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Inspiration: The Tranquil Pastels of a Seaside Town

Seaside Inspired Colours

I was lucky enough to spend last weekend with a lovely group of friends in Weymouth, on the Dorset coast. This part of the world is always beautiful, but in the Bank Holiday sunshine it was even more so. As we wandered round town (ice cream in hand), I dreamt, as I always do, that I could be lucky enough to live in one of the pretty little terraced homes painted in pastel, seaside colours.

Seaside Pastel Cottages

Seaside Pastel Cottages

I just love these naturally weathered colours and the way them seamlessly blend into each other. They are tranquil, nourishing colours that I automatically associate with a slower pace of life.

And it’s not just the colours, but the names of the streets and the houses – Hope Street, The Old Coxswain’s Cottage and The Coal Merchants Cottage all conjure up images of a seaside town where everyone looks out for everyone come sun or storm.

Blue House Plaque

Blue House Plaque

 

Striking against the pastel tones was The Old Coxswain’s* Cottage’s just off-bright yellow front door. With its shining nautical door furniture really caught my eye, as did its unbroken view of all the boats in Weymouth harbour.

Yellow Nautical Door

Yellow Nautical Door

*The coxswain is the person in charge of a boat, particularly its navigation and steering, I had to Google it too!

Weymouth Harbour

Weymouth Harbour. Photo: Rob Barron



Rebecca Maclean

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Rebecca’s interest in interior design began as a teenager when she had the ‘bright’ idea of painting her bedroom a striking tangerine shade. Today that passion for colour permeates her working life, and at home she enjoys trying new ideas while decorating her first home. Rebecca loves to travel, seeing the world and discovering new landscapes, sights and flavours.


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