Thursday, November 29, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: Coastal Rooms with Nautical Elements

Nautical Elements add a touch of the sea to these great Coastal rooms.
We love the blue and white stripe upholstered cushions with extra thick welt on the day beds, they look super comfy.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: Coastal outdoor gathering spaces

Wonderful outdoor Coastal Living Areas to enjoy and gather with the family.

Traditonal Nantucket style outdoor Living space with soft blue and white coastal stripe cushions and dark wicker frames.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Spotted from the Crow's Nest:Beach House Tour
Galveston beach house

Built in an upscale beach development at Galveston’s East end, this home is unique, with a tin roof and an ambiance fashioned after a fishing camp.

Wood beams, wood trim, brick fireplace, it has it all to create warmth in this coastal beach house.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

10 Ways To: Coastal holiday decorating

Decorating for the holidays can be simple coastal chic when you follow these 10 decorating ideas.

1. Nautical rope, starfish and pine branches draped over your banister will add the perfect touch of holiday spirit to your space. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving! Holiday special-How to create: Driftwood Christmas Tree

Driftwood Christmas Tree
 Steps to create your own:

1. lay out your driftwood largest piece on bottom and stack slightly smaller each row until you reach the smallest piece at the top which should create the shape of a tree.
2. Attach the driftwood with fishing line or screws to a piece of plywood or directly to your wall.
3. We found this cool coastal wood star that we used as our topper, you can use a starfish as well.
4. String your lights starting at the bottom crossing back and forth, when you reach the top cross back down.
5. Start hanging your ornaments. We hung glass rope balls and nautical lanterns on ours.

Our driftwood tree is 8' tall and made from large pieces of driftwood. 

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

How to guide: Coastal Christmas tree decoration

The Crew at Our Boat House created this lovely "Vintage Ocean" inspired Christmas tree. We posted the steps to create your own, along with a shopping guide to get these great coastal ornaments.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

From the Masthead:
Rooms with a view

Beautiful white coastal bedrooms with amazing views.

"Beachy" chic white bedroom with wooden mirror hung over the bed and windows all around to give you the best view.

Bright white supple and soft bedding fills the bed in this sweet bedroom.

White on white bedding with antique quilt, sandy wood floors and large picture window to take advantage of the view.

Taupe and white simple Swedish style bedroom with a beautiful beach view.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

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

A Peek Through the Porthole: What's New in Our Shop: Treasures
Images: Aquamarine Drop Earrings, Aegean Necklace, Kyanite Jumble Earrings, Sea Glass Bracelet, Sea Fan Bracelet, Verdigris Hand Forged Cuff

Spotted from the Crow's Nest:Beach House Tour
Maine beach house

Celia Bedilia Designs, an interior design firm based in Cumberland, Maine, this is her home and just one of her many fabulous works. Like most coastal homes, this home had been added on to several times and lacked a cohesive theme or aesthetic. With a stunning view, Celia wanted to mimic it within the home.

Color of sand, blue, and white were used to achieve the ultimate coastal look for this relaxing bedroom.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Knot This But That: Coastal Shopping

Our designers have shopped this lovely coastal Living Room. Weather you are looking for a similar piece or you want to design your entire space , we have what you need.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: Coastal Bedrooms

Beautiful coastal bedrooms captivate us with their "beachy" whites and blues.

Coastal bedroom with raffia upholstered bed and full white luxurious bedding is divine.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

From the Masthead:
Rooms with a view

Beige & blue hues sooth in this coastal bedroom with a gorgeous ocean view.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Spotted from the Crow's Nest:Beach House Tour
The Tides Beach Club Kennebunkport, Maine

The lovely beach front Inn, The Tides Beach Club in Kennebunkport has a fresh, cool and luxurious design. Recently updated by fabulous interior designer, Jonathan Adler.  New suites were created by Adler, “Ocean” and “Sea” feature amazing views from each window and an extraordinary private deck. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Knot This But That: Coastal Shopping

If your slumber retreat needs updating take some notes from our stylish team. These breezy blues and whites with great nautical accents create the prefect coastal bedroom

Friday, November 9, 2012

From The Galley: Sushi With a Twist

I love sushi! I could probably eat it for every meal if it wasn't so hard to make at home! Every time we try it ends up taking forever meanwhile making a huge mess! Fortunately for us we've come across some pretty simple dishes that will still melt in your mouth! Take a look...

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: Coastal holiday decor

Coastal holiday decor can be subtle and beautiful. Here are some perfect examples for a little inspiration.

White and pale blue Living Room with holiday touches of white toned shell wreath and garland are sea inspired chic.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

How to guide: Coastal Centerpieces

With coastal items from around the house and a few Christmas lights you can create a chic seaside holiday centerpiece.
A silver tureen, ice bucket or bowl filled with seashells is a simple way to create a lovely holiday display for your table.

A little greenery mixed with lights can go a long way, add a container with shells and you have a chic seaside table scape.

Burlap runner with a great piece of driftwood strewn across the table, add in a few air plants or greenery and some candles, you will have an elegant centerpiece for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

From the Masthead:
Rooms with a view

Blue water views and salty ocean breezes.

Colorful Living/Dining Room pairs blues, pinks, light green with natural whites to create a fun and vibrant coastal design.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Spotted from the Crow's Nest:Beach House Tour
Chanel Nantucket House

Former Chanel president Arie Kopelman and his wife Coco recently renovated their summer home in Nantucket. Enjoy the lovely photos brought to you by Architectural Digest.

Beautiful creamy, natural tones with dark wicker create a chic cottage design.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Knot This But That: Coastal Shopping

We have taken all the work out of shopping for your coastal chic, weathered rattan hangout.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Inspirations on the Horizon: Coastal cozy spaces

Cozy coastal spots to curl up and read a book or just enjoy the sounds of the waves crashing against the shore.

The perfect lofty spot to get lost in a book or gaze at the water. We love the mixture of pale blues and vibrant red and white stripe on the bedding.