Nantucket Beach Home Decorated to Perfection

How about a beach trip? Let’s pack up the suitcases, load up the car and head for Nantucket on this gorgeous spring day!

You know you’re going to love how a beach home is decorated inside when the decor has been done by a designer whose company is named Beach Glass Designs…love that name!

Jackie, the designer behind Beach Glass Designs created the interior design for this Nantucket home and it’s wonderful!

Nantucket Beach House

 

Notice how the living room doesn’t look “decorated.” Instead, it looks as if pieces were collected over time.

Decorate a Beach House

 

Jackie used silver trophies in the living room decor and I love that touch of glam and sparkle they add to the room.

Decorate Beach Home with Sailing Trophies

 

In another room, a trophy was used for icing down cool drinks. Genius idea! I was looking at the coffee table and it reminded me of a table I’ve seen in dark brown wood tones. I wonder if this one was painted. If you have an older table that’s not in the greatest of shape and not an antique, and it’s out of style or doesn’t work with your beach house decor, try painting it for a fresh look.

Silver Trophy Used for Icing Drinks

 

Here’s a broader view of this room. This may be the living room and the first room we saw (visible through the open doorway) may be a TV room or den. I’ve always loved buffalo check curtains in neutral tones. I also love that style fabric on chairs. The tall wainscoting looks so great in this space, doesn’t it?

Buffalo Plaid Draperies for the Living Room

 

The kitchen in this home is white with blue accents, one of my all time favorite color combinations. If one ever got tired of blue it would be easy to change out the accent pieces (like the canisters) to a different color. Notice the beadboard ceiling.

Nantucket Beach Kitchen

 

I love the kitchen, but it was these lanterns that knocked my socks off! Are they not gorgeous?! I love them so much! I could never get tired of blue and white decor. It’s so beautiful and completely timeless. This kitchen will feel current and up-to-date ten years from now!

Blue Lanterns in Blue and White Kitchen

 

Love the wide nautical, navy stripes on the dining room draperies. Notice the fullness of the drapery fabric. That extra bit of fullness gives the curtains an over-the-top custom feel. Don’t skimp on the fabric when planning your draperies. If there’s space on either side of the window and your budget can handle it, go lush and make those draperies super full.

Notice how Jackie mixes somewhat formal pieces like the Federal mirror and beautiful brass lamps with more rustic pieces like the table and the chairs. If you like the chairs, I found some that look similar at Overstock except the bottom half is open. I won’t link to them here, but they are called “Ira Chairs” and are made from something called abaca, so just search for that name at Overstock if you like these. I really like how Jackie used different chairs at the ends of the table…so much more interesting to mix it up a bit.

Beach House Dining Room

 

Ever thought of using damask wallpaper in a bathroom? This has me seriously considering it for my upstairs hall bath. Love how this looks and I really like it paired with the beadboard. It’s sophisticated and casual, all at the same time.

Damask Wallpaper for the Bathroom

 

Let’s head upstairs and check out the bedrooms. When I saw this striped runner, I was thinking how practical the color was for a high-traffic area like stairs.

Striped Stair Runner for Beach Home

 

Such a beautiful color for the walls in this blue and white bedroom. The room feels so airy and open. Notice the basket for storing towels.

Blue and White Bedroom Beach House Decor

 

Wondering how to get to the widow’s walk we saw in the first picture of this post? Here it is! I would climb up there in a skinny minute to soak up those views! 🙂

Beach Home Decor and Stairway to Widows Walk

 

Such a cute, cute bedroom for a beach house! Great storage underneath the beds!

Twin Beds with Storage for the Beach House

 

To see more of Jackie’s wonderful designs (I loved them all!) check out her website here: Beach Glass Designs.

Photography by Jeff Allen Photography

Nantucket Beach House

 

Love a great beach house? Check out this oceanside home that was giving me déjà vu vibes of the home in the movie, Something’s Gotta Give.

You’ll find a tour of this beach house here: Beach House To Rival The “Something’s Gotta Give” Beach Home

Dennis Miller's California Beach House

 

Interested in seeing more homes in the Nantucket area? Two of my favorite books on Nantucket are At Home In Nantucket and A Nantucket Christmas




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Comments

  1. I am seriously in love with this house! First, the name Beach Glass Designs…perfection. My kitchen has been blue and white for over 20 years and I’ve never gotten tired of it…it adapts so readily to all sorts of accent colors for different seasons and holidays. Coud we plan a sneak attack to get those gorgeous blue lanterns?!? My bedroom is the same shade of blue as this one; again a color I’ve never grown tired of. This house is lovely and liveable. Thanks for finding it – I will be studying those pictures for a long time!

