So for some time now, I have been working, in my mind, on making the family room, an Ocean Room, a Beach Room. The window view opens unto the pool where we have some of those swaying Palms. I have been collecting little things for some time (even unconsciously): photo frames, sea colored fabrics, Starfish, sand castles, not to mention the vacation photos I have taken that make me want to “skadoo” right into the pictures and be there again. The question is, how to put it together so it’s relaxed, refreshing and stylish?
I looked online where there is a world of ideas: Check it out. Absolutely Dreamy in Coastal Living magazine, Laid back in Country Living and the doable, vintage “lived in” look from the Lettered Cottage. What I noticed about these amazing images is that these rooms have mostly the color scheme going on, gorgeous views and little, if any, of the knick knacks I have painstakingly been collecting save for a star fish here or there!
Now that the room has been set up, I have two items I am stuck on: the bookcase I mentioned before (in above picture) and this beautiful white table with shutters and glass on top. It’s sitting in the middle of the “beach” room and I don’t know what to put on it. I did some frames, NO WAY! Then I tried a collection of sand castles, YIKES! It seems the table is so pretty that putting anything on it seems like a bad idea.
Here is a picture of it. If anyone has any suggestions, please share!! Luckily, no one has put their feet on it, and they better not!