My childhood pastime grew into an adult pursuit to find this familiar, yet faraway, combination of the beach and blue-patterned porcelain. While my mother did a beautiful job incorporating Eastern elements (and the other ornate antiques she inherited) into our family friendly home, I tend to gravitate toward a natural and nautical palette of blue and white. I find the crisp combination of these colors is best complimented—and kept interesting—by introducing the organic patterns and textures often found in Indochine design elements, such batik and bamboo.
I recently returned from our honeymoon in Thailand with a reignited nostalgia for shells and chinoiserie and subsequently a desire to design. In the posts to follow, I will share my inspiration for interior décor via many different mediums, ranging from flea-market finds, to DIY crafts, to travel, to the many images that capture inspiring places and spaces.