Beach House Love :: Personal

Lately I've been getting quite a few requests for photo tours of our {temporary} beach house. I have to laugh because anyone who's ever been inside an ocean-side living space will know that beach decor is truly in a design class of its own. Such a class considers nautical themed bathrooms and tiki bar inspired living rooms to be the norm. And the same class requires at least one dozen seashell filled bowls in every bedroom. Regardless, beach houses are able to maintain some completely bizarre sense of beauty. They make the inhabitant feel lucky to be there and are immediately capable of putting any ocean dweller into an instant state of calm {even when porthole windows are in serious excess}.

So today I've put together the key parts of our home - the important things that truly make it a beach house. It's these fabulous items that remind me even in the most ridiculous of decor, I still get to sit on the balcony and watch as dolphins jump from wave to wave.

Can you say your living room has a Volkswagon-surf board-palm tree-guitar lamp? Didn't think so.

The beauty on the left is definitely the treasure of our home. And it's appropriately placed in the kitchen, lest we ever forget what time is.

For the past few months I've been trying to figure out what this guy's initial purpose in life was. Do you think he's supposed to hold a plant? Or maybe he's a special breed of beer koozie?! It's just so hard for me to believe he was really created to carry beach miscellany. Then again, I could be wrong.

On second thought, maybe this is the gem of the house. A palm tree bathroom mirror made from seashells?! I'll take two.

And on that note, I'm wishing you the most wonderful of afternoons!


{P.S. Just so we're clear, the house came furnished. I don't get to take credit for any of this.}