Thursday, June 30, 2011

Shades of Beige!

Throw a slipcover over your tired sofa and toss a collection of coastal decor accent pillows together for a monochromatic look.  Line your bookcase with your favorite beachcombing finds, as shown in this beautiful living room compliments of Ideal Home.  Open the door and let the cool ocean breeze in. 

It's that easy!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Trina Turk Pillows!

Colors and patterns as only designer Trina Turk can create.  We love the resort-style feel of her residential collection, especially this golf cart full with her pink palette.  Colorful shades intricately embroidered on linen backgrounds and filled with down . . .which ones to choose  . . .

Trina Turk Pink Burmese Vine Pillow

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ideas for Your Seaside Mantel!

Looking for a fresh idea to dress up your seaside fireplace mantel?  Look no further.  Coastal Living Magazine has designed this beautiful display.  Arrange varying sizes of faux coral onto your mantel highlighted by some of your beachcombing finds.  Add a few splashes of color with perhaps some beautiful photographs of sealife.  An old postcard collection could inspire the whole mantel.  We might even simply add our Coral Still Life canvas for color and embrace it with our faux coral collection.

 It is always a fun and rather inexpensive way to change the vibe of your space by rearranging or completely changing your accessories.  A fireplace mantel is the perfect area to to have an ever-changing display.  You can incorporate whatever seaside colors make you happy.  Whatever you choose to do, make sure it reflects your personal sense of style.

Monday, June 20, 2011

It's Always All About the View!

It's all about the view, but if this was my room, these chaise lounges would be facing the sea.  Featured in Coastal Living Magazine, this room would stay simply furnished with the view out to the ocean as the focal point.  Everything else in that room is secondary.  The chaise lounges are a beautiful color and look comfortable.  We would add our Capiz Shell down-filled pillows to bring a subtle accent to the pale blue chairs.  A simple rattan lamp would not detract from the peaceful scene.  Throw a simple sisal or jute are rug on the hardwood floor, and your room is complete.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Shades of Blue By the Sea!

Plantation shutters are perfect for life at the beach.  They let the light in gracefully and are so much of a window statement that curtains are not needed.  This room from Coastal Living Magazine designed by Phoebe Howard shows us how nothing brings us seaside like calming blue highlighted by white. Pale blue walls simplified by a sisal rug.  Create a room that makes you feel comfortable the moment you enter.  A combination of simple elements can transform your bedroom into a haven. 

Add a simple glass lamp on your bedside table.   Our Regina Andrew Spa Art Lamp would look great in this space.    We love the colorful, yet soothing base of this beautiful coastal decor lamp that reminds you of sea glass shining in the sun. 

Pull the crisp white sheets up to your chin and surround yourself with a soft bed full of accent pillows.  We have chosen a few of our favorite DL Rhein embroidered accent pillows in Robin's Egg Blue.  Splurge on a Pablo Mekis hand-embroidered pillow cover.

 A beautiful shell mirror by Arteriors over the bed will reflect on the beauty of the room.

The perfect bedroom . . . practical, comfortable and stylish!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Classically Nautical Bath!

Nautical blue and white are perfect in this seaside bath compliments of House to Home, UK.  Somehow, no matter where you live, navy blue and white can bring you ocean side with just a few simple accessories.  This basically simple white bathroom was transformed with some striping on the walls and floor.  Our Anchor's Away beach decor accent rug would be a great choice to bring that nautical touch to your space.  This acrylic hook area rug is available in sizes from 2' x 3' all the way up to 8' x 11'.

Decorative coastal decor hardware can change the mood of your room effortlessly.  Our Sailboat hardware can instantly revamp your old cabinets with a fresh new look.  This collection offers 14 different styles of cabinet hardware, available in 6 different finishes.

A few natural brown rattan bathroom accessories and a driftwood mirror complete the room without turning it into a themed space.

Add a few decorative touches . . .

And if you are a fan of the word "bathe" above the tub . . . think about creating the same thing with boating signal flags.   Spell out your whatever makes you smile.  And be creative . . . only your boating friends will really know what your wall says!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Kind of Seating!

Now this is my kind of seating . . . sun when you want it but lots of shade when you need it.  This wonderful outdoor space is compliments of Coastal Living Magazine.  Whatever can fit into my Isola Bella hobo beach bag . . . sunscreen, a good book and an iced tea.  Available in so many fun color choices, these bags are made of 100% linen and hand-printed with your favorite gifts from the sea!  Grab a nice cold drink in one of our Seagrass glasses.  Try the Strawberry Limeade recipe below compliments of  "The Summertime Anytime Cookbook".  Add their frozen fresh fruit skewers and you just may be able to stay out there all day long.  This is one time when the cell phone can stay at home.  Ahh, quiet time by the sea!

Strawberry Limeade

Juice of 12 limes, plus 1 lime, sliced for garnish
1 (16 oz) bag frozen strawberries
3/4 cup sugar

Pour lime juice into a blender. Add the strawberries
 and sugar and blend until smooth. Add 6 cups
 cold water and blend again until well mixed.
  Pour into glasses (preferably chilled)
 and garnish with the lime slices.

Fresh Frozen Fruit

Use fresh melon, grapes , mango and pineapple
 chunks on skewers over ice!

Monday, June 13, 2011

A New Beach Green

We are loving the crispness of the new green shown here in this beautiful contemporary living space from Coastal Living Magazine. The natural tones and texture of this room let your eyes take in the exquisite view without distraction. Soft apple green is highlighted with the brightness of pure white and contrasted with the wonderful wood tones offered on the chairs in both the sitting room and the dining room. We think our Wabisabi Green pillow collection would be perfect in this room. These coastal decor organic pillows are made from a cotton twill fiber that is grown with natural fertilizers and is free from toxic chemicals. They are amazingly soft with an ecofiber fill which is hypoallergenic and made from, of all things, recycled plastic bottles. All designed, printed and fabricated in the U.S.

Need to bring a natural lighting element to this space?  Arterior's Oakwood Caged Beach Decor lamp would work so well here.  Surrounded by glass and painted iron, the base of this coastal decor is complimented with  with a simple wren brown shade.

Arteriors has designed a Nantucket Driftwood bowl that would make a welcoming statement in this room with its pure simplicity.  Each accent piece measures 16" in height with diameters ranging anywhere from 20 - 30".  Driftwood . . . the surprise of found objects washed ashore!

This seaside getaway brings home the spirit of summer with its contemporary, sophisticated coastal sytle.