A Lime Green Guest Room Just in Time for St. Patrick’s Day

If you have a favorite bright color, but aren’t sure where to use it in your home, follow the sunlight. This South Florida guest room, which appeared in our March color story (“Color Crush,” on newsstands now), is a glowing example: interior designer Franco Biscardi of Brady Design tells us he used the room’s abundant natural light to temper the strong, almost neon hue. […]

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Get a Showhouse Sneak Peek on Pinterest

For a first look at the 2015 Coastal Living Showhouse in East Hampton, follow our Showhouse Pinterest Board! Interior designer Meg Braff has begun curating her favorite looks and sources of inspiration in advance of our big opening this summer. From the front door to the pool cabana, the media room to the master bedroom, there’s so much to see in this 7,000 square foot beach home—this is a […]

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Secrets of a Coastal Living Stylist: Liz Strong

Meet Liz Strong, a Venice, California-based photo stylist who flies all over the country (or in some cases, just cruises up and down the Pacific Coast Highway) prepping and polishing beach houses for Coastal Living shoots. This is Part 1 of a 3-part blog series on what it takes to bring dynamite coastal homes to the pages of the magazine.   So how did […]

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Two MORE Ways to Create Barefoot Coastal Style

Today’s post is by Michigan-based design duo Gwen DeBruyn and Amber Burger of Bayberry Cottage, designers of the Saugatuck home (“In Living Color”) featured in our February issue.  In yesterday’s post, we showed you a few of our favorite items for helping infuse laid-back coastal style into your home. Here are a few more pretty and practical ideas we love.   We’ve found that pillows […]

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Three Great Ways to Create Barefoot Coastal Style

Today’s post is by Michigan-based design duo Gwen DeBruyn and Amber Burger of Bayberry Cottage, designers of the Saugatuck home (“In Living Color”) featured in our February issue.  What inspires so many of us about coastal design is achieving that casual, effortless look—the barefoot ease of summer days, whether we spend them on sugar-white beaches or relaxing on our screened porches. Incorporating […]

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Canada Warms Up Frozen Beaches With Great Design

By travel editor Tracey Minkin While the winter continues to dog us with sleet, snow, and myriad icy miseries, my heart is warmed by “Winter Stations,” a public art installation along Toronto’s lakefront beaches that aims to make the season just a little bit more fun. A design competition helmed by three Toronto-based design and architecture firms – RAW, Ferris + […]

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Why We Love East Hampton…

The village of East Hampton has long been a favorite summer refuge of ours, which is one reason we chose it as the site of our 2015 Showhouse. It’s the first Showhouse we’ve done in the Hamptons, so we’re especially excited!   So how do we narrow down our options of dynamite coastal towns each year to choose our Showhouse locale?   In short, we look […]

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A Cottage Living Room That Will Wake Up Your World

By homes editor Ellen McGauley All of our editors look forward to the March issue. Every year, we use this early-spring issue to focus on brilliant uses of color, fresh approaches to lighting up our nests. Orange walls and pink pillows? Yes. Riots of pattern? Double yes! This year, some of our hottest hues came from a south Florida guest cottage designed […]

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Spring Break 2015 Style Report: Beach Chair Picks for Sun and Fun

It’s nearly time to sink into spring break, with all its sandy style and revelry. And we think the chair you sit in is just as important as what you wear. The well-designed thrones cropping up this season have us swooning, so we’ve rounded up our favorite options to ensure that you relax like beach royalty.   Sleek and modern are two words that […]

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We’re Headed to Charleston—Will We See You There?

By homes editor Ellen McGauley Have you heard? Coastal Living is coming to Charleston, South Carolina! The first weekend in May, 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.   Join Coastal Living editor-in-chief Antonia van […]

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