High Seas and Summertime Style

Home Sweet

Taking a style cue from the textures and smell of summer, I got myself a new fragrance: Vent Du Sud, by Lise Watier. This Canadian-made fragrance is the smell of my vacation, distilled and prettily packaged. I went into the pharmacy with a few sheets torn out of a magazine, ready to treat myself a little (it’s been two years since I got a new fragrance). The scent is layered with jasmine and vanilla, with a definite island or beach vibe. It will live, coolly, in the fridge to mist myself on my way out the door.

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It seems like everyone has the heat, seashore and breeziness of the season on the brain (despite hearing from my friend that she is currently shooting winter and Christmas spreads for her magazine). I am happy to stay firmly in the now. So here’s to summer and the ways we can keep it around us, all year long.

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Summer cook out tea towels. Campy and wonderful, from Anthropologie.

A vignette inspired by coral and sea side iconography. Found on nauticalcottageblog.com

A vignette inspired by coral and sea side iconography. Found on nauticalcottageblog.com

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A white bed spread, textured pillows and a wall hanging of twine-wrapped stones. If I felt up to it, I’d haul some home from the beach and build myself a similar art piece. No mobiles, please.

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More texture and beading and faux fur, oh my! With an ornately carved headboard, reminiscent (or literally) from travels abroad.

A very literal interpretation of the theme.

A very literal interpretation of the theme.

Sea shell knobs and hooks. Found on Anthropologie.com

Sea shell knobs and hooks. Found on Anthropologie.com

I love the textural quality of the ropes in different gauges, and little creatures from the deep.

I love the textural quality of the ropes in different gauges, and little creatures from the deep.

Found art.

Found art.

A quiet retreat; calming, cool and collected.

A quiet retreat; calming, cool and collected.

15 shades of blue; a great mash up of beachy items.  Found on beachblissliving.com

15 shades of blue; a great mash up of beachy items. Found on beachblissliving.com

The right kind of whale tale. Perfect with ropes and soft accents.

The right kind of whale tale. Perfect with ropes and soft accents. Found on Houzz.com

Anchors away! I'm hooked on this anchor accessory. Pun intended.

Anchors away! I’m hooked on this anchor accessory. Pun intended. Found on Anthropologie.com

What summer inspired touches are warming up your days?

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