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COLOR WATCH: Pool Blue

You know we love us some blue around here, but lately POOL BLUE has been capturing our hearts in an unexpected way.

Now this isn’t your average baby boy blue, or Carolina blue. It’s not a rich royal primary blue but it doesn’t lean green or purple.  We are talking about a soft hue with a hint of age, maybe a dusty grey got mixed in, or even a touch of brown, something to give it a bit more complexity… more than a pastel hue, but a blue that has been around and holds more in its knowing layers than the soft candy hue that might come to mind when one thinks of the average light blue.

Have a look at some of the inspirations below that we have been pinning and hopefully you will see what we mean.

pool blue better homes and gardens

 

pool blue from elle decor se

 

Anthropologie Maryn Sofa in Pool BlueYou can get a dose of pool blue from Anthropologie’s Linen Maryn Sofa.

Pool blue tile backsplashes are yummy. This tile is Walker Zanger but this alternative is so close.

change things up in the mudroom and instead of white wainscoting and built-ins, consider a bold blue

the little dresser you picked up at the tag sale with new brass hardware and blue paint, also notice the deets a little tassel accouterment, like this one

snuggling up with this headboard every night, not half bad

blue bottom cabinets contrasting brilliantly with the checkerboard floor

pool blue makes a big appearance, charming cottage style

a bold color on the door in a neutral room

fun color on a cottage or bungalow that you don’t see everyday, black frame windows give it a little sophisticated edge so we don’t just say “aaaah that’s cute”instead we say “ah look at that house, that’s a cool color”

This is Ben Moore’s Gray Owl (eyerbody’s fav) paired up with Ben Moore’s Blue Jean, the pocket door at the Bennett Kitchen remodel was so close to being Blue Jean

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Start a Collection with Middle Kingdom

I have been meaning to put a list together of all the awesome ideas for collections that you could start, with a jumping off point via SHOP TEOT.

But now that we are knee deep in a YEAR END SALE, trying to get rid of so much stuff to make room for next year’s fresh collection – I realized that I need to tell you now!

The Middle Kingdom vase collection at the shop is 40% off, making most of these sweet petite items in bright pops of color just a little over $10 each.

They look sweet in a group of your 3 favorite colors and shapes clustered together. Even a single vessel, used as a bud vase by the bed is a great idea. They are a standout as a monochromatic grouping, perhaps in all white!?

Run on over and start your own collection of these petite Chinese porcelain pieces.

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Holiday Gifts for the Coastal Collector

Holiday Gifts for the Coastal Collector

The Coastal Collector is a total Beach Bum.

Do you know a girl who loves the sea? She loves a good blue and white scheme and is drawn to anything connected to the sea.

You’ll find their relaxing space in blues and greens, with earthy accents like urchins or shells lined on the windowsill or on display in the perfect glass dish on the shelf.

Here are a few gift ideas that the Coastal Collector is sure to love! Shop the entire Coastal Collector collection on TEOT!

 

A set of Japanese rice bowls with this wave motif is sure to fit into the Coastal Collector’s home.

Pack up and head to this beach with this lovely (and very nicely priced) French basket. The tassels are darling!

A raffia planter is a great catchall for a set of rolled up turkish towels in the bathroom.

This blue leather bracelet from Africa is the perfect hue to remind you of your love for the sea!

TEOT lovers know that a collection is a great pursuit, and our sea urchins make for lovely accessories when grouped together in the windowsill or in a bowl.

A bohoey turkish towel in blue and white is a great splurge for the beach or the backyard!

The artwork of Samantha French captures the essence of the Coastal Collector personality type. Easy breezy and a bit mysterious!

An ombre tassel in earthy ocean hues will make such a great statement hanging on your bar cart or your bedside table.

Relax and recharge with a 100 hour hobnail candle in a beachy hue!

 

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Holiday Gifts for the Classic Prep

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Hey y’all.

Today’s gift list is inspired by the classic girl-next-door, style-maven in your life.

Ever fashionable and always put together, the classic prep gravitates toward the timeless. Textures and fine materials are important, but its tradition with a twist that reigns supreme in this selection. She loves a good trend, and she is known for her impeccable taste.

Find the perfect gift for the Classic Prep in your life from our collection at shopteot.

