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Sandy Feet Welcome - Step Inside This Charming Beach Cottage

by Statement Home |

Nestled on a quiet street just a few steps from the water on Balboa Island in Newport Beach, California, this cottage exudes seaside living. "This vacation home is our little slice of beach heaven," say staycaytioners and homeowners Pam and Steve.

The three bedroom, two-bathroom home is small with very limited storage space. "We love the simplicity of island life paired with a small cottage that has everything we need and nothing we don't...no frills!" They recently purchased a Statement Home Interchangeable Tray and three inserts and the photos of how they use the tray and interchangeable inserts around the home were too gorgeous not to share!

"We love entertaining and while that looks very different this summer, it's been fun to have a variety of summer looks to serve food and drink around the home without having piles and piles of trays in our tiny kitchen!"


They decorated the space with coastal textures like wicker and cane, classic seaside colors like blues and greens, and chose a bold red-orange color for the sofa to create a bright summery feeling year-round.

"When not serving food or drink elseware, we keep our Statement Home Tray on the coffee table as decoration with a candle, coasters, and a shell-shaped candy holder." Their clever choice of sea-inspired candy (sea salt caramel, salt water taffy, and fish gummies) did not go unnoticed.

PICTURED HERE: Reversible "On Beach Time" Insert

For evening cocktails, they like to flip over to the Aerial Beach side of Reversible "On Beach Time" Insert.


"We spend the most time out on the deck...from sunbathing to afternoon popsicles for the kids and sunset Rosé." So...when can we join?!

"The tray makes it easy to transport everything outside and each print on the inserts adds summer flair!"

PICTURED HERE: Reversible "On Beach Time" Insert & Reversible "Coastal Vibes" Insert

They don't have space for lounge chairs, so instead they built in a sunbed which doubles as an outdoor sofa for extra (and very comfy) seating. We are totally crushing on the pops of color and stripes from the outdoor pillows which complements the Reversible "On Beach Time" Insert perfectly.

"My new favorite summer activity is reading on the sunbed with some snacks and canned wine on the tray. The tray is kind of like having a mini table for one!"

We like your style, Pam! She sure knows how to staycation.


The bedrooms feature the same colorful coastal look as the rest of the home. "Breakfast in bed used to be a every once in a while thing...but now that we're spending so much time at home it's become pretty commonplace and I'm not complaining!" We don't blame her.

Each side of our Reversible "On Beach Time" Insert looks gorgeous paired with the coastal acccents and fabrics in each bedroom. The Statement Home Tray provides the hard surface necessary while breakfasting in bed.


For family meals, they convene at their dining nook located next to the living area. They decorated the shelving backdrop with shells and other coastal accents.

"We love to pick up baked good and fresh squeezed orange juice from the local shops on the island. Pastries and berries has become our Sunday morning brunch tradition."

The Statement Home Porcelain Insert looks beautiful as a neutral piece in the otherwise colorful nook. It also turns the tray into a food board - perfect for holding up to the knife used to cut that delicious almond danish.

"Being able to quickly pop in the porcelain and immediately turn the tray into a food/cheese board is so convenient."


For more intimate moments away from the kids, Pam and Steve like to enjoy cocktails and appetizers on the front patio off their master bedroom. "The palm leaves print makes us feel like we're on a tropical island even if it's just our patio! It's really been all about the little things this summer."

Pictured here: the tropical leaves side of the Reversible "Coastal Vibes" Insert.

More Coastal Details

There are too just too many #beachcotttagegoals details throughout the home not to share! Scroll to the bottom of this post for an album with more coastal living inspiration from the home. Thank you to our customers Pam & Steve for sharing their home and how they're making a statement this summer!

How are you staycationing this summer? We can't wait to see!

Coastal Vibes Insert (Reversible)

(Sturdy, glossy styrene plastic, 3mm thick)

On Beach Time Insert (Reversible)

(Sturdy, glossy styrene plastic, 3mm thick)

Acrylic Interchangeable Tray

(Durable, premium acrylic, 20x12x2 inches)

White Porcelain Insert - $25

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