2011 Ultimate Beach House

This year, we went to East Beach in Norfolk, Virginia to build a seaside retreat from the ground up. Go inside to find pretty decorating ideas and smart design finds.

East Beach Ultimate Beach House Guide

Ultimate Beach House Digital Issue & Product Guide

Our 2011 Ultimate Beach House Guide featuring products, materials and services featured in the 2011 East Beach Idea House.

East Beach Interior Decorator Phoebe Howard

Meet Our Team

Meet those who are designing, building, and decorating the 2011 East Beach Ultimate Beach House in Norfolk, Virginia.

The boardwalk in East Beach Virginia

Visit East Beach

Find out more about the waterfront community of East Beach in Norfolk, Virginia.

A row of houses in East Beach, Virginia

All About East Beach

Check out the waterfront community in Norfolk, Virginia designed and built in the tradition of Atlantic Coastal villages.

East Beach Sponsors

East Beach Sponsors

Learn more about the products being featured in the 2011 East Beach Ultimate Beach House in Norfolk, Virginia.

East Beach Ultimate Beach House

2011 Ultimate Beach House Blog

We built the 2011 East Beach Ultimate Beach House one week at a time. Check out the blog to get a behind-the-scenes look at how it all came together. 

St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children

The Ultimate Beach House Gives Back

A portion of this year's house tour proceeds will benefit St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children. Learn more about this caring organization.

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Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.