Beautifully Coastal Beach Inspired Decor

You don’t need a beach house to enjoy the relaxed decor of coastal living. Whether you live at the beach or just dream of living at the beach, the natural beauty inspired by the shore will transform your beach house as well as your landlocked abode.

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Not What You’d Expect But Everything You’d Want!

I always love the beach and beach houses of all varieties capture my imagination and my heart, but today it’s raining pouring outside and so I’m particularly drawn to the idea of being somewhere where the weather is so perfect… blue skies and billowy breezes (in place of lap blankets and propane heat) and all [...]

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Two of My Favorite Colors Come Together in One Snappy, Happy Bedroom

I love, love, L.O.V.E. absolutely everything about this stunning, beachy bedroom by Diane Guariglia of Dyfari Interiors. I’m sure you’re not surprised by that, right? I mean it perfectly matches the color scheme of this blog, but it takes me to my happy place for a few more reasons… It reminds me of everything I loved [...]

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Florida Gulf Coast Beach Home in Shades of the Sea

I’m crazy nuts about this gorgeous Seaside, Florida home!  Of course, from the very first time I visited Seaside, I fell in love with all the ice cream shades and the charming perfection of this coastal town. It’s where they filmed the movie, The Truman Show which was all about living a perfect life in [...]

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Sky Blue is a Lovely Hue For a Beautifully Coastal Home

 One look at this charming coastal cottage and I think you’ll be as enamored as I am!  I love the soothing sky blue color palette mixed with chippy paint, awning stripes, white wicker, and lots and lots of shells. It just couldn’t be more beachy perfect! I’m head over heels crazy about blue in all [...]

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A Charming French Coastal Cottage … Hippies Use Back Door!

The moment I saw this French coastal cottage, I knew it was love!  Okay… not so much the exterior … it could use some work … but let’s go inside and you’ll get to experience the casual, fun, hip nature of this cottage.  It makes me want to settle in … sandy feet and all! [...]

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‘Five Things’ Friday … Breezy, Beachy, Seaworthy Finds!

Coastal Inspired Artwork:  Are you nostalgic for the summers you spent at the beach when you were younger? Bring those memories back in the form of cool coastal prints, perfect for hanging in a grouping in your sunroom or poolhouse.This one is called Coral Skies. CoralDesignCo. on Etsy. Sea Life Canisters:  Strolling along a sandy beach [...]

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Photo of the Day:
Just Because It’s Gorgeous!

I don’t even have anything to say about this except G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.!!!  What I really want to know is how can I make that table. Anyone have any ideas? And those lamps! I die!  And the rug! Sigh! Anywho … here’s your Sherwin Williams Chip It card. What do you think about this?  Do you love [...]

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A Hamptons House for All Seasons

Canadian-born designer Amanda Nisbet relied on bold colours when designing this beach house in the Hamptons.  Although this stunning home sits just a few hundred feet from the Atlantic Ocean, Amanda cautioned her clients about relying too heavily on a nautical palette. “I wanted them to have a look that was cosy in January yet classic [...]

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Very Pinteresting
Boys Nautical Coastal Bedrooms

I love a beautiful nautical bedroom. There’s something about crisp red, white, and blue that moves my soul and is so perfect for a beach home. Here’s a selection of very Pinteresting beach bedrooms that any boy would love. All American Boy Stripe the Walls Sail Away to Dreamland   Hit the Bunkhouse Sailor  Say [...]

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A Touch of Tangerine Tango…
Inexpensive Updates for Your Beach Home

I know you know by now that Tangerine Tango is the “Pantone Color of the Year“.  Am I the only one that thinks designers keep coming up with new “must have colors” for each season and a “color of the year” so they can keep the money flowing from our pockets to theirs? The good [...]

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I’m Crushing on THIS Grey Kitchen!

I’ve never particularly been a grey decor kinda gal — maybe because I grew up in Northern Oregon where there are grey skies for 8 months out of the year!  I like things sunny and bright and cheery.  And turquoise. I heart turquoise!!  Having said that, I’ve been seeing more and more beautifully coastal decor [...]

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Photo of the Day — Waterfall Table

I love, love, love this waterfall table and I think some of you creative builder types could definitely make this one! If you have any ideas on how it could be accomplished, I’d sure love it if you would leave me a comment with your thoughts. Have a happy Saturday, Lovelies!  Peace, Love, and Beautifully [...]

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What Can You Learn About Decorating Your Beach Home From the Gorgeous Ristorante Il Riccio in Capri

Nestled between rocks and sea, a stone’s throw from the famous Blue Grotto, the historic Ristorante Il Riccio – a firm favorite for Aristotele Onassis, who would arrive on board his yacht “Christina” — has recently been refurbished and is now one of the most beautiful coastal restaurants I could ever hope to visit. Though this [...]

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What’s Red & White and
A Sunny Delight?

Happy Valentine’s Day Dear One’s!  Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share some L.O.V.E.ly red beach inspiration. So the question was “what’s red & white and a sunny delight?” and the answer, obviously, are these beautifully coastal rooms all decked out in red and white. How gloriously h.a.p.p.y. this makes me! Let’s start with this [...]

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Surfer Chic 60′s Style Beach House

This beach house, designed by Mona Ross Berman,  is pure fantastical fun with bold, energizing colors who’s inspiration sprang from the wild geometric pattern on the ’60s-style dining room tabletop. What’s fun about this idea is you could do it yourself … on a budget!  The tabletop (pictured above) is lacquered in Chemcraft’s Plasticolor White. The yellow stripe is St. [...]

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Coastal Living Idea House

This gorgeous home was designed by one of my new favorite designers, Tammy Connor.  This Charleston, South Carolina designer brings all the comforts of southern design aligned with my favorite coastal sensibilities of soothing colors and cozy comfort. Just take a look at this beautifully designed home, and then if you feel as inspired as I [...]

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Insane Luxury Describes This
Cliff Top Seaside Home

This “one-of-a-kind” architectural masterpiece in La Jolla, California, is a unique trophy property designed by one of Architectural Digest’s Top 100 Designers. The “Razor House” is set behind gates, and constructed from white polished concrete and floor-to-ceiling glass, this magnum opus suspends the boundaries of ordinary living and commands amazing uninterrupted views of the ocean, [...]

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Six Fantasy Worthy Seaside Tubs
and Matthew McConaughey!

Five More Amazing Tubs & Some M&M “Candy” “Calgon take me away” {I know, I’m showing my age} I swoon. I die. I’m in heaven! Seriously, what’s not to love about this gorgeous tropical over-the-ocean bath? I mean, seer-ee-us-lee! Of course, I probably couldn’t be completely comfy here until I had at least a few [...]

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Gorgeous Beach Home in Tones of Grey

I’m not normally a grey kinda gal, but I gotta admit I’m crushing on this Connecticut beach beauty all dressed up in tones of blue grey and white.  I think it’s absolutely gorgeous with the soft grey shade on the walls, the solid grey matching sofa’s with the white corded trim and striped pillows, and then the [...]

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Step Into Lilly Pulitzer Happy
In Preppy Pink, Yellow and Lime

Hello Lovelies — Today I’m sharing with you a super cheerful seaside home decorated in a h.a.p.p.y. palette of pink, yellow, and lime that would make Lilly Pulitzer proud!  This home was designed by Kelley Proxmire of Kelley Interior Design with traditional yet playful touches.  Though the color palette is bold, it’s the small touches like colored piping and [...]

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