Monthly Archives: March 2010

Sail Away

Good Morning!! Can you believe it is already Monday again?? My mom has been visiting all weekend and we have enjoyed some much needed relaxation, which is wonderful because I have quite a crazy week ahead!

I was flipping through my style files to try and decide what would inspire this morning’s post and came across an image of a headboard that used recycled sail cloth.  I have also been working with a client and we discussed the possibility of doing a shower curtain and drapes in one of their baths.  So I was off to see what I could find, and I was amazed at how many beautiful products I found!

Using Sail Cloth in your home is not only beautiful, it is a great way to recycle and reuse.  The material is tough and sturdy.  Most current sails are made with synthetic fibers such as nylon, but previously were made from flax, hemp, or cotton.

1. Shower Curtains….
I adore these and think the peep hole additions are great! These are the perfect addition to any bathroom, at the beach or not!

(Top two: Second Wind Sails)

(Ella Vickers)

2. Head Boards…

Both of these are custom constructed headboards (I also love in the first image the addition of the lamp shade, great touch!)

(Coastal Living)

(Modern Destiny)

3. Chairs (for the beach, porch, or anywhere inside)…


(Cape Code Beach Chair)

(reefer)

4. Pillows….
As long as the insert allows, these pillows would be spectacular either inside or out!

(Etsy: reiter8)

(Second Wind Sails)

5. Dog Bed Cover…
With Sail cloth being so durable, I think using Sail Cloth to cover a dog bed is genius! It is a great look and it’s practical.

(Greenhome)

6. Door Stop…
This doorstop is manufactured in Great Britain and weighs a generous 2.5 kg.  It is a unique attractive cube shape with convenient lifting handle, perfect for stopping the door from slamming when that ocean breeze is a bit strong!

(reefer sails)

7. Room Divider Inspiration…
I love this idea! The image shown uses a clean white sail for a more modern look, you could add the nautical touch if you used sections with numbers or markings.

(apartment therapy)

8. Bags…
Talk about a Chic beach bag! I think the rope handle is beautiful on this bag.  If it’s not your taste there is a wide variety of handles, shapes, sizes, and colors.

(Sea Bags)

9. Holiday Decorations…
What a perfect way addition for a nautical holiday! This year Santa is arriving by boat instead of his sleigh!

(reiter8)

So which is your favorite way to reuse the sail cloth?

I know I am ready to Sail Away! I have to go to Tampa this weekend for a wedding and I really wish I had that beautiful bag to take to the beach with me!
Enjoy your day!

Friday Fave: You Win Guide!

Hello Friday!! This week seems to have flown by, work was super busy (insert jumping up and down with happiness), but with that, I seemed to have neglected my little blog world… sorry! Well I come back to you this morning (yes, coffee in hand) with another fun Friday Fave!

As everyone knows, the home sale market (both new construction and resale) has seen brighter days.  Most markets seem to be flooded with homes, so if you are a seller, it may feel like a looming and daunting task.  I have found something that just may be the light at the end of the tunnel!!

Terry Haas of HGTV’s Designed to Sell, has created an E-book called “You Win Guide.”

The concept is simple, straight to the point and helps you easily prepare your house with a room by room guide.  I don’t have a house to sell, but downloaded the book to have as reference and I love it!! I think it is an amazing resource for any seller, potential seller, and agents.

Here are a few points from her site:

  • According to Homegain.com, sellers who spent $500 on staging recovered over 343% of the cost when they sold their home.
  • 82-85% of buyers are shopping on the Internet before they contact sellers or an agent.
  • According to a Maritz survey, 63% of buyers will pay more for homes in move-in condition.

Here’s the best part: It’s only $29!

It really is worth checking out! I also was inspired by Monday’s post to go pick myself up some flowers from the Farmers Market! I ended up with a few sprigs of ranunculus, lisianthus, and a white lily… Can’t wait until they all open up!

Enjoy your weekend! See ya Monday!!