A Coastal Inspired Holiday

I'm a beach lover, in every season. There is something special about a winter beach. The emptiness and silence is like a blank slate. There's room for thought and space. It sort of just lets you be. This is sort of how I want December to feel in my home. I want it to be a place my family and I can come home to and just be during this time that seems to run at double speed.

This feeling is subconsciously woven throughout my home, and during the holidays, I like to complement this aesthetic with more traditional, cozy touches. For you other beach lovers out there, I've put together a quick road map with items from some of my favorite local and retail vendors that can give you the same vibe. All items are linked below it.


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1. Felicia at Blue House Summer makes beautiful, hand painted signs out of upcycled wood. I love this piece in particular because it can really work with year round decor in a casual space. She can also make custom signs tailored to your requests. Check out her facebook page or website for more examples of her work.

2. I am addicted to new pillows from Homegoods. I swap mine out throughout the year seasonally, or depending on my mood. Just ask my husband.  At this point, I've taken to keeping the pillows I have and replacing just the covers when I can. I'm personally ordering these green velvet covers from Nora Quinonez's Etsy shop. They're definitely pricier than picking up a whole new pillow at HG, but they're handmade here in New York, and that kind of quality is hard to beat. The green can also be a nice transition to spring later on.

3. If you have a special beach lover on your holiday shopping list, or you're looking for a piece of artwork for a prominent place in your home, Eileen McKenna' shop is a must visit. She is a local artist whose muse is the constantly changing beach. This print, entitled, Light reminds me of a winter beach and Eileen captures it all so realistically.  Be sure to check out her thoughtful blog where she shares her inspiration and process.

4. I came across this pretty wreath on Etsy. I love that it could be used for Hanukkah, or winter, or really everyday if you're a blue and white lover like me. 

5. One of my favorite shops to frequent is Anchor & Co. in Amityville. Liza is a master at breathing new life into vintage and upcycled furniture, and adding her signature coastal flair to affordable decor. These ornaments are a great gift for friends or family who've relocated out of state, or as a keepsake for your own tree.

6. This menorah from West Elm reminds me of the most elegant driftwood. It's a lovely modern and artistic update on a classic menorah. It just sold out in silver, but may still be available in person and is still available online in gold.  (Pier 1 has this more traditional version in a similar style you might like too.)

**I'd love to see how you use your coastal style during the holidays. Share pictures with me on Instagram by tagging me @indigohouseinteriors and use the hashtag #coastalholidaystyle

Until next time,