Dreamy Seaside Cottage Living

Dreamy Seaside Cottage Living

Dreamy Seaside Cottage Living

Dreamy Seaside Cottage Living

Dreamy Seaside Cottage Living

Dreamy Seaside Cottage Living

Dreamy Seaside Cottage Living

I thought you all might enjoy a peek at this Seaside Sanctuary from the June 2008 issue of Architectural Digest! The setting, the simplicity, the cottage gardens…I could get used to that!

I’m always attracted to homes that evoke a certain lifestyle. Whether it is a fairytale princess in a castle kind of house, a lazy summer beach cottage or a rambling historic family home, to me it is all about the ambience and lifestyle the home exudes. I can flip flop all over the place trying to decide what life I would like the best!

But in the summer, seaside cottages are at the top of my dream list! In my mind, seaside cottage living means life is simple, time stands still, the air is fresh and salty, the barbecue is fired up, the sun is shining and it is all about family. I know, I’m a dreamer through and through.

Even if you can’t buy a charming beach cottage in Martha’s Vineyard, I believe you can create a seaside lifestyle wherever you are. That is what I love about dreaming. It gives you inspiration and ideas to bring back to reality. You imagine a life you want and you make it happen with what you have. You get creative. It isn’t always about buying perfection, it is about LIVING the way you really want to, wherever you are. You can create a seaside cottage in the most humble of houses in any neighborhood.

I dare you to dream.

More seaside cottage inspiration on The Inspired Room:

Coastal Cottage Kitchen Inspiration

Coastal Inspired Bathrooms

Beach House Love

Our Little Escape & Coastal Drive Bys

Authentic Coastal Style

 

Photos Featured in Architectural Digest online
Photo: Richard Mandelkorn
Architect: Joseph W. Dick


Cottage Kitchen Inspiration

Cottage Kitchen Inspiration

HGTV: Shannon Quimby Credit: Lincoln Barbour

Cottage Kitchen Inspiration

I was doing a little design research and found some pretty “cottage kitchen” pictures for my files. I thought I’d share them with you!

Cottage Kitchen Inspiration

House Beautiful

Even though some of these might be dream kitchens for many people, I believe you can often take bits and pieces of a dream and reinvent it in your own home. In your own little way. Yep, using your creative genius! We can’t always recreate things exactly, but you can simulate the feel, the colors, the ambience, the displays.

So, soak in a little kitchen inspiration! Enjoy!

Cottage Kitchen Inspiration

Tria Glovan (Southern Accents Online)

 

Cottage Kitchen Inspiration

Traditional Home

Cottage Kitchen Inspiration

Jean Allsopp (Coastal Living online)

Cottage Kitchen Inspiration

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn (Coastal Living online)

Cottage Kitchen Inspiration

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn (Coastal Living Online)
Andrea Irvine/Rosselle Johnson designers

Cottage Kitchen Inspiration

Tria Glovan (Southern Accents Online)

Cottage Kitchen Inspiration

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn (Coastal Living online)
Louise & Carrie Hurlbutt designers

Cottage Kitchen Inspiration

Jean Allsopp (Coastal Living Online)

Cottage Kitchen Inspiration

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn (Coastal Living online)

Check out my kitchen inspiration posts in the gallery below!
Just click on the post you would like to read and be inspired by!

Cottage Kitchen Inspiration

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