I’ve been subscribing to the magazine Coastal Living for several years, and, to be honest, Coastal Living‘s home tours bore me. The homes are always perfectly nice in a professionally decorated way, but they tend to lack personality and originality. I was pleasantly surprised, however, when I opened the June edition of Coastal Living and found not one, but three small beach cottages that were full of style!
The first is a floating home on the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. It is a home that is built on a log float and surrounded by water and is part of a floating-home community called the Oregon Yacht Club. This floating home is a light and bright space with amazing views. Here are some images:
A blue dutch door!
Such beautiful views!
The second cottage is a tiny pink historic cottage on Harbor Island in the Bahamas. It looks adorable:
Notice another dutch door above!
The pops of turquoise and the rattan furnishings add to the island vibe.
This Bahamas home is called Chatterbox and is actually a vacation rental if you are interested. Here is the link.
The third and last cottage is a mid-century home in Santa Barbara, California. It a light, bright, and relaxed and casual space full of California charm.
The orange surf board (above) adds a nice touch of color and whimsy to the neutral exterior.
I enjoyed these charming and cozy beach cottages. I hope you did too!