Get Beachy With White and Blue
These beachy decorating ideas will almost get you feeling the sand in your shoes.
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What is it about blue and white that says "beach" and "summer" so loud and clear? Sure, they’re the colors of sea, sky, sand and seashells, but they’re also widely seen on weathered shutters and well-worn wicker, porch ceilings and veranda swings, Mediterranean tiles and white-washed jeans—all comfortable things that invite you to kick back and relax. So, go for it. Create that beachy feeling, even if it’s only in your own home or backyard.
Navy seashells dance across this handy bag that’s deep enough to carry everything you need for your next picnic or trip to the beach. Love those shells? There’s even a sun hat to match. From Hable Construction (www.hableconstruction.com).
Pottery Barn’s (www.potterybarn.com) crisp blue and white linens, with a dash of paisley thrown in for good measure, are cool and inviting.
There’s nothing quite like white wicker when it comes to creating a summer ambience, and Padma’s Plantation (www.padmasplantation.com) has some of the best. But check out the colors in its Urban Cottage collection, too.
This frosted blue candle-powered chandelier called the Palazzo T4 looks glassy and classy, but it’s pure acrylic—perfect for bringing a touch of Venice outdoors. From www.pepper-mint.com (www.pepper-mint.com).
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