:: Focus On The Function ::

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Coastal beach house with built in bunk bedsSpace, space, space! We all want it! Whether it’s just an extra cabinet here or a bedroom and a yard there, a little more space never hurt anyone. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy which means we have to make the best out of what space we do have. A smaller, or less desired, amount of space doesn’t limit design as much as you might think. Get creative and focus on function. A space designed with function in mind will trump all in a smaller home. Strip down the design and decor to the bare essentials. Keep it simple or build up the space from there. Check out how these designers have used decor in smaller spaces and focused on the needs, not the wants.
Coastal, shabby chic living room decorated with naturals materials and textures Coastsal nook with hints of rustic style and decor Cottage living room based on a white palette Cozy, coastal kitchen with cute whale decor

:: Chairs 101: Marais A Chairs ::

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Nautical dining space and kitchen with hanging flags and marais chairsWe’ve all seen them, in fact, we’re certain a few of you even have these chairs in your home. Yes, we’re talking about the Marais A Chair or the Model A Chair or the Tolix Cafe Chair. This chair dates back to 1934 when metalworker Xavier Pauchard, the man responsible for bringing the process of steel galvanizing to France, created the first Model A Chair. Xavier originally created the chairs to be used in industrial settings such as factories or even on ships, but it was quickly adopted by French cafés. These chairs are made of metal and are known for their sturdy, reliable feel. This also allows them to hold up against the toughest outdoor weather or the wear and tear from constant indoor use. They’re perfect for a coastal home too! Match them with a rustic farm table or a sleek modern table and see how the Marais A Chair seamlessly blends with the decor. Get the perfect nautical feel by bringing these chairs into the dining space or take ’em to the backyard for long lasting seating space outside. Check out the pictures we’ve put in this post and see how designers have used them in each space. We’ve gathered a few different styles so you can get a feel for the chairs versatility.

If you missed our last Chair 101 post you can catch up and read it here!
Beauitful backyard dining space with a canvas, striped table cloth and marais chair. Coastal dining area with nauitcal style pedant lamps and marais chairs gathered around the tables Coastal dining space with marais chairs and natural decor details Marais chair in a simple, nautical influenced bathroom

:: Spotted! Dash & Albert Trimaran Stripe Rug ::

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spotted! dash & albert trimaran stripe rugIt’s no surprise we spotted a dash & albert rug in the latest issue of Coastal Living. It’d almost feel wrong if we didn’t spot one. In this month’s issue we found Dash & Albert’s Trimaran Stripe, Light Blue Ivory Indoor/Outdoor Rug and it fits perfectly into the space pictured above. The soft light blue and ivory hues compliment a room in a way that adds design value to a space without distracting or clashing with the rest of the decor. This rug also comes in many sizes and is an indoor/outdoor rug so you can basically use it anywhere throughout the home. If you’re interested in picking up Dash & Albert’s Trimaran Stripe, Light Blue Ivory Indoor/Outdoor Rug you can find it on our online store here!

:: Coastal Geometric Patterns ::

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Open, naturally lit dining space with cozy, cottage feels and a geometric pattern on the floorColors and patterns are good way to bring a little flare to a room. And when you find a good combination of the two it’s a win-win for everyone, especially you! One fun way to bring colors and shapes with a pattern is to use geometric patterns. They’re a good way to break up a bland color palette and introduce a point of interest for the eyes. In coastal home decor, geometric patterns allow you to create a fun mix of styles in the home. It’s a step away from the same old thing you’ve seen or tried over and over again. Check out how designers have used geometric patterns in these spaces. It’s a good look at what can be done with patterns and is hopefully inspiring to you as well!
Geometric pattern made with the tile in a blod, quirly bungalow Modern coastsal bedroom with geometric wallpaper and matching table lamp shades Simple, blue and white geometric patterned pillows and curtains in a coastal homeCoastal kitchen with a geometric backsplash

:: Semi-Annual Sale Starts August 27th! ::

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septsale__FB2_2015Our Semi-Annual Sale stars on Thursday, August 27th! Come on in and shop up to 50% off! This sale is in store and only at our Laguna Beach location! The store is open seven days a week from 9am to 7pm. Stop by, say hi and shop away!

:: Breezy Monday Pins ::

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A cozy, wicker style chair with a coastal view and breezeEven though summer is winding down it seems the heat isn’t ready to go. It’s time to open the windows and catch a breeze! We hope these fabulous photos of these gloriously, breezy homes help keep you in a cool mindset. Get those boards ready and start pinning these pictures! It’s like you can feel the wind flowing on your face!

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Breezy ocean view off the back patio with flowy white curtains and blue accent accessories Cozy chairs on the beach with a creeze blwing and keeping you cool Open windows creating a breezy, airy dining space Open windows giving the space fresh air and natural lighting

:: Spotted! Noir Venice Bed ::

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spotted noir venice bed tuvalu homeIf you flip your way through the latest issue of Country Living you’ll spot the Noir Venice Bed! This bed frame has a simple shape and design. It comes with a built in headboard and also has four, tall posts. These posts help fill the vertical space in the room and give it a full look. If you’re interested in bringing the Noir Venice Bed into your bedroom you can shop for it here!