|The Nautical Bean Coffee Company|
|Cottage from the movie, "Top Gun"|
Being back at the ocean reminds me why I love coastal design so much. In a flash, it takes me back to bright rooms filled with ocean breezes, breathtaking views, and the sound of the waves constantly crashing and moving and the all-important outdoor verandas, patios, and porches.
|Ralph Lauren Coastal Inspiration|
|Carolyne Roehm's Blue & White Table|
I recently went to the Kravet Fabrics showroom in Scottsdale at the Arizona Design Center, looking to find the fabric in this incredible chair...
Well, I found it and needless-to-say, I've sent Beth these fabric samples, hardly able to wait to see which piece she uses them on. **Note: Had you noticed the exterior edge stitching on the arms of the chair? That's another design element Beth and I love. The chair frame also reminds me of our antique deconstructed French Armchairs on FMF Compagnie.
I've also thought that mixing some of these blue and white elements might lend a casual elegance to the final design. These great pieces will be in stock at FMF Compagnie this fall.
|Blue & White Bone Inlaid Frame|
|Blue & White Hand-Dyed Pillows|
|Indigo Rattan Baskets|
|Blue & White Cantonese Collection|
During my time at the beach this year, I felt fortunate to have time to read the New York Times Best selling book written by Kristy Woodson Harvey, "Dear Carolina".
A moving debut novel about two mothers—one biological and one adoptive—from a compelling new voice in Southern women’s fiction.One of my favorite quotes in the book: "You can never have too many people who love you."
One baby girl.
Two strong Southern women.
And the most difficult decision they’ll ever make.
Written to baby Carolina, by both her birth mother and her adoptive one, this is a story that proves that life circumstances shape us but don’t define us—and that families aren’t born, they’re made…
Sending love......until we enter the gate at Beth's home in Hayes Barton again soon.....