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Guest Groups: White and Blue Cottage by the Sea

This summer I am feeling inspired by the blues and whites that evoke the sensation of a Grecian isle. From new artwork for the walls to bedding and cushy towels, those 20 accent pieces work together to bring you the amazing water and skies of the Aegean house. Enjoy! — Laura from Lolalina

ABC Carpet & Home

Raw Vintage Tolix Chair, Light Blue – $895

These classic Tolix seats out of ABC Home look all the better to get a bit worn around the edges. The aqua blue and cream colour palette would be ideal for cheering up a breakfast nook or dining room.


Organic Aegean Shower Curtain – GBP 65

Switching the shower curtain is the easiest way to completely alter the look of your toilet. My choice this summer is your Aegean striped shower curtain out of Toast. Bonus: It is made from cotton and comes with its own removable liner.

Serena & Lily

Sundial Ottoman, Salt – $895

Would you believe this sparkling white pouf is designed for the outdoors? Thankfully, so it’s extra stain resistant and easily wiped down, therefore it would be ideal for using within a house with kids (or pets) too.


Anatolian Striped Bath Towel – GBP 45

I adore the look of Turkish hammam towels but crave the comfort and fluff of conventional terry fabric. These fringed and striped bath towels out of Toast are the best of both worlds.


Watercolor Art Printing, Blue Dot by Fine Day Press – $26

This print based on an original watercolor from Fine Day Press is super vibrant, and the dots are reminiscent of bubbles drifting into the surface at a crystal clear sea. I’d hang it in a simple white frame with an extra large white matte and lean it casually on the mantel.

Brook Farm General Store

Sea Salt Soap – $8

The packaging on this Sea Salt Soap is so cute I’d leave a pile of these on an open shelf in the bathroom. They’d make hostess gifts.

Alder & Co..

Tamar Mogendorff Mini Fishbowl – $40

Besides the prints on your walls, why don’t you include something with a bit more depth? Tamar Mogendorff creates the very remarkable soft sculptures, and also my current favorites are these small handmade fishbowls that contain sequined fish.

Wayne Pate

Taking Tea Printing – $75

This silkscreen printing by artist Jenny Bowers reminds me of midcentury British publication cover artwork. I think that it could be beautiful hung in the kitchen over a skillet.

Haus Interior

Juicy Strokes Greeting Card, Lake – $4.50

Did you realize that thank you cards used to be called “bread and butter notes”? They had been the bread and butter correspondence, and I’d really like to see people today sending real notes more frequently. These simple yet striking striped cards are blank inside, so you can use them for many functions, such as your thank yous.


HangPot, Turquoise Wallter – $125

I really like the turquoise color and trendy midcentury traces of this hanging planter out of Horne. It would look fantastic holding succulents or air plants, and the built in drainage and drip catcher means it can be used inside or outside.


Frosted Shore Vase, Medium – $88

Another lovely solution for houseplants, this earthenware pot has a unique matte finish and hand-painted lines.

Haus Interior

Galileo Watercolor Pillow – $199

Trying to cheer up your sofa for summer? I adore the Rorschach-inspired look of this pillow out of Haus Interior. At 25 inches, it’s large enough to double as a floor cushion.


Large Mug by 4th-market – EUR 22

Savor that first cup of tea or coffee in style with this sweet small ceramic cup created by Japanese manufacturer 4th-market.


Tsuki-Usagi Slim Pot – EUR 57

This shapely enamel tea kettle can be used right on the stove top, and it is quite enough to stay on screen.

Brook Farm General Store

Linen Dish Towel, Light Blue – $15

I’d be tempted to utilize these pale blue linen dish towels as liberally sized napkins, even though they would look splendid dangling from hooks from the sink too.


Papillions Plate – $24

French artist Nathalie Lete creates beautifully whimsical scenes on stoneware dishes. I’d really like to collect them, beginning with this blossom and floral plate.


Hobnail Tumbler, Turquoise – $10

Take the look of classic hobnail glass with these tumblers from Anthropologie. Fantastic for everything from iced tea into cocktails, they are certain to become your new favorite glasses.


In The Deep Dinner Plate – $24

Invite the mysteries of the deep sea to the dining table with these vibrant printed dishes including octopi, anchors and sailing boats.

Serena & Lily

Cobalt Awning Stripe Throw – $250

I adore the super-saturated colour on this throw away from Serena & Lily.
It is large yet lightweight, which makes it extra versatile. Use it as a picnic or beach blanket, take it into the garden to stargaze on a cold night or, needless to say, toss it over your sofa or favorite chair.

Les Indiennes

Quilt, Indigo Veronique/Antoinette – $392

When the first very hot day hits, I love being able to ship up the big duvet and put something mild and fairly on the bed to the summertime.
Lately I’ve had my eye on this beautiful and entirely handmade double-sided floral duvet from Les Indiennes.

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