Inspiration to Reality: Beach Chic

This afternoon, I’m introducing a new feature to you readers, something I’ve had in mind for a while, but it’s not something that I have ever got around to doing. I realised when I was on holiday that I truly do see inspiration all around me. It’s like writing Florence Finds has woken up my creative senses. However, I realise that when it’s not something you’re totally immersed and engaged with, translating a look you see in real life or on line isn’t always the easiest thing to do. I’ve decided to take a single snapshot image of a room or garden and give you the actual items to create the look in your real life.

This week, after sharing The Gallivant hotel yesterday and being so inspired by their grown-up and chic take on nautical beach chic, I thought that made a good starting point.

Do let me know if there’s anything you would like to see ‘brought to life’! I have a few more up my sleeve, inspired by my travels and finds over the last few months, both indoor and outdoors. 🙂

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Dream Destination: The Gallivant

Todays ‘find’ isn’t somewhere I have been, but instead somewhere I would like to go. As it’s summer, although I’m not off galivanting (no pun intended,) I have been thinking about making it feel a little more like holiday season by taking some day trips. I’m always on the look out for cute independent hotels to visit and interesting restaurants, so the images of this one sent over to my by Anneli Marinovich grabbed my attention straight away.


Image Credit: Anneli Marinovich Photography

Despite the fact that I dislike the wind and the way it’s always a few degrees cooler at the seaside, I think I’ll always be a coastal girl at heart. You know what they say, when the weather is good, there’s no better place to be than England and I do love a sea view. The beach above is Camber Sands in Rye, East Sussex where you can also find The Gallivant, a boutique hotel with bistro and beach cafe. Aside from thinking it looks like a brilliant place to stay, I couldn’t help but be inspired by the coastal decor. Everything from the driftwood exterior to the shellfish prints and inky blue wall colours just feels so relaxing and reminiscent of the quintessential summer holiday.



Image Credit: Anneli Marinovich Photography

Doesn’t that shade of blue just look like you could fall into it forever? The crisp white of the picture frames pop against it yet still work beautifully with the more rustic aspects of the decor. The bleached and distressed wood and the salvaged lamps, instead of looking industrial, appear weathered by the salty sea-air.


Image Credit: Anneli Marinovich Photography

The hotel is a wedding venue too and they happened to be set up for one when Anneli was looking around – I couldn’t help but share the cute little nautical details she captured…


Image Credit: Anneli Marinovich Photography

The decor ideas don’t stop inside either, The Gallivant‘s exterior looks amazing, particularly the sand loving plants I grew up with in my back garden. If you’re looking for low maintenance plants and have sandy soil, you could take a ton of inspiration from the way the gardens have been designed and planted.


Image Credit: Anneli Marinovich Photography

So readers, have you been to The Gallivant or the surrounding area or have I made you want to?!

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the decor too and if you’re feeling inspired this morning.

Love,
Rebecca
xo

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