When warm weather arrives, my mind and soul wander off to the beach. (Unfortunately, my body doesn’t always get the chance to go) Whether it’s
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’
This clapboard getaway cottage in
was built at the end of the 19th
century. A 1980s addition gave it the sawtooth roofline, with parallel gables
that create a zigzag appearance. On the inside, it’s clear that laid-back is
the attitude of choice in this home. Key West
When selecting furnishings, the homeowner searched for antiques at their favorite shops back home in
Miller’s studio for fabrics. The Southern touches, such as skirted
tables, pleated lamp shades, and floral patterns, seem at home with the Memphis signatures of
horizontal-slat walls, brightly colored accents, and nautical accents. Key West
In the kitchen, a farm table and cherry cabinetry underscore the home’s casual feel. Doors and windows open to the pool area, making it an ideal home for outdoor entertaining.
One of the best features of this cottage is the pool, which shares a wall with the home’s foundation. With two statuesque Spanish lime trees (a protected species) in the backyard, fitting a pool in was a bit of a challenge. But with the pool directly beside the house it becomes an extension of the living space.
A poolside bar invites guests outside. A painting by
Worth, created with automobile paint, can withstand the elements. Key West
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.