monday at the beach

When warm weather arrives, my mind and soul wander off to the beach. (Unfortunately, my body just doesn’t always get the chance to go) Whether it’s New England or the Gulf coast, I am physically and emotionally drawn to sand and surf.

So welcome to my new blog series…
‘Monday at the Beach’
Let’s go...

Newport Beach Surf Shack Chic

This cottage maintains the surf culture of the area and preserves the elements of the cottage that makes it so unique and charming.

Exotic Living Room

The living room was decorated with generous upholstered pieces to ensure maximum comfort. The corduroy, leather, and vintage grain sack upholstery encourages lounging, while batik prints in rich reds and marine blues provide an exotic beat.

Island-Style Bedroom

Batik prints in the same color palette as the living room are used in the bedroom against a backdrop of crisp white. A John Severson watercolor painting of Waikiki Beach hangs above the built-in bed, bringing the outdoors in.

Cozy Dining Room

Woven accents—a sea grass rug, a painted wicker chair—plus a few nautical nods, such as the brass pendant fixture, keep the mood casual and the focus on the water.

Subtle Nautical Kitchen

The kitchen’s 1950s rope-and-wood chairs and the sailboat prints exude nautical style without being over the top. 

What do you think of this cute little cottage?
Is it move-in ready for you?

Many thanks go to my friends at Coastal Living for their help with this.