Decorating

4 Leafy Green Paints We’re Loving

Looking for a bold splash of color? Our color crush of the moment is the perfect choice–here are four of our favorite shades of this leafy green hue. Leafy Green Paints:  Valspar Paint Simply Green Ralph Lauren Paint West Lawn Sherwin-Williams Direct Green Benjamin Moore Clover Green   More green inspiration… A Color Pairing We’re Crushing on Right Now Color of […]

Read More

3 Ways to Achieve a Tropical Tablescape

We’re loving this table inspired by island style in our February issue. Looking for an easy way to add a tropical twist to your next dinner party? Start by wrapping glasses with leaves and tying them with raffia. In lieu of a traditional place card, pen your guests’ names on leaves displayed in a napkin ring. Last but not least, tropical greenery makes a stunning, […]

Read More

Color of the Moment: Leafy Green

Our hue of the month? A leafy green that reminds us of swaying palms and tropical jungles. A hit of this color is the easiest way to immediately bring an island vibe home.     Leafy green finds: Kravet Xu Garden Fabric in Veridian, $58 per yard Phillip Jeffries Glazed Abaca Wallcovering in Emerald, to the trade Exquisite Surfaces Fez 4″ by […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

The Best Bar Accessories for a Spirited Holiday

There’s nothing more cheery at this time of year than a decked-out bar, and lucky for you, we’ve found the merriest accessories for toasting in style. The full story can be found in our December/January issue (on newsstands now!), and for more holiday bar inspiration, check out the fab bar in this home. Cheers!   The Pineapple-Themed Bar:  A cocktail […]

Read More

Lauren Nelson’s Adorable Bedroom Makeover

Today, we’re catching up with lifestyle-guru Lauren Nelson. She has been working on redesigning her bedroom in just six weeks, and we absolutely love the coastal spin on this finished space.  Here, Lauren is sharing with us some of her tips for quickly freshening up a room. See all the pics from her beautiful finished product on her site!  CL: Why […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More