Beach cottage style designs are becoming trendier these days maybe because of the influence of Social Media. There are so many elements to love about this house. The fresh beachside cottage feel, lashing of white inside, classic styling and so many clever design ideas.

A marble slab was installed under the kitchen window and creates a great servers and bar area. No need to have bifold windows as long as you can open your kitchen windows out or up, you can create an instant bar.

Outdoor servery kitchen window marble benchtop

This house is the ideal holiday home, overlooking the ocean and sleeps 12!  Originally featured in House Beautiful (USA) Magazine back in 2012, this beachside cottage proves it has timeless appeal.

In the dining room the banquette seating with ample storage underneath also moonlights as a guest bed. If you would like to recreate this style in your home, check out the Shop This Look at the end of the post.

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The nautical styling is not too kitsch and seems to be balanced by a some modern industrial elements. What caught my eye in this kitchen is the great use of a chalkboard under the high bench with stools.

kitchen with retro oven in Californian Seaside cottage

The owners had a fridge custom made by an Antique Vintage Appliances to look like and old ice chest.  The dutch door is another interesting feature in the kitchen.

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Two fabulous ideas from the image below. They have used two different types of paint finishes on the boards, one gloss and one flat. Not sure if its the same paint colour but because the reflective quality is different it would create the look of varying colours.

The other design idea I absolutely love is the use of the antique roller world map that is used to cover the TV when not in use….genius

Vintage poster used to cover TV

Bunk beds are essential in a holiday home. These have been styled to appeal to both kids and adults. The curtains on the bunks provide privacy but also echo the porthole theme. Using grommets of various sizes and metals is a clever design element.

coastal built in quad bunks

Metal lockers for guests keep their personal items in the bathroom. A great example of the successful mix of nautical and industrial styling.

bathroom nautical theme in holiday house

The downstairs living room uses some industrial style metal crates that have been turned upside down to become coffee tables

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The exterior shingles the colour of driftwood, french inspired linen tablecloth, metal stools and
the ocean behind make this a deck styled to perfection. Hope this house has provided some great ideas and inspiration for your home or holiday abode.

To help you create this look in your home I have created a “Shop This Look” below.


Shop This Look - Coastal holiday home

1/ Cushions 2/ Linen Tablecloth 3/ Pendant Light 4/ Tolix Stool 5/ Table 6/ Chairs 7/ Tea Towel 8/ Chest 9/ Tray