Tasty Beach Decor
I love seafood. Shrimp, crab, salmon, you name it, if it came from the ocean, I’ll eat it. Lobster, however, is my ultimate favorite. It’s not often I’m willing to fork over the money for this tasty (yet pricey) crustacean, but it’s definitely my go-to meal for special occasions. My love of lobsters doesn’t stop at the dinner table, though!
Not only do I love eating lobsters, I love decorating with them. There’s something so cool about the shape and bright orange color of lobsters that give any home accent a fun, coastal feel. If I lived near the beach, my entire home would probably be covered in lobsters (okay, maybe a few seahorses would find their way into my beach decor, too).
Check out these cute lobster items perfect for adding a little color to your coastal style home:
1. Anderson Design Group Lobster Pattern Shower Curtain 2. Thomaspaul Sealife Lobster Tray 3. Lobster Throw Pillow 4. Orange Lobster Pillow 5. Lobster Door Mat
Want to check out more beach decor? Take a gander at Pure Home’s Coastal Style Pinterest Board!
We are so excited to show off our blog’s new look and name. We thought since spring is the time for fresh starts, spring cleaning, and home makeovers, we’d do a little “spring cleaning” of our own here on the Pure Home blog.
Everything you loved from our old blog, Writing on the Wall, is still here, it just looks a little prettier now! We hope you like it as much as we do.
Let us know what you think of the new blog in a comment below and don’t forget to check back often for new decorating ideas, color tips, DIY tutorials, and more.
Thanks for reading!
I love art of most kinds, but lately I’ve been particularly intrigued by watercolor art. An artist friend of my boyfriend’s painted us a small piece using watercolor and ink and I just love the look of it. They both went to college in Reno, Nevada, so not only does it add to our apartment’s artistic feel, it has a personal connection for him, too. Here’s an image of the painting we have hanging in our hallway:
Isn’t it cool? Walking past this beautiful image every day must have left its mark because now I can’t help but search out home accents with watercolor prints! I’m really excited about pillows with this watercolor feel, here are a few of my favorite throw pillow designs:
1. Amy Sia Watercolour Ikat Pillow 2. Finger Paint Hot Pink Pillow 3. Finger Paint Blue Green Pillow 4. Park Slope Pillow 5. Boerum Hill Pillow
I like how different each of the patterns on these throw pillows are — I’m not sure which I like best! These are fun, artsy ways to add a little splash of color to the room, but I’d love to find a watercolor print rug, too!
What do you think of this trend?
Boys Bedroom Ideas: Baseball Bedroom!
While I am not ready to have kids just yet, it’s fun to think about how I would decorate their rooms when the time comes. My boyfriend loves baseball, so I imagine our imaginary future son would have a really cute baseball-themed room. While I don’t think I would take it as far as this baseball bedroom:
I can see myself giving the room a fun wall treatment like Simply Mom did here:
And what’s a baseball-themed bedroom without a few fun accessories?
1. Take Me Out to the Ballgame Picture Frame 2. Vagabond Baseball Canvas Art 3. Baseball Rug 4. “For the Love of the Game” Baseball Wall Decal 5. Restudio Designs Fenway Throw Pillow
What do you think? Would you decorate your son’s room in a sports theme?
Some of the best rooms to play with bright color and fun patterns are kids bedrooms. Kids love bold color and while you may not be up for looking at bright lime green walls with hot pink and orange accents in your living room all of the time, a kids bedroom is the perfect place to let loose with color. Since kids grow so fast, their tastes are ever changing and so can their wall colors!
Check out these 5 colorful kids bedrooms we love and get a little color inspiration for your own home:
Lime Green, Hot Pink, Bold Orange. This bedroom would be perfect for a pre-teen girl’s room. Bold colors paired with playful pattern and texture give this room a very youthful and modern feel. A few touches of white help keep the space balanced.
White, Pink, Orange, Purple. This colorful bedroom is perfect for a more grown-up girl. There is still lots of fun color in the bedding and rug, but the walls are a clean white, perfect for adjusting to the changing tastes of teenagers.
Baby Blue, Kelly Green, Navy Blue. This room is great for twins (note the two beds) and could be great for boys and girls. A clean white trim keeps the room feeling bright while soft blue gives it a soothing and relaxing feel.
Mustard Yellow, Hot Pink, Tangerine Orange. This bedroom is super cute and designed for a girl who knows what she likes — and what she likes are pigs. A neutral rug and wood flooring helps ground this hot-colored room.
Grass Green, Cloud Blue, Creamy White. This bedroom looks so relaxing! Soft, natural colors remind of a calming day picnicking in the park. These colors can easily be used for both boys and girls bedrooms.
Which colorful kids bedroom is your favorite?
Calling all horse lovers! Whether you’ve ridden horses for years or are just looking for the perfect horse gifts for your equestrian friends, this roundup is for you! Horses can give your home a comfy country western vibe or if you use horse designs with a more sleek, modern feel can bring a whimsical feel to your home.
Check out a few of my fave horse gifts:
1. Equine Wall Art 2. Thomaspaul Ranchero Tray 3. Horse Head Jar 4. Take the Cake Horse Plate 5. Thomaspaul Ranchero Side Plates 6. Winner’s Circle Wall Mirror 7. Brown Stallion Pillow 8. Stampede Bleu Mer Wallpaper
Classic Dining Room with a Coastal Twist
Love simple and classic coastal style? Then you’ll love this dining room! A beautiful wood dining table and simple craftsman style chairs set a traditional feel in the room while a bright teal accent wall adds a fresh modern feel. Just add a few seashells accents and the room is complete!
Check out our little cheat sheet for getting this look in your home:
Five-Arm Vintage Starfish Study Wall Art | Catharina Kippel Cobalt Handle Jug | Dark Oak Hand-Planed Dining Table | Derry Plus One Sky Blue Area Rug | Lincoln Park Distressed Chair | White ICS NW 1 | Gray Blue ICS 3-6 | Teal ICS 18-5 | Brown ICS NG 56
Show Your Local Pride!
I’ve moved around quite a bit in my life and I love the idea of having some items to show off all the great places I’ve lived over the years. Before settling here in Seattle, I lived in places all over California, Oregon, and even New York City. I thought it would be fun to put together a little “travel map” of items that represents all of the places I’ve lived over the years. Take a look and tell me how you show off the places you’ve been in your home!
- Amy Smith Santa Monica CA Throw Pillow by DENY Designs
- Bird Ave Los Angeles Aqua Throw Pillow by DENY Designs
- Anderson Design Group Coastal California Throw Pillow by DENY Designs
- Anderson Design Group San Diego Throw Pillow by DENY Designs
- San Francisco Famous Places Wall Decal by WallStar Graphics
- Anderson Design Group Portland Shower Curtain by DENY Designs
- New York Wall Art by Big Fish
- Washington Framed Print by Cartoloji
- Seattle, WA Print by Albie Designs
Which city or state do you want to show off in your home?
There are few birds as majestic as the peacock. With their long tail feathers and rich jewel colors, peacocks lend themselves naturally to beautiful design motifs. Peacock patterns, sculptures, and prints make for a stunning addition to any home. I love how these five home accessories show peacocks in very different styles. Which one is your favorite?
- Japanese Art Panels Asian Birds, Set of 2, by H. Hal Kramer Co., $399
- Valentina Ramos Alexis and the Flowers Shower Curtain by DENY Designs, $89
- Valentina Ramos The Bird Throw Pillow by DENY Designs, $49
- Shannon Clark The Eye Throw Pillow by DENY Designs, $49
- Peacock Pillow by Naked Decor, $54