Wow, it will soon be July 4th! Independence Day. Let’s Celebrate. I was thinking about how dramatic stripes can be especially bold bright stripes. I really like the red and think these casual interpretations are the perfect beach cottage accent for summer. Red, white and a touch of black looks great.Doesn’t it? Of course, it needs to be in the right environment , like the entry here or I really like the little guest bedroom. I would love to have a beach cottage and add this level of boldness and drama. To me look is breezy and comfortable. I also, love the sailboat, very cool. Well, there is a few more weeks of summer. Enjoy the ride!

I am looking forward our annual BBQ with friends and neighbors on the 4th and when I see big, bold stripes, I’ll smile…. they just remind me of summer.