... SOCAL coastal summer styling ...



Today is the day...
my summer styling is officially off to storage...
but... not before I take a look back at my very favorite 
summer style moments.

This year working with summer beach finds...
made my heart the happiest...
highlighting them in stone bowls... driftwood... and glass cloches...
mixing them with white florals from the garden.

This year I narrowed my usual blue and white summer palette...
to mainly whites and neutrals...
wanting to highlight the richness of textures and tones.


My flowers remained white all season...
Having tremendous luck with my 'wall of orchids'...
other whites were worked in as occasions called for.

Much time this summer was spent redoing plantings and planters in the back yard...
in attempt to simplify the plantings ...
both from a care standpoint... 
(now that I am back working)...
but even more so from an aesthetic view point...

I wanted a calmer... more tranquil feel to the backyard...
things are definitely shaping up nicely.

My favorite dinners in the summer are always alfresco...
Market lights have been added throughout...
making ambiant lighting as easy as a flip of a switch...
and the lighting of candle collections.

It is with sweet summer memories that I have packed my boxes of summer styling ...
until next year...

For now it is definitely time
for the celebration of fall...

Let the fall styling begin...
Off to storage I go!


as always my friends


I wish you love and joy
as you style the seasons of your life







7 comments:

  1. Just stunning, you make every day a celebration.

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  2. What a lovely space you've created!

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  3. You have such a lovely eye. After the wedding I plan on taking on our backyard and pool area. (Why don't you hop on a plane and come help me style my outdoor spaces!) You could give a try at "tropical weather" design with me. I have my front done. I too am finding I want a simple and an ease of care look. I do love to play in the dirt and flower pots, but I love to do too many things! So want to ease up the weeding of beds and free up more time to do things like start a blog! Yes, I said blog. Someday in the not to distant future. xo B

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  4. Tamara it is lovely to meet you. Style has always been very important to me. Your blog is lovely, filled with beautiful things. The sea gives us such beauty doesn't it?

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  5. Tamera dear-you have such an eye for beauty and detail. Your spaces are gorgeous each season and I am so inspired by how you change them up. I tend to get something set to my liking and not work with it for quite some time. To think I will be visiting your lovely home in just a few weeks-swoon!
    Happy weekend!
    xx, Heather

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  6. Your styling just sends me wanting to change everything in my home! Perfection as always! x

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