Win a Luxe Coyuchi Bath Towel & More! We’ll Tell You How…

By Ellen McGauley I know we’ve got some bath towel snobs out there… (takes one to know one, right?). Personally, I like the slim and chic over the super-thick and plush, but with either, comfort is key. That’s one reason I’m super excited about today’s blog giveaway.   Luxury bed and bath outfit Coyuchi, known for their ultra-heavenly and eco-friendly cotton towels and bedding, wants to […]

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Four Tips for Styling a Striking Vignette

Spring cleaning is finished, so now’s a great time to amp up the eye candy on your shelving and surfaces. Creating good-looking vignettes is one of our favorite ways to add character to entries, hallways, and corners. It’s an instant facelift without an exhausting or expensive overhaul.   Using the entryway of our 2014 Showhouse in Coronado, California, as inspiration, here are our tips to create a striking […]

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Is There Anything Better than Daffodil Weekend on Nantucket? Nope.

Those really in the know (we see you, @nantucketblackbook) call it #daffy15. We know it as the Nantucket Daffodil Festival, the island’s annual spring coming out party, a weekend full of all things yellow, blooming, and joyous. And it’s this weekend, April 24-26.   This gorgeous coastal getaway is glorious on any day year-round, but we do love how the community […]

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Come Party in Charleston, South Carolina, With Us!

Coastal Living is heading to Charleston, South Carolina, next weekend! Join us! On April 30 through May 3, our editors will descend on the Holy City, along with a handful of editors from several of our sister magazines, like Travel + Leisure, Southern Living, Food & Wine, and Departures, for our first-ever Charleston Insiders’ Weekend.   The weekend is packed with dinners, brunches, and “insider adventures” that […]

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Five Gift Ideas for Moms Who LOVE the Beach

It’s time to start thinking about Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10!), and we have the perfect presents for any mom who loves the coast. From beach must-haves to everyday accessories, she’s sure to love a gift that reminds her of her favorite place. Blue Beach Waves Print Scarf, $29; bluefly.com  Natural Treasure Resort Tote, $138; neimanmarcus.com Nine Space Beach Towel, $76; jcrew.com Ocean Explorer Tea […]

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This Wallpaper by Meg Braff Will Color You Happy!

Picture your favorite room in your house: what is its defining element? Think of the game-changer, the design element that gives the room a unique identity. Is it its color palette, a bespoke sofa, a lively gallery wall? A Moroccan rug, a killer chandelier?     In this chic study from our 2013 Showhouse, the wallpaper energizes the entire room. Interior designer Ginger Brewton used a geometric pattern […]

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Key West Blue Home Inspiration

We rounded up a host of products boasting Coastal Living‘s color of the year, Key West Blue—they’ll bring beautiful pops of turquoise to any space.   Lattice Garden Stool, $99; wayfair.com Painted Distressed Tray, $46; homedecorators.com  Gavin Turquoise Area Rug, $40; wayfair.com   Kate Spade Crystal Vase, $75; amazon.com   Metal Chairs, 2/$119; worldmarket.com Framed Mirror, $99; wayfair.com

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Three Design Lessons Charleston’s Tara Guérard Taught Me Today

By travel editor Tracey Minkin Although my main job at Coastal Living is to seek out beautiful travel stories from around the world for our readers, I enjoy the added benefit of getting to feature designers from time to time. In our Double Take feature this month that compares the hot coastal towns of Charleston, SC, and Portland, ME, I […]

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The 3 Best-Looking Beach Tents On The Sand This Season

We love a day on the beach more than anyone, but sometimes you need a little shade. And taking cover has never looked so good!     Happy hues and fun patterns make these finds chic choices, and the large cotton-canvas covers are large enough to shade your entire crew. Lovin’ Summer Beach Tents in Biarritz, Bondi, South Beach, and Santorini, $165 each; […]

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Iceland Exhibition Pairs Gorgeous Design with Love for the Ocean

By travel editor Tracey Minkin Northern European designers pretty much blow me away on a daily basis, and when I caught up with a recent exhibit of fishing-themed products called 1200 Tons last month, I was blown away yet again. And enchanted. As part of Iceland’s annual DesignMarch festival (filling up design-crazy Reykjavik with fashion, furniture, architecture and food), this […]

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