Rooms to Inspire by the Sea by Annie Kelly beach homes housesEclectic Dining Room, New York
Excerpted from Rooms to Inspire by the Sea by Annie Kelly (Rizzoli New York, 2012). Photo by Tim Street-Porter.
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Play with mass and scale. The best way to amp up a shade is to give it a few brothers and sisters. This massive installation of large-scale lanterns complements and highlights the upholstery pattern and makes a solid artistic statement.
Play with tropical elements. Using materials associated with tropical hideaways is an expedient way to bring the beach into your home. Here, wave-inspired upholstery, seashell decor and large blue and white globe lanterns playfully invoke elements of the sea in this Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, home. A thatched roof caps off the theme.Tip: A thatched roof may be hard to come by, so use a jute, raffia or sea-grass rug instead for a similar effect.