Greetings Fellow House of Turquoise Fans!

My name is Ruth Maria.  I am the owner of on and a blogger - (   I am thrilled and honored to be your guest blogger here on House of Turquoise while Erin is away. 

I’ve always been skeptical about beach décor until my friend & owner of The Seashell Collection, Janet, introduced me to the calming qualities these colors possess.  Janet's way of staging draws you into a world of sea life beauty.  The more I visited Janet's shop and Erin's blogs, the more I began to fall in love with beach colors.

In admiring Janet's shop and Erin's blogs, (yes, I too am a big fan as well), I've come to realize that you don’t have to live on the beach to enjoy beach décor.

My living room needed a facelift and so I decided to paint the walls with Martha Stewart's Sea Anemone color.  I also added touches of aqua and turquoise to my home décor through textiles, and one of my personal favorites, my garage sale $10.00 table which I refinished and painted in Annie Sloan chalk paint.  I also added a touch of France through my drapery panels, which I purchased at Calico Corner. I am so pleased on how my living area turned out and so I decided to share a small part of my personal space with you in hopes that it'll inspire you.

Don't be afraid to decorate with colors you love and admire.  After all, your home is your sanctuary, a place where you relax, love and create beautiful memories with family and friends.


Love turquoise? Visit my shopping blog Everything Turquoise...updated several times throughout the day! Check out Decor by Color for even more color-themed shopping!