Paauilo Hui

Happy Father's Day to all fathers out there, and to those who love them.  Any guesses by the title where we are visiting today?  That's right, we're in Paauilo, Hawaii. (Pa = Father, get it?  I know, it's a stretch.  I did try looking in Papaikou first, to make the connection more obvious.)

This is a cute and tiny vacation home, so it will be a lot fun to add character here.

Luckily for me, this nifty kitchen was recently featured on Kate's awesome blog Centsational Girl.  She and her family stayed at this beach cottage, and she has more beautiful photos of it here.
The design seems tailor made for our space.  I especially like how the shelves and barstools would provide a handy dropping-off spot by the front door.

Nothing like going straight to the sources for inspiration to furnish a vacation home.  Can't you just feel that ocean breeze?

Where else can we relax?  Let's try this bedroom:

Ok, not yet.  

There we go.  I couldn't talk about vacation rentals without including something cute and fun by Jane Coslick for the Mermaid Cottages.  (For more eye candy, Kelly at Talk of the House did a nice, comprehensive post about Jane recently, here.)

Now for the other bedroom:

There we go.  A little more tranquil and less playful than the other bedroom, but it still has a cool shutter headboard and pretty colors. 

Think Dad would like this for a vacation home?  I think he's earned it.  

In the spirit of vacation,  I'm going to be posting a bit less frequently over the summer.  
  I hope you're getting a chance to enjoy a bit of your summer, too!

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  1. We must be on the same wavelength with the aqua this week! You would have this house looking fabulous in no time! I think those shutters in the bedroom and that adorable aqua throw are just incredible. You do such an amazing job finding these pictures! Hope you had a great weekend. xo Kristy

    1. Yes, I love all that aqua inspiration you featured this week. We must really be in a relaxing, summer mindset. :)

  2. Vicki,

    What a great getaway bungalow. We've used VBRO for getaway locations and had great success. They really have wonderful homes in all parts of the world.
    Hope the dad's in your life had a wonderful day.


    1. My husband has been wanting to try a vacation through them, so I'm glad to hear that you've enjoyed your experiences. Right now our travel is almost always family-related, but someday....

  3. I'm amazed at how well the inspiration photos represent the blank canvas rooms! Great job finding all those wonderful finished rooms!

    1. Thanks, Vickie! Makes me feel like I'm accomplishing something, instead of looking around at some of my own rooms that need attention- :)

  4. Nice! I love seeing shutters as headboards! I need a beach house so I can do that....Visiting from Inspire Me Monday.

    1. Hi Shelley! They're pretty cute, aren't they? Might need some extra pillows to prop against them to read comfortably, but that's a small price to pay. :)
      So glad you stopped by!


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