Homes by the Sea: Vintage or Modern?

Homes by the Sea: Vintage or Modern will give you a glimpse firstly, of beautiful interiors and exteriors of a vintage style house near the water. Then, we’ll see some magnificent inspiration from modern designs of houses by the shore…which would you choose?

Kitchen area
Pale and Interesting Holidays
Dunes at The Grey House - from Pale & Interesting Holidays. Come see more from: Homes by the Sea: Vintage or Modern?
Dunes near The Grey House, a stunning, family-friendly shabby chic decorated house less than a one minute walk from Camber Sands. All white interiors are unfussy, rustically elegant, and decidedly relaxed. The lovely vacation rental sleeps 12 and is available to book through PALE & INTERESTING HOLIDAYS. Thoughtful interior design has been effortlessly as well as artfully rendered by the prolific design team of Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote. The couple have a unique coveted style showcased in several design books RIGHT HERE...certainly lovely indeed! Homes by the Sea: Vintage or Modern?

Just one week until I head to London for the Amara Interior Blog Awards so of course, a beautiful English country house near these dunes above is on my radar!

Homes by the Sea: Vintage or Modern?

Which would you choose to live in?

A relaxed shabby chic style home with antiques and vintage furniture

or

a modern, chic, and architecturally magnificent design?

Vintage Beachhouse: The Grey House

Back Exterior of The Grey House - a beachhouse vacation rental by Pale & Interesting Holidays. Come see more at Homes by the Sea: Vintage or Modern?
The back exterior of The Grey House, a stunning, family-friendly shabby chic decorated house less than a one minute walk from Camber Sands. All white interiors are unfussy, rustically elegant, and decidedly relaxed. The lovely vacation rental sleeps 12 and is available to book through PALE & INTERESTING HOLIDAYS. Thoughtful interior design has been effortlessly as well as artfully rendered by the prolific design team of Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote. The couple have a unique coveted style showcased in several design books RIGHT HERE...certainly lovely indeed! Homes by the Sea: Vintage or Modern?

Vintage Beachhouse: Coastal Cozy Bunk Room

Bunk bed room in The Grey House - a vacation beachhouse offered by Pale & Interesting Holidays. Come see more at Homes by the Sea: Vintage or Modern?
A Charming bunkroom with grey and white. The Grey House, a stunning, family-friendly shabby chic decorated house less than a one minute walk from Camber Sands. All white interiors are unfussy, rustically elegant, and decidedly relaxed. The lovely vacation rental sleeps 12 and is available to book through PALE & INTERESTING HOLIDAYS. Thoughtful interior design has been effortlessly as well as artfully rendered by the prolific design team of Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote. The couple have a unique coveted style showcased in several design books RIGHT HERE...certainly lovely indeed! Homes by the Sea: Vintage or Modern?

Homes by the Sea: Grey and White Kitchen

Kitchen with beadboard and beachy shabby chic style at The Grey House offered by Pale & Interesting Holidays. Come see more at Homes by the Sea: Vintage or Modern?
Beadboard plays a starring role in this lovely kitchen. The Grey House, a stunning, family-friendly shabby chic decorated house less than a one minute walk from Camber Sands. All white interiors are unfussy, rustically elegant, and decidedly relaxed. The lovely vacation rental sleeps 12 and is available to book through PALE & INTERESTING HOLIDAYS. Thoughtful interior design has been effortlessly as well as artfully rendered by the prolific design team of Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote. The couple have a unique coveted style showcased in several design books RIGHT HERE...certainly lovely indeed! Homes by the Sea: Vintage or Modern?

Open Shelves

Kitchen area
While relaxed, modern amenities and comforts are included. The Grey House, a stunning, family-friendly shabby chic decorated house less than a one minute walk from Camber Sands. All white interiors are unfussy, rustically elegant, and decidedly relaxed. The lovely vacation rental sleeps 12 and is available to book through PALE & INTERESTING HOLIDAYS. Thoughtful interior design has been effortlessly as well as artfully rendered by the prolific design team of Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote. The couple have a unique coveted style showcased in several design books RIGHT HERE...certainly lovely indeed! Homes by the Sea: Vintage or Modern?

Rustic & Beachy Kitchen

Kitchen Diner
The charmof a vintage kitchen with non-fussy fixtures along with professional appliances. The Grey House, a stunning, family-friendly shabby chic decorated house less than a one minute walk from Camber Sands. All white interiors are unfussy, rustically elegant, and decidedly relaxed. The lovely vacation rental sleeps 12 and is available to book through PALE & INTERESTING HOLIDAYS. Thoughtful interior design has been effortlessly as well as artfully rendered by the prolific design team of Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote. The couple have a unique coveted style showcased in several design books RIGHT HERE...certainly lovely indeed!

