Morning ladies and gents, hello this lovely muggy Sydney day!
Please welcome a new addition to the Beach Cottage family…this little stripe nautical number picked up at the mall at the weekend and with my name about all over it don’t you think?
One of the questions I get all of the time since starting this blog is how to do coastal vintage style without spending a fortune….I am no expert in interiors or design, I just like what I like, but you don’t need to throw a lot of money around for this look, that’s the whole point and one of the reasons I guess I am into it – it’s easy, casual, laid-back with a holiday vibe and about loving your home whatever your circumstances & wherever you live – I just add little bits here and there to give a coastal feel to a neutral palette and add a few vintage things for good measure.
One of the easiest ways to start I think, is outside, and by adding a chair with a coastal / nautical feel – I love a good Adirondack about my person, they drop coastal on any setting perfectly…as does though, a good nautical stripe deck chair…this is one of my favourite looks …relatively cheap to pick up, relaxed, perfect if you are short on space and need to easily move things about and good to keep for extra guests…
…and one of the great advantages of starting with chairs is you don’t have to do anything other than pop it in its new position and you don’t, really, have to take into account anyone else’s opinion as it’s not a major purchase you need to save up for and agonize over for a long time…
Plus you can pull them out of the back of the wardrobe in the daytime, set them up on the deck, sit down with a coffee and your ipad, read a whole ream full of blogs, fold it up again, pop it back in the wardrobe and your husband is none the wiser
Be seeing ya
p.s. pics via iPhone5
nautical stripe coastal deck chair : Bed Bath n Table rug : IKEA
(all bought with Mr BC’s pennies…
contrary to popular opinion that Swedish Boutique IKEA does NOT sponsor this blog)