The sea, for so many of us, represents tranquility and peace. For others, it is a wonderful color palette that inspires beautiful design work. Such is the case for Tracey Rapisardi, and we were absolutely thrilled to publish her new book, Simply by the Sea.
Tracey grew up in New England, meaning the coastline and the ocean were influential in her design talent and aesthetic. This book is about curating a home by the sea that is beautiful and inspiring. I just love the quaint cottages, farmhouses, and magnificent beachfront homes that are featured within these pages. You will love this volume for its wealth of inspiration and creativity in celebrating the spaces we live in!
The classic white canvas in this quaint kitchen allows the cheery pops of color to stand out. It is full of subtle details that, when noticed, make all the difference. One of my favorite details is the cypress ceiling! And how perfect is the open shelving for displaying this wonderful collection of green and blue mixing bowls?
You all know my affection for the classic blue-and-white combination, and it is on full display in this delightful dining room. The hutch in the back is beautifully layered with new and vintage Cornish dishes, coastal motifs, and European fish platters.
I can imagine how much fun it would be for any child to stay in a room as bright and colorful as this one on a beach trip! The throw pillows and blanket are made of a vintage fabric that Tracy found in a linen house in Maine and saved until she found the perfect room to use it in!