DECORATING ON VACATION
One consistent theme throughout this Santa Monica cottage is mementos. From an antique oar found on a trip to Baltimore to vintage photographs and tin stars, the home displays the memories of the family.
Use your own vacations as opportunities to find decorative items. Rather than a snow globe or a T-shirt, bring home an item that authentically represents the area as well as your memories. Shells, candlesticks and picture frames are just a few ideas. Or, use the vacation treasures to create your own DIY decor. Here are some ideas to try after your next trip:
Use a strong adhesive to glue foreign coins, seashells or sea glass to a small magnet for unique fridge art.
Create a kitschy mobile from postcards, or slide postcards under the glass top of a coffee table.
Buy a traditional native scarf or blanket that represents the area, and use it as a valance above your window.