Living Large In Small Spaces - Oregon Beach Cottage

This week's Living Large In Small Spaces feature is a charming cottage on the Oregon Coast.

Welcome to the ninety-sixth post in the series
"Living Large in Small Spaces".

This beach house on Oregon's Rockaway Beach is the weekend getaway of Seattle interior designer Barbara Hyde Evans. Move-in ready when she purchased the home, a few personal touches made it her own.

The original front door with a porthole window sets the interior's nautical tone. 

The woven chair cushions are covered in indoor-outdoor fabric which makes using them on the deck an option. The antique trunk came with the house.

The dining table was specifically purchased for the cottage. Hyde Evans brought the antique chairs from her Seattle home, painted them white and reupholstered the seat cushions. Note that the chairs have a shell design, which makes them and the driftwood chandelier perfect for a beach cottage.

The centerpiece bowl holds shells collected on visits to various beaches.

Photo by Hyde Evans Design

It's not surprising that the delightful kitchen with its butcher block countertops, beadboard cabinets and glass cabinet doors is what sold Hyde Evans on the cottage. 

The TV room on the second floor houses a large, deep sofa that belonged to the home's previous owner. Rather than remove it, Hyde Evans slipcovered it in a linen-like indoor-outdoor fabric and left it. Guests find it comfortable to sleep on, so the room can serve as an extra bedroom, if needed. 

The master bedroom is soft and serene. Hyde Evans designed the custom bedding and window treatments. She brought the marble lamp and side table from her full-time home, and the vintage dresser came from a local shop. The vintage oar in the corner is a nice touch.

The second bedroom is more rustic with flour sacks and an antique blue trunk. A row of coat hooks created by the designer make a charming statement.

I could easily live in this fetching cottage.

Read more about the cottage on Houzz here.
Photos by Nik Johnson and Sam Hyde Evans

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in the special series

Living Large in Small Spaces

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  1. Love this, and especially the view!

  2. Ding, ding, ding!! I think we have a winner!! ;)

  3. Just love these posts! What a beautiful view and lovely decor.

  4. So fresh and airy . . . I noticed the two big windows in the kitchen with views from both sides of the cottgae . . . what a lovely treat for the cook in the family :) I'm always turned off by homes that do not have a window over the sink . . . I spend so much time each day standing at the sink that I "need" natural light and a view of some kind :)

  5. Sweet! (Probably wouldn't surprise you to know I really like that rustic second bedroom...)

  6. This home is magnificent! That driftwood chandelier really adds so much to the living area :)

  7. Nancy, I like when home near water have a seaside theme. I like that kitchen. The up stairs rooms are wonderful too. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  8. Oh, my friend! You've topped them all!!! I'm ready to move into this beach cottage and spend the rest of life there. Rockaway Beach is about ninety minutes from my home and it's a wonderfully quaint little town on the Oregon Coast. This one speaks to my heart.

  9. Oh, wow! This is just beautiful! I am SO enjoying this series...when I have time, I want to sit down and go back through previous posts! Thank you for taking the time to share such wonderful tiny homes with us! God bless you, sweet friend, :)

  10. Wow that view is gorgeous. This is another beautiful place. Thanks for sharing so we can swoon over this place. Happy Weekend Nancy.

  11. Such a loving home, so comfortable and nice, thank you for sharing it with us today, dearest Nancy !

    Wishing you a most wonderful Sunday and new week ahead

    XOXO Daniela at - My little old world - (Dany)

  12. So cozy and sweetly snug. Then to be on the coast? It really can't get any better. Every room perfectly done!

  13. I adore that kitchen. Wood counters, bead board, perfect. I like her nautical style. Stay warm my friend.

  14. I too could call this home . . .
    Seems a larger cottage than others . . .
    The blues, whites, naturals flow perfectly . . .
    The four framed pieces aside the dining room window . . .
    I found interesting . . .
    Isn't that trunk a keeper!
    The ceiling, the bedroom hook wall piece . . .
    Oh my, the kitchen!
    And the view . . . well then . . .
    I would say perfect!

  15. I love everything in this post!! My favorite colors! It is a dream cottage for sure.

  16. This cottage may be my all time favorite! It has my favorite decor, favorite color scheme, favorite views. And I'm an Oregon native, so it all speaks to my heart.

  17. The one thing I miss from my old home is the butcher block counters. I hope the new owners kept them, but I never look back to find out ;) Darling cottage!


  18. Beautiful cottage! I love the contrast of the white with the wood tones. It's so great to see you online again. :)

  19. What a beautiful, serene cottage, and that view! Thank you for sharing this, Nancy, I could love living there! And thank you for visiting my French Country Easter Tablesetting Post and entering the Give Away.

  20. So pretty, love the white and blue overtones throughout. The glass kitchen cabinets are delightful too... I love that open look in the kitchen. I think I might want to do that someday in my little kitchen. Enjoyed this little cottage, a delight for sure :)


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