If I Lived Here: Maine Cottage by the Sea

If I Lived Here: Maine Cottage by the Sea

If I Lived Here: Maine Cottage by the Sea

If I lived here in this charming cottage by the sea…I’d keep the windows open so I could smell the salty breeze blowing through the house. I’d read a lot of mystery books and spend lazy afternoons roaming second hand stores for little treasures.

If I Lived Here: Maine Cottage by the Sea
If I Lived Here: Maine Cottage by the Sea
If I Lived Here: Maine Cottage by the Sea
If I Lived Here: Maine Cottage by the Sea
If I Lived Here: Maine Cottage by the Sea
If I Lived Here: Maine Cottage by the Sea

I’d for sure sit on one of these adirondack chairs to watch the sparkles on the waves with my morning coffee. I’d definitely invite you over, too! Wouldn’t that be fun? :)

Now it’s your turn to dream a little…what would life be like if YOU lived HERE?

You can see more of this charming cottage over on !

More “If I Lived Here” posts on Onerror:

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Beach House in the Hamptons

Dream White Farmhouse

Massachusetts Beach House

Shingled House on Martha’s Vineyard

Lakeside House

Shingled House

Lighthouse Cove Cottage

Castle by the Sea

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

It sure can take awhile to get into a groove when you move into a new-to-you home! I’ve always felt that if you are on a budget, have other priorities and/or the house has unique needs or opinions of its own it takes at least three years to find a groove.

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

White Slipcovered Sofa /

We will have lived here four years this fall and I feel like we are just barely getting ourselves pulled together, let alone the house. HA! Moving has always been kind of an ordeal for us. But I think we are rounding the corner to where every design decision we have to make is becoming a little bit easier, so that feels great.

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

/ More Daybeds / /

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

/ / Guest room details

Trying to decide the most comfortable color scheme and determine the style your house wants to be doesn’t always happen overnight, especially if your house has a mind of its own. For best results, you have to get to know your house and what it wants first. With some houses, that can take time, trial and error.

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

/ Hallway Makeover Details /

But I feel like this old gal (the house, not me, but I guess it applies to me too, hahahahahah) is settling into the fresh updated look she feels most comfortable with.

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

Master Bedroom Details and Sources

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

Patio Details and Sources

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

Our Deck Reveal and Sources

The natural wood hues and shades of blue and white (and some deep greens!) feel right. A subtle, natural modern coastal vibe seems to fit, so we’re going with it!

I love working with a mostly neutral palette because it is so flexible. I enjoy that the shades of blue and white elements can be played up or down, depending on the season, room, or even my mood! It’s fun to have that flexibility and creativity.

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

Blue and White Rug (my design for Annie Selke Dash & Albert!) / Kitchen Details

I’m looking forward to my next projects around the house, thank you guys so much for hanging out with me here. You make sharing this journey fun!

My decor sources

A Look Back at Our Home Improvements

My House Tour


You’ll find some items on my blue and white wish list in the scrolling bar below (and even more right here!).

Blue + White + Natural Coastal Style

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