Apr 11, 201212:00 AMBeach Style By Teri

April 2012

Mothers Day

05/13/12

Mothers Day

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

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lighting

05/08/12

lighting

When it comes to lighting, I'm a bit of a snob. Sorry, I just am. I certainly have made mistakes with light fixtures, and I still marvel at lighting done right and think, "I would have never thought of that!"  However, light fixtures need to be addressed when you are doing any sort of fixing up, renovating, building, or apartment hunting. It's such an easy thing to do when you are trying to make your space unique and inviting, especially if you are renting. If you are someone handy,  or know someone that is, then changing out fixtures should be no problem. If you are renting you should save the original fixture, then switch back before you move. A couple things to do when looking for fixtures: stay away from super contemporary fixtures (they just look...

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favorite books

04/25/12

favorite books

I really love big beautiful books that are about interior design or fashion. I can't get enough. It's difficult to narrow down a favorite, but these are a few that are great for different reasons. 1: a perfectly kept house is a sign of a misspent life by Mary Randolph Carter-this is a great book for anyone who struggles with keeping it all together amongst the kids, dogs, and everyday life. 2: Lifting the Curtain on Design by Vincent Wolf-he's a super talented designer and is very generous with his secrets and tricks of the trade. He has a great blog too at www.vincentwolfblog.com 3. The Joy of Decorating by Phoebe Howard- just a gorgeous book. She's a wonderful designer, works with her husband who is a designer as well, and they have a new furniture...

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time for a picnic

04/20/12

time for a picnic

It's that time of year when we get that itchy feeling to spend more time outdoors. Time to get out the picnic basket and fill it with goodies and head for the nearest patch of grass, sandy beach, or park bench! images via online shops: blanket: dwell studio/ container: containers store & contento-shop/ cheeseboard: terrain/ plates: the curiosity shop/ wine basket: medina/ tumblers: potterybarn/ basket & cutlery: etsy

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organization

04/12/12

organization

Organizing can be something one can put off until stuff is piled everywhere and it becomes too overwhelming to think about. If you take on the task, however, it makes a world of difference in your life. I'm constantly finding new ways to organize clutter that piles up after a busy week. I've found that it's easiest to focus on one area of the house, and once that area is tidied up, move on to the next. Another tip I've found useful is to do all of  the cleaning out, tossing, and donating first, then find your containers, bins, and baskets to store the remaining items. Make it look pretty by using labels and tags, keep things uniform in color, make use of pretty china cups and trays, and neatly line up objects that you can't hide away. Lastly, get yourself...

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I’m born and raised in the South Bay and grew up camping and sunning on the beaches of So Cal. Now I’m settled in Manhattan Beach with my husband enjoying every glorious sun filled day! I keep a watchful eye out for style, décor, and fashion trends, and I’m always on the hunt for the most stylish and interesting people, places and things around the beach cities. Find my daily blog at www.beachcitylifestyle.com.

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