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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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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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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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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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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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You Won’t Be Singing the Blues with These Beach Blue Ceilings

I L.O.V.E. a blue ceiling.  Having had blue ceilings in my last home I can tell you they’re PHE-NOM-INAL!!  I swear they’re a mood elevator. It’s like always being outside on a beautiful sunny day — they just elevate your mood! Seriously!  Take a look at these gorgeous blue ceilings and I’ll bet you’ll be [...]

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No Beach Cottage? No Problem!
Bring the Beach to Your House

Lauren Russell has always dreamed of living in a little beach cottage overlooking the water. The home she imagines has exposed-beam ceilings, casement windows, French doors and painted cedar shake siding.  The only problem is, Lauren doesn’t live anywhere near the beach.  See how she has turned her five-bedroom hillside house near Annapolis into the [...]

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A Bold, Bright & Beautiful Beach Cottage

I love, love, love this beach bungalow that would be equally at home in Key West as it is in it’s native California harbor.  Designed by Krista Ewart for her sister Laurie Thiel, this little cottage on Balboa Island (off of Newport Beach), California is my idea of a h.a.p.p.y space and I’d be thrilled [...]

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Home Tour: A Summer Place in Cape Cod

I’m that person that when driving down a coastal road, I look at all the beautiful homes and wonder what it looks like inside.  That’s what’s so fun for me about doing this blog — I get to “peek” inside these gorgeous homes — and so do you! This gorgeous home belongs to a young [...]

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Amazing Shell Cabin
You won’t believe your eyes!

Okay, so I’ve been wanting to do a little shell project – just a little something for a Valentines Day gift, so I went looking on the internet for some tips and ideas — you know how we do {wink} … and … well … I came across this entire cabin of shells.  Now I feel [...]

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Easy Breezy Beautifully Coastal Style
Rowayton Home Tour

Doesn’t this home make you want to kick off your shoes and settle into the soothing blues?  I love the clean lines accented with details that unveil themselves to you upon closer inspection.  I’d consider this home, designed by Lynn Morgan Design, to be casually chic … perfect for a beach home.  That’s no surprise because Lynn’s decorating [...]

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