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Monday, August 10

monday at the beach



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 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...



New England Style Beach Cottage

This 100-year-old cottage on Bailey Island, Maine, required some simple touch-ups to turn it into a cozy hideaway with thrilling views. The cottage’s quirky character and celebrated its aged-to-perfection charm makes this spot a true dream getaway.




Traditional Beach Room

A hodgepodge of 20th century furniture came with the house, so a lot of time was spent rearranging and incorporating some of the homeowners’ own pieces while still preserving the Old Maine feel.




Typical Cottage Bedroom

Wood-planked floors and cozy quilts made of light, sea-colored pastels honor the rustic feel of the century-old cottage, embracing the charm of the setting and the house.




Kitchen with a View

The small breakfast table placed square in front of the windows provides the best view of the waves crashing off Casco Bay. A collection of enamelware in the kitchen’s open cabinets came with the house and was—surprisingly—in the homeowner’s favorite shades of blue.




Simple Sunroom

The enclosed sunroom offers an ideal spot to sit and watch the bay while still protected from the elements. Even on stormy evenings, the room offers thrilling views.
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.