Would you enjoy a waterside getaway right now? In fact, many of us are currently planning our summer pilgrimage to a beach, lake or mountain stream, with great anticipation. We are naturally drawn to water, not only for the warm weather activities that it affords, but there is also a calming, cleansing and restorative affect that being waterside can have on your psyche. ¬†Part of the allure of the water is in the environment that it represents, where we step away from our busy schedules, and bring family and friends together for good times and relaxation.¬† Our newest catalog cover, Bayside Retreat, invites you into that environment of laid back casual living, with a nod to the nautical elements of rope, weathered wood, and sea glass to bring you into a beach house state of mind. As you will soon see, any room with 4 walls can have a water view. So join us as we explore our¬†Bayside Retreat.
Sunlight filters in to an inviting corner, with warmth and texture from natural materials in a palette of waterside hues. ¬†Grounding the space is a rugged and reversible ¬†Rustic Tweed Hemp flatweave rug. This ropelike material is a textural treat with beautifully heathered colors; available in Rust, Turquoise, or Greige. ¬†Easy care and hardworking floor coverings are an essential element for stress free casual living.
Dock like details are apparent in the unique console table selected for the scene, with cleats, rope and weathered wood features. The Industrial Rope and Wood Console contrasts clean modern lines with rustic materials. ¬†Paired with an oversized Wooden Gear Wall Clock, and Nautical Rope and Wood Starfish above, the grouping has a hand crafted sensibility that we crave in our world of mass produced products. Adding further punctuation to that theme is the Industrial Rope and Iron Sconce, with hemp rope suspending a hand worked iron arc in a matt bronze, providing accent lighting to the wall with earthy rustic appeal.
An often overlooked accessory to home design is lighting fixtures. Too often, lighting selection is based on the minimum necessary illumination for the room. Why not select light fixtures that enhance the personality of the space? Our Driftwood Ball Pendant Light is a perfect example of sidestepping everyday lighting for materials and styling to enhance the mood. Reclaimed driftwood pieces in an open weave sphere provide an organic touch to overhead lighting.
Any comfortable lounge chair needs good light for reading, offering another opportunity to select from a vast array of style options in table lamps. The Demi John Table Lamp is a perfect addition to this room with its watery turquoise glass and burlap shade. Also known as carboys, demijohn jugs were used to brew wine, beer, etc. These jars are made from recycled glass, in eight fabulous colors, and have the interesting kind of story that our retreat was looking for. ¬†The Colorful Ikat Arm Chair breaks the serene palette with a cheerful burst of whimsy inviting you to sit and get swept away in the pages of a short novel, or chart the course for your next sail. A plump Linen and Burlap pillow, accentuates the spa blue, and a sturdy side table awaits your drink, while you enjoy the view. This Round Fir Wood Table is finished with aged black metal banding and a turned base, for a classic casual feel with easy care surfaces.
While a seaside getaway would be ideal, you can still enjoy a coastal vibe for laid back living with the right mix of interior finishes, even if you reside within view of a city skyline. Mixing coastal colors of seafoam, beige, coral and blues with nautical elements like rope, weathered wood and sea life can bring the water and its lifestyle to you.
Our back cover design shows the addition of gleaming silver to a two color palette of spa blue and cream for a more modern flair. ¬†Here the Exposed Wood and Burlap Armchair and Ottoman with its exposed tacks and rustic finish is an intentional contrast to the sleek Chrome Circle Side Table and Framed Linen Shade Lantern beside it. Subtle nautical elements are added in the Coral Hand Tufted Rug and Industrial Porthole Mirror, and a touch of nostalgia from the White Silhouette Scroll Console Table with its vintage crackled cream painted finish. Proving that sophistication and informality are not mutually exclusive, our Bayside Retreat catalog covers open a porthole into designs for comfortable barefoot living with rustic chic seaworthy style.