Thursday, April 18, 2013

Inspirations on the Horizon: Nautical elements

Beautiful coastal stripe rug leads you to a display of model sailboats in this nautical hallway.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Designer Tips: Maximize space in your beach shack

Small coastal spaces require flexibility and multifunctional use furniture. When the living room needs to double as the bedroom and the kitchen as the dining room you need to choose your elements with care. With these simple tips your beach shack will be coastal cottage chic.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Spotted from the Crow's Nest:Beach House Tour
Summerland, California

Located in the charming fishing town of Summerland, California, this home was a shabby old beach shack transformed into a beautiful nautical inspired beach house.

The back of this beach house has a great big yard with lots of sun lounging and spots to enjoy the outdoors.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Inspirations on the Horizon: Coastal outdoor spaces

Coastal cottage style outdoor seating area with wicker chairs and lots of throw pillows for guaranteed comfyiness.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

How to guide: "Summer-ize" your coastal home

5 Easy Summer coastal decor ideas for your home 

1. White hot. Summer calls for light and airy colors so it's time to ditch the dark and dreary colors of the winter.  Coastal slipcover furniture in light colors will brighten and lighten any room.


Monday, April 8, 2013

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

This modern coastal family beach house is bright and cheerful with it's tones of aqua blues, whites and chevron prints.

The breakfast nook is simple, clean and modern yet coastal with the "beachy" fabrics.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

10 Ways To: To create summertime outdoor living rooms

In the Summertime coastal outdoor spaces should be a continuation of your indoor living space. Move your living room outside this summer and enjoy the outdoors in style. 
  1. Low seating, floor cushions and daybeds will inspire the mood for lounging and gathering.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Inspirations on the Horizon: Rustic Coastal

Rustic Coastal style with washed and weathered tones.
 Weathered and whitewashed rustic coastal kitchen is white hot.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How to guide: Display your collection

Collections should be shown and displayed in a way that showcases the items. These pieces infuse your personality into the room's design. A few simple tips will help you create a stylish display.
1. Gather your collection in one room and display the items in groups throughout the room.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

How to guide: Simple updates for your Kitchen

Updating your Kitchen doesn't have to cost a fortune. With these simple updates your Kitchen will be Coastal chic.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spotted from the Crow's Nest:Beach House Tour
Soho Beach House

Soho Beach House Resort in Miami Beach is an eclectic mix of Art Deco and beach house chic.
 The white sandy beach, lounge beds and beach huts sit between the boardwalk and the Atlantic Ocean.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

10 Ways To: To transform your outdoor living space

With Summer just around the corner it's a great time to start designing your outdoor living space. Whether you are looking to totally transform a blank slate or update a boring deck, here are 10 tips to success.
1. Groundwork.
Make sure you have a great base to start with. Creating a platform to showcase your space can be done with pavers, wood deck or even by staining an existing concrete pad. This outdoor dining space has a gorgeous stone design.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Inspirations on the Horizon: Coastal Outdoor Dining Rooms

Wood slatted wall frames this lovely Coastal outdoor dining room with weathered wood frame chairs.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

How to guide: Make a room look like it has been evolving for years

A great design should look as if it's been collected over time, not a set ordered out of a catalog. Here are a few simple design tips to help you create a stylish evolved design.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

From the Masthead:
Rooms with a view

Beautiful Coastal rooms with seaside landscapes
Light blue sectional sofa with white slipcover club chairs and perfect ocean view.
Open air ocean view Living Room with white modern slipcover sofa and chairs.

High contrast Living Room with white slipcover sofa and dark wood tone tables.

 Soft whites and rattan tones in this easy open space with lovely ocean view.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Inspirations on the Horizon: Vacation homes

Beautiful beach house getaway in New England is full of coastal treasures.

Vintage style vacation home on the water boasts views of harbor and beautiful tree scape.

West Dennis, UK vacation beach house has amazing ocean views from any window.

Australian tropical vacation house has lush gardens and is a short walk to the ocean.
Have you been California dreaming? This vacation beach house has the cure.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

How to guide: Make your coastal space kid and dog friendly

A room that looks beautiful but doesn't account for Fido,the kids and everyday family life will quickly be destroyed. Incorporate a decorating style that will stand up to the test of family and pets. With a few simple tips and the right products your coastal home will have style and sustainability.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Spotted from the Crow's Nest:Beach House Tour
Whistable Beach

Whistable Beach- Kent, UK Beach house in turquoise hues.
a mix of shabby chic and cottage fills this coastal beach house.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

How to guide: Finishing touches

 All the furniture is in place, draperies are hung and the paint is dry. You have just the right coastal slipcover sofas and perfect distressed coffee table but the room doesn't feel or look completely finished. The room design is not complete until you add the finishing touches. Finding and adding the finishing touches is the fun part of decorating. You'll be adding personality that makes the room reflect who you are.