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Friday, August 17, 2012

I Have A NEW Pinterest Board!!

Have you ever revisited your own Pinterest boards? I did that today, and I actually really enjoyed myself.

As I was perusing my own boards I thought to myself of how many clues,  there are to what a person really loves as far as their design aesthetic, or wardrobe.

I consistenly love an understated-elegant look.

I recently did a post titled, “What is Simple-Understated Elegance?” This is a look that I love for my own home and wardrobe.

On my Pinterest page I have a board called Beach Elegance because I love a beachy vibe with an elegant touch.

Nothing to thematic, or kitschy. It is a very fine line that I am careful to not cross when adding any beach elements to my home.

(Here is where the new board comes in.......)

Lately I have noticed I am drawn to rooms with a certain element. It is an element that if there is more than one would become to thematic for my taste, but if there is only one I love it!!

As if 194 boards weren’t enough I just added a new board today!! I called it……

Things I am loving at the moment!!

Once I started looking around for more rooms with this item I remembered to look on my own boards, and found quite a few examples of this element being used in a room……….

(only the models)

You can see why it is an element that if over done could become quite kitschy, or make a thematic room.

Let me show you some of the rooms that I am attracted too, and see if you agree they can be a beautiful room with an addition of a sailboat……….

I will start with one of my favorite rooms done by Sarah Richardson…..

Simple Elegance at it’s best!

I love the scale of this sailboat behind the sofa. 

I would probably eliminate the two beach pillows, but only because it takes it one step too close to being a beach themed room.

Remember I don’t want a themed room, I want the sailboat to seem like an important piece of art, or a part of family history.

A beautifully appointed, traditional room. They have shells in the apothecary jars, and the sailboats, but all the other elements are quite traditional.

Simple and cozy room with only a sailboat that takes a nod towards the water. I also love the furniture arrangement in this room. Notice the stunning light sconces.

As much as I love the colors in this room it is just a step too close to being too thematic for me.

 I would have to eliminate the pillow, and the flags. I might keep the oars, I find those interesting.

What I do love about this room is the placement of the ship, and the large scale.

Speaking of large scale take a look at this beauty…………

I am pretty much in love with this room. Simple, clean, fresh and a nod to the ocean.

Love this simple entry. Notice the large scaled ship?! I don’t even mind the other sailboats in this arrangement. Simplicity keeps it to my liking.

Another simple look with a sailboat behind the sofa.

Years ago we had a room that was nautical themed, it looks like I might be going back to my roots. This time it will be on a simpler, more elegant level.

How about you, do you find that you are drawn to an element consistently, and yet you do not have it in your home? What is it for you?

I think I see a sailboat in my future!!!

I think I will be,
“Enjoying The Process” of:

Finding just the right sailboat!!!

If you would like to visit my Pinterest boards go:

Here for Beach Elegance
Here for Things I am loving now.