Oceanside: Finding #DesignLUX Inspiration from the Sea with Wood-Mode & Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo

By the Sea...

For the creative communities inspiration comes from many sources, from family & friends - their tales and personalities inspiring written and illustrated characters, personal experiences becoming the impetus for the world's next great innovation, to the environment with her multitude of color palettes and naturally occurring design motifs. 

It is, however, By the Sea where many artists, designers, craftspeople, and architects find their greatest muse.  Not simply Mother Nature's greatest gift, the Ocean offers an endless supply of inspiration - the brilliant color spectrum created as the sun melts into the horizon beyond, the highly evolved textures gracing the face side of a found starfish, or the airy sprays of foam as waves crash into the columns of an aging pier - the Ocean and her many facets have a habit of winding their way through the minds of the creative.

With the help of new partner Wood-Mode, inspired by the launch of their Oceanside Collection of contemporary cabinetry, and guest hostess Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo, a #DesignLUX favorite, #DesignLUX this week visits both coasts, celebrating the Mother Nature and the oceans we love so dear.  How important is water in your design direction? What elements of the seaside do you find most inspiring in your quest to create?  We're sharing the ocean's influence on architecture (Shingle style beach house anyone?), interior design, and furnishings.  And as a special bonus?  Wood-Mode will be sharing peeks into not only the inspiration behind the Oceanside collection but also into their own design processes. 

Be prepared to enjoy a relaxing beachside conversation with #DesignLUX.  Thursday January 29th, 1pmPT/4pmET.

Courtesy Wood-Mode

Courtesy Wood-Mode

Courtesy Wood-Mode

Courtesy Wood-Mode

Courtesy Wood-Mode

Courtesy Wood-Mode

This episode of #DesignLux is brought to you by:
Wood-Mode's Oceanside Collection  | www.Wood-Mode.com/Oceanside
Since 1942, Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry has gained a reputation as being one of the most respected custom cabinetry manufacturers in the United States.  With three-generations of highly skilled craftspeople and a dedication to quality hand-crafted workmanship, creative & innovative design motifs, and environmental stewardship, Wood-Mode's cabinetry is often the cabinetry of choice for many of America's finest homes.  Oceanside, their newest collection, embodies Wood-Mode's heritage while incorporating streamlined design & hidden functionality.

Courtesy Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo

Courtesy Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo

Courtesy Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo

Courtesy Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo

Courtesy Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo

Courtesy Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo

This week's special Guest Host is:
Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo | www.ABCDDesign.com
Amy is easily our participants' favorite #DesignLUX.  Besides being a style maven and a doyenne of the luxury aspects of interior design, Amy is also a real estate addict with her many former residences having graced the pages of numerous design and lifestyle publications.  Did I mention that Amy has some of my favorite photos of AGA ranges this side of the pond?


DCoopMedia received compensation for this post under a sponsorship agreement with Wood-Mode, Inc.  Images copyright DCoopMedia unless otherwise noted and may not be used without permission.