Welcome to my ‘Beach House’. Yesterday I took you through what would make up the entry hall, today I am showing you through the living areas. This image above is from the file marked “My Dream Home”…I don’t see why it can’t be my dream Beach House either.
Banks of doors (Ala Somethings Gotta Give), loads of squishy white slip covered sofas, iron stone on display, white Hydrangeas in huge glazed pots and loads of wicker and worn wood…ah!
The walls would be beaded, and white to show of the vintage botanical prints which would hang in a group of 6 above the fireplace. There would have to be a silver industrial lamp somewhere too and definitely a sisal rug on limed floors.
Marley & Lockyer
Of course there would be some of my own grain sack pillows mixed with blue and white fabrics on the other ones to sink into while on the sofa.
The ticking on these chairs here would be a perfect little accent on box cushions on the floor in a huge informal pile so the children could lay all over while they make beach collages! Wicker blinds are a must…and I am in love with the pitch forks!!
NZ House & Garden
…you know there would be LOADS of blue and white pieces about filled with fresh flowers too.
A few oars on the wall, although probably done to death, I think would go great in our beach house. Not the new reproduction kind, but some old, worn scrubby looking ones with old flaky red paint peeking through…and an old racing number!
This would be the perfect drapery for our living areas – long, full and light.
On shelves would be linen covered books alongside others, removed from there colourful sleeves to show the subdued colours of their binding…all held up with some sort of tremendous corbel or Architectural piece as a bookend.