Tuesday, April 15, 2008

{ tempting me tuesday: beach house living }




One of my ultimate dreams is to someday own a little cottage at the beach–nothing fancy, just a cozy getaway conducive to lazy afternoons and wiling away the day with sand between my toes. So I was thrilled to stumble upon this perfect little beach bungalow on one of Bluelines' home tours

Simple. Functional. Dreamy...


I love the use of beachy, nature-inspired elements indoors...
the tree stumps were found in a nearby field and painted with 
5 coats of fire engine red latex paint.



Cozy fireplace. Check.


A view to build a dream on...



I think my vintage collections of pyrex and milk glass 
would look quite lovely in this cabinet, don't you?



The sink, the painted floors, the colored glass door inserts...*sigh*



Personally, I'd choose another fabric for these fabulous faux bamboo chairs, 
but isn't this a great room with the wispy sea grass just outside the windows?


Love this art wall...it would be fun to fill it with vintage 
paint-by-number beach scenes too.

Thank you all for letting me dream a little dream with you today.

{ all images found via Martha Stewart }

7 comments:

design for mankind. said...

SPECTACULAR INSPIRATION! :) Thank you dear!

Julia said...

Look at all those books and that pantry! Oh! If you had a cottage like this, could I come and visit? I would bring you buckets of daffodils just for you!

S.HOPtalk said...

Daffodils...my favorite. ;) If I'm ever able to get a beach cottage like this, I will have a year long party and you will all be invited.

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Yippee! I'm in! Can I come too? :)
I will bring you pound cake,strawberries and cream!
I love all the painted floors, stumps and chairs. I am loving the red with the blue and the idea of relaxing in front of the fire or by the sea. Beautiful!
xo
Melissa

Art Kitten said...

I love all the light blue with the red! Oh that is so gorgeous.

AnastasiaC said...

dreamy interiors...makes you want to go on holiday!

Jennifer Ramos said...

TOTALLY LOVE those colorful chairs..wow!

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