Happy New Year

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

It's going to reach a soaring 40 degrees today
 so there's only one place to be and that's the beach!
Tonight we are off to a beach party at the local Yacht Club
so I am looking forward to catching up with friends,
a glass or two of French champagne,
some fresh seafood and a balmy summer's evening!
Wherever you are in the world and
whatever you are doing to ring in the New Year
I wish you are a happy and healthy 2016!

Melissah xox

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At Ease In Navy & White

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Chic in navy by Coastal Style Blog

Set Sail in navy & white.

Navy mixed with crisp white always looks fresh and never goes out of style.
Mix it back with stripes, spots or a pattern for an added twist.
I'm loving this paisley print from Touché in these easy resort pieces.

Melissah xox

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Live Colourfully

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

I'm loving these bright colours for summer! 

Take a leaf out of Kate Spades's book and live colourfully.

Fill your home with splashes of bright colour,
add bright statements pieces to your wardrobe,
pile on the bright accessories
and fill vases with flowers bursting with happiness.
Watch how this injection of colour
lifts your mood and puts a smile on your face.

Melissah xox

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Touch Wood

Monday, December 28, 2015


Take your decorating cues from nature
and fill your home with warm timber tones.

The trend right now is for light and honey toned woods.

The perfect answer if you are after a bright, light filled beach house.
Wood adds both warmth and character to a home.
Mix light timber back with lots of white for a Scandinavian feel.
Limewashed and chalky finishes are also a great look for a casual, relaxed beach house vibe. 
Timber is low maintenance and I love my seventy year old hardwood floorboards,
 they are so forgiving and never show up my lazy, housekeeping skills!

Melissah xox

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Bohemian Living

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Here are a few styling tips on how to create a bohemian vibe in your beach pad. 

Try one or all of them!!!
  1. Flokati rugs: These sixties style wool shag rugs will add warmth and texture.
  2. Kilim rugs: These flat weave rugs from Turkey are made with geometric patterns in a variety of styles and colors. They look great by themselves, but are extra bohemian layered in groups.
  3. Jewel tones: Look for fabrics with deep vibrant colors in ethnic prints or florals. Add fabric to your home through curtains on windows or in doorways, pillows, upholstery, or blankets.
  4. Wall tapestries: Hang small scale rugs or wall hangings on your walls for a bohemian feel.
  5. Casual book storage: Instead of neatly arranging your books on a shelf, by color, or by size, try letting loose and letting your collection have a mind of its own. Stack up books on tables — or on the floor — and use them as a base for lamps and other decorative objects.
  6. Lots of cushions: The point is to provide an atmosphere where people can chill out. I'm not talking about perfectly punched cushions, but rather piles of scatters haphazardly placed on sofas, or even better, on the floor. The best kinds of bohemian cushions are ones made from old kilim rugs, needlework cushions, or round shaped ones.
  7. Informal art arrangements: Try steering away from perfectly placed artwork and hang a collection of beloved art, record albums, or even just loved objects, on your walls in an informal fashion. 
Melissah xox

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