Grey Painted Paneling

Sitting room
Livable vintage style in a sitting room. The Grey House, a stunning, family-friendly shabby chic decorated house less than a one minute walk from Camber Sands. All white interiors are unfussy, rustically elegant, and decidedly relaxed. The lovely vacation rental sleeps 12 and is available to book through PALE & INTERESTING HOLIDAYS. Thoughtful interior design has been effortlessly as well as artfully rendered by the prolific design team of Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote. The couple have a unique coveted style showcased in several design books RIGHT HERE...certainly lovely indeed!
Front Snug
Quiet and serene, the easy going vibe permeates the beach house. The Grey House, a stunning, family-friendly shabby chic decorated house less than a one minute walk from Camber Sands. All white interiors are unfussy, rustically elegant, and decidedly relaxed. The lovely vacation rental sleeps 12 and is available to book through PALE & INTERESTING HOLIDAYS. Thoughtful interior design has been effortlessly as well as artfully rendered by the prolific design team of Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote. The couple have a unique coveted style showcased in several design books RIGHT HERE...certainly lovely indeed! Homes by the Sea: Vintage or Modern?

Vintage Style Interiors

French pastry table with iron base and marble top and rustic accessories in a shabby chic cottage style dining room. Come see more of this home (The Grey House) by Pale & Interesting Holidays! #shabbychic #frenchfarmhouse #Englishcountry #pastrytable #diningroom #rusticdecor
I want this French pastry table in the dining area! The Grey House, a stunning, family-friendly shabby chic decorated house less than a one minute walk from Camber Sands. All white interiors are unfussy, rustically elegant, and decidedly relaxed. The lovely vacation rental sleeps 12 and is available to book through PALE & INTERESTING HOLIDAYS. Thoughtful interior design has been effortlessly as well as artfully rendered by the prolific design team of Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote. The couple have a unique coveted style showcased in several design books RIGHT HERE...certainly lovely indeed!
Clawfoot tub in a vintage style bathroom in The Grey House - a vacation rental by Pale & Interesting Holidays (Atlanta Bartlett). #bathroomdesign #shabbychic #vintagestyle #clawfoottub #rusticdecor #countrydecor
Clawfoot tub in a charming bath in a beachhouse. The Grey House, a stunning, family-friendly shabby chic decorated house less than a one minute walk from Camber Sands. All white interiors are unfussy, rustically elegant, and decidedly relaxed. The lovely vacation rental sleeps 12 and is available to book through PALE & INTERESTING HOLIDAYS. Thoughtful interior design has been effortlessly and artfully rendered by the prolific design team of Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote. The couple have a unique coveted style showcased in several design books RIGHT HERE...certainly lovely indeed!

Unfussy Shabby Chic Style

Sitting room
Laid-back and lovely. The Grey House, a stunning, family-friendly shabby chic decorated house less than a one minute walk from Camber Sands. All white interiors are unfussy, rustically elegant, and decidedly relaxed. The lovely vacation rental sleeps 12 and is available to book through PALE & INTERESTING HOLIDAYS. Thoughtful interior design has been effortlessly and artfully rendered by the prolific design team of Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote. The couple have a unique coveted style showcased in several design books RIGHT HERE...certainly lovely indeed!

Spare and Simple Interior Design

An old harvest table paired with vintage metal folding chairs has a minimal yet modern country look! #moderncountry #diningroom #modernfarmhouse #twotonewalls
These metal folding chairs certainly bring back memories for this blogger! The Grey House, a stunning, family-friendly shabby chic decorated house less than a one minute walk from Camber Sands. All white interiors are unfussy, rustically elegant, and decidedly relaxed. The lovely vacation rental sleeps 12 and is available to book through PALE & INTERESTING HOLIDAYS. Thoughtful interior design has been effortlessly and artfully rendered by the prolific design team of Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote. The couple have a unique coveted style showcased in several design books RIGHT HERE...certainly lovely indeed!
Minimal modern cottage style bedroom with twin bed with storage cubbies underneath. This sweet and rustic white room covered with painted paneling is from The Grey House (Pale & Interesting Holidays) by Atlanta Bartlett. #whitebecroom #shabbychic #allwhitedecor #cottagestyle #coastalstyle #atlantabartlett
Creative storage in a beachy bedroom. The Grey House, a stunning, family-friendly shabby chic decorated house less than a one minute walk from Camber Sands. All white interiors are unfussy, rustically elegant, and decidedly relaxed. The lovely vacation rental sleeps 12 and is available to book through PALE & INTERESTING HOLIDAYS. Thoughtful interior design has been effortlessly and artfully rendered by the prolific design team of Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote. The couple have a unique coveted style showcased in several design books RIGHT HERE...certainly lovely indeed!

