Inspired :: Stormy Summer Afternoon

August in Florida means regular afternoon storms, which (if you're lucky) means a lazy couple of hours losing yourself in a novel or drifting off for a nap. These times when the skies dim and we retreat indoors have inspired me to pull together an ultra cozy, moody kind of retreat...

Vero Beach Afternoon Storm - Storm Visuals by Jeff Gammons
When the storms roll in, the typically pale blue sky transforms into a palette of darker, smokier blues with striations of grays and highlights of silvery whites. The waters reflect steel gray and the white sands on the shoreline deepen. With this bedroom, I'd start with this beautiful, grayed down sea blue wall color and paint the ceiling a lighter shade of the same color, creating a shadowy atmosphere.

This dreamy bed in dark gray upholstery evokes a cocoon-like feeling.
Clarke Bed in Graphite Upholstery - Jayson Home :: $1,899
Add on layers of luxury with percale sheets, a linen duvet, and cashmere linen throw. All are lightweight and crisp so you can still enjoy the warm summer breeze.

Eileen Fisher Washed Linen Duvet & Shams in Muslin - Garnet Hill :: $98-$298
Simply Celeste Italian Egyptian Cotton Percale Sheets in White - Sferra :: $150-$265
Cashmere Linen Throw in Cream - Jayson Home :: $120
 This soft braided rug is comfortable for bare feet.

Braided Wool Rug in Cloudy White - Shades of Light :: $3,698
And for the perfect place to read or even better, for lounging together, this chaise lounge is super cozy with down-wrapped cushions and washed linen upholstery.
Double Chaise Lounge - Lee Industries :: Call for Pricing
I love a large table pedestal table in place of a regular night stand. One this size allows for plenty of room for this fabulous mercury glass lamp and collection of novels.

Reclaimed Wood 48" Pedestal Table in Urban Graphite Finish - Woodland Creek Furniture :: $1,495

Mercury Glass Lamp with Linen Shade - Jayson Home :: $695


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