remove the paint too ....and stain.
The color blue (Duck Egg Chalk Paint) isn't popping in these pics...it's going to be fabulous when it is done this week.
Hope you have a wonderful Monday!
Texture plays an important role in the design of a home. Though sometimes a subtle influence, texture can provide a backdrop for the overall design of a room. When used well, texture can provide dimension, depth and character to an otherwise bland living space. The word texture seems to refer only to how a surface feels, but it also incorporates visual components, influencing not only how a room feels, but how it looks.
Here the use grass cloth on the bed frame evokes feelings of a warm island breeze. Calming and welcoming.
So this summer if you come across a woven object consider it for your interior. It's not just for the front porch anymore.
One of my good friends is getting married and having her reception on the beach. Well...perfect right! So we spent some time together this week, talking coastal décor, menus, and cost. Since she having an event at the shore she wants a comfortable, casual coastal feel, starting with the tables and coastal tablescaping. Sweet! That's right in my wheelhouse. So I decided to share with you some ideas on this topic. Casual or fancy, I love them.
Simple and fun!
Placemats and matching napkins in seahorses add a lot of fun to a coastal table.
Its all about texture .
The woven stick runner and the small seashells creating wonderful texture to a casual coastal tablescape
Just love the wooden candle holders paired with the mercury glass.
Oh yeah, this speaks to me. Dramatic and still very simple. Love the coral and candles.
And just remember, tablescapes are not just for special occasions and your dinner table. They can be created in any place in your home. So go to your local consignment store and pick up a few nautical pieces and start creating.
It will make your soul happy!
We all know the golden rule---if the wood is good, keep it. However, if the wood is marred, or the finish is dated, why not reinvent it and use it as a statement piece in your home. Why not love it again!
Wala- Coastal Inspired Dresser in blue and white stripes and brass pulls
I really love it. Anyone who lives along the shore will appreciate the breeziness the dresser has now. It has a nautical nod that is light and welcoming. It would be beautiful anywhere in your home. It has five deep drawers that provide lots of storage.
What a great piece at an entryway in your home. The storage could be used for all your summer needs, Towels, sunscreen, and flip flops.
Hope you guys like it.
If you're like me, you've been enjoying a lot of blues in your home décor. Ohh ya....lot's of soft blues and turquoise. Well this season I am embracing NAVY. I really like the impact of this rich, deep, saturated color. So the question I put out there is...IS NAVY THE NEW BLACK IN DESIGN?
Ralph Lauren is using it in his home line. Timeless and beautiful. Crisp, Clean and Nautical.
Deep saturated walls in NAVY balance the dark ebony tones of the furniture in a completely modern way. While the antique furniture may have come from your grandmother, this styling speaks to the way we live today. Sweet!
Etsy Store has lovely décor accessories including these great pillows.
Bring in Navy by simply adding this palate to your sheets and pillows
I guess this door would look great in any color...but I sure do like the impact of the NAVY. Yes please!
Consider Navy !
Not to be confused with any other Coastal Consignment...we have our very own, here in southern New England and it is really, quite fabulous. I'm one of several artisans' in residence and I'm thrilled to be working with them. It's owner is the beautiful Suzanne Martell and she is doing great things with her shop. Fun and sun can be found in abundance. High end goods at moderate and affordable prices. It's just what our community needed, a wonderful place with a focus on coastal living. Stop in and you'll fall in love too!
If you are in the southern New England area, make sure to stop in and take a peak, you won't be disappointed and may even find a treasure or two.
COASTAL CONSIGNMENT 401.315-2255 100 Main Street Westerly, R.I.