Blog entry by Kelley Stratton, Renton Showroom
With the beautiful summer we’ve been experiencing, it’s hard NOT to be inspired. Nature offers inspiration that can apply to many aspects of life. Whether it’s just allowing yourself to relax and rejuvenate, or letting it inspire your clothing selections, your vacation destinations, food and wine pairings…personally, I’m a believer of letting nature inspire your interiors. Perhaps it comes from having grown up along the Southern California Coast, but anything coastal speaks to me in a loud volume. I came across this photo of an East Coast beach earlier this week and pulled together some samples from our showroom that I felt would bring the best elements of this look into an interior space.
There were two jumping off points for me. The first being the beautiful, weathered wood. We carry Sant’Agostino’s Aspen collection, and the Natural color offers a beautiful color that mimics wood that has been exposed to the salty sea air. If you want to bring in a natural wood, Walker Zanger’s AnTeak Collection is a perfect selection – their natural and silver color options are both gorgeous with this look.
Secondly, the beautiful colors of the sea, sky, sand and grass. Lunada Bay’s Tozen Collection (available in a myriad of patterns and colors) offered the perfect color in Strontium natural and silk. Not only does this pull in all of the colors we see in this photo, but it’s also strongly reminiscent of beach glass.
I’d suggest a white subway tile as a field tile, perhaps in a bathroom, mixed with the Tozen collection glass, to create a clean and fresh look. Walker Zanger’s Café Collection (color: milk), Sonoma’s Pure Series, or Bellavita’s Metro (color: white matte) are all beautiful options with various sizes and trims available.
Top this look off with a fresh coat of paint. I’m a fan of Sherwin Williams Quietude, a warm blue that can act as a neutral, allowing you to bring in accents of virtually any other color your heart desires, without driving the design into strictly “blue” territory.
Come visit one of our showrooms to see our inspiration samples!