“Meet the Maker”: Andrea Greco’s Summer Place

May 30, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

We featured this fabulous New York-based prop stylist and crafter in a recent Meet the Maker article. (If you didn’t have the chance to read it, check it out here. )

But her lavish creativity couldn’t be limited to one project, so we were delighted to have Andrea Greco return to share some of her favorite Cricut designs sure to make you feel like you’re seaside.

In this feature, she’s bringing her inspirational vision indoors with a nautical-themed décor project that she named after her favorite movie: A Summer Place. By incorporating seasonal icons into transformational DIY endeavors for the home, she shows us how to make the perfect summer setting… whether you hang your sunhat inside a sprawling beach estate or a tiny city apartment.

Maker maven Andrea Greco.

You’re a city girl now, but tell us about your coastal roots.

I grew up on the beach in Carmel, California, so I’m inspired by all things beachy. One of my dreams is to own a cottage by the ocean. But, until then I’m happy to theme out the space I have with nautical elements — which are trending right now.

It wouldn’t be summer without a stroll by the ocean!


Does the décor in your home change with the seasons?

It changes pretty much weekly! I’ll make little updates that transform the way a room feels. When the weather gets warmer, I’ll switch out my duvet cover to something lighter and brighter. I also love to create vignettes: they’re small, fun little scenes that can reflect the season.

Take a look at these simple DIY décor projects that transform plain, easy-to-find pieces into unique treasures sure to whisk you to the beach at first glance!

Dress up a plain, white pillow
with a Coral Iron-On.

Cricut makes your design possibilities endless! Learn how to make these Fish and Starfish pillows.

Gold foil takes this white Tray from drab to fab, and the corresponding Sea Kelp Glasses complete the look.

Venture under the sea with this super-easy Sea Kelp Artwork or our Plenty of Fish in the Sea artwork. 

Refresh your wall with this Coral Sculptural artwork.

You’ll be hooked on these fun and fishy Koi Prints.

This stunning Octopus Stencil dresser is sure to be the focal point of any room.

Bring the beach home this summer with these DIY decorating tips!

Do you have any final thoughts about enhancing a living space?
Find a thing that you love and that brings you comfort. Thrift-store treasures can be put into a collection that makes a bold statement, rather than scattering them… which can just look like clutter. Your décor should speak to who you are!

Transform your home into a seaside getaway—even if you’re landlocked— with these DIY décor projects from Maker Andrea Greco.


Thanks so much, Andrea.


See more from Andrea here.

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