In a few weeks, I’m going to head out for a short respite from work.
Despite it being hurricane season, my family and I, as well as a suitcase full of storm insurance (it's hurricane season!), will be renting a house on the Texas coast - yes, that's right: the Texas coast. I have to remain somewhat close to The Woodlands so I can return to the studio for one day of work :-)
I can’t remember how many beach houses we looked at online - all I know is we looked at a lot. For the money, most of them were really cheesy - cheesy furniture, cheesy finishes, cheesy everything. And, frankly, I’d rather stay home than stay in a place that’s not as nice as my own house.
What simple luxuries would I like to have? Well...
I'd like fresh white sheets, and duvet covers that you know were washed right before you arrived.
I'd like upholstery that’s not grimey and stained.
I'd like internet connections and good cell phone service.
I'd like nice, decent white plates, with placemats that are pretty, because there's always a chance, albeit a slim one, that I'll have time to set the table and prepare a meal for my family again!
And, of course, I'd like a great deck so I can see the water, morning, noon and night ;-)
Finally, after searching the entire internet for a place to stay, we found a good spot.
Most of my "likes" look like they'll be there, so I can't complain.
HOWEVER, if I had my wishes, and I could rent a beach house filled with the exact items and style I prefer, what you see down below in the interactive shopping list stands as must-haves I'd want waiting for me ;-)
Shopping List Instructions:
Hover your cursor over the interactive image below and hearted-links will then appear. Click any of them to be taken to where you you need to go to buy all your beach house must-haves!
I was thrilled to be asked to review Beth Webb's new book, An Eye For Beauty - Rooms That Speak To The Senses.
I am sharing a few of my thoughts with you today, upon diving into this volume of work, and how it speaks to me as a designer and lover of thoughtful, well-designed spaces. Take a look at some of these homes' beautiful interiors......