Design Crush: It’s a Whale of an Infatuation

This sudden surge of summer temps has me back in a seaside frame of mind. I just finished painting my son’s room the most gorgeous shade of deep blue from Benjamin Moore called Gentleman’s Gray. It’s a rich shade of blue and is begging me to paint more, more, more.

When I realized the colour was so marine mammal friendly, I really wanted to pick up this guy:

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He looks so sweet given all the teeth and human-eating possibilities so easily in his reach. I found this little friend at Bank Street Framing in the Glebe. (Not just frames, I’ll have you know!)

I found a few more friendly fish in the sea. (Dear Mr. Jackson, I passed your high school biology class, remember. Please don’t judge if these design picks are not fish!)  This Octopus (not a fish) from Etsy seller BySamantha would look right at home on the wall.

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Or this set of seashells.

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Samantha can customize the sizes, colours and borders PLUS she’ll customize a print for you if you want it in a colour to match your decor. I’m lucky since these prints match my decor perfectly, but if you’re looking for that perfect seafoam green, she’ll make it for you. I haven’t purchased anything from her, but she has lots of fans from the e-shop.

And since I’m not looking to create an aquarium in my little guy’s playroom, I’ll probably resist re-creating this chalkboard whale by Brooklyn Limestone on the wall. But I really think it would look great.

brooklyn limestone whaleAnyone out there in love with sea mammals? Can’t tell a fish from a mammal? Just me? Hmmm…that’s not looking good for Mr. Jackson’s highschool re-grade!

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And totally not related to the mammal/animal/manimal theme, here’s some cute pics I shot at Bank Street Framing this summer. Fun store with a really unique set of items for the home.

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