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Ocean Inspired Decor


Summertime always makes me think of warm sand and sparkling waves. When it’s hot out, sometimes going down to the beach is the only thing that can cool a person down. Wouldn’t it be nice to bring some of that cool beach atmosphere into your home?

Photo from OneKinDesign.com

Idea # 1 – Texture and Materials

“Beachy” style is really about the materials and different textures that are brought into the space. Anyone can paint a room light blue, but not everyone has the right accessories to make the theme shine. In the picture above, the wood tones and rattan furniture bring warmth to a rather cool space.

Idea # 2 – More than Blue

Even if you don’t like teal, you can still get that beach living look! In the picture above, orange is used in their design. This room still ends up feeling beachy because of the neutral colors in the room and the rattan on the coffee table.

Photo from CoastalLiving.com

Idea # 3 – Go Nautical 

Red and navy blue are other colors that could be used in this kind of design because of their nautical feel. These darker colors also help bring a more masculine feel to the space. Like the design above, you can use mostly neutral fabrics and colors and add pops of your navy and red in the accessories. If you want to go bold, paint a side table bright red!

Photo from HGTV.com

Idea # 4 – Patterns

Stripes is a pattern that is very often used in a beachy feeling room. Try neutral sand or bright turquoise stripes on a large piece of furniture (shown above) or on an accent wall to create a large impact.

Photo from WasabiGreen.com

Photo from FrontGate.com

Idea # 5 – Easiest Way to Add Beachy Style

Switch out some of your throw pillows for some with sea creatures or a chevron pattern on them, like the ones above. Add a few seashells here and there for an easy application of beachy style!


Enjoy these ideas and enjoy your time spent in your updated, seaside inspired space!

Header photo from ViaMagazine.com


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 Saturday, September 10th for the Superheroes! Free Arts Day at W.O.R.K.S. generously sponsored by: Warfield Evans #in
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Saturday, September 10th for the Superheroes!
Free Arts Day at W.O.R.K.S. generously sponsored by:
Cristina Warfield & Ron Evans
Warfield Evans
Keller Williams Realty
When: Saturday, September 10th
Where: W.O.R.K.S.
Temple Villas Community Center
Theme: Superheroes!
About W.O.R.K.S.
Women Organizing Resources Knowledge and Services (W.O.R.K.S.) was formed in April 1998 by women with extensive experience working in low-income communities of Los Angeles in the field of affordable housing and community building.
Committed to strong, sustainable communities, they combined years of experience in pioneering pragmatic and innovative models for affordable housing and enriched social service programs to advance family and individual viability.
W.O.R.K.S. passionately delivers quality affordable housing and innovative enriched services. Through their support and stewardship, they build equitable, heart-based sustainable communities and encourage resident self-determination. They envision community in a way that honors our collective cultures.
To learn more please visit www.worksusa.orgFree Arts for Abused Children
12095 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 104 Los Angeles CA 90066



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Are you still missing something on your walls? With Kirkland’s new stretched canvas prints you can transform your home into a gallery of art!

Kirkland’s has brought on some fabulous canvas art? Or properly called Giclée (pronounced gee-clay) the image is taken from an original oil painting preserving the rich color attainable only from oil.  Giclée is created by a sophisticated print-making process in which images are generated using high resolution scans from original oil paintings, and printed with patented quality inks.   The quality of the Giclée is the Rolls Royce of the industry as compared to lithographic prints commonly found in the market. It’s exciting to see beautiful affordable art that can be mixed in with – pieces to creat an overall luxury look.

Another cool note is the giclée has a UV protective sealer; however, as with all fine art and decorative home pieces, it should not be placed in direct sunlight for extended periods of time.

Using unframed canvas prints, gives a room a casual sophistication and they are so easy to hang especially with the new 3M command wall strips for damage free hanging. The Shaping Spaces Group love using those strips, makes picture hanging so easy.

When grouping prints try something new and unique other than the most common (two or three in a row). Try grouping different size prints together; by keeping the spacing between the prints uniform 3-5 inches apart depending on wall space makes the pictures or frames feel connected without having the same content but maybe the same color pallet.

The canvas prints can also be framed to jazz them up and feel even more luxurious. Your friends will have to get real close to know if it’s real oil or a print.

Have you used any of the canvas prints in your decor? If so please share your most successful grouping or what was your challenge?

Happy Decorating!

Shaping Spaces Group – Interior Design & Home Staging

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