Spring Break: Beach Style 101

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Outdoor design by Susan Currie design

Winter days are nearly gone and spring is in the air.  This time of year is a great time to head somewhere warm, grab some shorts and a sleeveless shirt and relax by the beach.  A great time to take a break, and start looking forward to what Summer can bring.

The beach with its casual colors and feel makes us feel relaxed and inspired.  A towel, a good book and some sunglasses is all you really need.

For some of us going on a trip for Spring Break, its possible we will want to bring the feeling of fun and sun back home with us.  There are a few ways to bring that feeling into your home all year round.

  • A lot of beach style places use dark wood floors to give that weathered feel.
  • Clean white walls give a feeling of calm and relaxation.
  • Ceilings covered with a glossy beadboard reflect light back into the room, and give a beach cottage feel.
  • Rugs made from natural fiber remind us of shipyards and docks.
  • Furniture upholstered in white or ivory carry the easy breezy feeling all the way through your home.
  • If it’s too much white, use some throw pillows with bold cabana stripes to break it up.

 If you are ready to add some beach style to your custom window treatments, contact Susan Currie Design today.  Call us on 504-237-6112 or check out our website.

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