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Casa Craving Challenge: Seaside Cottage Chic

Welcome to our first Casa Craving Challenge! Every Thursday on CasaSugar, I'll give you a decorating theme — an inspiring photograph, a hot trend, or a specific room — and I'll ask you to go Casa Craving for items that fit the theme. In case you missed it, here's a post explaining what a Casa Craving is and how to create one.

Since we're in the midst of Summer, I'm devoting this week's Casa Craving challenge to Seaside Cottage Chic. Beach-inspired decor is tough: Too many pastels and seashells, and your room look like a 1980s Florida condo. So I'm thinking more along the lines of this seaside cottage featured in the August 2007 of Better Homes and Gardens. I love how the blue-and-white palette and driftwood accents evoke the beach without a bit of tackiness.

What would be your seaside cottage essentials? Tell me by creating Casa Cravings for the furniture, accessories, and accents you think would best complete the look. I'll feature the results next Wednesday, August 1. Be sure to tag your Cravings with the phrase seaside cottage, or create a list of your seaside cottage bookmarks. Please let me know if you have any questions. For a list of online home stores to try,

Amazon Home
Bed Bath & Beyond
Crate & Barrel
Design Within Reach
Jonathan Adler
Lekker Home
Linens and Things
Macy's Home
Pier 1
Pottery Barn
Restoration Hardware
Room & Board
Urban Outfitters
Unica Home
West Elm
World Market

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