Friday, March 20, 2009

Inspiration

I'm pretty sure that I've already mentioned my love for my new Coastal Living subscription. Sadly, it took the place of Cottage Living when the mag shuttered but thankfully they still have a lot of cottage style *and* it's beachy to boot, what could be better? Of course, some of you have never lived near the coast and might not like a beachy style at all but Trav and I love it. I have to say that I'm very thankful that Trav and I have similar decorating styles. Unlike some guys, he definitely has an opinion so I'm glad our styles mesh. And if they don't I can usually bring him around to my side- as long as I don't go Victorian crazy or anything ornate, there would be no hope for that. Anyway, I've got five minutes to blog before I have to get ready to get Chloe from school (she'll be on her 3 week spring break after today-yay!) and I think I can do this...so here goes.

I look at this as a variation of Mary's outdoor bed idea. I've decided that I'm definitely going to have some sort of sleeping apparatus at whatever point I have a back porch. Outside naps are positively delightful. As are these beautiful turquoise covered cushions.

Oh for a house with doors and walls like these. I could live without the tarpons on the walls (I'm pretty sure that's what kind of fish those are. My mom caught one once-sort of- I'll have to tell you that story some other time). I can smell the sea breezes already.

I love the relaxed feel of this kitchen. It's somewhat lacking in counter space but that porch door on the pantry is lovely. I'm not sure how much cooking I'd do at the beach anyway.
And the master bedroom that sits in a converted porch. I actually love all the white with my-favorite-color green accents.
You can find their current issue here. I've got lots more ideas to file away under "maybe one day I'll have a house with lots of character". But until then a girl can dream....

5 comments:

Christy said...

Oh me! I love this - I love the walls, the porch beds and the kitchen - especially the turquoise screen door on the pantry! I may have to pick this issue up...

MOM said...

I can see you guys at a beach house. It really suits you.

Ms. Tee said...

Oh gosh - you & I have very much the same style - I *heart* these! My house isn't decorated like this, but I'd love it if it were! I was so sad that Cottage Living closed up shop, but you have now convinced me to get a subscription to Coastal Living. This is gorgeous - thanks for all the pretty inspiration! :)

Mary said...

I like it. I love how clean it feels. I just wouldn't want sand in every corner. And that's what I think of...never ending sand...in irritating places. But I love how it looks. :)

I'll definitely have to show Kris the picture of the bench/swings/cots I have already been longing for my back porch bed and today is only the first day of Spring.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Ahhhh. Love these rooms. I fantasize about having a beach house like this all the time. Maybe someday...