This Casey Key beach cottage, featured in Beach House Happy, has a classic Key West vibe and shabby-chic décor. “There’s a real, comfortable simplicity I was drawn to,” says van der Meer, “a feeling that it really is for a family, for kids, for their friends.”
The cheery Casey Key beach cottage is “beachy right down to the seashell-encrusted placemats,” says the author.
The airy living room has comfy, practical, slipcovered sofas.
This Casey Key beach cottage, designed by interior designer Lori Morris of Toronto-based House of LMD, features natural materials in shades of blue, seafoam green and gray. Note the dramatic green onyx fireplace surround.
An ultra-modern Manasota Key beach house designed by architect Mark Sultana.
The open floor plan allows for big family gatherings.
Another look at the Casey Key beach cottage, with its nature-inspired décor.
The outdoor dining space.
We can't decide which of these snapshots of Selby Gardens--taken by photographer Robert Castro--is our favorite. What's yours?
All photos by Robert Castro, enhanced with Instagram