I am so blessed to live in the great state of North Carolina. North Carolina is well-known for its beautiful coastline. It also boasts pristine lakes. I am so inspired by so many of the gorgeous coastal areas in my great state that I thought it might be fun to share a few favorites.
I adore the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks. Did you know it is the tallest brick lighthouse in the United States?? It is also famous for its black and white daymark stripe. Very striking, don’t you agree?
Beaufort, North Carolina is another beautiful coastal town. If you are looking for charm, boy does this place have loads of it!! I love the beautiful blue water and gorgeous green landscaping.
(Photo from Coastal Living)
My very favorite place in North Carolina to be inspired is Lake Chatuge. My husband and I are blessed to have a second home on this lake. Every time I am there my design spirit seems to come in to full effect! I love spending my summers in our home here. It is such a great place for inspiration and for entertaining! I traditionally like to host a Independence Day lakeside celebration. Taking in the scenery and reflecting on time with loved ones can inspire me for months to come.
Naturally, when one is at the lake being on the water is one of the luxuries. A good friend of mine happens to be the captain of this fabulous wood boat. I have to say that a sunset cruise on this boat ranks high on my list for both inspiration and relaxation!!
I hope these coastlines and shore banks have been inspiring to you. Perhaps you are even planning a jaunt to the beach or the lake this weekend! If so, be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what travels inspire you!