Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Peek through the Porthole What's New in Our Shop
Piling Light - Helsinki Brass Pointed Top

Add this nautical light fixture to your indoor or outdoor living space, perfect for getting that authentic ship feel!

Style Starboard: Anchors & Stripes

7. tunic

Coastal Catch: Fresh Fish Taco's

Delicious yet simple summer dish!
Red snapper marinated in oil, cumin, chili powder and lime juice, then drained & broiled until it flakes apart easily. Wrapped in a white corn tortilla, topped with homemade guacamole, lettuce, cilantro, green onion and chunky tomato salsa....with a hint of lime of course! Enjoy with a nice tall margarita!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

How To: Nautical Entertainment

Nautical-inspired entertainment creates a classy yet understated setting, perfect for summer. Use some of these tips to get that nautical rustic feel!

Combine a beige textured table cloth with whites and light blues for a beach feel. This creates a simple setting that you can't go wrong with. 
Create a sailboat napkin fold while using a flag with a toothpick as a name card for your guests. 

Tie together silverware with rope to get an even more rustic feel! 
These starfish plates are perfect for creating the nautical table setting! And they look great on a wooden table top!
In an effort of keeping your guests drinks cold fill an old canoe with ice and stock it full of their favorite beverages! 
 Seahorse table linens, perfect for cocktails!
When it comes to lighting these floating candles in mason jars are all you need!

5. Canoe

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ikat Goes Coastal

Ikat is a dyeing technique that has come a long way from it's pre-Columbian origin. Add Ikat to re-vamp an old look. 

7. Tunic
10. rug

Saturday, May 26, 2012


There's nothing like hitting the beach with your favorite girlfriends for some much needed relaxation! 
Image: Beach Ladies

Friday, May 25, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: Perfect Furniture for Beach House Living


When I think of the perfect beach house, the first thing that comes to mind is lots of natural light, tons of texture, no-fuss furniture, soft slipcovers, built-ins perfect for lounging, white as far as the eye can see. Slipcovered furniture is perfect for the beach house because not only does it become the focal point of your space but it is just as beautiful as it is functional. So no worrying about those sandy feet on your nice furniture! 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Peek through the Porthole What's New in Our Shop
Large Glass Jar with Old Rope

Coastal Catch: Remember...the heart is a mussel!

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bulb fennel, trimmed and thickly sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound mussels, cleaned and debearded
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Image: Mussels and White Wine

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer Fever

Summer has finally arrived and we could not be more excited! These new styles with bright colors and happy prints make for an unforgettable look. 

9. Sarong

Monday, May 21, 2012

Style Starboard: Redefining Rope

Incorporate rope into everyday decor to get that nautical, rustic feel. Here are a few ideas that caught our eye, what are some of your suggestions?  

Friday, May 18, 2012


Eternity. It's the sun mingled with the sea. 
Image: Sun & Sea

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

How To: Guest Room

        Guest rooms are often overlooked, and eventually, exiled to the island of desperate storage spaces because of being oddly shaped, in the attic, or having a too-rustic feel to them. To me, all of the above is the charming sound of a project! Having strange makeshift guest rooms are perfect for adding that daring and darling touch to your house that it so needs. As you may know, different colors cause different feelings. While purple’s meaning is, of course, luxury it also stimulates creativity. Also, Blue is thought to be relaxing. A soft lilac color, being a mixture of the two, would make a perfect color- welcoming guests with comfort and elegance in a coastal town. However, the color is just the base. The bed is the statement piece, and by keeping it simple, adding the home accents that are essential to a great guest room will be a breeze.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Spotted from the Crow's Nest:Beach House Tour
Leah Mullers Interiors

In our little coastal town of Vero Beach, Florida we have many wonderful interior designers that use they expertise to create the endless beautiful interiors that we call home. Vero Beach, located on the east coast of Florida is not quite the hidden gem it once was, people come in droves every year to take in what makes this tropical getaway so special. Design often adds to the identity of a place and in Vero Beach there is a natural gravitation towards coastal living that is often associated with the feel of places like the West Indies. Local Vero Beach designer Leah Muller has just the touch when it comes to achieving this particular seaside feel, as seen here in her elegant John's Island model home.