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Since Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kick-off of summer, I’ve had beaches – and everything they entail: houses, boats,wicker – on my mind a lot lately.

beach cottage entry

Dreaming of beach homes and their whitewashed beauty led me to A Beach Cottage, a lovely house blog from Down Under. The entryway of the house features a vintage oar coat rack, loads of summery whites and beautiful hardwoods. The subtle tans and blues round it out to create a stylized, yet serene and welcoming space.

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5 Responses

  1. Leda says:

    I love this oar "decor"…reminds me how much I'd love to be at the beach, ANY BEACH, PREFERABLY Florida, for the blue, blue water and if I had a Cottage there, I'd put this in my entry hall.

  2. pixelecho69 says:

    This is actually very interesting to me because I am using the beach theme but in my bedroom I have blue and white and some silver accents and guess where I got my Idea and inspiration from? yes, HGTV.

  3. Carra says:

    I looove this entry. So clean and fresh. The cottage is really admirable. Thanks for the great ideas.

Lili ZarghamiLili is Editorial Director of HGTV.com. Her personal obsessions include looking for just the right sofa, ogling real estate listings, and reading floor-plans. She has an admitted "chair problem," collecting...

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