Category Archives: What’s Trending Wednesday

Blog post about a trend or trends spotted in home decor

:: Doggy Approved Coastal Decor ::

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We love decorating and designing the perfect home to enjoy. Often we aren’t the only ones in the house. We have our best friends living right along side us! We know dogs aren’t the pickiest, but when they choose that one cozy spot to lay down then you’ve got the doggy approval.

We all spend so much time, effort and hard work on our homes that it’s nice to see all appreciating it and enjoying it. Don’t forget about those indoor/outdoor rugs! They may come in handy when the dirty dogs trots in. Just take the rug out and wash them both down!

Show some love to your beloved dogs and these ones! Check them out enjoying the coastal home decor!

Cute dog in a coastal home nookDog approved fur layered on top of a jute rug in a coastal living room Dogs posing for their picture in a coastal dining room Patiently waiting for snacks in the kitchen

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:: Summer Dining In A Coastal Backyard ::

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Coastal outdoor dining space with tropical feels and decorWe love being outside during summer time and in Southern California we try to find any excuse to get outdoors. That means we’re going to want to get the family outside and enjoy dinner as much as possible. Why wouldn’t we?

It should be no surprise that a summer home trend would be all about outdoor dining. The weather’s right, the food is warm and the good times are plenty. It’s the perfect combination for all to enjoy. Plus it’s an easy way to entertain any guests coming over. Set up shop outside and keep the mess to a minimum and the laughter to a maximum.

We grabbed a couple photos to show you what others are doing outside, but don’t just sit here and wish you could do this! Make it happen and bring your families dinner outdoors tonight!
Cute coastal cottage dinging space in the backyardPerfect outdoor dining space ready for entertainingSimple outdoor dining space ready for summer dinners

:: Map Out Your Art ::

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Maps are a great way to use art in a coastal home. They allow us to escape to another part of the world without leaving the room. Inspiring ideas of travels and adventure, hanging up a map provides great nautical decor and it doubles as a great art piece. Use them to pay tribute to your favorite places around the world or frame a couple maps of places you wish to go. Visual your travel goals!

Check out how these great spaces incorporate maps into them. Use them to fall in love with the world and transform you to past travels. Coastal living room. Great natural decor offering a range of textures. Map art and cute masons jars for the perfect touch! Rustic, coastal space that gives off a tone of comfort

:: Fibers Are Our Friends ::

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Coastal living room with lots of natural fibers and texturesNatural fibers are a must have in a coastal home. It’s the texture most associated with a beach house and the style. It’s very common to feel a jute rug under your feet or see wicker fibered furniture in the living room. These textures will always have place and they look great too!

The best part of using natural textures and fibers in your home is it brings the outdoor feeling inside. It connects the home to it’s beachy roots and lets those coastal feels flow throughout each space. This materials seamlessly blend in the home and feel as though they belong.

You most likely have natural textures and fibers in you home already, but if you don’t it’s time to get a feel for fibers! Take a look and see how these designers have used natural textures and fibers in these spaces.
Jute rug in a eclectic coastal living roomCoastal living room with natural furniture Natural fibers in a boho chic style coastal living room Natural textures in a coastal style kitchen

:: Coastal Coffee Table Trays ::

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Bright coastal living room with a coffee table tray on an ottoman style coffee tableLooking for a simple addition to your coastal coffee table? Then add a coffee table tray! These are the perfect pieces for the coffee table. They build on the style in the living room by adding another layer to the space. It’s also a great way to keep those accessories or magazines in one place!

A coffee table tray can add style, purpose and texture. It’s the triple threat! It can add a clean style line in a modern coastal living room or serve as a place to put those stunning coffee table books and it can even add texture to the space if you choose a wood style tray.
Coastal coffee table tray acessories Modern coastal living room with minimal decor and a coffee table tray with accessories

:: Interested In Indigo ::

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Blue and indigo hues in a coastal cottage living roomIndigo is a classic coastal home color. The rich, dark blue is the perfect compliment to the white palettes often used in coastal decor. It’s a bold and striking color that just feels so good to look at. The color is a versatile as well. Often indigo dyed pillows and accessories are used in coastal design as well. These offer another treat to the eyes as they are interesting to look at and can show the range of indigo hues.

