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.
“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.
Living Room: Inspired by the sea, tortoise shells and conch shells accessorize the living area, while starfish adorn the mantel.
Kitchen: Nautical-style pendant lighting is used above the kitchen’s island for coastal flair.
Inside Out: French doors were used between the kitchen and an outdoor dining area.
Windows: A bank of shutters offer coastal charm, shade and/or seclusion when needed.
Back Porch: By adding a swinging daybed and waterproof curtains, this porch becomes a retreat.
Read about more details at Southern Living Magazine
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