My wannabe beach house is finally finished (minus a certain surfboard that has yet to arrive). The morning after I finished, I asked Ty if he felt like he was in a ship. He lied and said yes. On Friday I shared photos, sources and how-tos in The Arizona Republic. Would you like a tour?

(DISCLAIMER! The house is rented, and I’m not to be held accountable for the countertops, carpet, cabinets, or color of the walls. In the universe that exists only in my mind, they’re very different indeed.)

Photos by Michael McNamara

My mother sewed all the pillows the night before the photo shoot. I love her. The one below was made from a real nautical signal flag. Full tour, sources  and instructions here. A few extra snaps below.