Man oh man I love alliteration.
I also love anything and everything mid-century modern. I’m not sure if I’d deck out the whole house in the style (though I would perhaps if it were a lake house or a house in the woods…or maybe even a little beach cottage…but since I have none of those, I’ll just dream)!
Aren’t all these pieces just maaaarvelous?! I went through a modern phase when I was in middle school (I think it followed my 70s phase…am I right, mom?) and I loved all things ultra-modern (where furniture looked more like art than tables and chairs and sofas), which is probably why I’m particularly fond of the whole mid-century type of modern. The chairs (and console tables) are always my favorite!
Waking up by the ocean can be a very inspiring thing. Hearing seagulls and waves during our neighborhood walks just makes me happy, especially on sunny days. While I have to admit I was never really into the “coastal look” (i.e. seashells and starfish, sand in jars, life preservers hanging on walls, etc.), I DO love the colors that so often pop up in beachy decor. Especially seafoam and coral.
I used to be vehemently against whites and creams and khakis together, but now I quite like the look, especially when paired with either bold or light/pastel colors. I think they make the perfect backdrop for showcasing any non-neutral color.
Gotta have a little chevron (here in a rug), and some natural wood and rope accents – perhaps one or two chests grouped with a rope stool or three chests in a row as a coffee table or ottoman replacement. I liked these two pieces because they are just rustic enough without creaming “fishing boat”. Wooden seafoam tables make the perfect end tables, and a set of drawers would be a great accent along an empty wall or as a television stand.
Normally I’d keep rattan outside, but I think these chairs add a nice natural touch and if cushioned correctly, could actually be quite comfy. Finish the room with some patterned fabric curtains and pillows and some red-orange coral accents.
Voila! The perfect room for reading, napping, or just lounging around gazing out the ocean. *sigh*