Monday, December 31, 2012

Spotted from the Crow's Nest:Beach House Tour
Scarborough, Maine

Scarborough, Maine, coastal beach house. With striped floors and beach-chic furniture, its creative touches are perfectly coastal.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: Rooms with Nautical Elements

A little Nautical inspiration to get your day started.

Beautiful white wooden twin beds with petite ocean paintings are a sweet Nautical touch.This room has a great blend of soft natural, coastal colors.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

From the Masthead:
Rooms with a view

Amazing ocean views from great coastal spaces.

 Off white slipcover sofas and raffia arm chairs are set off with a bright pop of coral in the throw pillows. This coastal Living Room has an amazing ocean view.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Spotted from the Crow's Nest:Beach House Tour
Seabrook Coastal House

This Seabrook, Washington coastal home is Eclectic Bohemian Beach House style at it's best.
Dark gray sand, deep blue ocean, and clear skies through a screen of tall, skinny Sitka spruce trees are your view from the porch.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

10 Ways To: To add a pop of color to your space

Sometimes, we may look around and hope that we aren’t as boring as our space is. Our design team has come up with 10 easy ways to add a pop of color to give your space the style it craves.
1. An easy way to bring in a pop of color is with an area rug. This blue really brightens the natural rattan colored living room.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: Coastal Kids Rooms

Sophisticated coastal kids rooms to inspire you.

Dark wood with white insert bunk beds with navy and white stripe bedding are coastal chic.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

How to guide: Creative coastal wrappings

With a few household items, sprigs from the garden and bakers twine, you can create unique coastal gift wrap for the holidays.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

From the Masthead:
Rooms with a view

Beautiful rooms with even better views.
 Coastal breakfast nook with amazing ocean views.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Spotted from the Crow's Nest:Beach House Tour
Portuguese Coastal Beach House

 In Comporta, a fishing village, huts were scattered along the shore. They were simple structures consisting of thatched roofs, sand floors, and not much else. Here is a  traditional Portuguese fishing hut, renovated for modern living by Aires Mateus and Assoc.
 The sand floor is warmed by a radiant-heat system. White slipcover sofas and chairs give lots of comfy seating.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Knot This But That: Coastal Shopping

The Design Crew at Our Boathouse has found just the right coastal finds to create this lovely coastal great room.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: British Colonial design

Bright whites, dark woods, turned legs and caned back chairs are some of the key elements found in British Colonial style.
 Bright aqua distressed wood bookcase pops of the wall in this British Colonial Study.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

From the Masthead:
Rooms with a view

Coastal rooms with a beautiful ocean view.

 This all white coastal bedroom is gorgeous with the picturesque ocean view.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Spotted from the Crow's Nest:Beach House Tour
South Carolina Beach Bungalow

A Beach Bungalow on South Carolina’s popular Folly Beach, designer Amelia Handegan renovates a 1940s oceanfront retreat without sacrificing its relaxed charm.

 The screened porch and sofas are stained plywood, with white upholstered Sunbrella cushions and pillows in a Batik style print. The view from this porch is amazing.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

10 Ways To: To add texture to your space

An important but often overlooked component of interior design is texture. You can have the most beautiful design in the world, but if it strikes the same visual tone throughout, it can feel flat. Here are 10 ways you can add texture to your home.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: Coastal Weathered Gray

Weathered Gray might seem like a dreary color to be associated with beach houses but when paired with aqua blues, whites and sunny yellows it is dreamy.

We love the gray and white painted stripe wood flooring, it gives the room a strong design aesthetic.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

How to guide: Give the best coastal gifts

Holiday Coastal Gift Guide
  Weather you are looking for the prefect gift for a family member or one to take to a holiday dinner party, we have a gift for you. Remember, taking a gift to a host or hostess is considered good manners. With our Coastal Gift Guide you are sure to make it on the guest list to next years hottest holiday parties.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

From the Masthead:
Rooms with a view

Coastal rooms with perfect views.

Picture window large enough to feel like you are sleeping on the beach in the beautiful four poster spindle bed.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Spotted from the Crow's Nest:Beach House Tour
beach house-Seaside, FL

Seaside, Florida, where architecture engages with the beach and Redefines the "Beach House". 

