How To Travel Like an Insider: Charleston, South Carolina

By travel editor Tracey Minkin Greetings from Charleston, South Carolina! I’m here at Charleston Insiders’ Weekend, enjoying this glorious coastal city with hundreds of guests at events all weekend. At tonight’s Coastal Living dinner at Charleston Grill, I shared my tips on how to travel like an insider no matter where you go, which begins with a personal list of the types of […]

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The Easy Weekend Project You’ll Want to Try

Designer Barclay Butera hits all the right notes with this built-in bookcase in a Newport Beach home, where a pop of bright red showcases the fun nautical decor.   The best part? It couldn’t be easier to get this look at home. Taking a fresh coat of paint in a bold accent color to the back of a bookshelf will make its […]

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These Paint Pairings from the May Issue Will Inspire You!

We are always looking for new and interesting paint combinations. Below, we’ve highlighted some of our favorites from several homes featured in our May issue–check it out on newsstands now!   Sandy beige plays well with sweet coral—concentrating brighter color in one aspect of a design scheme, like the fabric shown on the dining chairs, draws your eye in. Valspar […]

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Meet Steele Marcoux, the New Editor of Coastal Living!

Coastal Living has a new editor at the helm, and we’re thrilled to introduce her. Meet Steele Marcoux, who took over editorial leadership in early April. Loyal Coastal readers may well recognize her, as prior editorial posts include roles as design editor here at Coastal Living and later, Southern Living. Most recently, she served as executive editor of Country Living, and she’s been a […]

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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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