monday at the beach

Welcome to All in the Detail... I am so glad you are here!

When warm weather arrives, my mind and soul wander off to the beach.
(Unfortunately, my body just doesn’t get a chance to go!)

Whether it’s New England or the Gulf coast, I am physically and emotionally drawn to sand and surf.

What is it that has this effect on me?

Does this happen to you?
So welcome to my new blog series…

'Monday at the Beach'

Let’s go...

Lake Michigan Summer House

A quaint, vintage cottage overlooking Lake Michigan’s cobalt blue water is the perfect summer escape for one South Florida family. One of the highlights of their yearly tradition? Celebrating Independence Day on the water.

American Inspiration

In the family room, a red, white, and blue tableau helps the family set the scene for their patriotic festivities. The hues of blue are echoed in the gorgeous view of the breakers right outside.

Lively Breakfast Nook

The narrow dining nook is a natural gathering space, and further pulls in the homeowner’s love of seafaring motifs. “It’s like a real boat galley,” the homeowner says. “Squeezing around the table is part of the experience!”


Dreamy Bedroom

Classic beaded board lends a cottage feel to this relaxing bedroom, which is especially serene thanks to the light blue ceiling and calming blue palette.


Nod to Nautical

In one of the children’s rooms, the red, white, and blue palette is continued and punctuated with more pops of primary colors from old buoys secured about the bed.

What do you think of this cute little beach cottage?

Is it move-in ready for you?

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