ocean decor

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Does Your Entry Door Say
“Welcome to the Beach”?

Today I thought I’d share with you a very budget friendly way for your beach home to make a great first impression… a way to welcome your guests before they even step into your home… Painted Entry Doors Painted doors really announce an entry; they offer a dose of color, style and a way to show your [...]

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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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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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how to decorate with beach colors

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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