Friday, July 29, 2011

Keep It Cool!

Ocean Crab Bowl

Our aluminum serving pieces are the perfect summer entertaining staple.  Whether you are chilling your favorite bottle of wine, or serving local seafood, our beach decor tableware will bring a cool breeze to your coastal table.  Beatriz Ball creates a fabulous collection of hand-made aluminum serveware to grace your seaside gathering.

The perfect spot to showcase your local seafood on ice.  We love the serving "oars".

What a great idea!  A beautiful aluminum beaded server to hold your everyday glass baking dishes.

And, for the most important part, the wine chiller!  Enjoy the summer heat, but stay COOL!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Beat the Heat!

Well, we asked for summer here in the Northeast and it has arrived . . . quickly and in full force.  Another day of near record setting temperatures.  Even the air here at the beach is still and humid.  No curtains blowing in the breeze today.

It looks like a perfect day to showcase the Isola Bella hand-printed pillow collection.  All of the artfully created coastal decor throw pillows in this collection are 100% Russian linen, sewn in the U.S. and hand-printed with earth friendly inks in beautiful St. Thomas.  By the way, even the paint is hand-mixed.  The linen fabric used by Isola Bella is completely natural and environmentally friendly.  The flax used to create their linen is free of pesticides and non-allergenic.  All of this, and exquisite designs!

Linen is the oldest of all fabric.  Lightweight and breathable, linen is the perfect fabric choice for summer.  Today linen is a key natural fabric prized for its strength, style and sophistication.  Linen is labor intensive to manufacture, but when finished it is valued for its exceptional coolness and freshness.  Sounds like a good idea for this sizzling summer heat!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Coastal Palettes

Subtle touches of the sea.  A simple white room compliments of Coastal Living Magazine with a sea foam green palette to give your seaside space that cottage feel.  More painted cabinetry highlighted by panels in your favorite color.  This creates a stunning backdrop for a display of faux coral.

A collection of colorful plates gives this monochromatic room a splash of coastal color.  Choose the color that makes you smile.  A beautiful white stone wall sconce fits the scene perfectly.  Toss a few comfortable linen pillows to soften your dining chairs, not to mention bringing in texture.

Accessories are the perfect way to put your personal touch on your space.  A collection of your favorite objects will make your room appealing and show your guests a little about you.  Pattern, texture, color, or theme in accessories will give your room that pulled together feel.  Wherever you sit in your room, make sure there is something interesting to look at.

Beautiful coastal wall sconces highlight the simple elegance of this gathering room from Coastal Living Magazine.  We love the elegant simplicity of  linen walls and a painted white fireplace mantel.  A large coffee table and mantel give you plenty of space to showcase your favorite coastal accessories.

It's easy to change your accessories with the seasons, your mood or a new find!  Have fun with it!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Square Feathers Outdoor Anchor Pillow Collection

Square Feathers' commitment to design and fabrication is evident in every artfully created accent pillow they design.  Now available for your outdoor space, their Anchor pillow collection will add a classically elegant seaside statement to your patio, deck, or boat.  Available in three comfortable sizes of 24" square, 20" square or a distinctive 14" x 20" rectangular shape.  In your favorite colors:  classic nautical blue, yellow, green or wedgewood.  Constructed of high performance fabric that is waterproof, UVA-friendly and made in the U.S.

Featured in Town & Country, Elle Decor, Coastal Living and Southern Accents magazines, to name a few.  Create an outdoor dining experience that will make your guests want to linger over cocktails and the sunset views.  Coastal decor accent pillows offer an easy way to update your space.  We love using different sizes and patterns to give your seaside haven a personal and relaxed ambiance.  Come aboard!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Heavy Seas Ahead!

Love sailing into the sunset?  These nautical bedrooms may be the decorating inspiration you are looking for.  This classically designed bedroom from Country Home will make you believe it is summer all year long!

Incorporating shades of white will bring the rolling waves to your space.  Use shades of blue to evoke the mysteries of the deep blue sea.

These accessories will give you the relaxing feeling of life on the water and may even bring back memories of that special seaside vacation. 

Don't forget to bring the nautical look to your floors with these coastal decor hooked rugs. 

Batten down the hatches!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Charming Seaside Bath

Love this charming seaside bathroom compliments of  Homes & Gardens Magazine.  How great are the curtains in this peaked entranceway in this coastal bathroom?  Use our decorative curtain hardware to hold them back . . . available in a starfish or seahorse pattern.  Try a small hanging jute pendant light fixture to give your space added texture.  A simple contemporary set of sinks rests on a sleek piece of wood.  Add a fews of Arterior's shell mirrors and a couple of beachside accents.  The charm of this room speaks for itself.

Add one of our functional toilet flush handles for a little added surprise in your seaside bath.  A set of simple, classic nautical guest towels finishes the space with a coastal contemporary touch!