Monthly Archives: April 2013

:: Spotted! Round Leather Mirror ::

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Feature Friday

round-leather-mirror-bathroom-coastal-tuvalu-home We’ve spotted the super cute Jamie Young Round Leather Mirror in Coastal Living’s Our Favorite Beach Cottages! This mirror works great in bathrooms, shown above, and brings an amazing simplistic look to the space with little effort. If you’re interested in picking one up you can go to our online store and snag one here! Happy Friday!

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:: Coastal Curb Appeal Pt. 3 ::

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coastal-beach-style-house-big-front-porch Last, but definitely not least, don’t forget about the greenery! Part three is all about the flowers, plants, trees and landscaping. If you missed part one you can check it out here and if you missed part two, then jump over to part two here!

Bring some fresh, earthy curb appeal to your home by enhancing those lush greens! It will give your home’s exterior a natural, bright feeling. Use all the colors of the rainbow with all different kinds of flowers to choose from and watch your house light up! The beauty with decorating the exterior with flowers, plants or trees, is that you can go the full nine and get landscaping or you can just grab a few rustic pots to create a new home for those flowers on your front porch. It’s all up to you!

It’s time to test that green thumb and get outside! Enjoy these beautiful spring days while you’re out caring for your new plants. Check out some these homes and the beautiful vegetation they used to decorate their homes.
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:: Spotted! Appliqued Anchor Pillow ::

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Have you picked up your copy of Coastal Living’s Our Favorite Beach Cottages yet? It’s packed full of beautiful homes by some talented designers as well as all kinds of goodies you can decorate your home with. While flipping through the magazine we spotted one of our favorite pillows, the Appliqued Anchor Pillow! This pillow packs nautical charm that can set the coastal style in any space. If you’re interested you can check out and pick up your pillow(s) up online here! Happy Friday

:: Getting In Touch With Nature ::

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It’s time for us to get in touch with nature. How am I suppose to do this in my house, you ask? Well that’s simple, bring the nature inside! This picture above shows you how to do just that. They brought in nature inspired accessories like the wood trunk side table, the faux fur and even the animal skulls up on the wall. As If these natural shapes and textures weren’t enough, this designer took it step further and even used a floral fabric pattern on the sofa.

With coastal home decor you can get your hands on all kinds of fun, beachy design elements. We have a range of beautiful shells, coral, driftwood and everything else the sea provides to choose from. Don’t be afraid to bring nature indoors, it won’t bite! Check out some more inspirational design in these pictures below.

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:: Coastal Curb Appeal Pt. 2 ::

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b8fc7b697c495f752b7d5be67b420a82We’re not done trying to boost your home’s coastal curb appeal! This week we’re bringing you part two! If you missed last week’s post (part 1), you can give it a quick read here! This week we’re looking at your exterior lighting situation. Upgrading your lights is a great way to bring character and charm to the front of your house.

You don’t want to be one of the boring people that use the typical lights, do you? Heck no! This quick and easy upgrade can really bring out the coastal curb appeal making you stand out next to your neighbors. Grab some vintage, rustic looking lights to get that old, salty beach look that comes with living on the coast and fall in love with your beautiful home all over again. Let ’em hang, mount ’em up or run ’em down the entry path; use light fixtures to bump up the coastal curb appeal of your home.

Check out some these pictures for some inspiration and stayed tuned, because next week we’ve got another coastal curb appeal tip!
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:: DIY Stair Runner Installation ::

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StairRunner-681 Check out this great DIY tutorial that was shared with us! They’re using Dash & Albert rugs as runners and they look great! You can see the full tutorial over at Fresh American which is packed with photos and tips.

We also put together this little rug guide to help you choose what Dash & Albert rug you would use! We have plenty of styles, colors and sizes for you to pick from in the store and online. Check them out online by clicking here or on the picture below! Hope this quick little guide helps! Happy Friday!
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:: Colored Tile Backsplashes ::

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coastal1We love bright and colored tile backsplashes in kitchens! Backsplashes are a great way to add a pop color and style to your kitchen. You can add a backsplash to almost any kitchen these days and good thing too, because they offer all sorts of options when it comes to backsplashes. You can go with a bright and fun solid blue backsplash or you can even add a little pattern to it. Check out some these backspalshes to see what people are doing out there! _coastal_living_kitchen_decor 1aa5711aa8a49e68e8813557d81e95fa 9d4a470899445f0ab3b365caa823f046 827d58ad7faae896632eabaecb682414 51413036798dc65a71cc338bc781aad5 e7163b19936768240329016b9f81bdac

:: Coastal Curb Appeal ::

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6869fd84a8cf2a0a10bfa7efd5b4a777 It’s time to give your home a little more coastal curb appeal! We think you should be welcomed home with open arms of coastal love. What better way to do that than give your front porch a touch of coastal charm?

One way to give your home quick coastal curb appeal is to paint the front door. Almost every house has a front door and painting yours can make your home stand out. A splash of color instantly draws any passerby’s eyes directly to it. Most people see boring doors on homes that are typically white or some neutral hue, but not yours! You’re gonna shake things up and bring some color to the block, watch out neighbors!

We have a few inspirational examples below to show you what some other beach lovers have done. Scroll down and check them out! Hopefully they will inspire you to bring out the old trusty paint brush.
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:: Spotted! Anteriors Reeves Pendant Light ::

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Flip through this month’s Coastal Living and you’ll spot this little section on pendant lights featuring the Anteriors Revees Pendant Light! It’s a great way to switch up your old lighting fixtures and bring some new flare into your kitchen! Check out the Anteriors Revees Pendant Light online here! Happy Friday!

:: Blue & Green Fabrics ::

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56152-sectional-chic-r-xSpring is showing itself more and more everyday and with spring comes beautiful sunny days, clear blue skies and lush greenery. So why reflect that in your home? One way designers are accomplishing this look is through the use of fabrics. We’re talking pillows, curtains, upholstery and even bedding. They’re working bright blues and gorgeous greens into the space with more than just accessories. These colors can invoke an instant tropical look and feel in any space after a much needed getaway from winter. Treat yourself to a vacation in your own home by waking up every morning to these beautiful blues and greens.
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[via Coastal Living]