My Houzz: Relaxed, Classic and Collected in New JerseyShabby-chic Style Family Room, New York
Photo: Rikki Snyder © 2014 Houzz
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Maybe because it has a touch of remembered homes, beige and slightly shabby knockabout vacation homes seem to fit together. Weathered, faded textures add to the sense of nostalgia that beige can bring on. White with sandy beiges and textures borrowed from nature have casual, unfussy appeal. Beach salvage, found objects, bleached wood and vintage rugs and furniture, freshened with indoor greenery in plants and eclectic fabrics, combine for a timeless look that has withstood the fashion for gray.
1. Borrow books, music and movies from the library. As someone who has worked in libraries, I may be a bit biased, but I think libraries are one of our greatest resources — take advantage of them! In many communities you can order books, music and movies online and have them sent to your local branch for free.2. Seek out free events in your community. Summer is the best time to find free events — keep an eye out for signs and flyers announcing free concerts, plays, movie screenings in the park, lectures and other community events.
Both the coffee table and the metal basket used to hold books and magazines were flea market finds.Rug: Trimaran Stripe in Fieldstone/Ivory, Dash & Albert