The house belongs to Beth's in-laws and is set on Indian Pass Beach in Florida near Apalachicola, an adorable town on the Gulf that I have visited.
Beth blogs at Zesty Nest and made this gorgeous oyster shell mirror for one of the bedrooms with the help of the tutorial found here. She even wrote A Tribute to Completely Coastal!
Beth also created the Nautical Flag Pillows and the Sea Creature Pillows. She chose the images from Vintage Printable, printed them on iron-on transfer paper, then ironed them onto the pillow covers, made from painter's drop cloth. Her pillows have a very lovely back side too.
A seascape of the Apalachicola River hangs over the fireplace mantel. Painted by Beth!
Then, this remote artful home also showcases the works of the owner, Sandi. You see her wonderful paintings throughout the home. Click here to see them all.
Now to the eco friendly part.
Check out the kitchen island below then look at the fireplace again. Both are made with mortar and shells gathered on Indian Pass!
The original owners went to great lengths to maintain the integrity of the land - bringing in beams with cranes so they wouldn't have to cut down many trees. And all the cabinetry and wood supports including the living room mantel are made by Good Mill Work with local deadhead cypress.
Beth explains: They dive into the Apalachicola River and pull up cypress trunks that fell in over 150 years ago when loggers where moving them down the river. It's almost pitch black down there, so the divers are specially trained to feel for the logs, and be very still if, say, an alligator swims across their fingers! For more pictures of this wonderful eco friendly home, click here!