Jacques Cousteau, the ecologist, filmmaker, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea, has been quoted as saying: “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
Indeed, we love oceans and the sea, and enjoy it’s embrace on us. It is this essence that creates a desire to capture a touch of it’s presence and bring it into our homes. That may be through a simple seashell, a favorite photo, or a room designed with these concepts in mind. Which leads to the question: How can one capture the essence of a great beach getaway or special destination by water into the decor theme?. Some of these elements may include a variety of accessories, a painting and combination of seashore colors.
Paint color is a great decorating tool. Color in the room is centered on neutrals which provide versatility and allow to quickly change the look. The appearance and the perception of size and even the perception of temperature, can be realized through the selection of paint colors. Martha Steward notes some leading seaside shades that are sure to implore good results. http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/decorating-with-seaside-shades . The spectrum of warm whites, tawny tans, hinted yellows, corals, and blues and greens, are some of the colors that will find their way to bring the atmosphere alive.
Accessories to complement these colors and finish a room include an enticing opportunity to engage favorite items. For example some of the accents may include a driftwood centerpiece; seashells – in a tall clear vase; a nautical accent such as carved sailboat; a vintage captain lamp, and dinnerware of fish and shell designs. Additionally, colored seashore glass pieces, scattered on a plate or placed in a clear bowl are an eye-catching reminder. http://www.potterybarn.com/search/results.html?words=beach%2C+shells&cm_sp=OnsiteSearch-_-GlobalNav-_-Button&type-ahead-viewset=ecom
At the center in the room, an ocean, beach art piece, draws the personal combinations together in a captivating mood to enjoy the seashore endlessly.
FINE ART MURALS AND TILES – on ceramic, tumbled marble and glass tiles, http://www.artworkontile.com/artist.asp?artistId=289
KAREN J LEE’S ART and color fusions bring visions of favored travel destinations, or dreams of places to plan for vacation get a ways. “http://www.karenleeartgallery.com/