I love the noise of an old-fashioned, screen door as it slaps against its frame and is sometimes pulled back into place by a rusty spring. I spotted this wooden door while location scouting on the Fire Island community of Saltaire, where the cottages have stood since the 1920s and many of the furnishings have been there for just as long.
There's something easy and inviting about the scene we peer upon through this screen: the soothing white walls, the unassuming piece of art tacked up on the wall and the relaxed feeling of calming striped bedding.
This room hints to me that it would be a cool and breezy spot to take a book on a hot summer's day. I can imagine lying there listening to the sounds of bicycles rolling along the boardwalk, the horn of a distant ferry as it pulls into the harbor or the caress of the waves that kiss the beach only a few yards away.
Doesn't that sound like a nearly perfect way to spend a summer afternoon?
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter