Thursday, October 27, 2011

Room For Two!

Double up . . . need some design inspiration for twin-bedded rooms?  Here's a few to get you thinking!

Love the pale comforting palette of this room.  RELAX

Chocolate brown and crisp white.  A sisal rug, a few nautical accessories and a touch of aqua.

Guests may never leave this vacation-inspired space.

Feeling like you are visiting the Florida Keys?

You may feel like you are sleeping on a cruise ship with these hanging rope beds.

A sunny tropical yellow and white island-inspired space.

A rainy day reading nook.

All of the amenities a guest room needs.

Retro bungalow appeal.  Wood paneling and all!

Can't help but smile at these coordinating flamingo prints.

The captain's quarters!

A guest bedroom is a fun place to experiment with your decorating style.  Comfy bedding, the right accessories and your hospitality . . . your guest may never leave!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pillow Talk!

Is there an easier and rather inexpensive way to update your look or experiment with color choices than adding decorative pillows?  We think not!

It is simple to use unusual pillows as a decorating piece, and you will not have to make too much of a commitment in decor.  One or two pillows that step outside your decorating comfort zone can bring your whole room together.

Trina Turk at Home

Add pillows of different textures and color to draw attention to them.  We love this elegant mango link linen embroidered pillow from DL Rhein paired with a more rustic hook pillow in blue with shades of mango.

Take a vacation in your own living room by displaying some of your favorite beach scenes or sealife.

Sealife Hook Pillows

Decorate with artwork pillows.  Choose from your favorite colors and artists. 

Change your pillow decor with the seasons.  With the holidays fast approaching, we have added a few holiday coastal pillows to bring the season to your seaside space.

Have we inspired you??

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Coastal Dining Room

A formal dining room conjures up images of friends and family sharing a meal and conversation together.  With Thanksgiving approaching, we wanted to share some of our favorite coastal dining rooms.  Perhaps you may be able to take an idea or two and incorporate them into your Holiday setting.

A white palette is the perfect backdrop for the dark wood dining table and floors.  Think perfect white cotton shirt. 

The colors of the coast . . . turquoise and lime green.  Perfect dressing for the painted white wood table and chairs.

Casual blue and white stripe chair covers can give your room a new, relaxed look.

Like a little more formal look?  Love this deep saturated navy texture against the lime green walls.

Beautiful architectural ceiling details and a view out to the sea would make anything in this room shine.

More lime green, a capiz shell chandelier and an intimate gathering space open to the sea.

Coastal chic for the sea . . . a wall of treasured seashells, simple cotton chair covers and a splash of turquoise and brown. 

Your table is waiting!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Thanksgiving By the Sea!

The gathering holidays are fast approaching.  We have gathered a few of our favorite Thanksgiving table ideas to add to your holiday by the sea. 

We love a table mixed with shades of orange and brown to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Add shell napkin rings to bring you right to the beach.

Decorate your tabletop with your favorite finds from the sea, add a few candles and a simple fishing net. 

Set your table with Starfish dinnerware and glassware, along with Reed & Barton's Seashell flatware.

Ring the dinner bell!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Luminous Turquoise


Turquoise is said to be the color of deep compassion and healing.  No wonder why so many of us are drawn to this color.  Not to mention the fact that it reminds us of the beautiful turquoise waters of the islands.

Turquoise expresses the protective and steadfast qualities of blue with the soothing effect of green.

A little turquoise can go a long way.  Here a beautiful turquoise chandelier is the focal point of this entranceway.

A turquoise kitchen?  Turquoise gives the concept of water but also brighter turquoise shades bring tropical warmth, as evidenced in this seaside kitchen.

This simple and colorful dining escape can easily be yours.  Casual and nostalgic rattan chairs resting on a bright turquoise and white rug.

Turquoise wall color brings us to the infinity of the ocean.  White trim, beautiful white sofas and lots of accent pillows.

Love the simplicity of this seaside bathroom.  Turquoise on the countertop and in the accessories remind us of sea glass washed upon the shore.

Your guests will be smiling before they even open the front door with this colorful entry.

An aquamarine powder room gives this small space the feel of the expanse of the ocean.

You can almost feel the ocean currents with the organically shaped tile shelving in just the right shade of Caribbean turquoise.

The blue of the ocean in the background against a simple turquoise table set for a quiet dinner with friends. 

So many shades of turquoise to choose from . . . paler aqua tones to bright saturated turquoise, any of these tones will bring you right to the bright blue sea.