Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Certain Slant

There's just something endearing about a sloped ceiling. Think you might not have enough space to create a room . . . take a look at what these designers did in these spaces.

A few ideas from House and Home Canada . . .

More ideas featured in Coastal Living magazine . . .

See, you have more space than you think!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas!

We love to see things repurposed and marvel at the innovations that people come up with.  This house recently featured in House Beautiful magazine showed us a coffee table designed with old nautical chain.  Chunky and over-sized works perfectly against all the calming white decor.

Have some old nautical buoys in your collection?  This house has turned their salvaged buoys into interesting and inventive ceiling fixtures.

Wait . . . don't throw out that old window frame . . . repurpose it as a backdrop to highlight some of your smaller artwork!

Want to hide your widescreen tv?  Take this idea from House Beautiful . . . a pull-down map!

So many ideas to get you motivated and thinking!  Ready, set . . . repurpose!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New Coastal Decor Lighting!

There's nothing like an accent lamp to give your room a quick update.  Pick a lamp that fits your new decor idea, and run with it! 

This brand new coral wall sconce would look beautiful surrounding your seaside fireplace.  How about a stairway?  Perhaps the dining room!

A wonderful lighting choice for your guest bedroom.  A mosaic of tiny seashells designed into a floral pattern.

Nothing like a little turquoise by the sea! 

Capiz shell is such a classic for coastal decor.

Love, love, love glass at the beach.  Think seaglass!  This new lighting choice is also available in cobalt, amber, clear and green.

Slender space?  At 32 1/2" in height, this aqua ribbed glass lamp will have a commanding presence.  Looking for other colors?  No problem.  Also available in amber and amethyst.

The "go to" lamp . . . dimpled porcelain base . . . simple white shade . . . can fit in anywhere!

See how easy that was!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Coast is Clear!

Nautical design with a contemporary and polished look.  Ideas for your seaside space can range from a simple banner of signal flags, to nautical roping used in lighting, mirrors or room accents.

A few strategically placed oars is a simple way to bring your love of the ocean to your space.

We love the new nautical lighting choices by Arteriors . . . whether you choose a table lamp or this exotic rope chandelier, your room will be tastefully sailing the seas!

A pair of these nautical rope mirrors in a seaside bath . . . add a set of decorative towels . . .

Monday, July 16, 2012

Loving this Room?

Lots of white, the texture of seagrass and a few subtle accessories gives this coastal room its quiet, casual style.  Painted white walls at the beach keep this cottage fresh.

A few of our lighting choices to give you this look:

A few subtle coastal pillow ideas to add another texture, yet remaining neutral . . .

Maybe an accessory or two!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Permanent Vacation!

Thinking about a trip to the islands . . . or fondly remembering a recent vacation?  Here are some ideas to help you stay on a permanent vacation with island-inspired decor!

Here are some of our favorite tropical ideas from By the Sea Decor.  Our brand new Palm Tree Lamps come in a set of two, one right facing, one left facing.  You can almost feel the breeze!   Picture this pair on a seaside dining buffet . . . or sofa table.  Maybe the guest bedroom?

How about a little island-inspired color?  Can't decide what your favorite accent shade should be?  Our Tropical Palm throw rug gives you so many color options.

Need a few extra tables?  Our Palm Tree Nesting Tables add vibrant color and functionality to your space.

Add some tropical coastal decor hardware to instantly and inexpensively update an old cabinet.

Carry your island-inspired theme to your seaside tableware with our beautiful entertaining collections.

So many ways to bring your vacation home!