 

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A sweet set of matches is ideal to have handy for keeping a lovely scent going in your home. This particular jar features a lovely preppy green with vintage flair on the label.

This indigo splatter bowl will make a wonderful catchall for the everyday needs by the door in your entryway.

A sterling silver bamboo frame is a sure classic, never out of style.

Serving wine is a sweet little eclectic vessel is an old play. These are certain to fancy up your perfect bar cart still life.

Framed butterfly prints are a classic move.

This round raffia tote with leather handles is a French design. It’s got just enough quirk and class to add that twist to your favorite outfit.

Catch all your finery in this lovely gold gilded tray, it will look great on the bedside table.

A Japanese pottery collection is an excellent endeavor for those with a heart for timelessness.

This silver rimmed boned cup makes a wonderful pen holder or makeup brush holder.

A lovely desktop calendar really ramps up the prep style in a sweet floral. And the Garden Haus candle is the perfect scent to accompany.

 

 

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Sarah’s Christmas Wishlist

Hey there!

We are going to get into the gift guides for you and your friends, based on YOUR personality types soon. But Sarah and I are following our annual tradition, sharing with one another our own personal wishlists. Maybe something below will spark your interest as well!

Here is what is on Sarah’s Christmas Wishlist.

 

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Enamel Pendant Lamp  | Cocoon Dress  |  Kitchen Sideboard Overhaul  |  Abstract Art  |  Platform Sneakers |  New Hardware  |  Heretic Exotic Fragrance  |  Wrap Collar Coat  |  Splatter everything, but especially dishes

 

Sarah’s mix is a solid one and naturally includes a “Santa please” for a Kitchen Sideboard overhaul! She bought an Ethan Allen sideboard from the 80s maybe 3 yrs ago. It has nice clean lines and it is going to paint up nicely it just needs a little modification by a carpenter. She’ll need new hardware and a pretty enamel pendant in “White Please,” to pull her Kitchen makeover together.

The abstract art will finish the look too. She’s attracted to it and it’s affordable, so it’d be a great gift…. *elbow Dan.

As is her custom, she’s found a pretty camel coat for the cold season, and she’ll be dressing that down with some fancy sneakers with a lift. She loves coats. Especially those with wrap collars or military buttons.

How about that Indian handstitched cocoon dress? Is that in or out? She’s into it.  For her stocking, she’s into exotic fragrances, the whole Heretic line sounds interesting.  And lastly, splatters are good, but especially on dishes. The little blue splatter nesting bowl collection would create a perfect vignette on the bathroom counter, plus a lovely spot to corral jewelry.

 

 

We’ve got more gift ideas headed your way. Come on back and see us for more ideas tomorrow!

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Betsy’s Wishlist for Christmas

Hi friends,

So, before we bust out the gift guides for you and your friends, based on YOUR personality types, Sarah and I like to follow our annual tradition and share with one another our own personal wishlists. Maybe something below will spark your interest as well!

Here is what is on Betsy’s Christmas Wishlist.

 

Betsy's Christmas Wishlist

Traveling Back Pack  |  Anthropologie Necklaces  |  Cocktail Glasses  |  Over the Knee Boots  |  642 Things to Write About  |  Horse Art  |  Chunky Scarf  |  Vinyl Me Please

 

I’m leaning a bit poetic/traveler this year and I think it came out pretty Betsy-ish. A 1998 wish list might have looked somewhat similar to this, except trade the vinyl subscription service for a Colombia House or BMG CD club. Do you remember the one with a huge sheet of stamps that you would tear out!?

The most practical of all of the items above is that crazy backpack. My airline status has blown up with all of cross country travel I have been doing. It’s time to upgrade my carry on to something super practical. This backpack seems like it could be the answer.

This year, over the knee boots in a size 9, big chunky scarves and lariat necklaces are not a bad idea. I hope you can hear me Heffe! ;)

Everything else is a “would be nice” type indulgence. It’s easy to want things! Things to get me into the creative spirit, from inspiring art, books and music to art supplies and writing prompts. ;)

Tune in tomorrow for Sarah’s Christmas Wishlist, which is sure to be classic and on point, as always! Can’t wait.

 

 

 

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