Monthly Archives: July 2013

black door with gold ships wheel nautical front door

A Nautical Welcome

 

Is there any easier way to say, “Welcome to my beach home” than with a colorful front door? We don’t think so!  Your front entrance sets the mood for what’s inside your beach house.  Here are a few inspiration photos to get your creative juices flowing.  Why not create your own “nautical welcome” this week!?

This blue door welcomes visitors in nautical style. Located on an island in Brittany, France.

Nautical door on a home on the remote island of d'Ouessant, in Brittany, France.

 

Yellow and Black?  It never dawned on me to use these colors to create a nautical front entrance.

yellow and black nautical front door

You can never go wrong with traditional red, white & blue. The crab door knocker is a delightful touch too!

red white blue nautical front door

Via Completely Coastal ~ Door Knockers by Michael Healy. Click for story.

 

Sometimes simple is best! A black door with a ship’s wheel attached makes a simplistic nautical front entrance.

black door with gold ships wheel nautical front door

 

Turquoise plus seahorses equal an amazing front entrance…especially if you live in the tropics.

turquoise nautical front door entrance

Create your own nautical welcome wreath by using an old wheel, rope & paint.

Upcycle a Ship Helm into a Nautical Wreath

Pink!?  Who knew that pink could look so adorable on a beach cottage front entrance.  We love the whale and light fixtures too!

Pink nautical front door entrance

 

More ideas at Nautical Front Doors on Pinterest!

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Beach House Bath Design

beach house bathroom design by beach chic design

 

Beach Chic Design  created this gorgeous coastal bathroom with oval studded mirror flanked by polished nickel sconces.  A cherry stained bathroom vanity with white vessel bowl sinks and polished nickel wall-mount faucet completes the picture. We love how the mirror mimic’s a porthole window for a nautical feel in the room.  Is this coastal bathroom a hit or miss in your book?

Ocean Home Magazine Massachusetts Home Architecture

A Massachusett’s Dream Home

A Massachusetts couple levels an old eyesore to build anew on a dream plot of waterfront land.

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Ocean Home Magazine Massachusetts Home Architecture

Sarah and Ian Hart were determined to live by the ocean. But when they found a spectacular waterfront lot perched atop a 72-foot bluff in Marblehead, MA, it had an obvious flaw: the house that had stood there since the 1950s.

“We fell for a beautiful piece of land and knew that this was the spot,” says Sarah. “But the house was uninspiring, in need of repair, and it was moldy. Then, we found out that it was also non-conforming because it was too close to the property line. This meant that any potential renovations would trigger municipal permitting issues.”

The solution was clear: Tear down the house and build a structure that would conform to zoning regulations. This also provided the couple with the opportunity to indulge in their personal preferences.  Read more on Ocean Home Magazine

Ocean Home magazine is the premier publication for people who love the luxury oceanfront lifestyle, from home design and decor to world-class beach resorts, villas, hotels, and destinations.

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Seashell Wreath with Hand-Painted Natural Sea Fans

The Seashell Collection Seashell Wreath
A fitting tribute to summer…an abundantly embellished seashell wreath with a variety of beautiful seashells, sand dollars, sea cookies, mushroom coral and hand-painted Sea Fan pieces. Each wreath is handmade by the fine folks at The Seashell Collection. Designer, Janet Nordlinger, offers customization of this wreath with your choice of Sea Fan color.  You can select either aqua, blue, turquoise or sea foam green. A color for every beach house interior design!

Due to the organic nature of the materials, each seashell wreath will be unique.

Visit The Seashell Collection on Etsy and on Facebook too!

 

Seabrook Island Home Interior Design by Tillman Long Interiors

Seabrook Island, SC – Beach Home Tour

Seabrook Island Home Exterior by Tillman Long Interiors

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Tillman Long Interiors approaches each project with a conscious consideration for three elements that are most important in any setting: practicality, comfort and of course, beauty. Judy believes that the best design not only looks beautiful but it must function well and be practical for the client.

What’s your favorite room of this Seabrook Island home?

Photo Credit: Bette Walker Photography

Beach House Bedroom – Art Takes Centerstage

Beach House decorating Beach Cottage Bedroom Art

A neutral beach house bedroom makes the perfect backdrop for a piece of scenic beach art.  This beach cottage bedroom design is completed with a mid-century bench, tray ceiling and a desk which is flanked by vintage blue chairs. Well done!

Photographer: James R. Salomon Photography website