Monthly Archives: June 2013

seaside charm beach house decor

Beach House Decorating: Wall with Seaside Charm

seaside charm beach house decor


What do you think of this room filled with seaside charm? We think it’s just right and easy to re-create in any beach house.

Would you consider creating a display like this or it is over the top?  If you do like this interior design then visit Passion Decor on Tumblr for lots more glorious decorating inspiration!

I’m off to find some metal poles for stringing some canvas onto!

Creating a Beach House Art Gallery Wall

Ideas for Creating a Beach Art Gallery Wall


Tom and I splurged this month and bought a few new pieces of furniture; a wine cabinet, (gotta have one of those!) a new desk for Tom, new office chairs for both of us, and a fun couch table with baskets for storage.  Now that our little abode is starting to look more like a real “complete” home, I see a real need to rearrange all of the art in our living room and along the walls in our dining room.  So, for the past few months I have been collecting ideas on my Beach Art board on Pinterest, to see if anything strikes me for inspiration.

The more I think about it, the more I really like the idea of a gallery wall, as our ceilings are almost 10 feet high and we have a ton of room to play with.  Now, to simply edit our collected (combined) art, and family photos to figure out what style works the best for our eclectic taste and for our space.

Picture rails, no picture rails? Love the collections, and mixed objects in these images! (Pottery Barn)

Such fun family photos!  Especially love the idea of the unifying theme of black and white “beach”.  If only we had a staircase…

This is just plain whimsy!  Again, wish we had a staircase… and wish my mom  (or my grandma!) had saved her bathing suits.

Aqua and sand dune color blocking sea shells, sea stars, sea fans and sea biscuits.  I like the idea of bringing together different sizes and different materials, but marrying them with matching frames. But that would mean that I would have to think about re-framing some of my favorite pieces.  Hmmm… might not work.

Pretty! Neutral and soothing for the beach, but too matchy-matchy? (Coastal Living Magazine)

Another great collection, interesting fish, birds and shells.  Brought together by a neutral color palette, but still an unique mix of art.  Love the round mirror as the center highlight!  Hmmm….now, that’s an idea that I could start with?

Great use of blue and white! Especially the royal-navy blue frames on the white “ship-lap” type of wall.

These last images are probably my favorites! Combining just the right sea blues, shells, books and fabulous collected art images.   Honestly though, if I could just talk Tom into hanging a few picture rails (hammering is not his favorite thing!) I would opt for image inspiration #1.

What do you think?   Do any of you have a wall like this in your house?

Carons Beach House

P.S. All image sources (if there is one) can be found on my Pinterest Board – Beach Art

Seaside Glass Gallery – Coastal Home Decor


When you need the perfect, unique gift that speaks elegance, Seaside Glass Gallery is the ultimate online destination for handcrafted glass jewelry, wine accessories and home décor.  They bring color and joy of nature to your life!

Seaside Glass Gallery’s collection of handcrafted, artisan items is always growing as they adjust to meet the demands of their customers. “We prides ourselves on stellar customer service and always go beyond the initial sale to ensure your expectations are met.”

Whether you need a gift for the wine lover in your life, or want to enhance your own jewelry collection with Murano-styled glass pieces, Seaside Glass Gallery has the right items for you.  Browse their online store today for unique glass jewelry, ornaments, kitchenware, wine bottle stoppers & accessories.

If you’d like to WIN A SEASHELL ACCENT TABLE, pop over to our Coastal Lifestyle Blog to enter this weekend…but hurry, the contest ends on Monday, June 24 2013.

sea turtle platter - Seaside Glass Gallery

Make this your one-stop shop for gifts for the home, holiday gifts, gifts for birthdays, or thank you gifts.

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Beach House Tour: Classic Cape Cod Cottage


This classic cape cod cottage sits majestically on the shoreline of Sengekontacket Pond, with sweeping water views and its own private sandy beach. Directly to its east, the property is bordered by more than a 150 acres of conservation land in the Caroline Tuthill Preserve.

Located in Edgartown, a small village on Martha’s Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, this cottage was designed with summer in mind. The interior mixes some beautiful vintage pieces with comfortable coastal decor, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful waterviews.

Outside, there are lavish perennial and hydrangea gardens surrounding a large brick patio. The patio opens from the dining area and kitchen for outdoor dining and entertaining.

This cape cod cottage is truly a place where anyone can dream of having fun in the sun, or doing absolutely nothing at all.


Cape Cod Cottage

Private setting on 150 Acres of conservation land on Sengekontacket pond.


Picture-Perfect Cottage

The perfect place to enjoy a sunny day.



Beautiful gardens and architecture.


Front Door

A view of the front entry and gardens.

Coastal Design

The traditional living room features wall of windows looking out over Sengekontacket Pond.


Relax, It’s Summer!

There’s a very appealing mix of traditional architecture with relaxed furnishings in this space. It actually works very well for this cottage.


The eating area is very casual, yet classic and has lovely waterviews.

Eating & Cooking

The eating area opens to a fantastic kitchen.


A smaller island separates the kitchen from the eating area.


Surprise! Surprise! Not so shabby for a cottage kitchen, huh?


This French Lacanche Range is sexy and is the star of this kitchen. I love how beautiful it looks against the white cabinets and marble. Warmth is brought not only with the red range, but also with brass hardware.


This bedroom is all about simplicity.


I love these vintage beds. Aren’t they charming?


This is a great way to display art.


This cottage is a dream inside and out!


Inviting brick patio with lovely views.


Simply gorgeous!


A romantic spot…


Brick is always warm and classic.


This classic cape cod is surrounded by lush, nicely manicured grounds and gardens.


Can it get any better than this?

Let’s start packing our bags!


Isn’t it a dreamy spot? I honestly fell in love with this cottage… that range, the shingles and the beach! Wow! This is paradise for me! 

See more Inspiring Interior Design Ideas in my Archives

~ Luciane of


Connie Cooper’s Beach Front Home Design

Beach Front Property by Connie Cooper Photography by Kieth Scott Morton

Creating comfortable spaces…that’s what Connie Cooper Designs excels at!  Connie, a 30-year industry veteran, believes in a client-centered practice. Each interior design project is tailored to individual tastes, needs and budget. But all designs, whether traditional or progressive, will be distinguished by Cooper’s signature detail, imaginative touches and comfortable elegance.

Earlier in her career, Cooper designed floor covering, textiles and wall covering for manufacturers such as Allied Signal and Celanese Corporation, and later designed high-end, hand-screened wallpaper under her own name.

Here’s a beautiful example of Connie’s work…a beach front interior design:

Beach Front Property by Connie Cooper Photography by Kieth Scott Morton


Beach Front Property by Connie Cooper Photography by Kieth Scott Morton


Beach Front Property by Connie Cooper Photography by Kieth Scott Morton


Whether you need full interior design services or want to freshen up your home Connie Cooper designs will help you create a style, whether modern or traditional, that you can call your own.

Visit Connie Cooper Designs for more inspiration!