Few trips are as quintessentially summer as the family beach trip.
And, while life (unfortunately) doesn’t always allow for a summer away from the real world, fortunately, we can be there today wherever we are!
This Niantic, CT house is absolutely everything a summer house should be.
Relaxed, casual, completely unfussy yet totally refined.
It’s the kind of place that looks like generations of family members have spent their summers and generations more will continue to.
Nautical touches like this blue and white striped runner and rope railing make it feel classically coastal,
While painted shiplap adds an old world feel.
Cute accents like a rope ball and ship’s lanterns add coastal touches without being kitschy.
And a clawfoot tub is the perfect spot for washing the sand down the drain at the end of the day.
Bamboo blinds are all these rooms need–and collect far less dust during the off seasons than curtains.
And a bath updated in all the right places and preserved and others maintains the upscale coastal charm feel. Wherever you are today, we hope you enjoyed this trip to beautiful Niantic as much as we did.
Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love seeing you here!
If you’re planning your Summer vacation, make sure to grab a copy of THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.
The Secret To Southern Charm Tour
July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event
July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event
July 18: Blue Cross Blue Shield Event, Palmetto Bluff, SC, private event
July 28: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm, Open to the Public, $19.95 and includes dinner
July 31: Quarter Moon Books, Topsail Beach, NC, 6-8 pm, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Amy Reichert in Conversation, Wine and Cheese Provided, free and open to the public
August 3: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 5-6 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, open to the public
September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA
September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA
September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA
October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am
October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC
October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event
Nordstrom Sale Begins July 12