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Annette K Dunlap

Thank you for visiting my website! I'm Annette and I'm an interior decorator who's pretty passionate about all things coastal.  I earned my diploma from the Interior Design Institute and have worked in this field for over 15 years.  I think my passion for the beach started for me when I was 10 years old and visited Maine with my mom and sister. The salty ocean breeze and sound of the waves....it somehow just felt like home to me.  Fast forward to my 20's and a honeymoon on the beautiful island of St. Martin, hello palm trees and turquoise waters of the Caribbean!  I was in love with the laid back tropical vibe. My husband and I have vacationed in many different island locations over the years with one of my favorites being Tulum, Mexico...a decorator's paradise! They use so many organic elements in their interior spaces and I think that it's incredibly important to bring some nature inside, especially when you're living by the coast.  There's always an abundance of shells, driftwood and sea glass just to name a few!  

 

Although I love every coastal trip we've taken, I'd have to say my heart belongs to Delaware.  For over 20 years our family has vacationed on the Delaware shores making so many unforgettable cherished memories.  What's special about the Rehoboth Beach area is that there's so much to do...or not do, depending on your mood!  Within 20-25 minutes from Rehoboth you can be in a laid back little beach town on the bay with a general store that serves warm homemade donuts on the weekend.  The very special place I'm describing is Broadkill Beach and it's where we usually stay.  It's a relaxing beach where you can walk for miles collecting shells and just watching the waves roll in. Rehoboth is more populated and also has a beautiful beach/boardwalk with all of your favorite foods and so many unique shops!  Lewes is a quaint little historic town right in the middle of both places with antique shops and amazing restaurants too!  We return there once a year and since we don't own a beach house (yet!) I'm always looking for the perfect place to stay. 

 

Which brings me to why I decided to focus my E-design business on coastal vacation homes.  There are a lot of incredible beach houses but sometimes it's bit of a struggle trying to find one that gives me that home away from home feeling.  I think we're all looking for that special unforgettable place that makes us feel like we want to stay there forever, even if we can only stay for a week.  I want to help make all of your vacation rentals one of those unforgettable places...where memories are made and families can't wait to go Back to the Beach!


 

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Delaware 2013

Those smiles

say it all!

Mom & Dad loved

going to the beach

with us.