 Beautiful walls of windows and hues of soft blues make this outdoor space our favorite spot in the house.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Knot This But That: Coastal Shopping

This lovely aqua and coral Living room is a tranquil coastal space. Take a peek at our great

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: Coastal Rooms with Nautical Elements

Nautical Elements add a touch of the sea to these great Coastal rooms.
We love the blue and white stripe upholstered cushions with extra thick welt on the day beds, they look super comfy.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: Coastal outdoor gathering spaces

Wonderful outdoor Coastal Living Areas to enjoy and gather with the family.

Traditonal Nantucket style outdoor Living space with soft blue and white coastal stripe cushions and dark wicker frames.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Spotted from the Crow's Nest:Beach House Tour
Galveston beach house

Built in an upscale beach development at Galveston’s East end, this home is unique, with a tin roof and an ambiance fashioned after a fishing camp.

Wood beams, wood trim, brick fireplace, it has it all to create warmth in this coastal beach house.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

10 Ways To: Coastal holiday decorating

Decorating for the holidays can be simple coastal chic when you follow these 10 decorating ideas.

1. Nautical rope, starfish and pine branches draped over your banister will add the perfect touch of holiday spirit to your space. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! Holiday special-How to create: Driftwood Christmas Tree

Driftwood Christmas Tree
 Steps to create your own:

1. lay out your driftwood largest piece on bottom and stack slightly smaller each row until you reach the smallest piece at the top which should create the shape of a tree.
2. Attach the driftwood with fishing line or screws to a piece of plywood or directly to your wall.
3. We found this cool coastal wood star that we used as our topper, you can use a starfish as well.
4. String your lights starting at the bottom crossing back and forth, when you reach the top cross back down.
5. Start hanging your ornaments. We hung glass rope balls and nautical lanterns on ours.

Our driftwood tree is 8' tall and made from large pieces of driftwood. 

Shopping guide:

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

How to guide: Coastal Christmas tree decoration

The Crew at Our Boat House created this lovely "Vintage Ocean" inspired Christmas tree. We posted the steps to create your own, along with a shopping guide to get these great coastal ornaments.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

From the Masthead:
Rooms with a view

Beautiful white coastal bedrooms with amazing views.

"Beachy" chic white bedroom with wooden mirror hung over the bed and windows all around to give you the best view.

Bright white supple and soft bedding fills the bed in this sweet bedroom.

White on white bedding with antique quilt, sandy wood floors and large picture window to take advantage of the view.

Taupe and white simple Swedish style bedroom with a beautiful beach view.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

A Peek through the Porthole: What's New in Our Shop

A Peek Through the Porthole: What's New in Our Shop: Treasures
Images: Aquamarine Drop Earrings, Aegean Necklace, Kyanite Jumble Earrings, Sea Glass Bracelet, Sea Fan Bracelet, Verdigris Hand Forged Cuff

Spotted from the Crow's Nest:Beach House Tour
Maine beach house

Celia Bedilia Designs, an interior design firm based in Cumberland, Maine, this is her home and just one of her many fabulous works. Like most coastal homes, this home had been added on to several times and lacked a cohesive theme or aesthetic. With a stunning view, Celia wanted to mimic it within the home.

Color of sand, blue, and white were used to achieve the ultimate coastal look for this relaxing bedroom.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Knot This But That: Coastal Shopping

Our designers have shopped this lovely coastal Living Room. Weather you are looking for a similar piece or you want to design your entire space , we have what you need.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: Coastal Bedrooms

Beautiful coastal bedrooms captivate us with their "beachy" whites and blues.

Coastal bedroom with raffia upholstered bed and full white luxurious bedding is divine.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

From the Masthead:
Rooms with a view

Beige & blue hues sooth in this coastal bedroom with a gorgeous ocean view.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Spotted from the Crow's Nest:Beach House Tour
The Tides Beach Club Kennebunkport, Maine

The lovely beach front Inn, The Tides Beach Club in Kennebunkport has a fresh, cool and luxurious design. Recently updated by fabulous interior designer, Jonathan Adler.  New suites were created by Adler, “Ocean” and “Sea” feature amazing views from each window and an extraordinary private deck. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Knot This But That: Coastal Shopping

If your slumber retreat needs updating take some notes from our stylish team. These breezy blues and whites with great nautical accents create the prefect coastal bedroom

Friday, November 9, 2012

From The Galley: Sushi With a Twist

I love sushi! I could probably eat it for every meal if it wasn't so hard to make at home! Every time we try it ends up taking forever meanwhile making a huge mess! Fortunately for us we've come across some pretty simple dishes that will still melt in your mouth! Take a look...