Coastal Decorating

A Color Pairing We’re Crushing On Right Now

We are always looking for an interesting color pairing, and this month’s leafy green has an unexpected partner to play well with. Leafy green, meet turquoise!   Pops of turquoise in surprising places (like in the lighting, artwork, and tabletop) coupled with leafy green make for a bright, beachy palette. White floors and trim provide a clean backdrop for this […]

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The Best in Bamboo for an Island Look

Our February issue is all about the islands, and what better way to channel island style than with a little bit of bamboo? Below, these favorite finds are either inspired by or made from this quintessential tropical material, and they bring that feel to a space instantly.   Best Hardware: A gold finish gives this drawer pull an extra dose of sophistication. P.E. Guerin No. 72300 Bamboo […]

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Want to Live Like An Islander? Start With This House…

As Coastal Living’s Homes Editor, I see a lot of houses. Every month, more houses. More ideas, more looks, more chances to fall flat-out in love. (Follow me on Instagram at @ellenmcgauley to see what I mean.) So when I say that coastal decorating nerds everywhere should sink into this one story in our February Islands issue (on newsstands now), […]

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5 Things Every Beach House Needs

San Diego, CA designer Kathy Abell of Kathy Ann Abell Interiors shares the 5 products you need in your home now. Each week, we’re bringing you top tips, favorite products, and Q&A’s with the designers in our Coastal Living and Southern Living Designer Network. San Diego, CA designer Kathy Abell of Kathy Ann Abell Interiors shares the 5 products your need in […]

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Three Ways to Instantly Freshen a Room

Savannah Designer Anne Hagerty shares the three pieces she uses to instantly update a living space.  Each week, we’re bringing you top tips, favorite products, and Q&A’s with the designers in our Coastal Living and Southern Living Designer Network. Savannah, GA designer Anne Hagerty of Anne Hagerty Interiors shares her top 3 ways to revitalize your home. A Great Swivel Chair. Sometimes the […]

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3 Designer Tips for Accessorizing Your Home

Each week, we’re bringing you top tips, favorite products, and Q&A’s with the designers in our Coastal Living and Southern Living Designer Network. Wilmington, North Carolina, designer Hooper Patterson with Hooper Patterson Interior Design offers her best tips and suggestions on how to charmingly accessorize a room. Tip 1: Accessories complete the room. When working on a space, I love to […]

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3 Ways to Add Turquoise to Your Home

Each week, we’re bringing you top tips, favorite products, and Q&A’s with the designers in our Coastal Living and Southern Living Designer Network. Bald Head Island, NC designer Tiffany McWhorter with Room Service Home Furnishings shares her top 3 tips on how to decorate your home with turquoise. Tip 1: If you are painting an entire room, you need to evaluate […]

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Top 5 Tips for Styling a Comfortable and Chic Living Room

Each week, we’re bringing you top tips, favorite products and Q&A’s with the designers in our Coastal Living and Southern Living Designer Network.  Bethesda, MD designer Kelley Proxmire of Kelley Interior Design shares her top five tips on how to style a comfortable, yet chic living room. The Room: Inspiration for this living room came from the navy with while scroll fabric […]

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Coastal Decorating with Designer Tracey Rapisardi

Each week, we’re bringing you top tips, favorite products, and Q&As with the designers in our Coastal Living and Southern Living Designer Network.  Sarasota, FL designer Tracey Rapisardi of Tracey Rapisardi Design gives her tops three tips for adding coastal appeal to your home.     Tip 1: Keep it simple! Aqua, white and greens – colors of the sea – make for […]

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4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Next Remodel

Each week, we’re bringing you top tips, favorite products, and Q&A’s with the designers in our Coastal Living and Southern Living Designer Network.  Planning to renovate? Rosemary Beach, FL designer Paige Sumblin Schnell of Tracey Interiors shares her top tips on how to make the most of your upcoming remodel. Tip 1: I love a remodel project. There is just something […]

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