I'm always decorating my beach house. What beach house you say? Why the one in my head! I don't own one of course, but hope to some day and have tossed around all sorts of possible locations: Tunisia, the South of France, the Chesapeake Bay, Southern California, Thailand...and you can now safely add Capri to that list of potential locations we're not actually scouting. Nonetheless, there's something breezy and simple about beach decor and I've always been drawn to it. Sometimes it's inspiration from stores, sometimes from other homes and sometimes from hotels (often our second homes, like it or not).
In Capri, we had the pleasure of staying at the Capri Palace Hotel, which gave me a whole new appreciation for shades of white and cream. The interiors were always calm, with a bit of contemporary art for a funky edge, and impeccable service through and through. Also inspiring was the JK Place for it's rooms and interiors, though we nixed staying there after a few less than stellar service reviews - rooms are worth a look nonetheless and I'm sure they'll work out the service kinks over time.
Our hotel had it's own store attached to it, Mariorita, where you could walk away a little piece of Capri...only two sea-urchin shaped candle holders made it out with me before my husband ushered me out the door...Good thing too, as I was contemplating a huge gold-leafed sea anemone replica to be used as a centerpiece when he found me....
Capri Palace Hotel
JK Place Hotel