Beach House Inspiration

For those of you who don’t know, I have a very big dream of someday having several properties for my family and I to spend our time at.  In this very large dream (lol) we have a woodsy vacation home, and a beach house.  In the past, I have written about my inspiration for our woodsy home, but today I thought that I would share some fun ideas for our someday-beach house.  :-)  Every once in a while, I will write a post like this.  It’s fun for me to compile my ideas into a post and I hope that it’s fun to kind of dream with me!  ;-)

Beach House Inspiration  {Inspiration Affirmation}
In my dream beach house, there would be lots of blue and white.  I especially love a great blue and white toile fabric — I would love to use a fabric like that throughout our beach house.  My favorite is when a traditional fabric like toile is mixed with more modern elements — such dimension!

Beach House Inspiration  {Inspiration Affirmation}
I would love a bedroom full of windows that lead out to the beach.  Yes, people — I want my house to be just steps away from the water.  :-)  Imagine cracking these windows open and hearing those waves crashing onto one another.  Sounds magical to me.

Beach House Inspiration  {Inspiration Affirmation}
I will need an open space so that I can float our furniture — and I would love to have furniture with dressmaker details aplenty.  Lots of special pieces full of detail and personality.

Beach House Inspiration  {Inspiration Affirmation}
This is Melissa’s house from The Inspired Room.  I am in love with her copper lantern, and I wish for our beach house to have at least one!  ;-)  Check out that beautiful stained glass window, too!  Ar e you in love yet?  You should definitely go take a peek at her blog — it’s one of my absolute favorites!

Beach House Inspiration  {Inspiration Affirmation}
I am loving these dark wood floors that add such warmth to the bright white color surrounding it.  Yes, please.  And a puppy waiting for me by the front door would be nice, too.  :-)  I’ll have to convince my husband of that one, though!  Ha!

Beach House Inspiration  {Inspiration Affirmation}
Stenciled stair risers.  I’m not totally certain that I would actually do this, but how gorgeous is it?!  Maybe I could do this on the stairs leading up to our beach house from the actual beach — or from the front of the beach house.  I think this would be a really pretty look outdoors, and with fading of the tile and such, it would have such a beautiful aged and weathered look over time.

Beach House Inspiration  {Inspiration Affirmation}
Brightly-colored exterior doors — you just can’t go wrong with them when it comes to a beach house.  I do like that this door is a soft bright color, though — your eyes stream over it nicely but it adds such cute charm!

Beach House Inspiration  {Inspiration Affirmation}
Okay, people — this?  Is my dream spot.  This is what I call a fireplace gather zone — a great place to relax after a day in the water.  I’ll need cozy armchairs, window seats, fun accent chairs, and an ottoman or two — plenty of seating for our (hopefully) large family.  ;-)  *Sigh*

What about your dream vacation home?  Beach, mountains, where would you want it to be?  What else needs to be in your someday beach house?

Image Sources: {BHG}  {Luxitrend}  {Style At Home}  {The Inspired Room}  {House & Home}  {Lonny}  {Hudson Interiors}  {Style At Home}

Valentine's Day Signature  {Inspiration Affirmation}



  1. Julia

    My dream vacation home would definitely be at the beach! Lots of white walls with dark floors (love those), white slipcovered furniture with green and coral accents!

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