Beach House Must Haves

Here in the Islands, High season is nearly upon us.  So many local residents have already heard from friends and family up north who are making plans for their mid-winter warm weather get away!  There’s nothing like a week at the beach to shake off mid-winter doldrums.  Beach houses are special places where families gather and guests come for a retreat.  They are practical functional and unfussy spaces dedicated to relaxation.  Here are some of our must haves for a great beach house weather you welcome family in your own home or rent to vacationers.

A comfy porch: Outdoor living is best at the beach.  To take full advantage of your outdoor space look for soft and durable outdoor fabrics to create comfy seating, add a fan to keep cool as temperatures rise.  The porch is also a great place to display beachcomber collections of shells, driftwood and other found objects.

An outdoor shower: There’s nothing like a fresh air shower after a day swimming in salty waves.  The outdoor shower also helps keep some of the sand outside!

The right Kitchen tools:  Whip up the perfect smoothie, lobster dinner, or ice cream sundaes with these with the right kitchen toys.  A great blender is a requirement, but what about an ice cream maker or an oversize lobster pot?

Over size Straw hats:  Keep the sun at bay with a stylish topper.  Weather it’s a reminder of your favorite sports team or an oversize straw style, be sure you have a few extras for guests.

Beach games and books:  A rain day doesn’t have to be a disappointment.  If you have a stash of great beach reads and favorite board games a day spent in doors can be a welcome rest from the sun.

A pop of Turquoise:  In my opinion every home should have a touch of that beautiful Caribbean turquoise blue color that draws us back to the ocean again and again.  Maybe it’s a lamp of a pair of reclaimed nightstands that you painted for a whole new look, Turquoise is always at home in the islands!

Tiffany Cassidy HeadshotAbout Lagnappe Custom Interiors:
Tiffany Cassidy is a 15 year resident of St. Thomas and owner of Lagnappe Custom interiors, a full-service interior design firm specializing in bringing the luxury details to a home or commercial space that make it memorable, functional and yours. Lagnappe Custom Interiors is a Based out of St. Thomas, Visit for more information.