I always think its the accessories and the attention to detail that can make a beach house feel so special. I love big baskets filled with magazines lying around. Guestss always rummage threw them then find a quiet, sunny corner to flick through their favourite mags over a cup of coffee. Our coffee tables and bookshelves are piled high with lovely books on coastal architecture, surfing and lighthouses. My husband has a collection of old surfboards from the sixties hanging on the walls and they are joined by old fishing roads and boat ores. There are bowls full of shells and coral and collectively these bits and pieces give the house it's character and personality.