Tie in Texture

Set of Tin Trays with Rope Handles

At first glance, a rope might seem like nothing more than something to tie things together with. But look again – the rough texture of rope is perfect for adding dimension to a coastal home or interiors with a nautical theme. This fun accessory can even tie an entire look together! Take a look below at how rope is used to tie in texture in these … [Read more...]

Stealthy Storage Ideas for Coastal Homes

Twin Bed Trundle

Smart and innovative storage is the best way to get the most out of each square foot of your coastal home. Even small spaces can be kept ultra neat and tidy with the right storage solutions to help you stay organized... all you need are some stealthy storage ideas. Combine creative use of space with functional decor and you can achieve storage … [Read more...]

15-Minute Seafood Meals to Impress

Randy Mayor, Photographer; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross.
Source: My Recipes

The season of dining al fresco with friends and family is here. And when you live on the coast, there's nothing like entertaining with a delicious seafood dinner. Today, we're sharing a few of our favorite quick and easy 15 minute seafood recipes, as well as some coastal style dinnerware for fabulous spring and summer dinner parties. This Crackin' … [Read more...]

March’s Pinterest Roundup

Amelia Island Bed

In March, the last few weeks of winter were slow and dreary, but Cottage & Bungalow's Pinterest followers were still busy pinning away! Now that spring is here, it won’t be long before our followers can get back to the coastal living that they’ve been thinking about all winter. Until then, here are some of our most popular “pins” from … [Read more...]

Home Tour: Meryl Streep’s House from “It’s Complicated”


If you haven't had the chance to watch "It's Complicated," we know what you should do this weekend! Make a date with your couch and get ready to fall in love with yet another silver screen cottage. Homes featured in movies can be an excellent source of design inspiration for your coastal home. Although the exterior of the Spanish-style ranch home was real, … [Read more...]