Coastal Shopping Gem: Scout Southern Market in Beaufort, SC

By travel editor Tracey Minkin Gracious Beaufort, South Carolina, has been long known for its historic homes, Lowcountry style, and exquisite waterfront. I’m here to say it’s going to be known for something else: shopping. On a recent trip to Beaufort, I had the great good fortune to discover Scout Southern Market, a stylish and sophisticated emporium with a deep Southern […]

Read More

This or That? Îpe vs. Teak

When it comes to outdoor wooden furniture, you need pieces with lasting charm and durability, especially in coastal climates. Îpe and teak are two of our favorite woods for alfresco settings, but most people struggle to know the difference. Do you? Here’s a quick look.   Jensen Leisure Îpe Opal Sofa and Swivel Rocker Group, to the trade; JensenLeisureFurniture.com Also […]

Read More

Q & A With Meg Braff

As a 2013 Coastal Living Trendsetter with her own fabric and wallpaper lines, interior designer Meg Braff transforms spaces you dream to wake up in. Whether she’s designing a home in the city or on the coast, Meg has a way of telling the visual story of a home’s heritage and surroundings. And right now, Meg is in the midst […]

Read More

L.A. Designer Cari Berg: This Coastal Wallpaper Crushes It

Today’s post is by guest blogger and Los Angeles-based designer Cari Berg, whose colorful SoCal beach cottage is featured in our February issue. Check it out here! Make a Scene If you’re familiar with the photography of Gray Malin, you know he snaps swoon-worthy beach scenes worthy of earning serious real estate on your gallery walls. But what I’m really loving these […]

Read More

Behind the Scenes: “The Lone Tree” on Harbour Island

Nature delivers the most powerful inspiration. While on location for a cottage makeover photo shoot in the Bahamas, our stylist, Liz Strong, stumbled upon Harbour Island’s icon: a tree that washed ashore upright. “The Lone Tree” arrived after Hurricane Andrew, and still, more than 20 years later, we hear that no one is sure of the tree’s origin.     […]

Read More

This or That? Ikat vs. Batik

Ikat and batik are some of our all-time most-wanted fabric design techniques—ikat’s hazy edges add softness, batiks often introduce watery intrigue (great for beach houses!). Do you know the difference? We’ve rounded up some favorite interpretations of both, and summarized how they differ. All of these patterns are love at first sight.   Kravet Exotic Ikat Sunrise, to the trade; Kravet.com Known for its bold color […]

Read More

The Life Aquatic: Check Out More of Our Brilliant Blue Finds

We’re always on the hunt for décor that brings the feel of the beach indoors, but this month, we’ve found more than our usual share. Beautiful hues of blue and designs that pay homage to the coast define our favorite finds. You’ll find a trove of great pieces in our Life Aquatic story in the February issue, but here’s a few more […]

Read More

Summer in the Hamptons: Announcing our 2015 Coastal Living Showhouse in East Hampton

It’s chilly in so many parts of the country, but our minds are already in summer mode. Can you blame us? We’ve just broken ground on our 2015 Showhouse, and we’re thrilled to announce that it’s in East Hampton, New York, this year—a warm-weather gem of a town for summering in style.   With coveted beaches—among the best on the Atlantic—good shopping, and charming eateries, it’s a swell summer spot, […]

Read More

L.A. Designer Cari Berg: This is How I Add Wow to a Room

Today’s post is by guest blogger and Los Angeles-based designer Cari Berg, whose colorful SoCal beach cottage is featured in our February issue. Check it out here! How I Add “Wow” to a Room I know. Starting to furnish a room can be daunting and, truthfully, I’m not sure there is a right or wrong way to begin. In design, there is more […]

Read More

Jonathan Adler Just Introduced a Knockout New Idea for Your Kitchen

By homes editor Ellen McGauley The super-talented (and warm and witty) Jonathan Adler was at the Kitchen & Bath show in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, there to introduce a collection he’s been working on with laminate company Formica. If you’re like me, and have hopped around from one not-so-new house to another over the years, you know the good and […]

Read More