Designer Q&A

Designer Katie Rosenfeld Shares Her Beach House Must-Haves!

Each week, we’re bringing you tips, favorite products, and Q&As with the designers in our Coastal Living Designer Network. Wellesley, Massachusetts-based designer Katie Rosenfeld is fearless when it comes to pattern and color, and that’s just one of the many reasons we love her bright, bold approach to design. Here, the daring designer shares her beach house go-tos, her quirky shopping habits, and why she’s sitting […]

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This Is Why You Should Avoid Trends, According to One Designer

Each week, we’re bringing you tips, favorite products, and Q&As with the designers in our Coastal Living Designer Network. From the looks of it, Houston-based interior designer Lindsey Herod does things just like any good Texan would: bigger and better. From her masterful texture mixing to her fanciful pattern play, Herod has a magical touch that injects a just-right dose of whimsy into […]

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You Need to Know This Must-Follow Advice from a Coastal Design Star!

Each week, we’re bringing you tips, favorite products, and Q&As with the designers in our Coastal Living Designer Network. Stepping into Manhattan Beach, California’s Waterleaf Home & Gift is akin to entering a watery wonderland: With ocean-blue textiles and pillows peeking from fresh, white shelves and seaglass-inspired chandeliers hanging overhead, it’s a soothing space that feels connected to the sea that’s just blocks away. […]

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This Is The Designer-Approved Front Door Color Every Beach Cottage Needs!

Each week, we’re bringing you tips, favorite products, and Q&As with the designers in our Coastal Living Designer Network. Designer Wendy Blackband is the creative half of the husband-wife duo behind Blackband Design in Irvine, California. Here, she shares her essentials for hosting guests at your beach house, her preference in the great island v. peninsula kitchen debate, and the front door color she can’t […]

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Here’s a Little Secret: You Can Shop Like A Designer, Too!

Each week, we’re bringing you tips, favorite products, and Q&As with the designers in our Coastal Living Designer Network. Meet designer Ashley Gilbreath of Montgomery, Alabama-based Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design and Parish Shoppe. Here, she shares her favorite design trend, her #1 vacation destination, and her favorite place to shop (it just might surprise you!). CL: How would you describe your style? AG: My style […]

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Mini Makeover: Designer Meg Braff Tackles a Persian Rug Dilemma

Our decorating columnist, designer Meg Braff, is ready to tackle your beach house design dilemmas! This month, reader Lindsay Tyson presented Meg with this question about her Bradenton, Florida, home: “My husband brought home a set of six Persian rugs from a deployment in Iraq. We have a canal-front home and want to set a coastal vibe—how do I incorporate the rugs into our […]

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4 Easy Ways to Decorate a Nature-Inspired 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. Today, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, designers Joni Vanderslice and Shelley Wilkins of J Banks Design share four easy ways to create a nature-inspired home that brings the outside in. “At J Banks Design, we’re known for delivering […]

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Top Tips from Designer Susan Jamieson

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. Richmond, VA designer Susan Jamieson of Bridget Beari Designs, Inc. shares her top 5 decorating tips.  Tip #1: Use an unexpected paint color. Punch up the volume with your paint color – go bold! Tip #2: Add dimmers. Nothing […]

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Q&A with Designer Muffie Faith

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. Charleston, South Carolina designer Muffie Faith of Elizabeth Stuart Design shares her dream project, the best career advice ever received, and what her clients should splurge on. How would you describe your decorating style? I really don’t have one style. […]

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Meet Meg Braff, Coastal Living’s New Design Pro

We’re so excited to announce that designer Meg Braff is joining the Coastal Living team as a decorating columnist! We have so much in store, so stay tuned next week for more details on her exciting column (Hint: it’s all about YOU!). In the meantime, here’s more about Meg: With projects ranging from homes in the Hamptons down to Sea Island, Georgia, and […]

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