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Cottages at the Beach

I'm unpacking and catching up on laundry since returning from  our annual vacation with my husband's family. We always have a great time and I love that we have this tradition. It's such a cute little beach town and I always enjoy taking long walks and looking at the charming houses. Want to come along?

The house above has its red, white and blue going on  all ready to celebrate. Adirondack chairs always look great and I think they look very inviting on the front porch.

I like how neat and tidy this pretty blue house looks. The landscaping isn't anything extravagant but it looks great. In the picture below you can see the pretty, soft light green on the screened door and the same color is on the door to the house as well.

Here's another screened door that is just so charming. The little spindles in the center are painted the two  colors of the house - such a great idea.

The red door on this house really stands out. A lot of the houses have screened in porches on t…

Sunny Sitting Areas ~ A Guest Post


Hello!
 I'm Jessica and every day I get to write about interior design for
  Arcadian Lighting, an awesome website for affordable light fixtures.
 I'm delighted to be guest posting on A Pocketful of Blue today
 to share some very bright, inspiring interiors.
 While we may still be in the middle of winter, I thought
 I'd share some lovely rooms that let in plenty of warm sunshine.
 I hope you enjoy!

Sunny Sitting Room

Floor to ceiling windows and folding glass doors ensure that this cozy,
 casual living room gets as much sunshine as possible.
 The stone fireplace adds just a bit of rustic texture to the modern setting.

Bright, Light Colors

A beautiful pair of French doors, decorated with delicate white curtains,
 allows fresh springtime air to gently breathe through the room.
 During the colder months, the soft beach-inspired color palette keeps the room light and bright.

Sunny Sitting Room

This very simple entryway is the perfect place to sit and enjoy the warm sunshine.
 It would be a lovely spot to sit and enjoy a cup of tea and a book.

White Furniture and Big Windows

This living room is all about balance and brightness.
 The all-white furniture and lamp simply reflect the light coming through the doors.

Sunny Living Room

I love how the table is cluttered with books and the wall is cluttered with artwork in this room. 
The comfy chair is placed just in the right spot to catch the most sunlight.

Yellow Wallpaper and Sun Light

This spectacularly yellow room may be a bit overly decorated,
 but it is a wonderful example of the effect a wall color can have on a room.
 This shade certainly brightens the room in so many ways.

Green and Light

This dining room is serene and beautiful, especially with all the fresh greenery.
 I love the tall industrial lighting fixture reaching toward the table.

Great Big Windows

The impressively high-reaching windows make this apartment feel like it is part of a greenhouse.
 The wall of windows create a very spacious and light feeling, as well.

 Images 1 | 2 | 3| 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

Do you decorate with natural light in mind?
 For plenty of interior design ideas and a pendant light or two to brighten your home,
 stop by Arcadian Lighting!


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