Friday, October 21, 2011

A Beach House In Oregon

Today you're invited to my (pretend) beach house on the Oregon coast!

I've been a bit homesick for home lately, and one of the things I love about Oregon is the rugged Pacific coastline.  So, naturally, that led me to designing a beach house to help ease the homesickness.  That's normal...right??  :) 

Pack your bags and bring your significant other, kids and/or dogs because we're going to Oregon together!  I hope you enjoy your stay...

A welcoming entry with a lot of decking and natural foliage greets you as you appear with your bag full of swimsuits, flip flops and casual wear.  Don't forget to pack a fleece, too.   This is Oregon afterall!

Easy-going slipcovered furniture in fresh white, paired with woods and that gorgeous rug strike the right balance between beach casual and elegant.  The only thing I'd change is to replace the bonsai with a succulent.  :)

Since it's Oregon, rain and wind storms are the norm.  That makes a cozy fireplace a MUST to make it a welcome shelter from the weather, while still being able to enjoy the view!  (plus I am just loving those mirrors lately...preferably as a pair)

If the weather is good, we'll eat outside at a rustic table. 
(please ignore the lake in the background and pretend that's the ocean ;))

It's Oregon.  The weather probably won't be good.  So, we need a great dining room inside.
I love the look of these chairs and envision many engaging dinner conversations as well as playful after dinner games around this table.

You won't find any serious art here.  I'd have something like this  (the Oregon version) hung on the wall above the dining room table...that is, the wall opposite the windows where we can enjoy the view!

How perfect are those lights for a quaint beach house? 
The kitchen needs to be open to the dining area, so everyone can chip in with dinner prep, table setting, etc.  It's a team effort around here.

I'd want this house to be a place for quiet reflection, so I'd have a few quotes in rustic style scattered around the house...  This strikes me as a very good motto!

And - of course - a cozy little spot to watch the sunset over the Pacific...

Cocktails are served at 8pm sharp!

It's time to retire for the evening, but don't worry, you'll sleep well here.  :) 
Open the window so that you can fall asleep to the sound of the crashing waves. 

See you tomorrow!

Sources and more Beach House Ideas can be found on my pinterest board here.


The enchanted home said...

Ahhh, Barbara now you have me wishing for Oregon and I have never even been there, lol! Beautiful pictures, you set such a pretty scene and I have heard it is such a beautiful part of the country. Hoping you get to go back soon!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Barbara, I am in love with beach houses. I could move right in!

Acquired Objects said...

Barbara your beach house is lovely and we would love to come and Dylan dog would be in seventh heaven laying on that dock outside!

I think it's normal to create anything that makes you happy!

Anonymous said...

so gorgeous...would love to have a beach house in Oregon!! but I'll settle for looking at these wonderful the landscape of the water..

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Shingled cottages are some of my favorite styles of architecture! The porch, ahhh...the bedroom...yumm. Yep, I'll be there!

*Chic Provence* said...

Thank you for that little visit to the Oregon coast... I could move right into that beach house and happily stay!

thanks for visiting my blog!



Haus and Home said...

I love beach houses so thanks for the hubby and doggy will be so excited!

kathi said...

I love a shingled house, close to the water or not. Our Pacific coast is battered by rain this morning............this summer day feels so far away!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Would love to join you there. What a beautiful , warm and comfortable home. We could have a great weekend. XO, Mona

Thouhgts on Design said...

I can close my eyes and picture you sitting on your deck in the morning with a cup of coffee, greeting the day and then tucking it in night. I found myself wondering what kind of dog you would have as a companion... Lab? Golden retriever?


Splendid Market said...

Thanks for taking me there!! Love the Oregon, it is so incredibly beautiful! I grew up going there, there is nothing that compares. Lovely design dreams.

Lauren said...

Barbara- it's so perfect!! Love all the details and am especially crazy per the front entry and kitchen... Oh my goodness!! Thanks for sharing!!


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