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When friends drop by your breezy, bayside cottage, you can’t help but invite them ‘aboard’ - but when boat shoes began to track sand and salty bits into your home, you knew a stylish solution to save your fabulous, original floors would be essential. With a maritime motif of a white anchor over a backdrop of navy blue, this durable mat will help keep the dirt off your deck with an added not-too-classic nautical notion.
This is a little bit home decor, a little bit DIY. One day, when I have my own walls to paint... I like the idea of this on a small accent wall, too. Large areas of wall pattern make me nervous, but I may be experiencing a change of heart!
Finally found my inspiration... For the life of me, I could not figure out a decent color for my front door. Siding is white, and roof is a gray-blue (shutters are blue but being painted black). I was going with red, but didn't want the house to look like a flag, and I realized I just need to embrace the blue...
The owners of this Hampton Beach, New Hampshire home point guests in the right direction. Photo by Laura Moss for New England Home.