June 21, 2011

Summer Solstice

Today is the first official day of Summer.  For those of us that endured the New England winter, it's a time to relax and recharge with time spent at the beach.  I was recently reading about Courtney Cox's Malibu beach house in Elle Decor.  Of course, my favorite space, is her outdoor deck with a lava rock fire pit and built in wrap around sofas surrounded by ocean views.  I would describe Courtney's home as natural modern.  There are so many great ways to decorate a beach house.  There are no rules and it does not have to be a cottage look in whites and blues.  It can be chic and modern or a classic preppy look, dressed up or dressed down.  What's your favorite beach house style?

Hamptons Chic
Photos above via elledecor.com, Designer Emma Pilkington

Natural Modern

Photos Above via elledecor.com, Coutrney Cox's Malibu home

European Elegance
Designer, Gerrie Bremermann via

Rachel Hazelton is an Interior Designer from Middleton, MA with design projects in Andover, MA, North Andover, MA, Lynnfield, MA, Boxford, MA, Topsfield, MA, Boston's North Shore and throughout New England.