Wednesday, October 31, 2012

How to guide: Anchor your space with rugs

4 simple ways to anchor your space with an area rug

 Area rugs can be used to anchor a large space and pull in all the colors of the room to create a cohesive design. A space this large needs an area rug big enough for all of the furniture to sit on, if needed you can cover half way under the perimeter furniture instead of completely.

A white room can be livened up with a bold pop of color from an area rug. If your rugs purpose is to bring in color it can be smaller and not all of the pieces in the room need to sit on it.

When working with a white palate a lightly colored area rug will anchor the space in a simple way and still let the pieces in the room shine.

A grouping of boldly colored furniture needs a high contrast area rug to break up the block of color. Most of the time an area rug with the main color and white used as a stripe will be the perfect amount of style needed.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

10 Ways To: To have a great family bonfire

Summer has ended but the stories and memories remain. Spend a chilly night around the fire with your family and reminisce on the memories. Here are 10 ways for you to create your great family bonfire.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Style Starboard: More Fall Looks We Love!

We just can get enough! 
We love the brown on black paired with the leather tote you can even add in our new favorite fall shoes, these lace up oxford wedgesKate Hudson's hair is just what you need to add a little pep in your step, get rid of the dull flat look and go for something bright and full of body! Last but not least even though it isn't christmas yet don't be afraid to get in the spirit with this beautiful lace red party dress! We hope you get some inspiration from these looks we LOVE! 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: Coastal Dining Rooms

A little bit of coastal inspiration to get you ready for the family gathering around the dining table to celebrate the holidays.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

"I Love Places That Make You Realize How Tiny You And Your Problems Are"

From the Masthead:
Rooms with a view

A handful of rooms with breathtakingly gorgeous ocean views chosen for you to enjoy.
Chic white slipcover sofas and chairs paired with beautiful light blue accents anchored by a shades of blue stripe area rug makes this Living Room a serene space.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Spotted from the Crow's Nest:Beach House Tour
Gansevoort Resort Turks & Caicos

Gansevoort Resort Turks and Caicos is a gorgeous coastal getaway that will having you booking a flight before you finish looking through the pictures.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Knot This But That: Coastal Shopping

The holidays are fast approaching and you are scrambling to give your dining room a coastal update, let our stylists help you find the perfect items to amp up your dining space or re create this look.

Friday, October 19, 2012

From The Galley: Savor The Swordfish

Just because summer has slipped away, doesn't mean you can't enjoy these decadent dishes! Our go to is always the grill, it's so easy and quick, but trust us when we say ALL of these are GREAT! 
Enjoy :)

  1. Grilled: On medium-high heat, place steaks or skewered kabobs on oiled grill grates. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes for 6-ounce steaks; about 6 minutes for kabobs.
  2. Broiled: On an oiled broiler rack or foil-lined baking sheet, place 5 inches from heat source and broil 7 to 8 minutes for 6-ounce steaks.
  3. Pan-Seared: Coat a heavy skillet or grill pan with a thin layer of oil or butter, sear for 6 to 8 minutes for 6-ounce steaks.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: Rustic cottage style

Beautiful coastal rooms with a rustic cottage feel give you an instant down home, comfy invitation to stay a while.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

How to guide: Mis Matched fabulous dinner party

No need to fret over a perfectly matched set of china, glassware or alike chairs to accommodate all your guests. You can create a famous dinner party decor by mixing what you have in a sophisticated, eclectic way.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Style Starboard: Designer Tips
Coastal Halloween

Many people think of Halloween decorations as kitschy or tacky but we have found some stylish ideas for your coastal Halloween decor.

For those of you that want minimal Halloween decorations but still want to show some holiday spirit, try sitting a pumpkin in a bookcase or shelf among your seashells. One pumpkin placed just right can add a touch of seasonal flavor to your room.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Spotted from the Crow's Nest:Beach House Tour
Jupiter Contemporary

The rooftop pool beach house is designed by Hughes Architects Umbanhowar. It is located along a narrow site on the coast north of Jupiter Island, Florida. This house was designed with modern style and island cottage chalet chic.

This beach house has gorgeous views from any room.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Style Starboard: Designer Tips
Selecting lighting

Make your space complete with the right kind of lighting to create the perfect feel.
Lighting can be the focus of a room. Make your chandelier powerful enough and it becomes a work of art in your space.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Style Starboard: Comfy Carmel

Something about this color makes me want to curl up with a book and hot cocoa! It's perfect for this fall, not only does it match with everything but it also LOOKS great on everyone!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: Rooms with coastal lighting

 Seashell chandeliers, nautical lanterns, ship light pendants and driftwood chandeliers, enhance any coastal room.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Spotted from the Crow's Nest:Beach House Tour
Dunmore Beach Club Bahamas

Dunmore Beach Club on Harbour Island in the Bahamas has a great vintage vibe.The Dunmore has been infused with crisp white, layered with natural rattan textures and brought to life with colors found in the surrounding landscape, the most amazing turquoise water of the Bahamas.
 The original aqua and white cabanas are a trademark of The Dunmore Beach Club, since 1963.The Beach Club is named after Lord Dunmore, the first Governor of the Bahamas.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Knot This But That: Coastal Shopping

Re-create the look of this Coastal South Carolina home with the help of our fabulous shopping team, or maybe you want to boost the volume with a few simple updates and make a big impact for less.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: Fall colors

Fall brings warm, rich tones of brown mixed with pumpkin & copper. As the colors of Fall begin to pop up enjoy a little inspiration in these coastal designs.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

How to guide: Hang a gallery of art

Guide to hanging a grouping of artwork, photographs or driftwood

1.The most important thing to remember when creating your gallery wall is that there is no specific formula for creating a great display. Have fun with it and let it flow and be organic, allow the art to shine.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Style Starboard: Designer Tips
How to accessorize

Choose objects and art that you love, put it together in a way that enhances your room.

 1.  Don't accessorize just because you have space to fill. The goal is to display things you love in an artful way. One of the keys to great accessorizing is starting with accessories that have some relevance, are useful, or that you treasure. Create Groupings, gather similar items together for maximum impact or to show a collection. Vary height and size of objects. Use books, plants, bowls, small sculptural elements. If you add things to a room just to fill up the space, it will look like clutter instead of accessorizing or displaying your collections.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Spotted from the Crow's Nest: Beach House Tour
East Hampton Cottage

Designer Tom Scheerer has designed this East Hampton beach house with just the right coastal touches. It is a blend of whites, blues and rustic, beach wood tones with a little touch of drama in the right spots.