Friday, July 21, 2017

California Coastal Style - 15 Room Ideas for Inspiration!


A dash of surfing lifestyle, a hint of seaside boho, add driftwood, indigo blue, sea grass and soft neutral shades found in gathered seashells from our coast...  I do love living in California.
 Enjoy the view!


First up - a way groovy beach house in Stinson Beach that used to be owned by Jerry Garcia!


 Discovered in Coastal Living - love the outside space too.

Love this fun beachy boho room style from Billabong!

Love the neutrals and textures in this relaxing space..

yum.  Gorgeous space in San Clemente from Black Band Design

Love the clean lines and soft textures in this room from Studio McGee.  Fab driftwood collection above the fireplace - 

Delish Blues and Driftwood.... so modern, but still so coastal!

Way cool California Bungalow from Urban Outfitters - it's actually in Montauk, but we think it's totally a California inspired space!

Beautiful blues and nautical details - Santa Barbara beach home featured at House of Turquoise

More Gorgeous-ness featured in C-Home from Santa Barbara.  Love this collected room, filled with well-loved treasures.

Live outside! Fun cottage in Coastal Marin

Modern, art filled room from Diane Keaton's home! 

The view is center stage!  Love this room in Solano Beach - Source: Luxe

Tim Clarke's awesome coastal cottage in Malibu! Featured in C-Home

Boat House Chic in Tiburon - btw, this is one of my favorite stores in the Bay Area!

And one more from Tim Clarke - Super soft slipcovers are essential to California Beach Homes! Source: Coastal Living

Gotta love the natural textures and calming elements in this gorgeous Malibu Beach Home. All about the view!
 Source: Traditional Home


So many fun ideas! 

























Monday, July 10, 2017

A Pina' Colada Holiday!

Too fun, and a great way to kick off the summer! Enjoy our collection of Pineapple Inspired Coastal Entertaining ideas to make your National Pina' Colada Day especially festive.

1. Personalized Pineapple Slate Serving Board Great gift idea! Comes with chalk to add additional messages to fit the occasion, in addition to the Free Customization.


2.  Pineapple Slate Coasters - Coastal inspired and ready for "beachy" drinks, the set of four Personalized Pineapple Slate Coasters are perfect for entertaining.  Plus they can be personalized for free!

3. Pineapple Tall Cooler Glasses  Perfect for mixing up something frothy and tropical yummy!




4.  Pineapple Stemless Tumblers - Personalized  Fabulous idea for the perfect housewarming gift!  Just add your own message -


5.  Pineapple Wine Glasses - No need to only serve wine in these deep etched glass beauties!


6. And don't forget the Tiki Bar Art!


And now for a recipe to whip up quickly for your friends when they stop by and enjoy your beach this summer....

This looks like a super easy, and refreshing recipe to try from Coastal Living! 
The Pink-A-Colada from Julia Rutling 


Ingredients for 8 1/2 Cups

  • 3 Cups Cranberry Cocktail
  • 2 Cups Coconut Water
  • 1 1/2 Cups Pineapple Juice
  • 2 Cups Coconut Rum
Combine ingredients and stir in cocktail pitcher. Serve over ice in fun cocktail glasses and garnish with pineapple slices and tropical flowers.

Psst... We have really cool Palm Tree cocktail pitchers that would pair wonderfully with a Pina' Colada Holiday!



 Have a great Monday!




Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Time for a Front Porch Redo?


It's summer!  Time to get outside and enjoy your front porch and show off your coastal home decorating style.  So easy to add just a few extra details to make your front porch come alive and ready to welcome guest to the beach or lake!

Start with an indoor-outdoor rug to define the space and then build from there!  Check out these ten ideas that we've been collecting for inspiration -


1. Classic Coastal! If you are unsure about your style or about creating a new style at your home, stick with blue and white stripes.  No way that you can go wrong with this decorating look! White wicker always says summer to me, add blue stripes and this will work perfectly for the beach or the lake.



Our Habersham Rug in Cobalt would look great!   And it's created from 100% polyester - super easy to take care of. 

2. Color, Color and More Color with a dash of Shells! (so sorry, not sure of the original image source) Have to admit, we LOVE the cobalt blue mixed with orange to create a quintessential coastal look.

We do carry this rug on our site! Compass Rose Front Porch Rug


3. Why have boring planters outside outside your front door?  Check out this shell encrusted gorgeous planter!  And the "Beach House" sign above the front door is pretty darn fabu too!  (from Traditional Home)

Maybe create a planter with your found summer seashells? Here's an idea to try >


Need a fun beach sign?  Try one of these customizable Whales for your house! Can be Aqua or White, and can be printed with anything you like.

P.S. Outdoor pillows are always a sweet touch in your front porch chairs too - here are a few pretty seashell grey ones that are similar to the one above!

Coastal Splash Shell Pillow in Grey

4.  Why not create an outdoor Tiki Bar?  Don't you just love this fun vintage inspired one featured in Mary Kay Andrews home on Tybee Island?  Not to mention all of her lovely bright green and orange summer shades.... (P.S. I LOVE her!)  Featured at the Lettered Cottage




SEA Wall Art - in case you cannot find any local vintage sources.. we have these in our store!


Or maybe a custom piece of Tiki Art would be the perfect touch?

5. Add a Nautical Screen Door! Aren't these fun??? 


(not sure of original source - sorry!)


So awesome!  Love the whale and the door - 

6. The Essential Front Porch Accessory - Add a Swing! Don't forget outdoor coastal pillows and super soft throws to cuddle up in...  (seriously, this needs to be a blog post all by itself!)

Ulani Palm Pillow - great colors and right on trend!

Source: Lavin Label  So pretty!  Love the coastal white palette




7. Get Creative with your Driftwood Finds! Fun front porch featured in Better Homes and Garden with a diy driftwood hook right by the front door to collect your wet beach towels and other beach gear. (P.S. love the red door too!) 


8.  Who says art is only for inside?  Go crazy and add art  - just make sure that it can withstand the elements!



9. Get out the spray paint and simply redo your faded wicker - think bold colors!  Keep in mind though - outdoor pillows are still the best accessory for outdoor spaces.




Some Outdoor Pillow Ideas to go in your newly painted wicker!






Love the idea of hooked pillows like in the picture above, but need to make that they are outdoor friendly. We have an entire collection of Front Porch Pillows that would be perfect!

10. The Finishing touch? Dress up your front door with a new summer wreath!





And if you need even MORE inspiration - make sure to follow our Coastal Front Porch Board on Pinterest!




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