Summer has finally arrived! Discover our interior design ideas for the warmer months: a palette of aqua tones, sea pictures and nautical items are sure to put you in a holiday mood. Also, Jenny from Make it Boho provides fresh inspiration for a casual Bohemian look with blue accents, and blogger Sandra has prepared some non-alcoholic cocktail recipes so you can keep your cool when it’s hot outside. Enjoy the summer sunshine!
Côte d’Azur, Italian Riviera or the Caribbean? No need to visit faraway places to enjoy a fresh breeze, because you can easily create coastal flair in your home by adding nautical decor. To make intense blue and turquoise tones stand out, team them with white materials.
Choose bright rattan armchairs, fabrics with stripes and herringbone patterns, ornamental seashells and sea pictures to make the relaxed summer version of the nautical style complete.
Don’t be afraid to use bold colours! An aquamarine or turquoise wall works well alongside delicate illustrations: nautical prints featuring corals, seahorses and other sea creatures are the highlights of this year’s summer decoration. Try exotic beach pictures to create an authentic Caribbean atmosphere; thanks to brilliant printing results and beautiful reflections, these idyllic landscape photographs especially come into their own as acrylic prints – ocean sounds included!
Jenny’s current project: a stylish TV solution for her Boho-style living room. A short while ago, she found a gem in her grandparents’ basement, namely a simple mid-century sideboard. Finished with two fresh coats of paint, the pretty vintage furnishing is the centrepiece of Jenny’s new media area. Her white and blue gallery wall includes, among others, a colourful mandala, watercolour palm fronds and a peaceful heron. The prints as well as her wall hangings and golden accessories match perfectly. Now that’s what we call Boho!
With its marvellous colour gradient, the ‘Ocean’ really lives up to its name. The deep blue shade of Sandra’s cocktails comes from a large dose of Blue Curaçao syrup; combine with grapefruit juice, lemonade and a lot of crushed ice. Enjoy this drink with a sea view when sitting on your balcony in the evening!
A taste of the Caribbean: to make this elegant light blue cocktail, pour Blue Curacao syrup, coconut syrup, apple juice and milk into the mixer, add crushed ice, et voilà: the ‘Blue Cocos’ is ready to drink.
View Sandra’s cocktail recipes
During the warmer months, choose refreshing drinks to fill your glass and adorn your walls! For example, the hand-lettered and illustrated recipe prints by Lily & Val make beautiful and practical accessories!
This entry was posted on 8 July 2016.