Summer seems like the perfect time to add a dose of turquoise, wouldn't you say?
I'm typically drawn to warmer colors, but I found myself lured in by the bright turquoise of this hall tree featured in a magazine house tour of a restored beach cottage.
It is a rather large fixture for such bright color but it works perfectly inside the beach home of author Mary Kay Andrews. The author's colorful beach cottage in the June issue of Better Homes and Gardens had me coveting a beach bungalow of my own.
The cottage became a repository for all the accessories the author had been buying for years, just waiting for the day when her beach house dream would come true. After 30 years of delay caused by life circumstances, the author finally found a fixer-upper that she lovingly infused with warmth and personality. The vintage shelf, pictured above, houses an eclectic mix of items to create a display with character.
This bright workspace is adorned by framed covers of the author's past books, a perfect touch for a writer's desk. Check out the full house tour in Better Homes and Gardens here, or buy the magazine for the detailed story. The author also has a blog, with her very own blogroll of favorite home decor blogs.