Going coastal in Arizona? It's not as far-fetched as you might think.
We have a lot of "beach" here; we're just missing the water.
Decorating for summer is similar to any other season: I make a really big mess first, my husband threatens to move out until I'm done, and then over the course of a couple of days
spring decor gets put away
and the natural organic elements of the coastline
(where I'd like to be spending more time)
For those of you who are thinking, "But hey, spring just got here; why is she rushing the season?" the answer is that the temps are in the 90s and it feels like summer!
So come on in and check out what I've been up to!
The little drop leaf table in the front of the house keeps the spring flowers in the big white jug, but other tabletop items get changed out.
The antique marble-topped table was handed down from Tom's grandparents.
The living room gets a makeover with summer candles and pillows, shells, rope, and
I added some fish net inside the glass-topped tea table along with ropes of shells and starfish. Check out the very cool wooden books here and also on the glass-topped tea table. I found them at Global Elements, a new store in north Scottsdale. I've taken pictures of this unique store and will share them in an upcoming post.
All senses are important to address in decorating a home seasonally so the potpourri gets changed to a fresh aroma of coastal elements and shells bathed in gold.
The glassware cabinets get a little summer makeover, too.
Yup, that's a horse up there to the left on a very high plant shelf. We were much younger when we lifted it up there. No plans to ever take it down. Granddaughter Peighton keeps asking how she can jump from the loft over to it so she can ride it.
Come back and visit me a week from tomorrow (Friday, April 12) when I'll continue with
Going Coastal: Summer Decor Part II.
The weekend is coming up -- make it a great one!
It's the start of AZ Bike (Motorcycle) Week here so we'll be out and about at the "kick-start" events. If you're in town, stop by Harley of Scottsdale this Sunday to see Steppenwolf in concert, and then WestWorld this coming Wednesday through the following Sunday to see lots of motorcycles, bikers, vendors, and great bands.