Beach House Style




Long beach days in Sarasota Florida – though up North the dog days of Summer are coming to an end. Here on the outer islands of Sarasota, the weather is beautiful – so in designing a beach cottage it is a wonderful inspiration. Nature is all around us to give you the happy lifestyle you want and love. Have a look at this tropical beach cottage.



A cottage kitchen on the outer islands of Sarasota, on the West Coast of Florida. I designed this kitchen with happy colors – island living is what it’s all about. The perfect morning place to gather for a coffee before a day at the beach.




Slide open this fun beach door to the changing room and get your bathing suit on!! It’s a tropical Summer!




Grab a beach towel and walk to the salty sea for a swim – or a dip in the pool. Who doesn’t love the salty air?




I designed this pool to be the same color as the Gulf of Mexico so it would blend in with its surroundings. Swim time anyone?




No shoe zone! Kick your shoes off and feel the cool white sand in your toes.




Oh the colors of nature.




Lunch time… I designed this dining room to feel like you are on the beach – oh the soothing colors. The furniture pieces were also designed by myself to capture the vibe of living by the sea.




Beach combers were here!




Fresh Tropical fruits to eat… Or even better – mix in your drinks!




Getting ready for cocktail hour at 5:00… It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!!!




A bar sink the color of Tropical water – how charming!




The smell of fresh Pineapple is a wonderful creation thanks to mother nature.




The perfect little spot to relax and have a cold cocktail – ahhhhhhhh!




Snuggle up by the sea after a long day in the salty air and warm summer sea. Washed linens from Sweet Summer Linens are cool on your sun kissed skin.



Here is another project of mine just featured in the Coastal Living’s Beach House Style book. Enjoy some more 3rd floor nooks and crannies of the featured 2008 Coastal Living Idea House!


Whether your on the West Coast, East Coast or the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota, FL – a beach house is always a place to make memories.

A beach house third floor has always been a kids place for the summer to play with brothers, sisters, cousins, friends and beach buddies you just met. I designed the plans for this beach house keeping in mind how important it was to have this 3rd floor! Piling into the beach club of the third floor – oh what memories I have as a kid.


A Bigger bed for the older kids is perfectly positioned with sailboat shelves and an additional cot for sleep overs. How charming are the Sweet Summer Linens?


Always make nooks and crannies. This is the perfect nook to put the old fashioned cot. What child wouldn’t LOVE this?


Colorful fan and beach towels!!


Puff puff’s for everyone!!!


A place to hang your bathing suit, towels, and summer clothing… IT’S THE BEACH!!


Calling all beach babies!! I said this to my little beach babies as they grew up on the beach. Calling all beach babies to the Sweet Summer Linens magical tent – which my daughter Mandi designed and created. Story time… and then maybe nap time for the kids… Then cocktail time for the parents ; )


A twin bed in a nook with boat windows above to hear the surf and smell the salt air! All the bedding was custom made by Sweet Summer Linens.

All products can be purchased through;

Tracey Rapisardi Design

Sarasota FL

941 -359-0208


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