Sunday, August 7, 2016

Coastal Console

I'm pretty excited to show this reveal finally (it's been in the works for a while).  I am not however excited that the weekend is almost over, time goes by so quickly on the weekend or when you're on vacation...not so much when you're working though...

Anyway, you may remember that this little spot in my bedroom used to have a mirrored demilune console table and some very tall vintage lamps (along with a canvas I made from a ceiling photo I took in Paris).  Well, it just didn't fit in with my more beachy coastal theme lately.  So, I relocated a few items (which you saw in a previous post) and I'm consigning the mirrored table (it's at a shop in Annapolis - if you're interested reply in the comments and I'll send you the details).

Here's how it looks now:

I'm really proud of how everything turned out.  This spot is right next to my bed and it's nice waking up to a healthy dose of beachy inspiration.  

I started with the console table - I was obsessed with it as soon as I saw it and stalked it for a while before I finally let myself buy it (when it was on sale).  I actually love the whole collection - I wish I could buy more pieces :)
It's the Gilford console table from the store we all know and love - Target.  Gilford Console Table - Gray

Now I will warn you - this table is no joke to put together - 'some assembly required' is quite an understatement.  I Instagrammed this photo when I was organizing all of the parts:

Also, you'll notice the pulls on the drawers come in a black finish - I used a sanding block and scuffed them up so they'd match my nightstands.  

The blue glass lamps were a score from HomeGoods (my all time favorite store). I was almost ready to purchase a pair of blue glass lamps I found online but they were $150/each and I checked the store near work one day during lunch and found these lamps for $75/each.  Unfortunately, the shades that came with them were more of a tapered drum (which I'm not a fan of) - so I had one of my favorite white drum shades that I stole from another lamp in my house and purchased a 2nd new shade for the other lamp.  I absolutely love them - especially with the African sea glass beads around the base.  

I love how the light shines through them:

The baskets on the bottom of the console table I had already - both HomeGoods finds - I love how they're different but still the same coastal/tropical vibe.  

The shells I had (they're some of my favorites), along with the books, shell bracelets (souvenirs from Hawaii) and a candle I brought back from Kauai.  

The print however - is brand new and I'm pretty obsessed with it. It's from a company called Salty Wings - they're based in Australia.  It made it's long journey overseas to be the finishing touch on my coastal console table.  

The print I purchased is called Albany (the size is 60cmx45cm) - but they have tons to choose from definitely check them out :)  

The custom framing is from Michaels - if you're interested in the frame style, mat color etc just let me know - happy to share. 

Finally, I added a few more Hawaiian souvenirs in my vanity room - I framed two Koa wood postcards I bought on my last trip in frames I found at - you guessed it - HomeGoods.  They were actually the perfect shade of turquoise and already distressed :)  The Koa wood 'aloha' is a Christmas ornament I found in a little shop on Maui.  

I also have been collecting shell leis and necklaces from my travels and decided to hang them from my doorknobs, for a relaxed beach house vibe.  

This pillow isn't from Hawaii but it is new so I figured I'd share it :)  It's from Serena & Lily.  I've loved it for a while now but finally had the opportunity to purchase it and I think it looks amazing in my vanity room.  It's called the Seadrift pillow cover (the 12x21 size and it's actually outdoor fabric but not scratchy or stiff at all).  

Have you shopped at Serena & Lily before?  I can't wait till we have our beach house - I can already envision their pillows on some fun outdoor furniture on our balcony (lanai) and their Riviera stools at a great breakfast bar in the kitchen.  

Have a great week!


  1. Where did you get the fabric on the tables? I will assume a Joann's type place....but I love it.

    1. Are you talking about the navy and white fabric on the vanity table? It's actually an old scarf from Target (sorry I don't think it's available anymore! You could probably search or Joanns for 'ikat' and find something similar)

  2. Where did you get the fabric on the tables? I will assume a Joann's type place....but I love it.

  3. Beautiful! But I love anything coastal or having to do with Hawaii!