Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sail Away With Me

It feels like spring couldn't be further away even though we are supposed to see an early spring (thank you, Mr. Groundhog). So today's post is about summery goodness. You know the things we love like the ocean, long days, a tan, etc. I don't know about you but the nautical vibes from the beach/ocean has always enamored me.
You can see it in fashion:


I love nautical stripes.

Diane Von Furstenburg at Saks

You can see it in our furniture:

I'm really digging this modern chair made from recycled sailcloth

From here

These toss pillows from recycled sailcloth would look great in a beach house or boy's room.

From Second Wind Sails.

You can see it in our décor:

Wonderful wide stripes and a pop of orange...

Casa Surf Project

I love the skinny stripes too!

View here

You can see it in our art work:

William Boyer

Read more about William, a self taught artist, here.

Leyla Ecevit

You can see Leyla's piece here.

And yours truly was inspired here...

I painted this a year or two ago and have done several others with different color palettes. Let me know if you are interested in one.



  1. i am loving stripes lately, in my wardrobe and home!

  2. The nautical theme is "hot" right now, and hopefully we will see some warmer weather soon!
    Happy (almost) spring!

  3. Oh my gosh, Eddie Ross posted on my blog! I was at lunch and nearly fell over when I saw ER on my iphone. That totally made my day. Thank you, Eddie.

    Danielle, I got to glance at your blog this morning and can't wait to read more. I'm loving stripes too. Thanks for stopping by!