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Beach House Tour: A Coastal Cottage


Today, I’m welcoming the sunshine with this colorful coastal cottage.

Located on Tybee Island in Savannah, GA, this cottage has everything someone can wish for in a coastal cottage. It has a welcoming front porch and vibrant interiors mixed with soothing spaces. And talking about space, this is a cottage that uses every inch of it in a very smart way. Take for example the second story loft, where curtains were added to create separate sleeping areas for the kids and an extra area to play.

The main floor is open and it feels spacious, full of natural light. The kitchen in this coastal cottage is also great with its grey cabinets and honed white marble countertops.

Designed by Joel Snayd from Rethink Design Studio, this coastal cottage has that great summer feel that we often crave and wish we could find more often for our delight.

The interiors of this cottage are inspiring me to bring more color into my home during this summer! I hope it inspired you too!


Coastal Cottage

This screened porch is a great place to enjoy a sunny, bug-free afternoon. :-)

I love the 1960s vintage spun fiberglass outdoor furniture. The designer added new cushions using Sunbrella fabric.

The iron urns are most likely from the 1920s.

Living Room

The living is fun, colorful and comfortable.

Rug is from GDC Home and sofa is the “Silhouettes Sofa with Dressmaker Skirt” by Hickory Chair. The sofa pillows are Thomas Paul for Duralee with solid green back and welt cord.

The pair of rattan chairs were bought locally at a store called One Fish Two Fish. The coffee table was a vintage find and the blinds are Rio woven shades.

Dining Room

The open space connecting the dining room and kitchen, makes everything much easier when entertaining.

The light fixture above the dining room table is from Circa Lighting. The finish is antique brass. The designer painted the “hood and trim pieces” a soft pale blue to give it a more vintage cottage feel.

Chairs are by Crate & Barrel and the dining table is from Hickory Chair.


The floors are 6×12 Squall slate in a brick pattern.

Stools & Stairs

The kitchen cabinets were painted in Sterling 1591 by Benjamin Moore.

The countertop is Carrera marble with a honed finish and the kitchen stools are from Overstock.


The second story of this cottage acts as a sleeping nook and family room.

Paint Color: The floor color is Sterling 1591 by Benjamin Moore and the walls are SW Extra White 7006.


According to the designer, behind the white flowing curtains are built-in beds each adorned with a nautical reading light and built-in hideaway niches.

The curtains are from Pottery Barn.

Behind the Curtains

This is playful and vibrant. The designer used nautical pillows (2 for each bed) and hung them with hooks from Etsy.

The night stand is vintage, from the early 60s. Rug is from West Elm. The navy sheets and pillow covers are from Amy Butler’s Constanta Navy bedding collection.

Kids Play Area

The play area feels light and airy with painted gray floors and all white wall. This is a wonderful place for the kids to hangout.

The swivel rattan chairs and table are vintage finds.

Paint Color: Extra White 7006 by Sherwin Williams.

Grey & Yellow

What a wonderful way to spruce up a bathroom. From basic to fabulous!

The side table is by West Elm. The fabric used for the shower curtain is by Dwell Studio.

Adding Color

Bathroom Dimensions: roughly 6′ x 12′.

Guest Bedroom

This is a very relaxing bedroom. Small yet comfortable.

Night stand is by West Elm and the sconces are by Ralph Lauren.

Coastal Colors

The headboard was found at an antique store and then sprayed a soft grey.

Wall Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Tradewind 6218.

Between Quilts & Shells

This vintage armoire was professionally painted.

Coastal Bathroom Design

Lovely coastal decor and sconces.

Master Bedroom

This bedroom is perfect for a cottage!

The bed is vintage and the white bed spread with green trim was purchased at a local Homegoods.

Paint Color: Sherwin Williams 6204 Sea Salt.


I love the classic elements found in this bathroom, such as the white marble and the claw tub.

The wall color is SW Window Pane 6210.

The mirror was found at a flea market, painted in a warm gray and then, glazed and lightly scratched with steel wool to add more patina.

Outdoor Shower

A beach cottage with an outdoor shower? This is paradise!

Light above front door is by Barn Light

The exterior paint is Sherwin Williams Dewy 6469. The trims are Sherwin Williams Extra White 7006.

The door paint color is Sherwin Williams Gladiola 6875.



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How are you guys doing today? I missed yesterday’s post because I took my weekend off to spend time with the kids. We played board games and watched hokey. My husband made a very yummy Mother’s Day dinner for us and we had a very memorable day together.

Now, I’m off to organize and clean some things around the house. That’s a job that never ends… :-)

Have a great day, my friends!!!

With Love,


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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A Casual & Comfortable Beach House — Maybe it’s a bit too early to miss summer already, but I surely wish I was walking on a sandy beach at this moment. This beach house makes you want to live by the beach and be able to enjoy the ocean’s breeze every day of the year.

The interiors are bright and beautiful! With a coastal vibe in every room, this beach house certainly reminds you of sunny days spent at the shore and I especially love the large sun room and the small, but very efficient kitchen.

The perfect beach house for me is casual and comfortable and has no space for boredom. The decor should be fun and exciting and it should have a ‘coming into a beach house feeling’ where you know you’re going to have a good time.

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Casual & Comfortable Beach House Living Room

The living room feels collected and comfy at the same time.

Living Room

Casual & Comfortable Beach House Living Room

Beach houses should always have fun colors.


Casual & Comfortable Beach House Window Seat

Isn’t that window-seat perfect? Oh, I could stay there for hours…


Casual & Comfortable Beach House Window Seat

A great place to relax after a long day at the beach.

Sun Room

Casual & Comfortable Beach House Sun Room

The sun room (used as family room) is my favorite room in this house. It’s relaxed yet stylish.  Notice the windows!


Casual & Comfortable Beach House Kitchen

You don’t need too much space to have a fantastic kitchen. It’s all about planning it right and choosing beautiful elements.


Casual & Comfortable Beach Bedroom

I really like the simplicity of this bedroom.


Casual & Comfortable Beach Bathroom

Here’s the reason I’m always talking about choosing timeless materials. Nothing in this bathroom will look outdated for many years to come.

Guest Bedroom

Casual & Comfortable Beach House Bedroom

I don’t know why, but I love daybeds. This one has a classic look and goes perfectly with this coastal decor.


Casual & Comfortable Beach House garden

Can you pictures the kids running back and forth? :-)


Casual & Comfortable Beach House Ocean View

The beautiful ocean…

Don’t you also love this beach house? I loved the relaxed and colorful decor found here. It makes me miss summer and the days we spent at the beach.

I hope you’re having a great day and I hope you’re feeling happy, at peace and loved. But, if for any reason you aren’t, I hope this post can make you feel a little better. We all have difficult days, the important is to keep in mind we matter and we’re deserving of a great life. :-)

Have a Blessed day, my friends!


Luciane at HomeBunch.com


Article Source: Santa Barbara luxury homes via Nicety.