Photographer Annie McElwain is just about the sweetest gal around. Based in Southern California, she has an eye for glowing light, subtle emotion, and those indescribable moments when only a picture will do. She recently relaunched her blog and I'm captivated already. This is one to add to your daily reads for sure--how could you not get hooked, with images like this?
One of the first posts Annie shared was a tour of her apartment, which is in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles. With its charming mix of rustic found objects and clean modern lines, it's exactly what I envision when I daydream about a beach-side lifestyle. Wake up in the morning with the sun on your face, hit the sand for a stroll, say hi to some friendly pups while you're at it.
Annie's key pieces include a much-loved leather club chair, a tonal chevron rug, and natural materials like driftwood and hearth-fired ceramics. Splashes of color come from tribal print pillows, framed graphic prints, and the brightly-hued spines of books on display. The space is both calming and creative---exactly like Annie herself!
Images: Anne McElwain Photography. Shopping Guide: Navajo Print Pillow, Lantern, Bowl and Cutting Board, Leather Club Chair, Apothia Candle, Ideal Bookshelf Print, Clear Glass Lamp, Antelope Horn Hook, Chevron Rug.