Shades Of Blue A Colorboard For You


Etsy, the place where creative minds and handmade items collide.  I love that place it’s chock full of creativity and inspiration you can stay there and buy yourself crazy.  Often, when I need a dose of motivation I go there to get a shot of creativity.  I need something to stir the mind.  I wanted to create a colorboard that incorporates a bit of modern design with vintage pieces adding a pop of color.  If and when I design my beach home I want lots of natural design and elements but I want a pop of color.  The color I seem to come back to often is a vintage wash of sea blue.  The prior posts with a bit of my design is here and the lighting design is here so you can see what my style is if you have missed something in between.

The photo below gives you a bit of an idea of how the two style periods can mesh together.  I have never been in the past a true fan of modern design.  I respect it it’s just never been something I have ever tried to incorporate into my living space, but as I’ve matured I want a twist of something different.  What has drawn me to the modern design is the overall clean and crisp lines with little pops of detail.  Let’s take the two chairs below love the color, love the smooth lines and the swerve back details of the chairs  look beautifully paired together.  I am not sure I would place one alone seems you need two to get the full flavor and style of these classic Pinwheel chairs.  The chairs are for sale on Etsy in a set of four in a little shop called EnRoute Studio.  If you noticed I selected these because they were vintage and a had a modern design meaning I thought I could mesh them together with other items I had previously selected that were new and had natural elements I seem to move toward.  I do like a bit of fussy but I am realist and I am going to live in my home not use it as a canvas to just decorate…meaning my feet are going on the sofa, sand will be in my home and it will have more of a relaxed feel.  I am just not the pretty as picture and nonfunctional home type of person.  I love decorating my home but I want to enjoy it as well.

{Modern and Vintage Collaboration}

Etsy Finds:

1. Levens Photography 2.  The Two Sparrows 3.  Old Crow Farm 4.  Tom Laurus 5.  Blue Rose Retro 6.  Mandolin Goose 7.  Ssumur 8. On The Grain 9.  En Route Studio 10.  LeBox Boutique 11.  Woody Liana 12.  Swift Fiber Studio

Image credits {collaboration college}
Restoration Hardware
Tracy Porter
Viva Terra
Etsy finds noted above
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Meghan O'HalloranMay 6, 2011 - 1:08 AM

Thanks for including our Pinwheel chairs! I just love your story and your blog, keep up the good work. Our chairs are on sale right now, discounted four hundred dollars off our regular price.

Love of the SeaMay 2, 2011 - 8:01 PM

I love Etsy. I can spend hours and hours just browsing through all the different offerings!!

YUMMommyMay 2, 2011 - 6:03 PM

Love the chairs!!!

JennieMay 2, 2011 - 4:33 PM

Loving the shades of blue! That washi tape is a great find.

iLoveShellingMay 2, 2011 - 3:25 PM

I couldnt resist (not that I wanted to) that bike under window shot from Beach Living Daily so I popped on over. Glad I did!

CynthiaMay 2, 2011 - 12:36 PM

I am so tempted to buy that chair I just don’t have a place to put it or it would be sitting in my home somewhere now!
Thanks for visiting!

ShariMay 2, 2011 - 12:30 PM

Love. Is the coffee bean burlap chair from Viva Terra? I think they have them… I want one so much! Love the modern lines mixed with reused fabrics… so cool.

Your collections are wonderful!

CynthiaMay 2, 2011 - 11:24 AM

i love that stool to
someone had a bright red one on their blog I don’t remember who but i loved it so.
thanks for stopping in 🙂

MichelleMay 2, 2011 - 11:02 AM

These are beautiful! I love the blues and the stool is gorgeous!