White Decor Lovers Rejoice

White painted floors and paneling in a white coastal cottage (Pale & Interesting Holidays) in the UK by Atlanta Bartlett. #whitedecor #coastalcottage #minimaldesign #moderncountry #shabbychic #beachhouse
View from a hallway. The Grey House, a stunning, family-friendly shabby chic decorated house less than a one minute walk from Camber Sands. All white interiors are unfussy, rustically elegant, and decidedly relaxed. The lovely vacation rental sleeps 12 and is available to book through PALE & INTERESTING HOLIDAYS. Thoughtful interior design has been effortlessly and artfully rendered by the prolific design team of Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote. The couple have a unique coveted style showcased in several design books RIGHT HERE...certainly lovely indeed!
White bedroom with rustic decor, modern country style, and a relaxed shabby chic aesthetic. This coastal home (Pale & Interesting Holidays) is a study in livable rough luxe in the UK. #shabbychic #whitebedroom #rusticdecor #moderncountry #allwhitedecor #cottagestyle #coastalstyle
Sumptuous white linens on a bead at the beachhouse. The Grey House, a stunning, family-friendly shabby chic decorated house less than a one minute walk from Camber Sands. All white interiors are unfussy, rustically elegant, and decidedly relaxed. The lovely vacation rental sleeps 12 and is available to book through PALE & INTERESTING HOLIDAYS. Thoughtful interior design has been effortlessly and artfully rendered by the prolific design team of Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote. The couple have a unique coveted style showcased in several design books RIGHT HERE...certainly lovely indeed!

Coastal Flavor in a Bath

Pedestal sink in an all white coastal cottage bathroom in a beachhouse in the UK. Pale & Interesting Holidays. #coastalstyle #whitebathroom #nauticallight #pedestalsink #beachhouse
Simple and lovely fixtures in a white bathroom.The Grey House, a stunning, family-friendly shabby chic decorated house less than a one minute walk from Camber Sands. All white interiors are unfussy, rustically elegant, and decidedly relaxed. The lovely vacation rental sleeps 12 and is available to book through PALE & INTERESTING HOLIDAYS. Thoughtful interior design has been effortlessly and artfully rendered by the prolific design team of Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote. The couple have a unique coveted style showcased in several design books RIGHT HERE...certainly lovely indeed!

Let There Be Light White

All white coastal cottage bedroom with minimal decor and shabby chic style. Pale & Interesting Holidays. #whitebedroom #coastal #shabbychic #whitedecor
Cozy, white, and bright bedroom. The Grey House, a stunning, family-friendly shabby chic decorated house less than a one minute walk from Camber Sands. All white interiors are unfussy, rustically elegant, and decidedly relaxed. The lovely vacation rental sleeps 12 and is available to book through PALE & INTERESTING HOLIDAYS. Thoughtful interior design has been effortlessly and artfully rendered by the prolific design team of Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote. The couple have a unique coveted style showcased in several design books RIGHT HERE...certainly lovely indeed!

Beachhouse Exterior

Front Exterior
Front exterior view. The Grey House, a stunning, family-friendly shabby chic decorated house less than a one minute walk from Camber Sands. All white interiors are unfussy, rustically elegant, and decidedly relaxed. The lovely vacation rental sleeps 12 and is available to book through PALE & INTERESTING HOLIDAYS. Thoughtful interior design has been effortlessly and artfully rendered by the prolific design team of Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote. The couple have a unique coveted style which is showcased in several design books RIGHT HERE...certainly lovely indeed!

Want to know more about this vacation house to rent? Visit: The Grey House for more info.

Let’s now turn our attention to a much different design style.

Modern Houses by the Shore

Ever dreamed of living in a beach house on the ocean, in a getaway home on a lake, or a river retreat? This idea book features 35 modern houses which overlook the water and vary in size and style. (Except for some college years at Northwestern where I lived near Lake Michigan, I have mostly lived in landlocked areas far from the shore. So the notion is certainly a very romantic one indeed!)

Houses by the Shore: At Home With the Water--River, Lake, Sea (Rizzoli, 2018) by Oscar Riera Ojeda and Byron Hawes.
Houses by the Shore: At Home With the Water–River, Lake, Sea by Oscar Riera Ojeda and Byron Hawes, Rizzoli New York, 2018.

With recently completed houses overlooking sea, lake, river and ocean, Houses by the Shore: At Home With the Water–River, Lake, Sea (Rizzoli, 2018) by Oscar Riera Ojeda and Byron Hawes, features diverse architecture and design by leading architects and interior designers.

