Friday, October 25, 2019

Dreamy Blue and White Dinnerware for Holidays and Beyond!

I am always on the lookout for coastal dinnerware that is meant to last, is beautiful and is actually functional. It's been so frustrating! You know what I mean, the kind of dishes that you can really put in the microwave and wash in the dishwasher.  Dinnerware that is super versatile, has lots of mix and match pieces and looks like it belongs at an elegant beach home, but does not scream "nautical".... (are you getting the picture now?)

This summer, I think we found what I have been looking for...

We are in LOVE. Introducing the Brisa Coast Collection!

The warm coastal breeze that blows from the sea and imbues the Algarve coast with delicious aromas and the fresh flavors of Ria Formosa was the inspiration for this fabulous blue and white Brisa stoneware tabletop collection! The amazing organic shapes and hand crafted blended blue and white glazes will absolutely transform your dining experiences to beautiful landscapes of ocean lagoons and sandy, shell strewn beaches.

What do I love the Brisa Coast Collection?  Oh mi... let us count the ways!

1.Totally Unique!
Each plate, bowl and serving piece will be slightly different with hand-crafted time honored stoneware glazing techniques from Portugal. 
Two Organic Shell-Like Shapes to choose from: Oval or Round.  So fun to mix it up!  

2.  Available in Two Mix and Match Coordinating Coastal Color Palettes!
The Brisa Ria Blue pieces feature deep blue glazed edging surrounding a shell-colored center, while the Brisa Salt and Sea pieces feature an edging that is splashed with a hint of sea blue.  Perfectly blended to match and coordinate to create a table setting that is elegant and stylish!

3. Incredibly Durable - Perfect for Everyday Use!
These pieces are meant to be used and enjoyed. Not all stoneware is created equally. These fine dinnerware pieces are created in Portugal by Costa Nova, combining ancient skills with modern technology to produce stoneware that is resistant to both thermal and mechanical shocks. 

4. Oven, Freezer and Microwave Safe
All pieces are manufactured with high thermal shock resistance, withstanding temperature variations between 0 and 500-degrees Fahrenheit. These pieces can be safely used in the oven, freezer and the microwave, although not recommended over a direct flame.  So versatile!

5. Dishwasher Safe
Hallelujah! No more hand-washing after the dinner party - these pieces are easy to wash and clean. Abrasive cleaners can even be used without the risk of damaging the surface due to the high durability and low porosity. Most items can be washed daily in the dishwasher.  

Must see the whole collection!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Enter Our Coastal Fall Decorating Drawing!

It's That Time of Year Again!

We love showing off creative (and very doable) Coastal Fall and Pumpkin Decorating Ideas that we've been collecting especially for this special season. 

I love this gorgeous decorated dining room that Stacy Cross Short sent us on Facebook!

For this year, because last year was so successful,  we've decided to once again sponsor a Caron's Beach House drawing for a $100.00 gift certificate to be spent on our site - just for sharing images of your creative coastal fall and pumpkin decorating ideas. 

Post away on our Caron's Beach House Facebook page or tag us on Instagram

How to Enter? 

Simply shoot us an e-mail with your "Coastal Fall" pictures attached, post on our Facebook Page, tag us on Facebook or Instagram (@caronsbeachhs) to share your cool fall coastal decorating. Add any special decorating details that you would like - the more information the better!

All entrants will receive a special 15% off coupon to be used during November after we announce the $100.00 gift certificate winner - just for entering. Come Join the Fun!

Entries need to be received by October 20th to qualify for the drawing. We will announce the winner and award the prize on Tuesday October 24th.

Here are a few of the entries from last year for inspiration!

From Jessica Albee - Fall 2018

From Anne Kurtz Burns - last year's drawing winner!

Can't wait to see what you all come up with for this year - Cheers! 

Friday, June 21, 2019

Stripes - Always a Classic Look for Beach Homes!

 Pretty Cool!  We are never sure when a magazine requests products and product images if they are going to be featured - so fun when we get to see our coastal decor appear in the pages of HGTV Magazine!  Look for our gorgeous Aqua Tideline Lamp in their fun "Everybody Loves Stripes" article. 

We highly agree with the HGTV style editors; not only do stripes look good all year round, they just simply spell coastal cool and classic. 
The Tideline Lamp also comes in two other sea shore colors if aqua or turquoise are not your color shades - try navy blue or even a soft neutral sandy stripe. 

Here are a few other easy ideas to add some summer stripes to your beach home: 
Cozy up with Throws - all kinds of stripes and colors

Striped Pillows!

What do you think? Do you add stripes to your decorating scheme?  Would love to know!

Friday, May 31, 2019

Introducing Ocean-Friendly Coastal Rugs

We love our new Lanai indoor-outdoor striped rug collection at Caron's Beach House - full of nautical charm, great colors and classic beach house style!

The best part?  They are hand woven of PET; a super soft, but incredibly durable yarn that is made of 100% recycled plastic bottles. 

Created with High-Performance Style: these indoor, or outdoor rugs are specifically designed to tolerate outdoor elements and heavy traffic. Easy to clean and easy to care for - perfect for summer and beyond, for coastal living. Great for salty and sandy days at the beach!

These fun, affordable styled rugs are even reversible.

What a beautiful way to help save our oceans!

Come see our NEW Collection - Lanai Rugs

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Coastal Design Tip: Choosing the Right Size Rug

So it's time for an update in your coastal living room, and you have decided to start with an area rug. Great idea - perfect way to start your new re-design!  But choosing the right size area rug to fit your furniture and fit your room can sometimes be a little bit tricky. Choosing a size for your living room definitely depends on the room size and arrangement of your furniture, and how you like to direct the flow of traffic in your living space. 
Here are a few tips that we hope will make it a little bit easier to choose the right size and dimensions for your space!
1. The Most Popular Sizes for Smaller Living Rooms - All Legs off of the Rug: 5' x 8', 5' x 7.6' or  6' x 9 (for super small spaces - try even a 3' x 5')

In smaller spaces or when you prefer to keep all of the legs of your sofa and chairs off of the rug, these sizes work best. With only a coffee table placed in the center of the rug, this leaves a spacious and airy feel, at the same time creating a cozy complete living room space.  
For example create a room arrangement like these examples:
Sea Glass Sand Dollars and Shells Rug
Sea Glass Swirls Rug
Starfish Blue Rug
Nautical Plaid Rug

2.  Larger Spaces - Only Front Legs on the Rug: Try an 8' x 10' or larger
Most commonly, people choose to put all front legs of their furniture on the rug while leaving the back legs off. An 8’ x 10’ size brings all of your furniture pieces in the room together and creates a complete look. Looks best if your coffee table is larger, or in a square or round shape too. Also a perfect idea for accommodating a large ottoman that you use for double purposes as your coffee table.  (my favorite idea for space and storage!) 
A Few Examples: 

Sea Breeze Rug

3.  Larger Spaces -  ALL Legs on the Rug: Try a 9' x 12' or larger
In a larger living room, a 9’ x 12’ (or larger) rug with all furniture placed on the rug pulls the room together and creates a warm and inviting cozy living space.  Will give your room a cohesive look with real panache! 

Here are a few more examples of coastal living rooms with different rug layouts for more even more inspiration!  Remember - decorating is all about you and your lifestyle at the beach.  There doesn't have to be any rules, your space just needs to reflect YOU and needs to be a welcome, cozy space. 
Have fun planning out your new space. We can't wait to see your finished rooms - don't forget to tag us on our social media channels with pics of your new design!- #caronsbeachhs #caronsbeachhouse 

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