While I was enjoying my first trip to the outer banks in north carolina, I was very inspired by the wind swept dunes and wide beach. The ocean really has power to take away stress and make one feel a little lighter.
The trip meant that we didn't move into our Orient cottage. It was for the best since a few more days (weeks?) are needed to finalize the renovations. For one: walling in the outdoor shower - yay! Second: painting throughout.
Cabinets were installed while I visited on Mother's Day weekend.
Reminder of the before cabinets.
I hope to spend next weekend putting together the kids' beds (Ikea $40 each!) and painting them. I'm thinking grey or soft blue or just glossy white like the floors.
Then trying out my rugs, and putting together the little living room.
I purchased something similar to this dhurrie (though mine has blue that is paler) at Mohr McPherson.
We purchased the Karlestad sofa at Ikea.
If you recall, I was inspired by this sofa decked in Les Indiennes fabric.
I have a few of these Ikea pillows along with a raw drop cloth to cover the white Karlestad sofa. Something to enable me to shake out the sand and crumbs periodically.
I spotted these in the Wisteria catalog (but I'm holding off):
If you've read any of my posts, you will know that I have a problem purchasing pillows. I end up with so many because it's what I can afford on a whim. I won't bore you with the other pillows that I'll be trying out.
I purchased these light weight outdoor tables from West Elm, perfect for the porch.
Looking forward to putting it all together. More importantly, I am looking forward to spending time on the exterior. The beach.