No Man’s Land Episode 8: The Beach House Decor Drinking Game

Carolyn’s Team Pick:

Have you ever ever wanted to decorate a beach house? This is probably what not to do.

In the latest episode of No Man’s Land, Shelly and Anna visit Holden Beach in North Carolina along with Shelly’s sister, Kaye. The beach house features soft lime green walls, wicker furniture and a lot of signs reminding you you’re at the beach, so of course, they play the Beach House Decor Drinking Game.

See wicker? Drink! Friendship beach theme? Drink! Sailboat key holder? Drink! Picture of the house that you’re in inside the house that you’re in? Possibly appreciate the reminder by now!

Shelly is an interior designer. It might be just my impression, but it seems like she’s also the drunkest.

Have you ever visited a beach house (or cottage or log cabin) like this? Does anyone else feel slightly offended by the aesthetics and also: pretty sure their grandmother has the seashell lamp in her living room?


Carolyn Yates was formerly the NSFW Editor (2013–2018) and Literary Editor for Her writing has appeared in Nylon, Refinery29, The Toast, Bitch, Xtra!, Jezebel, and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles by way of Montreal and Toronto. Find her on twitter or instagram.

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  1. I grew up in a house that’s on the beach in NC and my mom is pretty into nautical themed stuff. Not as intense as the video but we have baskets of shells in our house, there used to be a lot of wicker going on, and in our yard there are conch shells lining the garden beds…

  2. I LOVE beach themed decor. it’s super tacky, but it reminds me of going to the beach in south carolina as a kid, so I have some random beachy decorations in my room. painted wooden fish on the walls, some flowers made of sweetgrass in a vase filled with sand, and so seashell things. it makes me happy. I have yet to aquire any wicker though.

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