Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Easy, breezy escapism

I'm in denial friends. Total and utter denial.
I understand it's not the season for summery beaches (at least not here in the U.S) but I don't care. The darkness, humidity, and dreary days (and the fact that I don't see natural light for 9 hours out of the day, while at work) is beginning to make me a little stir crazy.
In order to not get into a complete piss poor mood, I'm going to practice a little escapism. What better way to do that thenwith soothing natural light, open windows, and comfy bedrooms.











{all photos via Coastal Living}
Ahhhh, I'm feeling better already. I can almost feel the soft breeze on my face, oh wait, that's my fan. Eh, whatev.
What forms of escapism have you been practicing lately? (keep it rated PG-13 please, but if you have some really juicy tips you can email me!)

38 comments:

Southern Aspirations said...

I think I actually squealed out loud when I saw these. Beautiful! I ran through all the pictures out of excitement and am now going back through to study. Perfect escape from the rain!

Amadora Designs UK said...

I believe I love every one of those rooms! My idea of heaven, especially with it getting dark here (UK)by 5pm. Thanks for sharing

Jaime said...

#s 2, 3, and 4...yes please! I am in need of some escapism. I think it may come in a mani/pedi, haha.

Dallas Shaw said...

love those, its so cold today so these make me want a little vacation
dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

Erin said...

Gorgeous, easy breezy-living. That's what I'm talking about!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh yes, I want to escape there please! gorgeous!

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

I'd be happy living at the beach all year! Definitely love these looks!

Fiona said...

I wouldn't mind staying in one of those rooms, whole day, whole night and not going anywhere.

OceanDreams said...

Okay, I want to live in all of those bedrooms right now! They totally suit my dreamer ways. ;)

Hanako66 said...

these are great! i am really into tv...it totally helps me relax!

The Thrifty Stylist said...

i agree! i am dreaming about a cottage based entirely around these beachy drawer pulls

Eliana Tomás said...

i'm not a white space person (and designer) but the 4th shot is so pure. i would love to spend a week away in a room like this one.
thanks for sharing.

Caitlin said...

Those are all so pretty! I, too, am going stir crazy. It's been so cold here and all I want to do is go to the beach or swim or something!

~KS said...

My escapism is nothing exciting... I just keep myself surrounded with everything that makes me happy. An extra Starbucks treat here and there, doing lots of baking, finding pictures of things that make me smile and saving them on my computer for a rainy day...

TERI REES WANG said...

We can dream. That's what white rooms and with window views are for.

drollgirl said...

oh these are beautiful! and the exact opposite of the grey and rainy day that i am looking at out the window!

my latest forms of escape? wine and reading. and maybe a little WHINE, too. :( and i just got a dvr (and an exercise bike so that i don't feel QUITE so guilty watching so much tv!)!

Sanity Fair said...

SO sorry you don't have any sunlight!!! That's the worst. My coping tip is to pick a really great desktop for your computer - something very bright and natural (ocean scene, whatever). Also, get an extra lamp for your desk (with a clear light bulb is best). It makes the space so much brighter!

Laura Trevey said...

ahh.... to have an ocean view like that ~~~

Simone Howell said...

Dreary day here in socal too...although the sun will be back tomorrow (I hope!) Thanks for the mini-blogcation!

Rach said...

THANK YOU...I definitely needed that!

Blair said...

Oh, I so agree!! Lovely choices. Those first are especially divine.

oh, hello friend. said...

these are such lovely images, makes me want to have a room by the seaside! - thanks for sharing!! :)

xo. danni

MuLtI-CoLoReD SPRINKLES said...

AH RELAXATION...those rooms remind me of home...we live on padre island...I do love some cold weather though but I can honestly say I am missing the sand between my toes..<3 YAY ESCAPISM!

nicole addison said...

sigh. i'll take all of those rooms please, thank you! :)

Piper Jacquelyn said...

My favorite thing? The painting of the pearl in the oyster shell. Gorgeous!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Those are soo dreamy. My form of escapism? Planning for my trip to Bali next weekend!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

The attic is cozzzy!
Christina, hope you've rec'd my email...
Lovely day darling!
xo*

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Oh, I so needed this so thank you!

Iva said...

ahhhh I feel way more relaxed just by looking at these!!! :)

Sam said...

How wonderful would you feel in one of these rooms - I feel you would be transformed!

beauty comma said...

pg13 - i guess that means that i should behave myself? for me, blogging equals escapism =) the first photo is utterly delightful, i'm moving in. if that's not possible, i'll just move into coastalliving.com and stay there until next may.
hope you'll have a great weekend christina - catch some daylight while you can!

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

I really needed this little mind-escape ... you made me travel in a ocean of peace and of "zenitude" as we say in french. many thanks about that :)

Danielle from Beautiful Schlopp Glass said...

Hopefully I'll find some time to escape back to my piano soon. I'm hoping to start teaching lessons, but I need to work up my chops first.

On another note, my nurse practitioner has told me that many women are deficient in Vitamin D (especially in the winter). Last year I started taking 1000IU of Vitamin D daily and I have noticed that it does help keep those fall/winter/lack-of-sunlight dreary days less severe and to a minimum.

kes said...

These are very katie-esque. i <3 them!

mrs. halimah. said...

love it.
my sentiments exactly re: the dreary season. God makes even the dreary days but the constant dark and cold makes me want to take the first plane out of here to miami! or something.
great escapism pix.

Bromeliad said...

Ooo. I'll join you on that trip to La La Land.

PS~Erin said...

Awww, that's so nice of you for writing a post just for me! I am so in "escapism" mode. I just had to pare down the commitments this past week to regroup. I'd set up camp in any one of these images in a second!

The Cottage Cheese said...

I'm so into white rooms right now - it's so crisp and clean. I needed this lovely escape, what with all of the rain and gray skies we've been having lately! And now the cold...brrrrrr!

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