We’re currently blogging from the beach. Now before you get jealous let me just say that it’s about 20 degrees outside and we even got some light snow last night. But we’re loving the chance to relax and recharge at John’s parents’ lovely beach house just outside of Rehoboth, Delaware.
They recently purchased the house and it’s amazing how comfortable and homey they’ve been able to make it in mere months. And while we’ve spent our time playing board games, reading, watching movies, and snuggling Burger- we thought we’d take a quick break to share some fun decor ideas with you.
First, meet the beautiful beach house (love those starfish in the window above the door):
And now for a little inspiration. How cute (and functional!) are these toiletries displayed in a decorative basket with shells:
All the kitchen accessories are red, from the coffee-maker to the toaster to the tea kettle. So cheerful and fun:
And for the first time in over three months we had a functioning kitchen at our disposal, and boy did we take advantage of it. Among many delicious homemade meals, we feasted on this tomato, basil, and mozzarella pizza:
We’ll be returning to Richmond tonight, and while we’ve certainly been enjoying every second of our mini break from home improvement, I’m sure we’ll be wielding a hammer or a paint brush within a few hours of returning home. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.
I probably enter a Pier 1 about 2-3 times a year. It’s not that I don’t appreciate their aesthetic, it’s more like I forget they exist. But a few weeks ago when I swung through with a friend of mine, I laid eyes on the cutest little touch of texture: white ceramic honeycomb candle holders.
In fact, I liked them so much that I actually went back and made three of them mine last night. At $4 a pop you can’t get much more bang for you buck. And the chic peekaboo detail- which I didn’t even know was possible in something ceramic- makes them special and maybe even a little sexy.
Our adorable You + Me poster arrived on Monday and I finally got around to framing it yesterday afternoon. It’s the perfect color (a steely, silvery, plum that looks great against our pale tan living room wall) and the perfect sentiment for us newlyweds. We love it. And as predicted, Burger looks just as cute as the two dogs perched underneath it on the website. Proving once more that our pooch is always the perfect accessory.
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