once upon a beach shack.
by victoria comment


green surfboard in beachy house with bongos and vinyl collection. / sfgirlbybay

i miss living by the beach, so much so that i sometimes spend time creating my own little beach shack in my imagination and on pinterest — saving images of what a dream spot by the sea just might look like, and then i compile these images to share here with you. water is my safe space so one day i know i’ve just got to live closer to the ocean because even though i live in L.A. traffic to and from the eastside to the beach can sadly sometimes keep me away. so, today, here’s where we’re residing seaside — a rustic little oasis with white shiplap walls, cozy plant-filled corners everywhere and plenty of natural sunlight. who’s with me? oh, if you love this look, too i strongly recommend the book surf shack by Nina Freudenberger — it’s full of inspiring, laid back beach homes.

wood surfboard and daybed cot in beach shack. / sfgirlbybay

beachy inspiring decor with pops of green home furnishings. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring vintage decor vignette. / sfgirlbybay

rustic white dining room hutch in beachy home. / sfgirlbybay

shiplap walls with potted houseplants on wood peg shelf. / sfgirlbybay

vintage modern home with greenery. / sfgirlbybay

black and white kitchen with industrial hanging lights. / sfgirlbybay

beachy home decor. / sfgirlbybay

natural surfboard in whitewashed room with houseplants. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed bedroom with framed bedside art print and industrial table lamp. / sfgirlbybay

tropical surf inspired beachy home decor round-up. / sfgirlbybay

rustic wood bench with potted houseplants. / sfgirlbybay

rustic porch mint green surfboard and bamboo sette. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: martha stewart; indoek; remodelista; Mason St. Peter & Serena Mitnik-Miller’s home via domino; surfboard; @haarkon; @ellagracedenton; rays of the sun; liz marie blog; @openhousemagazine; @mavencollectpdx; remodelista; homes to love; decordemon; @teddysantis; @loods5; homes to love; passerbuys; art.com; surf shack book; sea cliffs print by kara rosenlund; Mason St. Peter & Serena Mitnik-Miller’s home via the selby; rue scenic; design. / visual.; spaces volume 2; Bamboo Beaded Curtain from urban outfitters; crosley record player from urban outfitters; brunch with; blissful blog; brunch with; urban outfitters Margot Tufted Floral Sham Set; aromasn sabores; herz & blut; brunch with; @danielkanter; Lotte Lindeman’s tent lamp via scheublin & lindeman; ferm living; the poetry of material things; a merry mishap; brunch with; design*sponge.

4 responses to “once upon a beach shack.”

  1. Love this post. Grew up here, when it was nothing to run to the beach. Now in Hollywood and yes, much harder to drop everything and go. Can’t wait to visit some of your links, thanks.

  2. Hi Victoria! I enjoyed your contribution of things “beachy”. I am also steeped in island “treasurers”, but for a different reason. I was born and raised in Hawaii (Kailua, Oahu) and lived across the street from the beach where I spent most of my time after school. I had to leave the islands as a teen due to the death of my parents (and was an only child), and was sent to Tacoma, WA to live with grandparents I barely knew. My desperate longing for home and all-things familiar to me left a deep imprint that has never left me. I decorate my house (all the rooms my husband will tolerate!) and my backyard with all-things Hawaiian inspired. So, to say I share your passion is an understatement! I would love to share pictures of what I have been able to create, both from “treasure hunts” at local thrift stores (spawned by ideas generated from Pinterest) and from all kinds of things I either brought with me when I left the islands, or that I have brought back from trips back home throughout the years. Let me know if you’re interested, but if you want to make contact, please contact me directly through email, as I probably won’t have a lot of opportunity to come back to your site anytime soon. Thanks for letting me share!

  3. It’s my thing, too – has always been, even as a teenager I tried to give my room a California seaside vibe…A 2 hour drive to the Netherlands and I am thankfully there. :)

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