I am a wife, a mother, an auntie and a friend. I love thrifting, garage sales, re-purposing, creating, painting, anything that makes our little rental home more welcoming, comfortable and cozy. I have discovered the "art" of amateur photography & I love the idea of capturing the beauty in the ordinary everyday things that surround us. Blogging is a wonderful way to make new friends and share with people who have the same interests. My personal taste in decorating leans towards "casual cottage/coastal decor". I now have a small shop on etsy, called "SandySeashore" where you'll find some of my vintage finds, my photography and some handmade things. I hope you take the time to check it out! Thanks for droppin' in!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Beautiful Beachy Rooms -To Inspire!

 I absolutely love the comfortable and casual look of coastal cottage style. I like things that look time worn, like they've been loved and used by someone else. Coastal can also be elegant if you prefer, but in my case, my home is small and cozy coastal fits it best. The following are great examples of beautifully done beachy rooms, I hope you find them inspirational, I do!

 The above is a great use of space. Think of all the storage the built-ins can be used for.
                                              Beachy can lean towards a ``pretty`` girly look.

                                               Pretty soft colours. Beautiful wood floors.
                                         This is a very elegant room. I absolutely love the driftwood table.
                                                      Great beach grass headboard!
                                   My very favorite colours!! Looks fantastic with the dark floors!
                                                  Who could resist a long soak in this tub!
                                  So relaxing, sink into the overstuffed couch with a good book....
                                                       Gorgeous! Such happy colours!!!
                           The only time I would get out of that bed would be to sit in the chair on the deck!!!
                                         Fantastic use of space. Fun patterns make it so upbeat.
                          Great view for that morning coffee. The old table is so pretty with it`s glass knobs.
                    If I owned my home, all the ceilings would be done in white beadboard. Love the look.
                       The mirror in this room is made of salvaged wood found on the beach, it`s got great texture.
                                                         For the lovers of soft and pretty.
                                                                     Great chandelier!
                                Great chairs, table base, and I want that large shell used to hold magazines.

                                                                    I could sleep here!
                                                                    ...and bathe here!
                                       The next one uses a apothecary chest as an island.
                                             I also like how they hung the curtains, on pegs.
                                                 Hope you enjoyed my little tour of homes!!


  1. I love this! Everything is beautiful!!

  2. What a wonderful site! I will have to spend a lot more time on here when I get time. Love the romantic and soft side of beach themes! I too am a thrift store-aholic!