Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: Sea Glass

For most of us sea glass is the closest thing we will ever find that even comes close to sunken treasure, and I have to say I am satisfied with that! Who doesn't love to discover these little blue and green gems on the seashore. From trash to treasure sea glass is truly a testament to how the sea makes all thing beautiful. For those collectors who want to put their finds to use here are some creative ideas.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Weekend Woof 2.27.12:
Our Golden Retriever Montauk Sniffs Out a Fabulous Florida Weekend
"Be Salty!"

“The cure for anything is salt water — sweat, tears, or the salt sea.”
Karen Blixen~

For me the sea is it!  The sound of the crashing waves and the smell of the salt air make me feel both relaxed and exhilarated at the same time.   All of my senses are heightened, and I just have to shiver and shake.  Soaking in the salt sea calms and heals. Sniffing in the sea vapor exhilarates. I want to run, roll and frolic. The sea is the ultimate cure – it creates the perfect combination of relaxation and rejuvenation. I feel a deep sense of well-being. 
I guess if you can’t get to the sea – sweat and tears will have to do!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: Coastal Living Rooms

1. Blue and Orange

The living room is arguably the most important room in the house, it's the place where family and friends come together. It's also the room that makes the biggest style statement and sets the tone for the rest of your home. Coastal design can include a wide variety of looks whether you are a modernist or traditionalist. Here are some different style inspirations for all your coastally inspired living rooms.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Peek through the Porthole What's New in Our Shop
Natural Poufs

Theses natural poufs are the perfect accent that provides function as well as beauty.  Great as seating, a footstool or an end table.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Weekend Woof 2.20.12:

Nothing conveys comfort, safety and contentment as does nuzzling with a sweaty piece of clothing recently worn by my people. Exploring, sniffing and cherishing my people’s smells is my chart to knowing and understanding them better. The scents tell the story – where have they been, what’s there mood- are they happy, are they sad – these scents guide my innate ability to be Mans-Best-Friend!  Snuggling with the recent scentful garment is the next best thing to being right by their side-it’s my 'Good-Old-Thing".

A life story is ingrained in every Good-Old-Thing - they represent age, beauty, wisdom, and history. Adding a piece of history to your room decor brings character, reflects your personality and creates interest. Finding the Good-Old-Things that nourish your soul is like a treasure hunt, once discovered and properly utilized it will be cherished forever and will be what make your house a home.

Below are a few of our favorites - what "Good-Old-Thing" do you cherish?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: Nauti but Nice

We're in love with old nautical things. Anything that once was used by fisherman, found objects on the beach, items salvage from old ships,...we know it's odd, but we prefer this to fine jewelry. We love the history, the texture, the old salty smell. Here are some unique ideas that will keep your space looking classic yet playfully nautical.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: One Sofa - 5 Different Looks

 A sofa is the centerpiece of your living room; all else seems to revolve around it yet it must not upstage the rest of the room. They are an investment and I am sure we all feel the pressure to make a practical yet stylish choice. However all this sofa stress is unnecessary! The key to skipping the anxiety of which sofa to choose is 1. Choose a classic sofa that will compliment any style, a timeless rolled arm, like our Nantucket Slipcovered Sofa. Which lead us to out next point. 2. Slipcovers! Buy a sofa with a slipcover, that way you can change the color and look of your space in an instant. Not to mention clean all the ice cream stains and paw prints that the family leaves behind.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Style Starboard: Sea Salt Sweets

Valentine’s Day is the day to buy your sweetie some sweets, however in our option sweets are always better a little salty. Sea salt is a delicious and creative approach to your desserts, it’s proof that opposites do attract. Believe us your sweetie will appreciate the salty.

"Love is wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker."
~Unknown Author~

Monday, February 13, 2012

Color Splash: Hues from the Sea

Weekend Woof 2.13.12:


I like the good things in life and nothing makes me happier than the intense, relaxed, euphoric feeling I get when my people give me a good ear-rub. That feel-good-feeling extends from my ears all the way through to every part of my body … It’s like a hug for people –  the simplest, most powerful gift they can give - they say people need 4 hugs a day for survival, 8 hugs a day for maintenance and 12 hugs a day for growth. Well, I think the same rules should apply for my ear-rubs!

Images: Good Morning, Happiness, Otterly Adorable, Bear HugPure Joy, Treasure, Cousins, Montauk

Friday, February 10, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: Cozy Spaces

No matter what your local is, whether you are in sunny Florida or snowy New England winter makes us all want to get cozy. Cuddling up doesn’t always have to be on your trusty living room couch, here are some creative places to cozy up no matter where you are.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Peek through the Porthole What's New in Our Shop
Fish Catcher Lights

Back in stock and on sale our popular Fish Catcher Lights! Created using the same knot techniques fishermen use for their nets. These dark brown raffia twine lamps come in two catchy sizes. Add seaside drama and welcoming warmth with these rustic and romantic accents.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Style Starboard: Rustic

Rustic interiors and accessories covey a sort of lived and cozy feeling, and in these winter months that is just the look to go for. However rustic does not have to mean old and used, it can be chic.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Weekend Woof:Our Golden Retriever Montauk Sniffs Out a Fabulous Florida Weekend
"It's a dogs life and hey, it's good!"

"Whether rolling in sandy seaweed, bathing in an algae filled pond or sniffing one another’s hindquarters, dogs have a blissful appreciation for the simple joys in life. They grasp the importance of living in the moment, and along with being man's best friend-loyal and protective-they can teach us humans a lot. Join us every Monday for Montauk's Weekend Woof-a post of whimsical wisdom about the simplest and most important things in life!” 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Style Starboard: Blue & White

Photobucket Why does blue and white always grab my attention and make me stop and stare? It doesn’t matter what it is, if it’s blue and white, I am drawn to it like a sailor to the sea……Blue and white reminds me of summer days on the ocean, hydrangeas in full bloom against a weathered bench, shiny white sailboats gliding through the deep blue sea. My favorite things in nature inspire some of my favorite interiors.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

10 Steps Ship-Shape your Castle

Life feels better when you live in a welcoming uncluttered space that nourishes your soul - you are better able to breathe, to create, to contemplate, to relax and to live a balanced life. So for the New Year, we share some of our tips on making your home ship-shape - bringing more life to your space, making your home feel fresh, beautiful, spacious, uplifting and inviting... like a sanctuary!