First Day of Summer Blues
June 21, 2011
Ah summer, I confess I’m getting lost in it. I love the casual ‘kick your shoes off’ attitude of this season. Long hours spent by the pool or simply watching the kids hop through a sprinkler. Late night lingering over BBQ with heirloom tomatoes and berry cobbler. The welcome evening breezes that arrive just in time to to blow away the heat of the day. Toes in the sand and sunsets at the sea, that is quintessential summer to me.
Don’t we all love summer style at home too? It is equally casual, filled with cotton slipcovers and toss pillows in stripes and bold textiles. What is summer without the natural textures of rattan and driftwood, and the treasures that come from the sea. All of these ingredients combine to fill the home with breezy effortless style.
Naturally, I couldn’t help but become distracted by the colors of sea and sand, and particularly the classic combination of blue and white. Today marks the beginning of a week long summer vacation for me, and what a perfect day to be feeling the blues.
west elm collection via bright bazaar
Here’s a fun collection of blue and white home accessories I gathered up today, any one of which is sure to inject your home with classic style, and bring a summer coastal vibe into your abode.
Delilah blue plate; slate highball glasses; blue+white cloth napkins; from the deep salad plate; whales pillow cover; senegalese baskets; striped bolster; driftwood lamp; floral sham; blue scroll shower curtain; stripe outdoor rug
Like I mentioned, I’ll be taking a few days of vacation over the next week. Not to worry, there won’t be silence around here. Expect a few special guests to appear, plus a patio reveal coming up later this week! Until then, I hope you are enjoying the longest day of the year (for us northerners), and keeping cool wherever you may be.