Beach Bound

Countdown to spending a whole week at the beach: 4 days!!!  And I cannot wait.  I used to think that living far away from the beach was a good thing because it made beach vacations more special.  Not anymore.  Now I’m convinced I would be perfectly fine living near the beach.  I would never take it for granted.  Maybe one day I’ll make this dream a reality. 



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Of course I would have these Graham & Green chairs in my breakfast room:



Or else I would have some bistro chairs like the ones in this dining area designed by Ashley Whitaker:



I love the pendants in the kitchen below…



But we all know I can’t resist my beloved Hicks pendants:




I would put these adorable Vineyard Striped Rugs from Ballard Designs in the hallways on hardwood floors…


A beach house isn’t complete without an outdoor shower.  How awesome is this one?



I love this driftwood lamp for a beach house — not sure where its from though.





Orkney chairs are very beachy in my opinion, of course my dream beach house has at least one…





I would probably go with this AMAZING Lotus wallpaper by Galbraith & Paul in one of the bathrooms… Seriously, this wallpaper is like my new favorite thing EVER.



Another outdoor shower inspiration (I think I like the other one better though).  Via Lonny


Here is Meg Ryan at her beach house:








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Wood Paneled Walls

I love the look of walls made of horizontal paneled walls.  I’m not sure what the technical name for it is, but something like boarded walls, paneled walls, whatever… Anyways, my parents put several of these paneled walls in their enormous kitchen when they renovated it several years ago.  And now I’m obsessed!  I would hesitate to put a lot of art or furniture in front of such pretty wall.  They look so nice just naked.  It adds just the right amount of rustic charm.

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