Wednesday, June 24, 2009

If I had a beach house....




Like so many people, I dream of a house by the sea. Nothing too fancy. Just a little cottage a hop skip and a jump from the sand.







There'd be a great big living room, with huge picture windows facing the sea. I'd like a couple of big comfy white couches, and a fireplace for those wintry, brisk nights by the sea.




It would have a little quiet corner, for reading a book.




I'd like a large, well equipped kitchen, but nothing too fancy.



A great big table so I could comfortably entertain lots of friends or family. A great spot for board games too!






I'd want a buffet neatly stacked with all the things you need for entertaining the troupes.





A spare but comfortable main bedroom, with a vintage bed and crisp ticking bedding. Somewhere to snuggle down while listening to the waves.


A fun dormitory for all the kids.



A simple, yet luxurious bathroom.


I'd make sure there'd be lots of little of life necessities around, like french olive oil soap and thick white fluffy towels.


In fact, I'd make sure there were lots of little thoughtful touches, including flowers and candles.


Shells, of course.


Little lighthouses.





More shells, and some old bottles.







It's nice to dream isn't it?

Hope you enjoyed sharing my dream.

Best wishes,

33 comments:

Becky said...

It was lovely, thanks. I often have this same dream "sigh".

Smiles,
Becky

Rachel said...

A perfect interpretation of my dream beach house... All of those elements were in my head, I just never had the photos for it. THANK YOU!

Willow Decor: said...

Lovely images! But you forgot to add "if I had a beach house....I'd invite all my blog friends over for a visit!!"
xx-Gina

Melissa said...

Now I REALLY want to find an adirondack chair within view of the water!!

I'm Julia said...

What a nice way to start my day, dreaming along with you.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I'd love to run off to the beach right now, but instead, I must get ready for work. Your inspirations photos are exactly how I would picture a beach house if I had one!

Glamarella Junk said...

What a Great Post!!!! remembered some of the photos...loved them then! Don't you just love WHITE!!!

My name is PJ. said...

I would go from the water to the tub to the reading nook to the guest bedroom for some sleep! Perfect!

My name is PJ. said...

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Heidi said...

Looks like you have the beach house bug too. I hope you didn't catch it from me. Love the pics, had to save some for my dream beach house file. Heidi

A Touch of Country said...

I keep dreaming of a beach home. Right now I tell my hubby I'll have a home right by the water even if it is by a pond or river. I'd even take that!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oooohhh I truly enjoyed your dream! I'd be pretty content with that little corner with pink cushions!
xoxo

ana said...

This is perfect! just as i have imagine my beach house...

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

We have the same dream.

Elena (Tickled Pink Knits) said...

Love the atmosphere you've created with the imagery in this post. Positively dreamy.

Sand mellan tårna said...

Lovely pictures in a lovely blog!

//Linda

Tammy Tant said...

Beautiful and simple and so clean. Where do I sign up ?
xo,
Tammy

Megan and Jon said...

I wholeheartedly agree with all of those pictures. You are making me want to drive to Florida now. All the houses in Seaside make me drool!

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Keren @ The Cupcake Company said...

this is truly a dreamy post!

♥Aubrey said...

What a quaint little bathroon indeed. Thanks for sharing all these lovely pictures!

Oliveaux said...

I would love a simple little beach house like anyone of these! I am currently working on a holiday apartment on the beach. I love the inspiration! Ax

ness lockyer said...

If you did have this beach house...I would be on the next flight to join you on that deck!!
Ness xx

Porchlight Interiors said...

With such lovely taste, you deserve a beach house! Hope you get it someday! Tracey xx

Rachel Follett said...

I think my dream house would be very similar. Gorgeous style!

Sharnel said...

Maybe we could share this divine beach house of yours, cause it sounds just perfect!
x

Lauren said...

i want to go to your beach house Catherine!!! you always post the most BEAUTIFUL images!!!
xoxo,
lauren

mondo cherry said...

You would make a fortunes renting that beach house out! Hope your weekend is super.
Clare x

reena. said...

i love how the kids' dormitory is designed.

this is a lovely post, but then again, so is your entire blog! your entries have been such an inspiration to me, as i'm also trying to put up my own little "beach house" smack in the middle of the city.

Beautiful world said...

Oh... thank you for this dream you shared!

I LOVE your blog. I am gonna link it from mine.

I seem to be moving to an appartment by the sea in spain - hopefully.. so stay tuned, lol!

Hope it is ok that I steal some pics and link it to your blog?

Anna said...

Catherine...what a fantastic post..and even more amazing blog.
I got real excited when I saw the first image as I just finished restoring two old Adirondack chairs a few days ago( featured on my blog) and only dream of one day placing them so happily in full view of a beautiful blue ocean...one can dream :) Hope you have a lovely christmas.
Anna x

Rebecca Geldard said...

great post. what you like is very simular to my style. im becoming a follower.

atayala said...

I dream of having a beach house too. I know exactly how I'd decorate it, and it would have a lot of white walls and hardwood floors.

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