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As a star-struck fan of cottage-style decor, A Beach Cottage is my daily (and healthy) dose of eye candy. Sarah, the blog’s author, is a wife, mother, decorator and lover of all things sea-inspired, vintage and unique. She created A Beach Cottage as an outlet for her projects and decorating ideas, as well as inspiration for those trying to achieve their own cozy beach cottage look.


Sarah started A Beach Cottage in 2008 to document the restoration of her run-down Australian beach cottage, which she purchased after moving from England with her husband and children. With charm and wit, she displays her obvious passion for vintage coastal decor. She regularly posts about her incredible flea market finds, her treks around Sydney and her lovely home.

With every new decor addition, Sarah seeks advice and input from her loyal Beach Cottage followers. A pile of Laura Ashley wallpaper offers us a chance to help choose the vintage-inspired pattern that will eventually adorn Sarah’s bedroom wall.


We see her home renovation projects from beginning to end, along with the little flea market finds she adds along the way, like an old watering can with flowers that fits perfectly within her quaint cottage kitchen. She doesn’t leave readers wondering where she found the beadboard wallpaper (Graham and Brown) or the rustic wooden oar (spectacular garage sale find) in her remodeled entryway.



The Top Posts section showcases her most popular projects, finds and posts in one easy-access spot. She allows readers to copy her gorgeous decor through tutorials, like this vintage bus sign how-to. Take a walk through her cozy cottage on the before and after home tour, which proves every space has the potential for absolute beauty. With each post you’ll find yourself falling more in love with white…and white’s never looked so good.


Sarah recently revealed some exciting news — A Beach Cottage will soon open its own online store called the Beach Cottage Coastal Flea Market.

For a vintage fix, check out A Beach Cottage’s flickr page.

16 Responses

  1. Eileen says:

    Alicia, it would be fabulous if you could link to some blogs that show heart, especially if one of them was yours IYKWIM

  2. Ashley says:

    I love that she puts so much into her blog, personally. What better way to truly showcase her new additions and renovations than with her amazing blog? Love Sarah!!!

  3. Sabrina says:

    Is it a real cottage? it looks so fabulous, like from the movie Alice in Wonderland. http://reliablenetworks.co.uk

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