Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Beach Bum/Apartment Turned Beach House

Doesn't the beach-y, simplistic white decor each spring make you want to whitewash your walls and spring clean all the color in your place? Interested in revamping your cluttered, dark place into last summer's beach house? Then, you'll be curious about checking out the season's must-have gear for that carefree oceanside look.
Every suitable beach house has a collection vintage books that are left to be read for the continuous stream of summer vacation guests. Put some order into those carefree stacks with these white ceramic bookends (above) from Mecox Gardens for $195.

On top of your shabby chic vanity that's speckled with gold accents or your white wicker desk, try placing these assortment of beach find perfume bottles (above) from Anthropologie that start at $88 each.

What's easier than buying a few shells strewn about on a coffee table, a side table, in the bathroom or on shelves. The conch shells (above) are available at Pottery Barn for $12.
Another simple idea is this vintage glass fishing float for $17 (below).

You can even find a way to make laundry charming Wisteria offers this set of three linen-lined baskets (above) for $34.

Pottery Barn is also offering these "arches lanterns" (above) and a variety of others that you can mix-and-match for $19 and up.

And if lying on the beach becomes a bore, what about a beach activity -- say badminton? (Even if you don't like to play, play the part. It's a stylish prop). Restoration Hardware is offering this set (above) for $79.

Maybe you need a tray to carry out some Pellegrino or Diet Coke to the back porch? Try this round rattan tray (above) from West Elm for $29. It also comes in rectangle.


  1. Thank you for including my glass fishing float on your blog!!

    Kamichia @ Glass Float Junkie

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  3. The apartment decorated with items from the beach is looking very attractive. Know all about it

  4. The beach bum can turn your apartment into a place. Good post
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