Monday, 3 May 2010

Coastal Living

So I've not completed any of my projects or anything on my 'to do' list this week... 'real' work got in the way!!

One thing I have done this week is find an amazing website & I have to share it with you... it is Coastal Living... I am probably waaay behind here as I've only just found out about it but I've enjoyed spending time browsing through the dreamy pictures and creating my own imaginary beach house! (Think it is part of a Coastal Living Magazine...)

It is packed with great ideas & beautiful pictures! I'm currently trying to create a modern, relaxing beachy style living room so am always looking for inspiration & this website gave me lots of ideas! yay :)

I am just in love with this dining area.. the view, the colours, that chandelier...

I'm thinking this would be the perfect location to spend those lazy warm summer evenings...

What a dreamy bedroom...

There's just something about this kitchen I really love... I think its the openness & the contrast in the dark wood & white walls

This is going to have to be the breakfast room cos its just so fun! :)

Finally, I have to let you see my little bargain of the week (£10) .. they are actually garden lanterns but I think they sit OK beside my fire in the living room & will help with the 'beachy' vibe I'm trying to create... ?!?

Hope everyone had a fun May Day Weekend!



  1. Those pictures are all so so gorgeous!! Especially the first one....just puts me into a real dreamy state :) I love your lanterns!! Definitely beachy and perfect!

  2. Beautiful pics. Love your lanterns. xo

  3. Those lanterns are so cool! I could use a week in a place like those photos!! It has been very busy here too with the sun shining I am outside and not on the computer as much. A rainy day today gave me a chance to catch up on everyone!

  4. I want to curl up on that chaise with a hot cup of java. SO beautiful!

  5. i love those photos!! good inspiration for me :) I live in Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes and I have a goal to live on one someday! I don't know if lakes count as "coastal" but I love this style!!!

  6. Catherine,
    always have loved coastal living magazine... those lanterns are perfect you could put them any where i use those battery operated candles the ones on a timer and they come on every night at the same time ... people can see them thru my dining room window as they take there evening walks ..enjoy ..catherine have a sunny bright weekend suzanne