Friday, May 28, 2010

on holiday at The Boathouse...


I love term "holiday" versus "vacation", don't you?

It makes any trip sound so much more sophisticated and elegant.

Last week I found my dream place to holiday...and I would like to call up the rental agency, Beach Studios, rattle off my credit card number to them, and book this beauty for the whole summer. (As long as I am on the other side of the globe when the credit card bill arrives, I know I will have a fabulous time!)

I am a farmgirl that loves the sea...

Since I find myself landlocked here in the Midwest for the next handful of years, this is how I choose to decorate my home. I want to surround myself with the feeling I get when I am on vacation by the ocean. If only I could achieve something so beautiful yet relaxed in my home...I would be a happy soul.


Without further ado...I give you





































Ahhh...now wasn't that nice??

I can feel the sea air and sand between my toes....

Wishing you a weekend just as wonderful...more answers to your question on Monday!

(all photos via Beachouse Studios)

32 comments:

  1. I think those photos 110% define my favorite interior style!! It just is s calming to look at, you know? :) Draw-dropping gorgeous.. love, love, love!! You can never have too much white or sun-bleached out raw wood! Must check out beach house studios..

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  2. That would be a great vacation! I'd have to leave the kids behind for sure :) For a cheaper one - come to Lake Shelbyville & rent a houseboat for a week! Not nearly the same huh!

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  3. Oh, you and me both, Mary!

    The more beachy style I'm exposed to, the more I fall in love with it. It just soothes my soul.

    Love it!
    And I *love* that you spelled "ado" correctly, too! ;-)

    XOXO,
    Anne

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  4. I am in love.

    I am going to need to find a way to raise a little money to book this place. :)

    What a relaxing retreat...absolutely beautiful.

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  5. I love the bed... and the white-ness! My house would be brown if it was white {if that makes any since, LOL}

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  6. Oh, just look at all that white loveliness. How fresh and simple. I could certainly holidy here.

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  7. Oh my, dreamy, ok back to reality! Have a wonderful weekend!
    XO

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  8. I am sold........sign me up! So beautiful! I can feel the sea breezes!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  9. Ah!! I can relate. I'm a midwest girl who adores the sea...but honestly I could never move to the sea...I'd miss soy beans and corn ;) But the beachy, relaxed decor is my fav :)

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  10. Are you kiddin' me...what a gorgeous place.

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  11. Now that's just a big tease-and I live on the East Coast! So beautiful, there's no way I could rent that out if it was my own. Wishing you a happy Memorial Day weekend!

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  12. my heart just melted and sunk and pure bliss those photos and that home is...oh wow Mary!!!

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  13. Gorgeous photos! I love the look of the bleached out wood. So beachy and relaxed looking. So serene and lovely.

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  14. I adore the all-white aesthetic! Heck, we all do. Well, most of us. So relaxing and calming. My eyes just sort of glaze over (in the best way) and I want to lie down and take a nap. Beautiful!!

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  15. That is the most beautiful beachy home I've ever seen. Totally dreamy...thanks for sharing:)

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  16. Wow...now that is a vacation home!! I love the "Bathe" sign! Nice way to start my weekend, thank you!

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  17. oh I say book it, just use someone elses credit card ;0))
    alicia
    ps. I'm having a giveaway at my blog, would love to see you over there!

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  18. Oh yes please! I'm ready ~ let's go :0)
    I too love the word holiday instead of vacation; but in the south you get funny looks ;)

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  19. Oooooh, so beautiful ! I agree it looks like the perfect place for a "holiday" very Hamptons like !!!!!

    thanks for sharing !!!

    gena
    www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

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  20. That place is gorgeous. Cool, calm, relaxing. Dreamy.

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  21. First time visiting your blog...I really enjoyed this post....i cant wait to go "Coastal"

    Dianne

    kitsch n Stuff

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  22. WOW! What a place!! I would love to spend a week there!!
    Great New Blog!! Love it! Best, Connie

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  23. Came here from Becky (Farmgirl paints) site, and love your sweet blog~! I can imagine this would be a darling place to visit.

    Blessings,
    Sasha

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  24. gorgeous! makes me {sigh} and dream happy dreams...

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  25. i want that house - dreamy!!

    and oh: I'll take that pool too

    I would love to see more pictures of your home - so us "normal folks on the plains of Illinois" can see how to decorate like that!!

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  26. wow, I truly adore every single inch of that plaec

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    thanks
    maldives holidays

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