As we get older and find ourselves moving away from home, going to college, bouncing around from coast to coast, town to town, I have been fortunate enough to hold onto a handful of true friends. That is the case with MA, a fellow small town farm girl that I met while on a high school FFA trip and who I ultimately lived with during that turbulent first year as a freshman in college (she's the first roommate I ever had ... you're welcome MA!).
MA and her husband invited us along with our other friends to spend the weekend at her family's beach house in Aptos, California, and the three-story family getaway is a reflection of a down-to-earth family that enjoys a classical beach style with touches of modern design. Here are a few of the small details that can be found around the house, including this local print and a vase to store beach treasures.
As you enter the beach house, you'll see these two signs in a second kitchen and laundry room. This is a great space to leave behind sandy shoes and wet bathing suits.