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Beach-inspired details set a vacation mood.

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The Holts set Adirondack chairs right on the beach for sunset-watching.

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In the living room, down-filled sofas and bookcases and tables made of distressed wood.

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Mark Holt made the dining table out of reclaimed porch posts.

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The couple believe that chips, cracks and dings are marks of beauty.

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A starfish table setting.

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The bedroom, with its white palette, is a romantic retreat.

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Beach towels by the back door.

This week Robert Castro is taking the phrase "dog days of summer" literally, with photos of his girlfriend's foster dog, Cubby.

All photographs by Robert Castro, enhanced with Instagram.

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