The Beach as Inspiration…

A Day at the Beach

I love my annual pilgrimage to Mexico—it’s a great way to wind down after a cold winter or prepare for a cold winter.

Better than just Mexico, though, is the chance to spend time with good friends and my family. Really, family andfriends make the world go around—and I am lucky to say that I have the most delightful friends and lively family to spend my relaxed days with. Let’s be honest, I am having a grand old time in sunny Mexico!

I am inspired by the beach—the hot sun, walking in the sand, jumping in the water and laughing—a lot while enjoying it all. Trina Turk for Schumacher has the most fabulous fabrics that are fun and cool and reminiscent, to me at least, of the beach. Hand in hand with fabric that stands out is furniture from Dedon. It’s a contemporary outdoor furniture company that has cutting-edge designs. I particularly love this hanging chair—it reminds me of a wasps’ nest and is just as cozy and compact.

Although I spend most of the time outdoors, when I am inside, I love clean lines, lots of whites, windows that bring the outside in and bursts of color: blues and greens, bright and stunning. I love the vivid colors found near the ocean—the aqua in the lamp, the crazy magenta of the bougainvillea and the startling red starfish. The colors pop so much more compared to the subtle warm blue of the ocean and the deep azure in the sky—I could get lost staring at it. It is awesome to go to Mexico and experience the gorgeous, vibrant, beautiful colors—so different than at home in the mountains.

As a matter of fact, I just might be enmeshed in my beach time, the sun, the colors, the palapas at Al Cielo while you are reading this blog! Don’t be jealous, I’ll be back soon enough. 

This inspiration is brought to you by Project Manager Marilyn Smith Heaney. Marilyn has been with Slifer Designs for over 25 years, and has developed many long-term relationships with clients and their families. It is a huge honor when clients return to her for multiple projects, and recommend her to friends and family.

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