Dream House 2: Bright + Beachy in Florida

Happy Monday, friends! It’s a bit rainy and mushy in Cleveland today, so I have something to brighten all of our days — no matter where you are. In our “dream house” series, we look at rooms and/or houses that we love and why. This time we’re sharing a bright, colorful and pattern-filled home in Florida.

I love a good beach house and daydream about one day owning my very own (you know, after we win the lottery!). This one by interior designer Andrew Howard in every shade of blue is the perfect Florida beach house. I love not only all the shades of blue throughout the whole house, which are so appropriate for the beach, but the use of bright and cheerful pattern. The designer calls this house “Blue Crush,” and I definitely have a crush on it. Do you?

dream house: bright and beachy in Florida

This pale shade of sky blue on the walls with the tropical foliage and natural fiber chair and rug are perfectly beachy, but the fabulous midcentury chandelier elevates the room from beach cottage to sophisticated.

dream house: bright and beachy in Florida

I LOVE the pop of yellow floral fabric in this otherwise neutral kitchen. It makes me so happy.

dream house: bright and beachy in Florida

Subtle patterns in shades of blue and yellow, along with easy-going chairs make this dining room so welcoming and casual. I’d love to curl up on this banquette with my morning waffles!

dream house: bright and beachy in Florida

Usually I like a calm retreat in the bedroom and tend to avoid pattern, but the shibori-style wallpaper in this bedroom is ah-maze-ing! I’d love this in a guest room, especially if we lived on the beach, where I’m sure we’d have a LOT more guests.

See the rest of the home on Desire to Inspire! Also check out more from our dream house series for tons of interior design inspiration!

What do you think of this pattern-filled Florida beach house? Would you want this many patterns and colors in your own home? Do you think it’s overwhelming or done just right? And, be honest, do you really want to move to the beach after seeing this??? We’d love to know what you think!!

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