I just moved into a new apartment in Ft. Greene, so I thought I'd share this corner of my surf shack inspired bedroom/office. My husband is an Aussie and it was his yearning for beach culture, plus the discovery of this Benjamin Moore surf blue paint, that triggered the theme.
I first saw this color in a photo of designer Todd Nickey's (www.nickeykehoe.com) bedroom; at Nickey's suggestion, I mixed in some white to soften it a little. I then picked-up this shell chandelier on a recent trip to the France. The good news here -- Dan, a English Bloke -- is selling similar ones for just $15 at the small outdoor Chelsea Market on 25th btwn 5th & 6th. The bamboo shades are Pearl River ($20) -- make sure you measure your windows, as there are many sizes.
I found the reclaimed lumber for my desk at M. Fine Lumber (www.mfinelumber.com) on the outskirts of Williamsburg. This one 12ft piece was $20. I'm still not sure yet if I'll stain it. Max, I used the same spice brown dura seal stain on my floors as you did, thanks for saving me the hassle of testing a million stains.
Anyone else have beach/surf shack inspired rooms? I'd love to see the photos for more inspiration.
- Amy Morris
(This is one of four posts by Amy that we'll be posting over the next two weeks)