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Sea Senses: Beach-Inspired Home Decor (with Video)

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“To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feel the breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of year, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be.”

This quote by Rachel Carson, environmentalist and author of Silent Spring, makes my senses swoon with sea dreams. OK, I’m coming down to earth and need to ask, “Is owning a home near the ocean a dream of yours?”

Well, it is for me. I grew up within a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and have been landlocked much of my adult life. The lure of a home kissed by the ocean beckons at the beginning of each summer. Why is the tug of the sea so strong? Probably, because all that is restorative about the beach seems to awaken the senses – the waves, the sand, the wind, the sun, the salt, the gentle roar of the waves, they help to fade away everyday stresses.

Most of us live miles away from the coastal sights and sounds of the beach. But, you can bring that calm, beachy feeling into your EcoNest. Below are some eco-friendly ideas and DIY projects for your home that will make you believe that you live a little bit closer to the ebb and flow of the tides.

First, let this video put you in the mood!

Next: Beachy Home Decor Projects To Inspire Your Senses

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.


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4:53PM PDT on Aug 30, 2010

I enjoy the beach very much.

12:40PM PDT on Jul 28, 2010

great article and a wonderful video! i'm longing for the sea now :(

4:16PM PDT on Jun 30, 2010

I suddenly have the urge to go to the beach. Thank you.

7:13PM PDT on Jun 27, 2010


5:17AM PDT on Jun 17, 2010

beauty! thank you

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5:32AM PDT on Jun 11, 2010

I really liked the idea and the article thanks

3:05AM PDT on Jun 11, 2010

Oh wow! You have given mind blowing and fabulous idea to me. I love to stay around the water very much. I also like to go on a beach very much and staying on a beach house is the awesome idea.
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