Gathered from waters around the world~ Sometimes sacred, always sentimental. From a child's handful of sandy white treasures, to my grandmother’s long strands of pearls ~ gifts from the sea have always been precious to me.
When I was young they allowed me to hold on to summer dreams.
Over the years another gift from the sea that I’ve come to love is mother-of-pearl. Just like it’s namesake, this young offspring, evokes thoughts of femininity & luxury.
A mother-of-pearl handle applied with a decorative ferrule to a sterling silver serving piece will always embellish a well-laid table. I enjoy mixing old and new along with my Capiz shell hors d'oeuvre plates.
Can you imagine dining in a shimmering shell-encrusted conservatory ~
At night the silver from the mother-of-pearl walls sparkles beautifully in the candlelight of a late-19th-century Italian chandelier .
Beautiful light also makes its way into
a gift by the sea ~ Bringing with it a soothing beach palette that captures the essence of California style.
Welcome to Seaside Home.
This design atelier and boutique in the heart of La Jolla is one of my favorite destinations when we head home to the coast!
Within the architecturally detailed interior, a noteworthy ensemble of some of the world’s most renowned and sought-after furnishings and accessories beautifully blend relaxed lifestyles with the elegantly polished traditions of America’s coastal history.
Furniture by Baker, Ralph Lauren, and Century ~ Bed and bath linens from Sferra & Peacock Alley ~ Lighting by Curry & Co. ~ Italian pewter by Match & William Yeoward's crystal are part of an extensive collection of elite names in design and décor all displayed in a polished & relaxed setting.
So pleased to also see the incredible works of La Jolla artist Harrison Howard in Seaside Home’s design atelier. He’s a family favorite in La Jolla & in Lexington!
Californian’s know that a casual life by the sea allows one to erase the boundaries between indoor & outdoor living.
This casually posh boutique offers what I personally consider to be the the finest in outdoor living.
The beautiful Andalusia Collection by Richard Frinier.
The name of Richard’s collection makes me smile ~ Andalusia is one of the sunniest and warmest places in Europe, making it a center of sun and sand. It’s most definitely part of what makes Seaside Home a gift from the sea!
Did you know ~
Look for it in the latest Fall issue below!