Beach Living: Styling a Cozy Coastal Kitchen

Fall is here and I’ve got cozy coastal kitchens on my mind. It’s the time of year when the days get shorter and there’s a chill in the air. You’re spending less time at the grill and more time in the kitchen. Goodbye, al fresco dinners—hello, soup season!    Is it true for you too […]

3 Surprising Elements of Coastal Style

When you think of coastal style, there may be a few traditional ideas that immediately jump to mind—a sea-inspired color palette, light airy spaces, and plenty of natural elements. Maybe your mind conjures up nautical blue, brass anchors on the walls, and sailor’s rope. Coastal style can definitely include all the above—but today I want […]

5 Steps to Create A Coastal Outdoor Living Space For Your Home

The days are getting shorter, but you can extend your time outside by creating a coastal outdoor living space. What is coastal style? When I talk about coastal style, I’m talking about using the colors and textures of the coastal environment to create the atmosphere or feeling you get being in the outdoor environment on […]

Coastal Boho Style 101

One trend I’ve been loving these days is coastal boho style. When done right it’s an effortless blend—breezy, relaxed, with plenty of natural elements inspired by the ocean. To me this style is all about easy living in welcoming, airy spaces with plenty of personality. It’s more laid back than classic coastal design, but retains […]

Get Started With Sustainable Furniture In Your Home

If you’re looking for a starting point to incorporate sustainable design in your home, this post is for you. Before I tell you where to start, let me define sustainable design.  “Sustainable Design seeks to reduce negative impacts on the environment, the health and well-being of building occupants, thereby improving building performance. The basic objectives […]

Coastal Color Palettes for Your Home

I believe the colors you paint your home are key to the feeling you will get while spending time there. Of course, the science behind color psychology reiterates this. So, I’m pretty confident in how I feel about this… I created four, very different, coastal paint palettes for your home. If you follow us on […]

Creating a Neutral Coastal Living Room in 5 Steps

I love to create a living space where my clients can relax and enjoy time with family and friends. The living room is a focal point in households, where many families spend a lot of time together. I chose “neutral” specifically because neutral in design means it fades into the background. And in color psychology, […]

How to Create a Coastal Bedroom Design Plan

“We spend about one-third of our life either sleeping or attempting to do so. Sleep is not only comforting but is also essential…” This quote from Aminoff, Boller and Swaab in the foreword of the Handbook of Clinical Neurology says it all. These neuro scientists note, in their research, both the significance of sleeping and, […]

How To Use Natural Elements To Achieve A Coastal Look In Your Home

Using natural elements is essential when creating a coastal look for your home. In this blog post I explain just how to use natural elements to achieve a coastal look in your home. LET’S DEFINE NATURAL ELEMENTS Interestingly, I found the following definition as defined in legal terms, and I think it get’s the point […]

Earth Day:Let’s Celebrate 

  Today is Earth Day. Are you doing anything special today to celebrate? Is Earth Day something you can celebrate, you might wonder? I think yes! Read on for suggestions on how to celebrate and reasons you should… First, What is Earth Day? This year marks 50 years since Earth Day began on April 2022, […]