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The Secret to Romantic Beach Cottage Style
Design must-haves for creating your shabby and chic beach house.
Written by Jickie Torres
Photography by Seamus Payne
Styling by Susi Holt
  • It ties in the idea of waves and sky in a light, blissful way.

    Mark and Susie Holt’s beautiful beach bungalow in Casey Key, Florida is the romantic lover’s dream home. The couple who own a coastal chic decor store called Posh on Palm in nearby Venice, have crafted a home that is full of chippy painted details, soothing and serene colors and the kind of decor that blends old world treasures with beach blanket charm.

    How do they create this special mix of casual elegance? Here are their key pieces:

    Think neutral.

    Susie keeps a neutral color palette throughout her home. This makes everything consistent and creates the calming, balmy feeling you get when your toes are in the sand!

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  • It ties in the idea of waves and sky in a light, blissful way.

    Mark and Susie Holt’s beautiful beach bungalow in Casey Key, Florida is the romantic lover’s dream home. The couple who own a coastal chic decor store called Posh on Palm in nearby Venice, have crafted a home that is full of chippy painted details, soothing and serene colors and the kind of decor that blends old world treasures with beach blanket charm.

    How do they create this special mix of casual elegance? Here are their key pieces:

    Add gilded touches.

    By mixing in glass bottles, chandeliers and mirrors, Susie gives her style a nuanced, romantic feel and elevates it from casual to romantic. You can do the same by placing a few mercury glass votive holders on your coffee table and hanging some elegantly shaped mirrors on the walls.

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  • It ties in the idea of waves and sky in a light, blissful way.

    Mark and Susie Holt’s beautiful beach bungalow in Casey Key, Florida is the romantic lover’s dream home. The couple who own a coastal chic decor store called Posh on Palm in nearby Venice, have crafted a home that is full of chippy painted details, soothing and serene colors and the kind of decor that blends old world treasures with beach blanket charm.

    How do they create this special mix of casual elegance? Here are their key pieces:

    Mix in aqua.

    Susie’s finishing detail is just a hint of aqua here and there throughout her home. It ties in the idea of waves and sky in a light, blissful way.

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  • It ties in the idea of waves and sky in a light, blissful way.

    Mark and Susie Holt’s beautiful beach bungalow in Casey Key, Florida is the romantic lover’s dream home. The couple who own a coastal chic decor store called Posh on Palm in nearby Venice, have crafted a home that is full of chippy painted details, soothing and serene colors and the kind of decor that blends old world treasures with beach blanket charm.

    How do they create this special mix of casual elegance? Here are their key pieces:

    Embrace the Ruffles.

    From the gorgeous gauzy sheer window coverings to the flirty bedding and classically feminine slip covers, white, light and airy linens and fabrics are the cornerstone.

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