Friday, July 3, 2009



I am addicted to cottages and beachy ones at that.

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I do have many tastes from stark white and clean lines to colorful and traditional. To marry the two can be overboard but I think with moderation you can find the happy medium. To be just focus on one genre can be at times boring.

But what excites me the most is the fabric choices you can make in decorating a beach house! Some of my favorites:

All fabric is designed by SEACLOTH

After coveting Cottage Living magazine for many years, I needed to fulfill the void once it went under. Now I get Coastal Living which doesn't quite hold a candle to Cottage Living or Domino for that matter, but I did find the following and think I might enjoy anticipating it's arrival every month in my mailbox...I found this adorable hotel in their July/August issue:

The Surf Lodge

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I think this hotel is pretty fantastic. What makes me excited about going to stay, is it has a bit California surfer style meets Morocco . You don't quite realize your are in Montauk NY (except maybe for the striped chairs). The hotel is owned and designed by Robert McKinley.

Have a lovely weekend!

1 comment:

Kirsty said...

Kate - how funny! I met with the interior decorater on Friday, and the fabric we chose for our kitchen blinds is almost identical to the lime green one you have! I love it... it's just so fresh!