coastal cottages

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Two of My Favorite Colors Come Together in One Snappy, Happy Bedroom

I love, love, L.O.V.E. absolutely everything about this stunning, beachy bedroom by Diane Guariglia of Dyfari Interiors. I’m sure you’re not surprised by that, right? I mean it perfectly matches the color scheme of this blog, but it takes me to my happy place for a few more reasons… It reminds me of everything I loved [...]

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Florida Gulf Coast Beach Home in Shades of the Sea

I’m crazy nuts about this gorgeous Seaside, Florida home!  Of course, from the very first time I visited Seaside, I fell in love with all the ice cream shades and the charming perfection of this coastal town. It’s where they filmed the movie, The Truman Show which was all about living a perfect life in [...]

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Sky Blue is a Lovely Hue For a Beautifully Coastal Home

 One look at this charming coastal cottage and I think you’ll be as enamored as I am!  I love the soothing sky blue color palette mixed with chippy paint, awning stripes, white wicker, and lots and lots of shells. It just couldn’t be more beachy perfect! I’m head over heels crazy about blue in all [...]

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A Charming French Coastal Cottage … Hippies Use Back Door!

The moment I saw this French coastal cottage, I knew it was love!  Okay… not so much the exterior … it could use some work … but let’s go inside and you’ll get to experience the casual, fun, hip nature of this cottage.  It makes me want to settle in … sandy feet and all! [...]

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Get Serious About Cereus Art For Casual Coastal Decor

I want to welcome my newest Sponsor, Dana, the artist behind Cereus Art.  Dana specializes in handmade items that bring  a touch of the beach right to your own home.  The image above is a portion of a beautiful 3′ Starfish Garland that Dana has in her Cereus Art Etsy store.  This is just one example [...]

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Driftwood as Art & DIY Tutorial

Oh Spring, where art thou?  I’m so ready for sunny days so I can get out on the beach and collect some driftwood!  It rained for 24 hours yesterday and I woke up to snow blanketing everything today.  Don’t get me wrong, I love snow and we don’t get that much of it, but my [...]

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‘Five Things’ Friday … Breezy, Beachy, Seaworthy Finds!

Coastal Inspired Artwork:  Are you nostalgic for the summers you spent at the beach when you were younger? Bring those memories back in the form of cool coastal prints, perfect for hanging in a grouping in your sunroom or poolhouse.This one is called Coral Skies. CoralDesignCo. on Etsy. Sea Life Canisters:  Strolling along a sandy beach [...]

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Photo of the Day:
Just Because It’s Gorgeous!

I don’t even have anything to say about this except G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.!!!  What I really want to know is how can I make that table. Anyone have any ideas? And those lamps! I die!  And the rug! Sigh! Anywho … here’s your Sherwin Williams Chip It card. What do you think about this?  Do you love [...]

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A Hamptons House for All Seasons

Canadian-born designer Amanda Nisbet relied on bold colours when designing this beach house in the Hamptons.  Although this stunning home sits just a few hundred feet from the Atlantic Ocean, Amanda cautioned her clients about relying too heavily on a nautical palette. “I wanted them to have a look that was cosy in January yet classic [...]

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Ooh La La …
French Seaside Cottage Design

What do you think of when you think of the French seaside? Charming towns filled with medieval forts rising dramatically from azure waters and whitewashed houses bathed in limpid Mediterranean light — much like the image above? Or perhpas you dream of walking those ancient cobblestone streets … arm in arm with your lover … [...]

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Very Pinteresting
Boys Nautical Coastal Bedrooms

I love a beautiful nautical bedroom. There’s something about crisp red, white, and blue that moves my soul and is so perfect for a beach home. Here’s a selection of very Pinteresting beach bedrooms that any boy would love. All American Boy Stripe the Walls Sail Away to Dreamland   Hit the Bunkhouse Sailor  Say [...]

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A Touch of Tangerine Tango…
Inexpensive Updates for Your Beach Home

I know you know by now that Tangerine Tango is the “Pantone Color of the Year“.  Am I the only one that thinks designers keep coming up with new “must have colors” for each season and a “color of the year” so they can keep the money flowing from our pockets to theirs? The good [...]

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I’m Crushing on THIS Grey Kitchen!

I’ve never particularly been a grey decor kinda gal — maybe because I grew up in Northern Oregon where there are grey skies for 8 months out of the year!  I like things sunny and bright and cheery.  And turquoise. I heart turquoise!!  Having said that, I’ve been seeing more and more beautifully coastal decor [...]

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Hotel Paradise
Our ‘Beach Style’ Motorhome Remodel

Motor Home Remodel

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Photo of the Day — Waterfall Table

I love, love, love this waterfall table and I think some of you creative builder types could definitely make this one! If you have any ideas on how it could be accomplished, I’d sure love it if you would leave me a comment with your thoughts. Have a happy Saturday, Lovelies!  Peace, Love, and Beautifully [...]

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Fabulous Friday… I Could Do That!

Such an easy idea — white painted suitcase and metal box as a night stand. I love the simplicity. I could do that! Via. I’ve seen a gillion shadow boxes but I’ve never seen beachy rustic boxes with a few gathered beach stones just lying casually on the shelf.  I love it and I could do [...]

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What Can You Learn About Decorating Your Beach Home From the Gorgeous Ristorante Il Riccio in Capri

Nestled between rocks and sea, a stone’s throw from the famous Blue Grotto, the historic Ristorante Il Riccio – a firm favorite for Aristotele Onassis, who would arrive on board his yacht “Christina” — has recently been refurbished and is now one of the most beautiful coastal restaurants I could ever hope to visit. Though this [...]

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What’s Red & White and
A Sunny Delight?

Happy Valentine’s Day Dear One’s!  Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share some L.O.V.E.ly red beach inspiration. So the question was “what’s red & white and a sunny delight?” and the answer, obviously, are these beautifully coastal rooms all decked out in red and white. How gloriously h.a.p.p.y. this makes me! Let’s start with this [...]

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Beach Decorating Made Easy with
Sherwin Williams Chip It!

(Photo Credit) I’ve just discovered a great new tool that will get your decorating wings all aflutter!  Sherwin Williams has a new tool called Chip It!  turns any photograph into a color palette.  I know I’ve written about the Color Palette Generator before, and I’ve loved it, but Chip It! has stolen my heart — and right [...]

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Beach Valentine Craft Idea
Heart Writing Tutorial

Valentines Day is almost here and I thought I’d share with you a fun tool I was just introduced to via my favorite time killer inspiration spot … Pinterest.  It’s called “Heart Writer” and you can take any text of your choice; your favorite poem, verse, wedding vows, love note … or in my case, [...]

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