Designing a Classic Cottage Fit for the Times

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For many of us, a classic cottage is the ideal getaway. Every last detail, from the light fixtures and color schemes to the furnishings and accents, should be carefully selected. As This Old House says, a cottage should be "more infused with spirit than put together according to a set of rules." We couldn't agree more. Here are some ideas for designing … [Read more...]

The Best Autumn Beach Escapes


Once your children are back in school, it's a great time to escape the busy life and recharge your batteries for the coming holiday season. Although summer vacation is considered over by many people, it officially extends well into September and in most places, to October. During this time, the weather is wonderful, beaches aren't crowded and best … [Read more...]

Bring the Coast Home in Your Sunroom

Design a coastal inspired sunroom with a few of these tips and tricks.

The instant you walk into a well-designed sunroom, it's hard not to take a deep breath and sighs contentedly. These spaces are naturally lit, airy and, with the right mix of furnishings, colors and accents, overwhelmingly cheerful. Take a look at these beautiful sunrooms that combined signature elements of coastal decor with sophisticated … [Read more...]

Coastal Inspiration: Decorating with Quilts this Fall


Autumn is a great time of the year for locals living along the coast. As the crowds diminish, we can reclaim the beaches and take to the streets. Plus, there's a different feeling in the air as warm Indian summer days transition to cool, brisk nights. The added chill in the air makes this the ideal time to include quilts into your fall interior … [Read more...]

Flavor an Outdoor Living Room with Coastal Decor

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When you're enjoying the beauty of the shoreline, there's no better place to take in the ocean view than from your own patio. You can turn a simple deck into a relaxing outdoor living room with attractive and functional furniture to keep your family and friends comfortable. Consider the following decor tips from Coastal Living when creating your … [Read more...]