How to Add Coastal Style to Your Home

Coastal style is comfortable and carefree with a nod to colors of the beach. It originated on the Atlantic coast in homes with expansive windows to let in seaside breezes. Coastal interiors can withstand sand from the beach and salt from the air. With nautical influences, it can be romantic, rustic, classic or modern. You'll find a variety of coastal influences to add to your own home - perfect for summer! A wall of windows keeps this coastal … [Read more...]

Traditional Cape Cod: Charming Home Tour

Today we're traveling to the east coast once again to tour a charming, traditional cape cod home with timeless appeal. The interior designer is Katie Rosenfeld who enjoys using a colorful, eclectic approach to design and decorating. She uses patterns freely to creative comfortable, livable spaces. A porthole mirror above the fireplace lends a nod to this home's east coast location. A ticking stripe chair is a staple of coastal decorating … [Read more...]

Coastal Style Bedroom: Painting with Frog Tape®

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape®. All opinions are 100% mine. My son moved out of the house about 2 years ago (and he just got married this weekend, I might add), but I haven't done much to his bedroom since he left. Until now, that is. I decided to freshen up the space with a fresh coat of paint and turn it into a coastal style bedroom for guests. The most frequent of our guests is my grandson who helped with some … [Read more...]

Coastal Style Table Setting

I must have summer on my brain and in my heart because this is my second beach-themed post this week. I'm joining fellow bloggers for another installment of "It's All Set" which celebrates the art of table setting.  As a kid, I never would have thought of it as an "art" but rather as a chore.  In the long run, my mother taught me well and I now appreciate the beauty of setting a pretty table. Today, I bring you a very simple coastal style table … [Read more...]

Coastal Style: How to Get the Look

Coastal style is relaxed and soothing, and growing in popularity. It's not just for the summer months either. You'll love its casual appeal all year long in simple colors and mixed textures. Toss in a piece of driftwood or favorite seashell and you're on your way to achieving the coastal style in your home. Let's take a look at some of the basic elements for adding a nautical touch to your own furnishings. Flagg Coastal Homes Several elements … [Read more...]

13 Ways to Add Coastal Style

We've had the rainiest June in Illinois history, but I think the clouds are finally giving way to sunny days ahead!  Finally! It hasn't really felt like summer but I'm trying to keep my spirits up by looking at beautiful inspiration from my blogging friends. I've rounded up some of their decorating talent to show how to add coastal style to your home, so you can bring the season inside regardless of what the weather is doing! Glass fishing buoys … [Read more...]