I was reading the other day and once again came across the term Mid-Century Modern. I kind of clench my jaw whenever I see or hear this term. So to clarify things in my mind I looked up its definition.
Mid-Century Modern broadly describes architecture, furniture and graphic design from the middle of the 20th century. This is roughly the period from 1922-1965. Although there is some argument that it is specifically limited to 1947-1957.
Which ever time frame you use, my date of birth falls within that range. So, you see, I am Mid-Century Modern. That makes me feel rather old. And so I clench my jaw just a little whenever I hear it.
I grew up with Mid-Century Modern, so no, I have no desire to use it in my home. What about you? Is this a style you would like to use in your home?
You've purchased your seascape photograph. It's framed and hanging in your living room. But something is lacking. Your room doesn't have that beach side atmosphere you were hoping to capture. Here are a couple of tips to help you give your room that seaside feeling.
Pull in colors that are beach related and the colors in your photograph. Use those as your accents if you aren't planning to replace your furniture. The featured photograph gives you a wide selection to use for accent colors. You can also use candles, especially ones that are decorated with seashells. to create a tabletop accent.
Texture is another thing you can use. Consider framing your photo in a wood that reminds you of driftwood. Use accents pillows that are trimmed in a braid that looks like nautical rope. Any little treasures you might have collected on your beach vacation can be added to create a layer of texture and to create your seascape decor.
I love large beautiful landscape and seascape photos. They can make such a statement in the decor of a home or office setting.
But what is it about a landscape or seascape image that make it work for you? The photos that you will enjoy most are the ones that you can picture yourself in. If you can do that, then you have found the perfect photo for your home.
This beautiful photograph is of a lone kayaker on the ocean. Are you a kayaker? Do you want to learn how to kayak? If so, then this might be the image for your wall, because you can imagine yourself as that kayaker.
But what if you love the image but don't want to see the kayaker? Then this is your lucky day because this image is also available without the kayak. Check it out here and start imagining yourself on the beach staring out at the deep blue sea.
Imagine what it must be like to wake up every morning and have a view like this. Changing with the tides, the light and occasional rain cloud.
Imagine views so vivid and so varied that they are indescribable. The blues form their own special rainbow, only it is in the water. And a light that can only be described as amazing.
That is the view that a few people see every day. A view that I was privileged to have for a week. Because I had my camera with me you are able to bring this view into your home or office to be enjoyed every day of the week.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
There is something about the ocean. The sound of waves crashing against a rocky shore or the endless view that is calming. There is so much power in the sound of the waves and yet it relaxes me. Going to sleep to the sound of waves is like someone singing me a lullaby.
I know not everyone agrees with my feelings on the sound of waves. But I think we can all agree that pictures of an ocean are mesmerizing.
The featured image this week was taken from the northwest side of Maui, in the Hawaiian Islands. Off to the right is the island of Molaka'i. I love the light and dark of the rain cloud as it passes overhead. With its shades of blue and gray this is a photograph that could be hung in almost any color scheme. Wouldn't it be nice to relax at the end of a hard day with this photo?
Last week I went to the coast to participate in the annual KelbyOne Photo Walk. I hadn't been to this little town and beach so it was all new for me.
Just before leaving I saw this group playing volley ball. It seemed like an iconic Southern California beach shot so I just had to make the image. When I got home and saw what I had, well I just had to laugh. They were hitting the ball when I raised my camera.
This image isn't currently in my gallery because it was taken just for fun. But if you are interested in purchasing it contact me and we will work it out.
Water is such an essential element to human life. We are drawn to it. Not only for our physical well being, but for our mental well being.
Water helps elucidate your thinking. But like everything in life, too much can have a negative impact. Tor the water element too much can make you feel unfocused.
In Feng Shui asymmetrical shapes and the color black represent water. Black? Have you ever been in water so deep that it looks black? So black is a color that can represent water. So to bring the energy of that element into play in your home you can use things with a asymmetrical shape or the color black. You can also use actual water by using a small water fountain. Artwork that shows water is also an acceptable way to bring the element into your home.
Today I feel like a relaxing beach scene is exactly what is needed. If you feel this scene is right for you and would like to purchase it please contact me directly as it is not yet available in my store.
Hi. I am Cheryl of Cheryl Day Photography. Stay tuned for my regular blog posts to keep you updated on what I am doing.