Country homes come in all shapes and sizes and our mother’s cottage in East Hampton is certainly no Winterthur! But it is surrounded by a pretty garden and is walking distance from the sea. This summer, we wanted to feature the soft blues of the ocean which we find so calming, the crisp white of breaking waves and the natural tones of sand and stones.
The Sand & Sea collection (now available on Diane James Home!) contrasts pale blue hydrangea and crisp white lilies with turquoise ceramic planters and pebble-shaped vases. We even had the manufacturer of our naturally mossed terra cotta pots make a giant clam shell to hold our vanda orchids for that fresh from the beach style!
But we think you don’t have to have a beach house to have one of these as a Diane James design is always at home – not matter where you live!
Photos from Charlestown Gallery and Diane James Home
I have always dreamed of owning a tiny cottage near the seashore!
What lovely arrangements.
The Sand and Sea bouquet is so gorgeous and would look beautiful anywhere, but the orchids in the half shell are stunning and super glamorous!!!!!!!!!!! I need to go check them out at your site.
i am in complete agreement. would love to have a home with ocean views, cool breezes, and enjoy the beach every day. your arrangements, especially the sand and sea, are magnificent.
The sand & sea bouquet is timeless! I love it. Definitely help my midwestern home feel sun-kissed!
These are all so summery chic! Want them all!!!
Love East Hampton!!! I need to make my plans to get out there this summer! And that arrangement….looks familiar! Might that be the same one I photographed at Sandra Morgan???? xo, E