Yesterday was sunny and 60 degrees here in Massachusetts. I know that doesn't sound like a big deal to my southern friends, but believe me, it was glorious! After a LONG, cold winter and a miserable March, it was wonderful to feel the sun's warmth on my skin. Hopefully we can officially put our winter parkas away!
As we trudged through March's cold, gray, dreary weather, my thoughts turned to summer decorating and time spent at the beach. I love cozy, coastal cottages...I mean, how wonderful are these...
photos from Pinterest
Weathered shutters, white trim, lots of windows to enjoy the view and ocean breezes, and a porch for relaxed lounging...add these elements together for a relaxed, casual beach home perfect for summer get-aways. When it comes to casual, summer houses, I like the idea of going bright and colorful for the interiors. A punch of color goes along with the fun, relaxed vibe of vacation. Just be sure to avoid "color overload"...one way is by keeping the background (walls) white and bright, and let your furniture take center stage.
Maine Cottage Furniture has the perfect custom made wooden furniture that can be painted in any color to suit your taste. The company was founded 20 years ago in Yarmouth, Maine and all their pieces are made in the USA of durable maple and poplar woods. Their pieces are perfect for any beach house, lake house or cottage.
Fun, bright pillows from Layla Grace...
These pieces are from the Coastal Living line at Wayfair-
The Tucker dining chair from Serena & Lily comes in an assortment of colors...
I love this spindle bed from Land of Nod, and imagine several lined up in a "bunk room" for cousins and friends (see photo below).
You can throw some color on the floor as well with these striped rugs from Dash & Albert .
Their indoor/outdoor Two-Tone Rope Rugs are fresh, fun, and colorful, and can take on the weather, sand and spills—and clean up like new! Through April 6, they are 20% off -- no code required!
I'm ready to head to the beach...how about you??
Have a great weekend...keeping fingers crossed for sunny skies!
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