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Inspired: Beach House Style

by | Feb 25, 2019 | Decorating Inspiration | 17 comments

Inspired: Beach House Style

Do you ever go through phases with your home where you are feeling restless to do something new, or you know you want to make a few changes or adjustments, but you aren’t *quite* sure what you want to do next?

If you’re in limbo about where you’re headed next, finding the right look for the home you’re in can go a long way toward feeling not only inspired for your next project, but in making future decisions easier, too.

That’s one of the reasons I named my blog and business The Inspired Room twelve years ago. It’s not just because I like to look at inspiration photos!

I don’t like to do a project just to do one, I want to be inspired to do it because it really speaks to me. So rather than busy myself with a random project, I’d rather wait until the right idea comes along. For that reason, I also turn down a lot of sponsored work or partnership opportunities because the project doesn’t inspire me or it doesn’t feel authentic in some way.

I want to feel connected to my home. Doing a project that doesn’t come from the heart or doesn’t form a deeper connection to where I live never feels right to me.

You know what I mean?

When I find an inspiration photo that speaks to me, it can spark the next creative step. Inspiration photos can also help me refine my vision for my home so I’m ready when the next creative mood strikes.

I love so many styles, but I do think that a coastal / beach house style suits this house and that definitely inspires me!

(This post is not sponsored by Serena & Lily, but I always love their fresh coastal style! Enjoy the inspiration!)

Inspired: Beach House Style

Dining Chairs

Inspired: Beach House Style
Inspired: Beach House Style
Inspired: Beach House Style
Inspired: Beach House Style

Day Bed

Inspired: Beach House Style

Striped Sectional

Inspired: Beach House Style

Rattan Cart

Inspired: Beach House Style
Inspired: Beach House Style

(This post is not sponsored by Serena & Lily, but I always love their fresh coastal style! Enjoy the inspiration! All sources can be found here).

For those asking about the first photo sources, here are the specifics:

Similar Wallpaper / Dresser / Mirror

All other sources can be found here.


  1. Janette Dacey

    Can you tell me about the chest in the first photo in “Beach House Style”(white with brass trim)? It’s just what I’ve been searching for.

  2. Erin Buchanan

    I Love the wallpaper in the first picture! Is this in your house? I’m feeling inspired now….

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      It isn’t in my house (although I would love for it to be), but I do have that same pattern on pillow shams!

  3. franki

    “Their” catalog has everyone buzzing….so cool and chic!! franki

  4. Lynn

    Given the recent dismal, chilly weather this is a truly much appreciated inspirational view of coastal style to consider. Living here on the Jersey Shore, over the years I’ve dabbled on and off in a coastal look for my home. Thanks for the nudge to resurrect my surroundings into a subtle coastal spring!!!
    Enjoy a blessed day.

  5. Jacqueline

    I would also like to know where the white chest in the first photo is from.

  6. Noelle

    And I am desperate to find a source for the navy and white striped sectional pieces. I’ve been looking SO long!!

  7. Kim

    Hi Melissa. I loved looking at these pictures! I am always torn between so many different styles too. I seem to gear towards coastal though and decorate with navy & white. I love your house and am anxious to see what you might do next!

  8. Cheryl

    Love this style and look. Blue and white is my favorite color combination! I would love to have the striped sofa (if I didn’t have dogs and grand babies) ??‍♀️
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Lia

    Love this beautiful house style. It reminds me warm summer days. Summertime is always the best of what might be. Dear Melissa, I want to ask you about blanket in the last photo. Is it made of linen? Cause I have recently bought very similar blanket from Magiclinen, but mine is much thicker.

  10. Corinna - TheBohoAbode

    I really love flipping through the Serena and Lilly catalogs for inspiration. Everything feels so perfectly balanced with just the right amount of brass and rattan in every space.

  11. Janine Memon Dietz

    I love the different styles of these rooms and how they still stay true to a coastal style. So glad I found your blog! All the pictures are such an inspiration.

  12. MaryLisa Noyes

    I’ve been looking at the chairs in gray in the first picture. Their site is really inspiring!


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