Coastal Living Magazine keeps getting better and better. I must say, I'm starting to look forward to finding it in my mailbox almost as much as I would Domino (almost). The March edition is packed with images that had me salivating- tons of color, bold prints, unique furnishings, and, of course, beautiful coastal images. (Is it summer yet?!)
The featured Long Island beach home designed by New York-based Amanda Nisbet was no exception. Her use of bold colors, rustic textures, and refined whimsy make this home work both functionally and aesthetically. It looks like a home where sandy feet and wet bathing suits are welcome, but not at the expense of style; and that's my kind of beach house.
I realize I'm way behind on this discovery, but I've recently begun watching Sarah's House on HGTV. While I'm actually not a huge fan of this network and its lineup of DIY shows that are often devoid of inspiration and style, I have enjoyed watching Sarah completely renovate old houses room by room. I'm most interested in her team of contractors, from whom I learn the most every episode. At the end of each show I vow to get my contractors license someday...add it to the list, right?
Anyways, my point in bringing up Sarah's House is that she renovated a basement guest room on an episode that aired this weekend and had a unique approach to inexpensive art for the walls of the room. She purchased some great plates ($9/piece) and had them framed in shadowboxes and hung. I love this because you're getting cheap art, but it's a change from your run-of-the-mill plate hanger display. Actually, once framed you can hardly tell that these are plates!
So, naturally, when I got my daily email from fabulous e-decor shop Joss & Main this morning and saw that they're featuring Thomas Paul plates, I was excited. Here are some of my favorites that would make incredible artwork for your walls, especially framed in shadowboxes!