Friday, August 31, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: Red, White & Blue

This coastal living room is framed with navy draperies and anchored with a navy sofa. The sofa is filled with red, white and blue pillows for a comfy, American design.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Design trends: For the love of chevron

The chevron trend has swept the design world off it's feet. There is just something about chevron that has us smitten. It can transform a basic piece of furniture or a wall into a work of art. It can take a boring floor and jazz it up. The chevron pattern has brought a resurgence of bright, bold design and we are loving it.

For the LOVE of all things CHEVRON. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Style Starboard: Casually Cobalt

Shake things up with the our new color crush, cobalt! The eye popping blue has been around for quite sometime, but this fall you'll be sure to stand out with this vibrant shade amongst the many neutral colors. 

"We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust our sails."
~ Bertha W. Calloway ~

Monday, August 27, 2012

Spotted from the Crow's Nest:Beach House Tour
Nantucket Beach Cottage

Donna Elle Interior Design- Nantucket Beach Cottage
This beach house is bright and airy with light that pours in the room. White oversize sofas and driftwood table compliment the natural tones of the room.

Friday, August 24, 2012

A Peek through the Porthole What's New in Our Shop
Hatteras Throw Bed-Be comfy and cozy where ever you go!!

Be Cozy and Comfy where ever you go - these great fun throw beds are completely portable and very versatile. The bed is meant to be used as its name implies to just "throw down" anywhere. Indoor or outdoor, country or urban. You will find a useful place for this chic little bed that is a down and fiber filled cushion that is the same size as a twin bed, 40"x70" yet weighs only 4lbs. The cushion is covered in a removable and washable linen or cotton covers. It comes in six color options and rolled up in a matching bag with a shoulder strap.
Order your "Hatteras Throw Bed" Today!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sailor Style

Set sail for style with these nautical inspired fashions.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Savour the Last Days of Summer

As the last lazy days of summer approach we look to capture and cherish every moment – the feel of sand between our toes, the smell of salt–air, sunscreen and campfires, sounds of crashing waves and seagulls, the clambakes and sweet corn and most of all we want to get our fill of our bonding, adventures and laughter with the family and friends that will have to last us till next summer.

Plan a clambake, festive beach party, or just a simple gathering to make you smile, reminisce and want to relive it again. So much so that you simply might have to break down to plan your last hurrah before summers end. It can be as simple or as extravagant as you like just be sure to recruit the help from the whole gang and the stories, memories and fun will be well worth the effort. With these thoughts in mind-we share a simple clambake recipe for the perfect family gathering to end this summer the right way!!

 We hope these images inspire you as much as they did us…Happy Summer!
Table With Lights
Lobsters & Clams 
Clambake Bucket
Sunset Beach Party  
Table Setting


  • 5 quarts plus 1 cup water, divided
  • 2 (1 1/2-pound) live lobsters
  • 1 pound small red potatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice $
  • 32 mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 24 littleneck clams, scrubbed
  • 8 parsley sprigs
  • 6 ounces turkey kielbasa, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 4 thyme sprigs
  • 2 ears corn, each cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces $
  • 2 Vidalia or other sweet onions, peeled and each cut into 8 wedges
  • 1/4 teaspoon reduced-sodium Old Bay seasoning
  • 4 lemon wedges $

  1. Prepare grill.
  2. Bring 5 quarts water to a boil in an 8-quart stockpot; plunge lobsters headfirst, 1 at a time, into water. Return to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes; drain well.
  3. Place potatoes in a saucepan; cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until almost tender; drain. Place potatoes in a large roasting pan; add remaining 1 cup water, lemon juice, mussels, clams, parsley, kielbasa, thyme, corn, and onions to pan; arrange lobsters over potato mixture. Sprinkle evenly with seasoning; cover with foil.
  4. Place pan on grill rack; cook 18 minutes or until clams and mussels open. Discard any unopened shells. Serve with lemon wedges.        

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Peek through the Porthole What's New in Our Shop
Driftwood Wall Art- Add texture, warmth, and interest to any room!

Incorporate these large driftwood pieces into the design of any room and create your own sea inspired style. 


 Buy Here: Driftwood Wall Art

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Do One Thing A Day That Scares You

Dream White and Cream

         Wearing light colors like white and cream keep you cool yet fashionable in the summer's heat!

                                                                  1. Tunic
                                                                  2. Cream Top
                                                                  3. Chic Beach Tote
                                                                  4. White Pants
                                                                  5. Striped Beach Bag
                                                                  6. Cover-Up
                                                                  7. Top & Skirt Combo
                                                                  8. Mesh Tom's
                                                                  9. Farmers Market Tote
                                                                 10. J.Crew Dress
                                                                 11. Lace Dress
                                                                 12. Beach Braid (How to!)