Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a little seaside cottage?
Imagine going to sleep with the sound of the waves, or waking up to ocean breezes.
Imagine how much fun it would be to decorate a little cottage with a nautical theme like designer Gary McBournie did above.
Imagine looking out the window of this living room and seeing the blue ocean! It makes me go "ahhhhhh."
Are you saying "ahhhh" yet too?
Back inside, I am asking myself and you too, "how would you decorate your seaside cottage?"
I would find vintage oil paintings of the ocean or ships and hang them on white walls.
Definitely white walls....
Yup, white walls, vintage oil painings, and the color blue!
Although I'm not a "blue person," blue just makes sense in a beach house.
So do stripes!
Of course, I would succombe to all the cliches of nautical decor!
The proverbial model ships....
....old life preservers
And duh, a sea shell chandelier!
I think it would be so much fun visiting flea markets and antique stores looking for the perfect accessories, filling the cottage with treasures.
Ultimately though, it's all about the ocean. And the sunsets. And the beach!
"We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back to whence we came." ~John Kennedy
I couldn't agree more!