Today marks the first official day of summer, and it is officially HOT. An easygoing oceanside inspiration board seemed like just the thing. This faded blue and white palette has a preppy vibe to it, and though I love its simplicity, a pop of orange or pink could punch it up for those with a preference for more color. Summery details include blueberries, seersucker, espadrilles and hydrangea. Oars, sailboats and cracked crab play up the coastal setting.

Mood: coastal casual
Palette: blue chambray, weathered gray, stone white

Top row from left: chambray dress from Shabby Apple, photo of blueberries by Erica Lea Photography, seersucker tie from Tommy Hilfiger, crab via Tartelette
Row 2: dipped baskets from Wisteria via Lonny Blog, blue and white seat cushions from The White Company, painted oars via Frugal Farmhouse
Row 3: classic invitations and starfish from Martha Stewart Weddings, basket drink cooler from West Elm via Camille Styles, striped envelope liner by Mr Boddington’s Studio, blueberry and lemon mascarpone tart from Donna Hay
Row 4: white hydrangea bouquet from Wedding Style Guide, navy blue espadrilles from Chance Co., dress from J.Crew, photo of Cape Cod house and Adirondack chair by Michael Howard


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  1. Kristen

    Love this-so fresh, simply and elegant and it looks like the kind of wedding you would want to attend! xoxo

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  2. Sarah (A Paper Proposal)

    I LOVE this board! So classic.

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  3. Mikkel

    Love that beachy blue feeling!

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  4. Katie

    I would live inside that board all summer long if I could. Seersucker, sunhats, blueberries for days, and Adirondacks? Beautiful, classy, and relaxed.

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  5. Jen @ Darling Notes

    Love this board! Chambray and seaside details are perfect for summer!

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  6. nole

    So pretty Kathryn! Just perfect for summer!

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  7. Chandra ~ Oh Lovely Day

    This board is so deliciously summer! I love it.

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  8. Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie

    Just love, love the colors!


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  9. West Egg

    I absolutely L.O.V.E this. Completely inspiring & wonderful, so happy to have discovered your website! xoxo

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  10. Kellee

    Such a fresh color palette! Feels like summer… Love this!!

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  11. Huckleberry Creative

    Can’t get enough chambray around here lately! This is lovely.

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  12. ArticulateArt

    feels very summer and sailor themed!

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  13. Paper Moss

    beautiful! I love the clean, light feel with that pop of orange!!

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  14. Budget Wedding Invitation

    The colours compliment each other really well!

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  15. Christening Invitations

    Gives me those beach blues feeling, these pics!

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  16. Hens Night Invitations

    The perfect summer photoshoot.

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  17. Party Invitation Templates

    The rocks, the surf and the beach!

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  18. Wedding Invitations Sydney Online

    fabulous colours. warm and charming.

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  19. Farmgirl Susan

    I love this inspiration board! :)

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