A beach house holiday is all about relaxation, swimming, walking, reading, cruising around on push bikes and of course eating. I have wonderful memories of big breakfast fry ups when the girls came back to the house wet, salty and starving. Huge platters of ham and salad sandwiches, served with jugs of icy cold cordial for lunch whilst they played board games and sausage sizzles and steak burgers for dinner after a long walk along the beach in the afternoon to gather sea shells. I see the kitchen as being a fresh and colourful, creative environment, the existing kitchen has great appliances, loads of storage and is quite new so all I need to do is freshen up the area and add some Roberta quirkiness, the flow on into the dining room is where I can really shine and make this area a colourful and happy area for the family to enjoy board games and meal times.
Firstly the dining room will be bright, colourful, fresh and quirky
I particularly like the look and feel of a natural wood tables and let the chairs do the talking. Oh my love of turquoise is huge but not for the dining room, I have other plans for you, beautiful colour. The chalk board is a creative option for wall art.
You really can't go wrong with white chairs they look clean, fresh and simple but too SAFE for me. The ming chairs are funky as is the country style chairs with painted seat and backs, no doubt the inspiration for the paint job came from the eames chair.
I love the look of the light industrial edge of the Tolix chair, what I don't like is sitting on metal seats especially if you are wearing a swim suit or shorts, your legs stick to the chair and that is very uncomfortable and let's face it when you're crawling back from bankruptcy in a marathon monopoly I love the look of the light industrial edge of the Tolix chair, what I don't like is sitting on metal seats especially if you are wearing a swim suit or shorts, your legs stick to the chair and that is very uncomfortable and let's face it when you're crawling back from bankruptcy in a marathon monopoly you could be sitting here for a while.
What ever table I choose I am definitely doing a stencil!!
Now this is groovy, the surfboard table and matching flower painted chairs, fantastic beach house decorating here..
So with all this inspiration, I am hitting the shops today. All the usual furniture stores to begin where I will be looking for the big pieces, then over the next few weeks Rowan and I will taking the auctions houses by storm!
I have been sewing up a storm over the past weeks. 'Rowan's beach collection' I hope to have it photographed and up on my blog soon!