Catching The Wave

By Kate Riley June 5, 2017

Hello and welcome summer! Mine will be filled with a lot of empty days and some road trips too. I’ve enrolled my children in a few summer camps to keep them occupied. To kick off summer, I spent the weekend in Santa Cruz on the beach, it was a great place to soak up some California sunshine and take a walk along the ocean with my toes in the sand.

I am always inspired by the colors and sounds of the ocean, so much so I continually incorporate them into my living spaces. On my drive back home from a relaxing day at the beach I thought I should include more wave inspired decor in my home so I downloaded a printable from Etsy to hang above the bed in the guest room. I’m also thinking it’s time to give my powder room a new look using wallpaper instead of paint so I have my eye on one of the wave print wallpapers shown below.



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For my downstairs powder room, I like these four wave wallpapers but I’m especially fond of the one on the top left.


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The lure of the coast makes it easy to understand why in summer we long for a relaxing beach vacation and why we browse through coastal living magazine swooning at the seaside villas and cottages dreaming of escaping to those places and spaces. You can capture the feeling of those vistas by the seashore by bringing wave inspired art indoors!




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Whether you’re decorating your beach cottage or just adding wave inspired art to your abode, take a peek at these prints they may give you the look you crave.


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Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley June 2, 2017

The last week of school is always the craziest week, isn’t it? There is always so much to do at the schools before the kids are released for summer vacay. Once they’re out we’re headed to Santa Cruz for the weekend. I haven’t visited that beach town in a few years and it’s always fun to hang out at the Beach Boardwalk and kayak under the pier so I’m looking forward to my weekend escape.

Favorite links from the week below:


Wow, what a unique and pretty kitchen backsplash.

I love this apartment’s coastal vibe.

This is a beautiful living and dining room makeover.

Style tips on how to create the modern farmhouse look.

Good advice on mixing wood finishes.

Great comment section in this article on minimalism.

A list of 50 books to read this summer.

The philanthropic billionaires who are giving away their money.

Have a fantastic weekend friends!

P.S. I’m still working on fixing the links for the email subscribers!