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! ;-)
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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?
- Kick Back in Style – Summer Beach House Decor Ideas (redenvelope.com)