Posts Tagged ‘Maison Midi’

Enjoying a beautiful meal on the patio is something many of us love to do and with the weather finally cooling down, especially here in Southern California, I’m looking forward to spending more of my evenings outside. A photo that has been a big inspiration to me, for this very purpose, is the one below from House Beautiful.

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Get the Look!

  1. Wooden Bowl
  2. Verona Ivory Flatware
  3. Pillow
  4. Outdoor Table
  5. Chandelier
  6. Tablecloth 
  7. Glassware 
  8. Candle Holders
  9. Mirror

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I was reminded by my last post how much I love beach inspired interiors! I have always been smitten by California’s take on interiors, especially along the coastal towns like Venice Beach, Santa Monica & Big Sur.

In the mid-90’s, I used to love to go to Indigo Seas on Robertson for Lynn von Kersting’s take on island/travel decor. Another great place (in LA) is American Rag’s Maison Midi on La Brea. I have also heard great things about Surfing Cowboys in Venice Beach, but I haven’t had a chance to pop in myself. If you are not in the LA area, there are loads of other resources for your island-inspired home & garden.

Casa Tua‘s hotel and restaurant in Miami has a relaxed Mediterranean feel.  Tom Scheerer’s work, especially his “Bahamas Veranda House” and “Salt box house” are incredibly fun!  India Hicks has loads of photos and ideas you can browse through on her website. And, of course Pinterest has tons of beach-themed boards to fit anyone’s taste.

Casa Tua, Miami

Tom Scheerer’s Beach Inspired Designs

Indigo Seas, Los Angeles

Island Inspiration via India Hicks

Love Vintage Beach Photos!

v.surf3This photo framed (large-scale) anywhere would be amazing!

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Maison Midi

Maison Midi

One of my favorite places to shop for home goodies is on La Brea in Los Angeles. The street is riddled with fabulous stores! Maison Midi is one of many but one I have been enjoying for years! You feel like every item you purchase is going towards your vacation home (we of course all have) in the south of France. Every item is wonderful and the colors throughout are amazing! Just next door to Maison Midi is American Rag, where you can find clothes, shoes, etc. Their bags alone are a reason to purchase something. Down the street is one of my all time favorite fabric stores, Diamond Foam & Fabric! They have a great selection of fabrics and if you get there early enough they usually have homemade bread to snack on while you roam the fabric hallways!  Between Maison Midi and Diamond Foam and Fabric is Rita Flora where you can grab some fresh flowers for your entry. And after a day of walking up and down La Brea you can end it with a fabulous dinner at Campanile!

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