Jamie 's "Sand & Sea" Dining Room
Sand & Sea
Dolphin Fin (gray) and Frosted Jade (muted aqua) both by Behr
We live near the ocean and I wanted to incorporate ocean colors and the color of the pool without looking too cliche beach-y. This is my first grown up dining room where I actually picked the furniture and not relied on hand-me-downs. As soon as I saw the buffet from West Elm, I knew that would be my starting piece and I was glad that it was white since the artwork and accessories are colorful. We recently found the 1960s dining set at a thrift store for $150. I swear I die every time my eyes lay on it in the morning. It makes my heart flutter.
I love color. I love color so much sometimes it ends up looking like a fun house. About 3 years ago, I purchased a white ceramic elephant and it looked so great that I remember "why don't I buy white accessories more often? It sure calms the place down a little." My best tip is to use color! THEN, incorporate white and other neutrals into your space. It will take you from crazy rainbow fanatic to a grown up Rainbow Brite.
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