Colorful Houses by the Sea: Summery Design Inspiration Now

If the idea of peeking into the windows of unique and charmingly designed seaside summer home interiors appeals…buckle up for the joy ride! Because if ever there was a love letter written to enchanting summer homes, SUMMER TO SUMMER is it. We’re revisiting Houses by the Sea: Summery Design Inspiration so buckle up!

Meg Braff Designs' Swirls wallpaper in navy, combined with roman shades and seat cushions in China Seas' Malay Stripe in a breakfast room. Chairs are Francis Elkins Loop chairs in a Chinese vintage red. #interiordesign #traditionalstyle #megbraff #diningrooms #redwhiteblue #colorfulrooms
In a Newport breakfast room, wallpaper: Swirls in navy; upholstery: China Seas’ Malay Stripe; chairs: vintage Frances Elkins Loop chairs; interior design: Meg Braff. Houses by the Sea Summery Design Inspiration in a Lovely Book…certainly charming indeed.

Houses by the Sea Summery Design Inspiration In a Lovely Book

Summer to Summer

In Jennifer Ash Rudick’s Summer to Summer (Vendome, 2020), with photography from the amazing Tria Giovan, seaside design freaks are destined to experience blissful, Hampton High states ranging from Nantucket Nirvana to Newport Namaste.

Summer to Summer book cover - Jennifer Ash Rudick, photos by Tria Giovan. #summertosummer #rudick #interiordesign #designbooks
Summer to Summer (Vendome, 2020) by Jennifer Ash Rudick, photography by Tria Giovan. Vintage bamboo chair covered in Andaluz by Carolina Irving…breathtaking indeed.

Photography by Tria Giovan

The 25 homes represented in the book are varied, yet all tell a very personal story about their owners thanks to the genius of photographer Tria Giovan. For example, the book cover’s photo depicts an airy summer house (the Daniel Youngs Homestead, dating to 1651) transformed by designer Sallie Giordano of Leta Austin Foster & Associates.

The porch overlooks protected wetlands as well as Oyster Bay Cove.

Ken Fulk's charming seaside cottage porch in Provincetown - photo by Tria Giovan for Jennifer Rudick's SUMMER TO SUMMER. #cottagestyle #seasidecottage #porch #newengland #interiordesign #kenfulk #goldenretriever #englishcream
Interior Design: Ken Fulk…hello lovely indeed! Duncan, an English Cream Golden Retriever, presides over Baxter’s Landing, Ken Fulk and Kurt Wootton’s Provincetown summer house.

“When a home is a distillation of its owner’s distinctive taste, the story it tells is the equivalent of a personal portrait.” – JENNIFER ASH RUDICK

Charming bedroom in a Nantucket summer house with stenciled raffia wall covering and coastal blue and green accents - design by Tom Scheerer. Photo by Tria Giovan for Jennifer Ash Rudick's Summer to Summer. #coastalstyle #cottagebedroom #tomscheerer #interiordesign #nantucketstyle #bedroomdecor #stenciledwall #romanticbedroom #beachybedroom
In the master bedroom, Island Raffia wallpaper in San Marino beige from Phillip Jeffries was hand stenciled. Fabric covering headboard and above bed: Lorraine by Quadrille. Interior Design: Tom Scheerer…charming indeed.

Seaside Summer Home Design Inspiration: Tom Scheerer

The bedrooms (below and also above) are in a home known as “Driftwood” within Nantucket’s Brant Point neighborhood and enjoyed by four generations of family who gather on summer weekends.

Tom Scheerer designed coastal wallpapered blue and white bedroom in a Nantucket seaside home. Photo by Tria Giovan for Jennifer Ash Rudick's Summer to Summer. #coastalstyle #bedroomdecor #coastalbedroom #interiordesign #blueandwhite #wallpaper #lighthouse
Guest bedroom lined in a Quadrille wallpaper overlooks the Brant Point lighthouse (interior design: Tom Scheerer). Houses by the Sea Summery Design Inspiration in a Lovely Book…certainly charming indeed.

Believe it or not, the book reveals that no family member has dibs on a particular bedroom!

Designer Ken Fulk’s Rhode Island Home

Collection of dog portraits in the hallway of a Provincetown seaside summer home with interiors by Ken Fulk. Photo by Tria Giovan for Jennifer Ash Rudick's Summer to Summer. #dogpaintings #interiordesign #dogportrait #kenfulk #vintagestyle #traditionaldecor
Ken Fulk and Kurt Wootton’s prized collection of dog portraits lines the bedroom hall in their Provincetown seaside summer home…hello lovely indeed! Seaside Summer Home Design Inspiration as well as a review of Summer to Summer.

How charming is this moment (above) in a hall showcasing the couple’s collection of dog portraits? Have a ho hum hall you could enliven similarly?

Aerin Lauder’s East Hampton Home

White pergola over a skirted picnic table set for lunch in the East Hampton garden of Aerin Lauder. Photo by Tria Giovan for Summer to Summer (Rudick). #aerinlauder #hamptonshome #summerhome #pergolas #tablescape #outdoordining #coastalstyle
A picnic table is set for lunch beneath a beautiful pergola at Aerin Lauder’s East Hampton home…in case you live for summer afternoons.

Aerin Lauder inherited her grandmother Estee Lauder’s East Hampton summer house (above) whose blue and white interiors were decorated by the legendary Mark Hampton. Aerin loved the house but gently adapted it for contemporary living with the help of Daniel Romualdez.

Meg Braff Designs' Imperial Garden in leaf and lichen on blue wallpaper in a lovely bedroom in Newport. #megbraff #interiordesign #bedroomdecor #wallpaper #greenbedrooms #cottagestyle #traditionalstyle
In a guest bedroom in Newport by Meg Braff, Imperial Garden (in leaf and lichen on blue) wallpaper lines the walls…hello lovely indeed!

