Bring the Beach Home
I’M EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT THAT EVEN THOUGH I live less than an hour from some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, this SoCal girl’s toes hardly ever touch the sand. Deadlines, home projects and personal to-do lists as dense as the morning marine layer often get in the way.
So to make up for it, my annual summer vacations are almost always coastal in nature. And those weeks when I get to live the shore life? I always get inspired by the spirit of seaside living. It’s where bathing suits and flip-flops are the outfits de rigueur. Sand spills from your hair down to your beach cottage floor, just where it belongs, and a day spent developing your tan is a productive day indeed.
While most of us can’t live like this year round, this issue is devoted to bringing you ideas and inspiration to make you feel like you can. Whether your look leans to the classic white slipcovers and blue stripes or you like to spice it up with bold colors and boho touches, we’ve got stunning homes to get your design wheels turning.
The best part about visiting the beach is bringing a little bit of it home with you.