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. 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

10 Ways To: To rid the winter blues

When the sun disappears before dinner and the sky is dark and moody , it’s easy to get the winter blues. 10 simple ideas can cheer up any space even if it's chilly outside.
1. Colorful Accent  
Add a cheerful touch to a dull space by adding some colorful accents or accessories.
2. Punch of Pattern
Liven up your living room sofa with a pop of a pattern with a throw pillow.
3. Shed Layers
Lighten a room by removing knickknacks and clutter. One, three or five key pieces will have a greater impact than a cluttered mess of collectibles.

4. Liven Up Walls
A fresh coat of color brightens a room in less than an hour. Classic, nature-inspired colors are best bets to lend a subtle, sunny spark. 

5. Add Art  
Hang a cheerful new piece of art on a focal-point wall to give a space a winter lift. It can be a poster, the kids’ latest paintings or a fine masterpiece—as long as it’s colorful, it will be a room brightener. 
6. Sunny Days
Make the most of natural light on shorter winter days. Pull back heavy window treatments and let the sun shine in.
7. Flowers
Nothing says “spring is coming” like fresh flowers. Go for loose arrangements in a clear glass vessel to show off the green of the stems along with the buds. 
8. Cozy Glow
Update your lighting to instantly gain brightness on a gray day. Combine overhead lighting, large floor lamps and smaller task lighting for the best results. Increase the bulb strength in existing fixtures.
9. Dish it out
In the kitchen, swap heavy ceramic dishes and mugs for lighter glass plates or melamine bowls and dishes. Replace dingy hand towels with white ones. 
10. Reflections
Mirrors add light to a space and encourage a feeling of sunny brightness. Hanging a mirror in a room will reflect light through the space.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

How to guide: Create a romantic bedroom

With a little help from our design crew you can create a romantic bedroom with ambiance.
A romantic ambiance can be a great aphrodisiac and can be created easily with big results.
Because we absorb our surroundings through our five senses keep each of these senses in mind as you recreate your bedroom for a more romantic feel. The key is to create a feel within the room that is soft, inviting and a ‘place’ that you want to be.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

Spotted from the Crow's Nest:Beach House Tour
West Sussex Beach House

This coastal cottage is all about the beach. Located in Selsey, West Sussex, United Kingdom, this beach cottage is filled with true coastal decor, simplicity with great taste and comfort.

This is the kind of beach house you go to unwind and forget about any routine. The ocean views will make you forget about errands and remind you to relax.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

10 Ways To: To create a Coastal Cottage style room

Cottage-style interiors have a happy informal vibe, they are airy and intimate at the same time.  From colorful weathered paint to warm stained wood, finishes are touchable rather than hands-off and only get better with age. 

Painted pieces, vintage accessories, and detailed trim with plenty of fresh white paint applied to walls, floors, furniture, and cabinetry. Classic details meet with modern silhouettes creating a lovely cottage feel.