Monday, June 24, 2013

West Elm inspired apartment

I really like visiting other homes because I get inspired for decorating my own home.
And that was exactly the case this weekend when a bunch of us headed to our friends' place by the beach.
 Their home was nothing short of inspiring!

One of the show-stoppers of the apartment is this barn wood sliding door they had installed to separate the living room from the guest bedroom.
The door is by Matthew Belfi of Custom Craftsmen Construction.

How great is this wall collage?

The turtle shell is from here.

Here are some shots of what they have going on in the living room.

This coffee table is from West Elm outlet and it opens up for storage.

The polka dot throw is from Ikea. So cute!

Their outdoor patio is probably my favorite part of the place. 
It is HUGE, has views of the ocean, and is decorated amazingly.

This table is a one of a kind. 
Chris made it from reclaimed barn wood!

He and Tara also refurbished this bar that was Chris' parents'. 

You would never know this outdoor sofa and chaise lounge are from Ikea!

And Tara found this tree stump turned table on the street!

Here are some pictures of their bathroom.

This is DIY art made from Farrow & Ball wallpaper samples.

 Just a few more shots around the apartment...

Thank you Tara & Chris for being "the hostesses with the mostess"!


  1. Wow Tara , gorgeous !

  2. LOVE that gallery wall!! Do you happen to know the wall color?? Gorgeous home! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Lisa! The color is Naval by Sherwin Williams.

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