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.
Yellow and Black? It never dawned on me to use these colors to create a nautical front entrance.
You can never go wrong with traditional red, white & blue. The crab door knocker is a delightful touch too!
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.
Turquoise plus seahorses equal an amazing front entrance…especially if you live in the tropics.
Create your own nautical welcome wreath by using an old wheel, rope & paint.
Pink!? Who knew that pink could look so adorable on a beach cottage front entrance. We love the whale and light fixtures too!
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?
A Massachusetts couple levels an old eyesore to build anew on a dream plot of waterfront land.
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.
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.
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
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