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A Beach Cottage


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cameron wrote:
What is the paint color on the floor?
   Comment   March 1, 2011
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French grey semi-glass enamel ?
June 24, 2012 at 11:13PM   
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Chris Elliott
Can you tell me who makes this paint color?
May 22, 2013 at 7:18PM   
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jaynes wrote:
Console Table - I love that console table - just curious if you purchased as is ...and where ?
   Comment   July 17, 2012

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The Lettered Cottage added this to Fine Lines: Decorating With Stripes
Here, striped throw pillows add a bit of whimsy to an otherwise solid landscape.
Baskets and crates are great beachy-looking storage solutions.
Becky Harris added this to Ten Ways to Use Baskets Around the House
I just had to add this one because that basket is so interesting - is it a stool? A sculpture?
If you look at the vase in the right corner, you can see how A Beach Cottage employs rope and twine as a nautical detail.
Another use for battered wood crates: Stylish, unpretentious under-table storage.
Natalie Myers added this to What to Look for at the Flea Market Now
My all time favorite thing to get is old wood crates. I can never have enough of these as inexpensive and interesting storage solutions around my house. Papers and files, books and magazines, pillows, pantry items. A rustic and stylish way to avoid plastic containers.
Erika Ward - Erika Ward Interiors added this to Help! I'm a Minimalist, My Child is a Maximalist
Bins. Family rooms are for family, children included. Even if your child has a dedicated playspace, include a bin for special toys they hold dear.
This porch in Sydney is so inviting, it makes me want to kick off my shoes and settle in with a stack of fresh design magazines and an icy drink. This is a simple look to recreate at home: collect a few vintage furniture finds (leaving some with worn wood and giving other pieces a lick of white paint), toss in a few striped cushions and a row of Ikea lanterns, and you are set!
... As do these old patina-rich crates from A Beach Cottage.
Decide together what is "clean enough." I know, I know; don't smack your forehead. This will take some time to negotiate, but you have to try. Opening up a conversation about how you want your home to be provides an opportunity for you and your partner to see where you both may want the same thing as well as what needs to shift or change in order to achieve it.Take it a room at a time, if necessary. "I think our bedroom is clean enough when the bed is made and there's nothing on the floor," for example. You can start with broad ideas: "I want to do a little bit every day, so the house is never really a mess" — or your feelings: "If someone stops by unexpectedly, I want to feel happy rather than panicked and ashamed." It may be simplest to go straight for your triggers: "The living room feels clean enough when there are no dirty dishes and empty bottles on the coffee table" and work your way up from there. This will be an ongoing conversation and could be an emotional one. Depending on your perspective, you may be tempted to say something like, "I don't know why it's so hard for you to do these simple things!" or, from the other side, "I don't know why you're making such a big deal out of these simple things!" Whatever side of the neatness spectrum you're on, it's important to listen to and try to understand what your partner is saying. If you're anything like me, that could be a challenge, but it's more than worth it.Divide the work. This doesn't have to be 50-50 or set in stone forever, but it's a start. One friend and his wife took over on the other's least favorite chore; she did the laundry, and he did the dishes. With another couple I know, she does the cooking and he cleans up. This is where making requests will serve you. If you already do the bulk of the cleaning, ask for help and be specific: "Would you please be responsible for __?" Schedule a check-in to assess how things are going. In our family if we don't do what we say we're going to do, we apologize and ask for forgiveness. This may seem a bit much if we're talking about something as banal as taking out the garbage, but our character is revealed in everything, big and small. It's ultimately freeing to eschew excuses and take responsibility: "I'm sorry. I said I would empty the trash and completely forgot. Will you forgive me?"

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Jamie Ng Rose added this to Jamie Ng Rose's Ideas
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Interesting use of old wooden crate - perhaps in guest bedroom
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very beachy neutrals
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on Sunday
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Good idea for cushion storage
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White credenza
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Cushion covers
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Painted black basket
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Entry table
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Old box with 2 pillows......
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A table with a box for boots or shoes
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Pillows in crate
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July 25, 2014
rope around vase
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Bins under table for storage
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Love the chic
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open box storage, lantern candle holders
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stripes & bin
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Use these boxes as storage.
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Storage in porch: kids toys, books...
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Front porch??
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Pillows in a basket
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Love the wooden crate with pillows in it
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El cajon
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lovely old box
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Pillows w buttons
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same pic again, like the placement
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Love color scheme
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sofa table
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White table
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Idea for under window in living rm looking at pool
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wood box stripe pillow
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The box
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Ideea cu lada pt perne
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Distressed wooden box, good design and storage
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For by front door
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Color scheme
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Pillow storage
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Votive lanterns
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accent piece
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Simple table for entryway
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nice for foyer
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Rustic box
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cajón de verduras con trazadas y almohada
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Neutrals & whites
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Abajo de la mesa
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The taupe colored plank flooring
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Basket and box under table. Behind sofa?
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by die voordeur
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Amy Meeks rm
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Pillows & stuff
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box of cushions under console for outside, deckchair, lanterns
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Neutral colors and flooring with slight modern edge.
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Floor direction
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add striped pillows
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mesita con caja abajo
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Baskets under table to cover vent
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nice style - beach cottage
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Love the basket
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Table on back porch with basket under
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White wash
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Outdoor wood fabric chair
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Storing decorative pillows
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A different view
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Storage under console
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I like everything about this
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Box of pillows
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stripe pillows
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Caja para cojines en recámara
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great storage idea, maybe for entranceway
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Big rustic box
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nice rustic bach interior
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bench and crate for decor
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Whites with wood
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Lanterns and cute crate storage
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Box out of barn wood
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Wood box as pillow storage
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estilo praia
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Boîte à pommes
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wooden bucket under the table
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for deck?
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Love the old crate with pillows.
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Storage in hallway?? Love table & crate
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El cajon de madera
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Boite en bois
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Color of crate
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pillows and box
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Front room foot of bed
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the color scheme and the simplicity
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Pretty for entry way or even front porch
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Pillows storage
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Hallway tablescape
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Mix of old and new
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Basket for pillows
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Table and storage under
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White Stripped accents Old chest under table
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other view
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pillows under table
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Costal feel
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crate with pillows
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Silver lantern
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storage idea
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Beach look
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entry table
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I love that chair, the bin, the lanterns. All and all nice and modern
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My lanterns!
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crate, lanterns
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Cute with character!
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box for shoes
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Wood crates
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I like the old wood box with the pillows! Great for storage!
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Like all items here
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crate for pillows
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the table
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box with pillows
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