  2. pam ~ crumpety cottage says:

    Oh, I love Nantucket. I could live there year round (if I could deal with the crowds.) The exterior of this house is pure, old school Nantucket, but the interior is so updated and open.

    I love the paneling, fireplace and bookshelves in that living room, along with the paint and curtains. Very pretty. And I love that pretty sky blue in the bedroom upstairs. So fresh looking.

    Susan, I’ve seen those dining room chair also referred to as seagrass. I love them! They bring so much texture and such an updated flair to a room.

    I propose we have a BNOTP rendezvous on Nantucket one of these days. Who’s in? 😀

  3. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I have blue in my house and i love it. This cottage looked homey just like the Trump house did and i loved those lights in that eating area.Thanks Susan.

  4. Beautiful home! Looks casual and lived in too….not too stuffy.

  5. Jill from Southern New Hampshire says:

    Oh, this home has so many elements that I love – blue & white, black lampshades, white woodwork, round federal style mirrors, shell prints… The curtains are definitely my style too! And YES to damask wallpaper in the bathroom – I would love that!

  6. I would love to see those blue kitchen pendants at night, when they are turned on! Beautiful house and blue and white is what I’m all about!

  7. Debbie Barkley says:

    I love viewing all the beautiful homes you feature! My most favorite thing to do! Love decorating.

  8. Linda Page says:

    Blue and white always looks clean, crisp, airy to me. Blue & white décor always looks like it should smell like fresh linen! You can almost smell the crisp fragrance through your computer. Hmmmmm! Lovely! I love this home. Cool crisp lines, very understated and yet looks perfectly put together. Think we could rent it for a few weeks???????????

  9. Charlotte Moseley says:

    I love this house. The perfect beach house and decorated with my favorite color blue. Thanks Susan.

  10. Beautiful!!!

  11. This is such a welcoming “workable” home…not pretentious…just a perfectly charming abode!! franki

  12. Love,love all your home tours..thanks for sharing such great ideas !!

  13. Love, love, love this house and Nantucket is on my bucket list. Wonder if they will let me stay for a while…maybe a year or so!!!! 🙂

  14. Oh my goodness! Best house ev-ah!

  15. I love the deceptive simplicity of the decor and the uncluttered look, but I prefer a bit more casual decorating and by that I mean, I would not do a ‘balanced act’ on the mantles and dressers or sideboards…I prefer asymmetrical rather than mirror image.

    The blue and white definitely works for me!

  16. Thanks for such a fun tour; it was nice to escape for a bit.

  17. This house is adorable!!

  18. Blue and white forever. A classic that will never go out of style. It is time to take out my Nantucket bag and enjoy it once again.I just loved all the Nantucket crafted baskets on display and the tray with the ice bucket trophy on would be a dream come true to have. I do miss Nantucket and my New England summers and broiling in the summer sun of Tucson AZ now just does not cut it. An unknowing south west guest commented on my baskets as what is it with you and those? Some people just do not get it and a major loss for them.

    • Your guest needs to visit Nantucket and stat! I hope you educated her or him! 🙂 I don’t own any but I love the Nantucket baskets…beautiful works of art!

  19. Elizabeth Roderick says:

    Sigh…agreeing with everyone, blue and white is beautiful and calming. I love counting the shades of blue involved. Of course I’d put a vase of bright yellow or magenta flowers on the kitchen table but that’s me. When the place is packed with tourist, I’d just have to force myself to stay home and enjoy the view. Picking just one favorite, the dining room drapes. Sigh again.

  20. Iris McCloud says:

    I absolutely love the scale of this house. It looks like people actually live here. It’s not just a big sterile house. Aside from the blue and white – what strikes me in the kitchen are the regular appliances and the manageable size. I want work space but don’t want to run 15 feet every time I need another pan. I would also give my eyeteeth for the lanterns on the dining table. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Beth Francell says:

    Wish I knew the paint color in the living room. To me that is the perfect shade of gold to go with white trim. Could I ask the designer?

  22. Kenna Owens says:

    Can you tell me where to find the blue lantern pendant lights over the kitchen table?

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