The Flow From Inside to Outside

Breathtaking waterfront stone house with pool. #waterfront #housedesign #architecture
A magnificent stone home on the water! Can you imagine the views and paradise? Houses by the Shore: At Home With the Water–River, Lake, Sea by Oscar Riera Ojeda and Byron Hawes, Rizzoli New York, 2018. Waterfront house design inspiration…certainly lovely indeed. Homes by the Sea: Vintage or Modern?

In the book, you’ll glimpse terraces and rooms flowing from indoors to out.

Imagine not just windows, but walls of glass and open floor plans flooded with natural light and unobstructed views of crashing waves or flowing currents.

Modern & Luxurious on the Water

Contemporary architecture example of house by the sea. #waterfront #beachhouse #modern #contemporary #architecture
What a unique pool! Houses by the Shore: At Home With the Water–River, Lake, Sea by Oscar Riera Ojeda and Byron Hawes, Rizzoli New York, 2018. Waterfront house design inspiration…certainly lovely indeed. Homes by the Sea: Vintage or Modern?

Elegant and uncluttered, these houses serve as models for folks like me who may in fact live far from the waterfront yet who wish to capture something of that appeal and sensibility in their own space. After all, even if the view from your window does not include whales surfacing or the reflection of towering pines on a clear lake, there are always inspiring and architecturally wise design choices to glean which may help you better connect your interiors with nature.

Modern architecture -lounge deck overlooking ocean. #modern #architecture #waterfront #oceanfront
Enjoying a fire right on the water. Houses by the Shore: At Home With the Water–River, Lake, Sea by Oscar Riera Ojeda and Byron Hawes, Rizzoli New York, 2018. Waterfront house design inspiration…certainly lovely indeed. Homes by the Sea: Vintage or Modern?

Look at All the Glass!

A range of modern projects utilize stone, glass, wood, steel and concrete. Each house is photographed with detailed interior and exterior images, placed into context through the lens of widely respected editor, Oscar Riera Ojeda.

Modern living room of oceanfront home. A wall of glass rises in the air to eliminate any separation from the outdoors. #beachhouse #oceanfront #housedesign #livingroom #modernarchitecture
Imagine the tranquil sounds and sights from this extraordinarily designed space. Houses by the Shore: At Home With the Water–River, Lake, Sea by Oscar Riera Ojeda and Byron Hawes, Rizzoli New York, 2018. Waterfront house design inspiration…certainly lovely indeed. Homes by the Sea: Vintage or Modern?

Intimate Architectural Moments

The text by Byron Hawes gives readers an informative look at the best of shore-side residential architecture.

Two modern wire chairs in a small space overlooking the ocean. A wall of glass provides an unobstructed view. #beachhouse #oceanfront #modernarchitecture #wallofglass
A meditative space perfect for yoga or an afternoon read. Houses by the Shore: At Home With the Water–River, Lake, Sea by Oscar Riera Ojeda and Byron Hawes, Rizzoli New York, 2018. Waterfront house design inspiration…certainly lovely indeed.

Clearly, there is not one singular way to live beautifully by the sea!

A wall of glass in a waterfront home gives an unobstructed view of nature. Modern kitchen design and open riser staircase shine in a warm yet modern house design. #waterfront #housedesign #staircase #openrisers #warmmodern
This has ‘Party’ written all over it. Houses by the Shore: At Home With the Water–River, Lake, Sea by Oscar Riera Ojeda and Byron Hawes, Rizzoli New York, 2018. Waterfront house design inspiration…certainly lovely indeed.

What say ye? Let’s dream a little.

French Country Lamp
White Ruffle Spread + Shams
French Laundry Basket
Farmhouse Dining Table
Gertrude Wood Bench
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Loveseat
Louis Ghost Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Weathered Arm Chair
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Linen Curved Loveseat
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Oak Accent Stool
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute Area Rug
Leather Club Chair
French Candle Style Chandelier
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
French Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Parisian Glass Bottle Vase
Life is Beauty…Pillow
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Marble Column Lamp
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Leather Patchwork Ottoman
Brisa Dreamquest Sofa
Modern Brass Globe Pendant
Black Tray Table
Industrial Sconce
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Boheme Madera Bench
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Teak Farmhouse Stool

What would your ideal house by the shore look like?

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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4 Comments

  1. Marilyn S.
    October 17, 2018 / 6:46 am

    The Grey house for sure – just so simple . Oh and the metal folding chairs …… a church staple!

    • michele
      Author
      October 17, 2018 / 12:47 pm

      YES! Definitely a church staple – always a little rust on those babies too. 🙂 We didn’t know we were shabby chic holy rollers!

  2. Susan
    October 17, 2018 / 9:20 am

    A while back you did a book review for a somewhat unorthodox design book. Funky and fun. Thought I made a note when it would be released. Unfortunately I can find nothing. Can you help?
    Best of luck at Amara . Waiting anxiously for the news!
    Susan in MT

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