Since my first post on creating vignettes and tablescapes around the home, I’ve had numerous requests to come and style bookshelves in different homes. In grouping various objects together, I always like to incorporate something natural … bringing a little bit of the outside in. Flowers or plants are an obvious choice, but I also like interesting or colorful pieces of coral, rock or shells. I have been wanting a large piece of coral for my own bookshelves for quite sometime.
My parents were in southern California last week, a favorite vacation spot of ours since my grandparents lived just north of San Diego when I was growing up and we would spend 2 weeks with them out there every year. There’s a little home store in Laguna Beach that we love called Tuvalu. It’s got a great beachy yet elegant vibe. I told my parents to see if they had any nice pieces of coral. My Dad emailed me a couple pictures of coral he took with his phone when they were in the store.