It’s the lead up to Christmas and life is absolutely crazy – rushing from place to place, party to party, shopping, crowds, wrapping gifts, getting work finished for end of year deadlines…
Yes, it’s crazy, and while we all look forward to Christmas, we also look forward to packing up the car and heading off to have some well-earned relaxation time in our beach homes…
Many of us dream of living or holidaying in our own homes by the sea, but for most of us, it is simply a pipe dream.
A new book on the market is Coastal Homes of the World by Monique Butterworth which shows coastal living at its very best with a collection of the most stunning waterfront properties.
This design and lifestyle book evokes the sound of the surf or the feel of the sand between your toes – you will be drawn to these coastal homes and the lifestyle they embody. Whether it’s award-winning architecture, lavish interiors or more simply the spectacular views, the collection of homes will inspire the reader to create their own ‘coastal’ abode, in their own personal style.
This international collection covers waterfront homes from Australia, Asia and New Zealand, to marvellous villas in the Caribbean, Mexico and Spain, all the way to the luxurious properties by the USA shore and dream homes in France and Greece.
So while it may not be possible for you to have your own beachfront property, Coastal Homes of the World will inspire you to decorate your own home, wherever that may be, in a style that will have you believing the blue ocean and waves are just outside the door.
Each location in the book also comes with a signature dish or recipe typical of the region to immerse you in the culture that surrounds these architectural masterpieces. Not only can you create inspirational décor, you can eat and drink in true coastal style to further enhance your experience.
Coastal Homes of the World – New Holland Publishers RRP $49.99 -available from all good bookstores or online www.newhollandpublishers.com