Boy, have things changed here at the lake house.
After our first trip to Sanibel Island, I wanted our cottage to look, and feel like we were living at the beach. I really liked the way our dining room looked with the crisp whites, seashells, and sand tones.
Although, there were bits, and pieces of shabby chic here, and there.
Deep in my heart....as much as I loved the magic of the sea, and everything related to it....my passion was with romantic, shabby chic.
When the tide went out....so did the beach decor....except for the seashells.
I've decorated with antique, and vintage pieces for a LONG time. I started collecting linens in my teens.
With the addition of ruffles, and roses in the past three years, I feel like I know the "look" I want to achieve here at the cottage.
I am changing the color of the upper wall in the dining room, down the hall, and above the cupboards.
It's called Salt Glaze by Martha Stewart.
It looks darker in the pictures than it actually is.
The color depends on the lighting.
It's actually a blue/gray color.
I love it with the white bead board, and trim.
The kitchen isn't finished, and the steps need to be done.
Then it's on to the living room.
I'm not positive on a color for that room yet.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.