It’s been quite a week and though I’ve had intentions of writing a blog post, life happens.. The important thing is I’m back now. House is quiet, and the airconditioner is on as I relish my time alone to blog. We were at a beach house at an island across the water from our Hong Kong apartment and as soon as I entered I was snapping away. I was kind of sorry I didn’t bring my camera with me, but the reliable Iphone came to the rescue. I already posted some photos on my Instagram because the place was too picture perfect to wait.
Here are some tips on how to create beach cottage style interiors:
- white walls
- natural flooring made of vintage stone
- white wash wooden floor boards
- accents of sea foam green or teal
- sea shells and other accents from nature like drift wood or starfish
- fresh flowers or artificial for maintenance
- coffee table books on beach cottage or island living
I never thought the beach cottage vibe would appeal to me until I saw this place yesterday. That’s when I realized how much fun it could be to design one. I would personally incorporate a few accent colors aside from teal. Maybe something like this would be more of my style .
I also love the more white look like this. It just feels so refreshing to look at. Maybe quite hard to maintain but that is why I suggest that if you do live near the sea. you should invest in a good dehumidifier and run it at least every other day when humidity is particularly high.
Other beach cottages I love:
We had a relaxing time at that beach cottage, though nothing sort of the photos I’ve posted on the links above, it was still quite charming, clean and family friendly. They had a front yard with an inflatable pool while the ocean was about a 2 minute walk of stairs from that house on a hill. Enjoy the summer!