This elegant yet relaxed bedroom (above) in Meg and Doug Braff’s historic Colonial in Newport certainly has a collected, layered feel like the rest of the home.

Chic Home in the Hamptons

Chic midcentury style in a bathroom in the Hamptons with Palwa crystal sconces. Architecture by Michael Haverland. #midcenturymodern #bathroomdesign #hamptonshouse #michaelhaverland #vintagesink
In a Hamptons home (architecture by Michael Haverland), a guest bathroom has crystal sconces (Palwa, ca. 1965) and walls finished in painted Masonite.

I love how designer John Fondas explained to Jennifer Rudick the very casual approach taken to decorate their Maine summer home (below):

“We kept adding various blues and white, and we finally said, ‘With all this pattern, the only logical thing is to keep adding one more.'” – JOHN FONDAS

Hahahahaha…now that is my kind of partner in design! Also, how happy is the blue ikat on the sofa in this living room!?!

Vibrant blue in a traditional living room on Little Cranberry Island (Maine) with interior design by John Fondas. Fabric and wallpaper by Quadrille. #livingroom #colorfullivingroom #traditionalstyle #interiordesign #quadrille #wallpaper
Cheerfully vibrant blue Ikat fabrics and also wallpaper by Quadrille (John Knott). The traditional style living room is in a home on Little Cranberry Island. Interior design: John Fondas…whimsically lovely indeed.

Seaside Sister Parish House in Maine

One of my favorite quiet moments in Summer to Summer is this peek (below) into a seaside cottage bedroom. Rudick deliciously describes it this way:

“The interiors brim with an artful mix of painted wicker, handwoven baskets, mattress ticking, vintage quilts, and intricately patterned hood rugs, a look instituted by her late mother, Dorothy ‘Sister’ Parish, who reigned over three generations of American design as head of the legendary New York firm Parish-Hadley Associates.”

In a seaside cottage bedroom in Maine, a beautiful wallpaper (Kinnicutt by Sister Parish Design) graces the walls while turquoise paint enlivens the wood floors. #bedroomdesign #coastalstyle #vintagestyle #sisterparish #interiordesign #kinnicutt #wallpaper
Kinnicutt wallpaper (Sister Parish Design) on the walls of a lovely guest bedroom…hello pretty indeed. This seaside cottage bedroom in Maine sports turquoise painted floors.

Summer Words of Whimsy…Hello Lovely Indeed

Whimsical and inspirational quote about summer - the sunshine and the magic - hello lovely studio! #hellolovelystudio #summerquotes #quotes #inspirationalquote #whimsicalquote #junequotes #julyquotes
{Summer quotes and also coastal style interior design inspiration!} SUMMER AFTERNOON–SUMMER AFTERNOON; TO ME THOSE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THE TWO MOST BEAUTIFUL WORDS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. – Henry James
Handlettered quote: Dear Old World, you are very lovely - Anne of Green Gables. #handletteredquotes #anneofgreengables #lmmontgomery #wonderquotes
Dear Old World Print, Andreairenestudio on Etsy
Whimsical and inspirational quote about summer - the sunshine and the magic - hello lovely studio! #hellolovelystudio #summerquotes #quotes #inspirationalquote #whimsicalquote #junequotes #julyquotes
{Summer quotes and also coastal style interior design inspiration!} SUMMER BACHELORS LIKE SUMMER BREEZES, ARE NEVER AS COOL AS THEY PRETEND TO BE. -Nora Ephron
Be Here Now print. Airstream at Pottery Barn is a lovely collection of whimsical and happy camper decor whether we have a vintage camper to put in or not! #airstream #potterybarn #happycamper #whimsicalgifts #vintagecamper #homedecor
Funny quote about not trying to please everyone. #funnyquotes #tacoquote #whimsicalquotes #humor
Whimsical funny quote and humor on Hello Lovely Studio. #funnyquote #humor #quotes
Whimsical and inspirational quote about summer - the sunshine and the magic - hello lovely studio! #hellolovelystudio #summerquotes #quotes #inspirationalquote #whimsicalquote #junequotes #julyquotes
DEEP SUMMER IS WHEN LAZINESS FINDS RESPECTABILITY. -Sam Keen {Summer quotes and also coastal style interior design inspiration!}
Whimsical inspirational quote with pink on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirational #quotes #whimsical #pink #encouragement
Whimsical and inspirational quote about summer - the sunshine and the magic - hello lovely studio! #hellolovelystudio #summerquotes #quotes #inspirationalquote #whimsicalquote #junequotes #julyquotes
AND SO WITH THE SUNSHINE AND THE GREAT BURSTS OF LEAVES GROWING ON THE TREES, JUST AS THINGS GROW IN FAST MOVIES, I HAD THAT FAMILIAR CONVICTION THAT LIFE WAS BEGINNING OVER AGAIN WITH THE SUMMER. -F Scott Fitzgerald
Funny internet humor tweet quote about captcha. #funnytweets #oneoffhumor #humorquotes
Whimsical and inspirational quote about summer - the sunshine and the magic - hello lovely studio! #hellolovelystudio #summerquotes #quotes #inspirationalquote #whimsicalquote #junequotes #julyquotes
{Summer quotes and also coastal style interior design inspiration!} IT WAS JUNE AND THE WORLD SMELLED OF ROSES. THE SUNSHINE WAS LIKE POWDERED GOLD OVER THE GRASSY HILLSIDE. -Maud Hart Lovelace
Silly tweet about the term silly goose on Hello Lovely. #funnytweet #oneoffhumor #funnyquotes #sillygoose

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Country Wicker Trunk Storage
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcoverd Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Vintage Collapsible French Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
White Artichoke Lamp
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing