Cottage Style Decorating Ideas in a Florida Beach House

White cottage style living rooms with rustic beams and linen furniture. #beachy #beachhouse #cottagestyle

Cottage Style Decor Inspiration in a Florida Beach House

Apparently we can expect the white stuff to be falling here in the heartland for the next 10 days, and it all makes me wanna make a run for it…to the beach! For some warm, sunny relief from ice and snow, let’s tour a classically beautiful beachy white cottage in Alys Beach, FL, designed and owned by Barbara Ashford (of Hen House Antiques) I spotted here.

Also discover a few similar (and a few exact!) home decor and furniture suggestions (I so love the beachy throw pillow with the quote on it Ashford added to a sofa on a porch below) to create a similar, classic beachy vibe with barefoot elegance. For a second home like this one, you can get away with more casual, cheeky touches like a sign pointing to the beach or a custom sign for the wall like this one:

A simple life is a beautiful life.

Cottage Style Decorating Ideas in a Florida Beach House

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Source: Birmingham Home & Garden  Photography: Jean Allsopp

Cottage Style Decorating Ideas in a Florida Beach House

1. Charming Shutters on Classic White.

Beautiful white beach house exterior with grey shutters and Caribbean style. #beachhouse #AlysBeach

Curb appeal! A gorgeous white beach house in Alys Beach, Florida: Cottage Style Decorating Ideas in a Florida Beach House

Robert Abbey Large Double Gourd Table Lamp #gourdlamp #whitelamp

Double Gourd Table Lamp Cottage Style Decor Inspiration in a Florida Beach House

2. Coastal Inspired Lighting.

Beachy white #cottagestyle kitchen and dining area in Alys Beach #beachhouse

A heavenly white kitchen and dining area in beautiful beach house – Cottage Style Decorating Ideas in a Florida Beach House

3. Beachy Green Glass.

Parisian Bottle Glass Table Vase #Parisbottle #winejug

Parisian Green Bottle Vase Cottage Style Decor Inspiration in a Florida Beach House

Minta Pull Down Touch Single Handle Kitchen Faucet #modernfaucet

Minta Kitchen Faucet Cottage Style Decorating Ideas in a Florida Beach House

4. All White Dishes.

Open white shelves over small #farmsink in #cottagestyle beach house kitchen #Alysbeach

A charming farm sink in a white beach house – Cottage Style Decor Inspiration in a Florida Beach House

5. White Slipcovered Dining Chairs.

Liberty Dining Chairs #slipcoveredchair

Liberty White Slipcovered Dining Chair (Shabby Chic Couture) Cottage Style Decorating Ideas in a Florida Beach House

3-Light Lantern Pendant #hanginglantern

Rustic Iron Hanging Lantern Pendant Cottage Style Decor Inspiration in a Florida Beach House

6. Rustic Antiques & Accessories.

White armchairs on covered porch at #beachhouse in #alysbeach

Rustic textures and antiques add so much interest on a porch – Cottage Style Decorating Ideas in a Florida Beach House

Bartow Petal Garden Stool #gardenstool

White Petal Garden Stool Cottage Style Decor Inspiration in a Florida Beach House

Cottage style white slipcovered sofa and chairs on a covered porch in #AlysBeach

That pillow I mentioned – isn’t it sweet? Cottage Style Decorating Ideas in a Florida Beach House

7. Cozy Casual Conversation Areas.

8. Sunburst Mirrors.

Beautiful poster bed with Swedish style bench in #AlysBeach cottage style #beachhouse

Isn’t the wave detail on the bench divine? Cottage Style Decorating Ideas in a Florida Beach House

Sunburst Antiqued Gold Metal Wall Mirror #sunburstmirror

Gold Sunburst Mirror Cottage Style Decor Inspiration in a Florida Beach House

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Swedish Style Bench Cottage Style Decor Inspiration in a Florida Beach House

9. Palm Fronds.

Island style decor in a cottage style #beachhouse in #AlysBeach

I love the styling here…Cottage Style Decorating Ideas in a Florida Beach House

10. The Color of Sea and Sky.

Blue and white accents in a courtyard with dining furniture in a #beachhouse in #AlysBeach

What a lovely private courtyard to share secrets! Cottage Style Decorating Ideas in a Florida Beach House

Have you visited Alys Beach?*

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

*Alys Beach is a carefully crafted seaside community with well-connected streets, abundant parks, pedestrian paths, and civic buildings. The streets run perpendicular to the beach for beautifully warm light and Gulf views.

From AlysBeach.com, “Streets are well-connected in a way that brings daily needs within a short walking distance. The intimate design of streets, nestled by buildings and softened by landscapes of native and ornamental plants, makes walking and bicycling safe and pleasant. Parks and public spaces are abundant, from small pocket parks along pedestrian ways to the more open Central Park.

Alys Beach was designed by Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company, a Miami-based firm that is the recognized leader in traditional town planning, having completed over 300 projects worldwide. DPZ used timeless patterns of town design to inspire differing building types, landscapes, and street designs throughout Alys Beach, giving an incredible variety of experiences, from urban to rural, in a single beachside town. A less than ten minute walk through Alys Beach takes one from the white sands of the beach, through an active town center of shops, restaurants, and outdoor cafes, down streets of elegant courtyard homes, and all the way to a nature preserve of wildflowers and towering pine trees.”


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8 Comments

  1. February 9, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    What a sweet cottage! Alys Beach is bliss. This has me yearning for summer❤️

  2. Joanna
    February 9, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    It’s decorated perfectly for the warm Florida weather. I love the simple touches. The town sounds charming. I love little towns with cute shops, cafes and restaurants.

    • February 10, 2018 / 10:23 am

      Time to head to Florida! Happy weekend, Joanna. 🙂

  3. February 10, 2018 / 6:56 am

    love Alys Beach!! beautiful images

    • February 10, 2018 / 10:24 am

      Thanks for visiting, Elaine! Happy weekend. 🙂

  4. Rhonda
    February 13, 2018 / 9:37 am

    Love all the textures used here! No need for color, beautiful!

    • February 13, 2018 / 12:16 pm

      I so agree with you! Plenty of blue sky as well! Thanks for adding to the beauty, Rhonda.

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