|Dining area by Stephen Sills - Photo courtesy of Architectural Digest|
I think I have a serious case of spring fever. Ever since it started warming up here, I cannot stop dreaming of the beach.
|Study by Westbrook Interiors|
So, what better way to channel that yearning than to imagine my very own beach house? (I love how the study above exudes a sort of Charleston/Isle of Palms kind of beachy vibe.)
|Foyer by Nathan Turner|
Let's see, it would need to be light and bright, but still elegant. (I'm not much of one for themes.)
|Living area by Tom Scheerer|
It would certainly need lots of space for lounging. (It is a vacation home after all!)
|Seating area by Lauren Gold and Sasha Adler of Nate Berkus Associates|
If you can't tell, I am quite fond of pale pinks and blues in a beach house. To me, it keeps the color palette cool and soft, but has an element of the unexpected.
|Outdoor dining area by Kemble Interiors|
It would also need a gorgeously lush outdoor area...
|Kitchen by Bonesteel Trout Hall|
... And a bright and airy kitchen. (I just love the color of the cabinetry!)
|Bedroom by Domino founding editor Deborah Needleman|
Of course, you would also want your guests to have a comfortable place to stay.
|Vignette by Bunny Williams|
But, most importantly, you must have a beautiful bedroom retreat for yourself!
|Bedroom by Sara Gilbane Interiors|
Here's to a wonderful week ahead, you guys! (And, hopefully, a beach getaway too!)