You need a house by the water any time, but most of all, you really really need one in the summer. With a deck or a dock to sit on and enjoy some wine or cocktails with your friends while the sun goes down. It's all a part of the life well-lived.
I have a love for most things vintage and Richard Shapiro's book Past Perfect is beyond beautiful in it's ability to showcase so many of them. The details and rich mix of styles gets me every time! This is just a sneak peek at some of the beautiful spaces included within it's pages. images from Rizzoli- Past Perfect