Nautical Coastal Home Tour from Southern Living

{Beach House Tour} Timeless Coastal Charm

You don’t have to live at the beach to be able to turn your home into a seaside retreat.  This week’s Beach House Tour inspires us with its timeless coastal charm even though it is a little bit of a drive to the beach.  The homeowners remained undaunted by the distance from the sea and created coastal tranquility in their Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina home.


Nautical Coastal Home Tour from Southern Living

In keeping with sturdy and modest structural coastal aesthetics and in response to the local climate, the home features wide roof overhangs, simple details, and comfortable porches to catch refreshing breezes. Tabby, which was used on the home’s exterior, is a mixture of crushed oyster shells that dries like concrete and was often used by early settlers because its ingredients were readily found along the coast.” ~ Southern Living

Front Porch: By decorating their front porch with sea-weathered look lamps, rugs made of sisal and using coral patterned throw pillows  they created instant Atlantic Ocean ambiance.

Nautical Coastal Home Tour Porch as Outdoor Living Room


Living Room:  Inspired by the sea, tortoise shells and conch shells accessorize the living area, while starfish adorn the mantel.


Nautical Coastal Home Tour from Southern Living


Nautical Coastal Home Living Room Tour from Southern Living


Kitchen:  Nautical-style pendant lighting is used above the kitchen’s island for coastal flair.

Nautical Coastal Home Kitchen Tour from Southern Living

Inside Out: French doors were used between the kitchen and an outdoor dining area.

Nautical Coastal Home Tour from Southern Living

Windows: A bank of shutters offer coastal charm, shade and/or seclusion when needed.

Nautical Coastal Home Shutters


Back Porch:  By adding a swinging daybed and waterproof curtains, this porch becomes a retreat.

Nautical Coastal Home Tour Back Porch Retreat


 Read about more details at Southern Living Magazine



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11 thoughts on “{Beach House Tour} Timeless Coastal Charm

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    Wow, superb blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
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  2. Coastal Femme

    This home is just gorgeous. The blue shutters and stained front door really compliment each other. The proch is so beach inspired and cozy. Thanks for sharing this-love it!

  3. Diana

    Thanks for the beautiful pics of this home. Love the colors. I have a question…I am looking to do something out of the ordinary for our beach house in DE above the fireplace. There is no mantle there now and I want one but want it otobe a focal point/conversation piece. I have brainstormed…like a driftwood mantle, a mermaid like corbel on each side to hold up the mantle.
    Any ideas??? I have been trying to come up with something for 5 years!

    Thanks to all!

  4. Gina Black

    I LOVE shutters and these are so gorgeous in blue. Thanks for sharing another wonderful beach house tour with us. xoxo

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