The color can also be used a solid color without the dye effect. It still offers that rich color that fills a space with ease. This staple color in coastal design is a great hue to add to your home’s palette if you’re wanting a classic coastal look.

Get inspired by these uses of indigo! From the wall art to the lovely dyed pillows, the design possibilities are endless and that what makes this color so interesting in coastal home decor.
Coastal bedroom with an indigo and white color palette Indigo pillows in a little nook with seating Indigo sea life inspired wall art

:: Swing The Summer Away ::

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Coastal home with a lovely swingSet yourself up to enjoy your patio or porch this summer and grab yourself a swing! Don’t miss out on swinging those summer days and nights away!

Swings are a great way to just relax and enjoy being outside. Since they typically need to be mounted to a sturdy, overhead structure, you will have the much needed shade to help maximize those enjoyable summer days.

When it comes to swing options you have many choices. Go for a classic swinging bench with comfy pillow tops, a cozy day bed style would offer endless napping opportunities and you can even opt for individual chair swings which are perfect for limited spaces. Get inspired by these swings and look into setting yourself up this summer!
Coastal patio with a day bed swing perfect for summer relaxing Patio swings ready to be enjoyed Rope swing on a coastal home patio

:: Bunk Beds In The Beach House ::

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A couple bunk beds in the beach houseIt’s not uncommon to see bunk beds in a beach house. There are many theories as to why bunk beds are in a beach houses, but we figure it’s because everyone wants to go to the beach and the more places there are to sleep the more people can go to the beach! It’s simple math, more beds equals more people.

We welcome any all to join when it comes to staying at a beach house. It always leads to more fun and many more laughs. We welcome you to explore the idea of bunk beds when it comes to the beach house. It may be an easy way to set up the kids when it comes to the trip, but it can also be a place for a friend that wants to come out for a day or two.

Get inspired by these bunk beds and celebrate more laughs and good times in the beach house!
Bunk beds with blue decor in the beach house Offset bunk beds in a coastal bedroom Stripes and bunk beds in the beach house Two sets of bunk beds in the beach house

:: Loving These Colorful Doors ::

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Light blue painted door in a coastal entrywayYou’re invited over to a beautiful home and what’s the first thing you see? The Entryway. What’s more inviting than a splash of fun and bright colors?

You don’t want to greet your guests or even come home to a boring entryway do you?

Then take some notes and grab your paint brush because it’s time we cheer up the front of your home! A little paint on your front door can go a long way. We absolutely adore painted doors. I mean come on, we have a whole Pintrest board dedicated to them. Check it out Here!

There are other ways, including painting your door, to bring some color and life back to your entryway. Like fun bright accessories or lively flowers showing off their petals. Even the pots you put your new flowers in can bring a punch of color! With so many fun possibilities between paint, flowers and accessories there’s no reason you can bring out the best in your entryway.Perfectly pastel green door in a coastal backyard spacePink dutch door simply waiting to greet guestsPink painted door in an eclectic coastal homeRed painted door on a beach house

:: Get That Patio Ready For Spring & Summer! ::

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Coastal cottage patio space ready for the spring and summerIt’s time to get that patio ready for spring and summer! Make up the lemonade because it’s time to get outside! It’s beautiful out here in Laguna Beach and we’re hoping it’s the same for everyone else no matter where you are! The patio is a great place to chill out, relax and even soak up some vitamin D. Set your patio up with a beautiful outdoor sofa or a set of rocking chairs to rock the day away in.

The patio gives you an excuse to be outside. Who doesn’t want to be outside on a beautiful day? We know we do! Plus once you set up your patio you’ve created an outdoor office if you work from home. Looks like work just got a little better 😉

So what are you waiting for?? Take some tips from these designers and see how they set up these stunning patios! Don’t miss out on this beautiful weather!
Coastal patio decorated with lots of bluesCoastal patio space with bright colors and plenty of palmsSimple coastal cottage patio right on the water