Simply a happy, carefree, total outdoor beach living lifestyle! If we ever manage to move to the Central California Coast (Love Cayucous and Pismo Beach!), I am going to figure out a way to incorporate some surf style in our adopted home of California.
Bright colors, a dash of Hawaii, and of course a vintage surfboard or two, this coastal decorating style just speaks to me of what living and playing at the beach really mean; a little sandy, a little salty and complete fun in the sun!
So inviting! I am willing to bet that they surfed and played at the beach all day, and now it's time for roasting marshmallows. (Source - Stephen Busken Studio
One of my all time favorite images from House Beautiful Magazine! So easy to imagine a summer party on this beach cottage patio. Actually, I am crazy about the whole house - check out designer Krista Ewart's
California beach bungalow!
A fun idea for a kids room or maybe even a guest room at your surf shack! From HGTV.com
Totally adorable and very creative! (note to self... buy chalkboard paint) From Desire Empire
, I love what she's hand crafted with a little imagination and creativity.
Just a bright pop of color to add to the beachy look in this staircase - from House Beautiful
Super adorable tween girl's room! (source - unknown)
What do you think? I am liking the mix of yellows and greens - looks super casual for sandy feet! (Source- Washington Post)
How fun is this room? Classic beach stripes and surfboard accent mixed with global influences of zebra prints. Anybody who really knows me, knows that I have a closet love for animal prints.... don't tell!
A little glam from Mary McDonald!
Love those white wood floors, grey fog mural walls- and to make it really interesting, a deep yellow surfboard. I confess that I have a total design crush on Mary...
From Apartment Therapy, fun tour at Celeste and David's Pin-Up Pad
! I wanted to show you all this, because they collect vintage posters; the "bikini" movie posters are an extra special touch at their house mixed with the vintage surfboard. Not sure that I could do the "tiki" thing at my house...
Here's a few ideas from our collection to inspire you!
from Spicher Art
New from Spicher Art - totally fun beach art! Seaside Resort
And in case you can't find any "real" surfboards - these fun Surf Art
pieces from Suzanne Nicoll are pretty darn fun! (they can even go outside in a covered area)
What do you think? Could try some of these ideas at your house?
P.S. I don't think I will ever take up surfing, but stand-up paddling is definitely on my bucket list!