Key West Blue Home Inspiration

We rounded up a host of products boasting Coastal Living‘s color of the year, Key West Blue—they’ll bring beautiful pops of turquoise to any space.   Lattice Garden Stool, $99; wayfair.com Painted Distressed Tray, $46; homedecorators.com  Gavin Turquoise Area Rug, $40; wayfair.com   Kate Spade Crystal Vase, $75; amazon.com   Metal Chairs, 2/$119; worldmarket.com Framed Mirror, $99; wayfair.com

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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 […]

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The 3 Best-Looking Beach Tents On The Sand This Season

We love a day on the beach more than anyone, but sometimes you need a little shade. And taking cover has never looked so good!     Happy hues and fun patterns make these finds chic choices, and the large cotton-canvas covers are large enough to shade your entire crew. Lovin’ Summer Beach Tents in Biarritz, Bondi, South Beach, and Santorini, $165 each; […]

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Iceland Exhibition Pairs Gorgeous Design with Love for the Ocean

By travel editor Tracey Minkin Northern European designers pretty much blow me away on a daily basis, and when I caught up with a recent exhibit of fishing-themed products called 1200 Tons last month, I was blown away yet again. And enchanted. As part of Iceland’s annual DesignMarch festival (filling up design-crazy Reykjavik with fashion, furniture, architecture and food), this […]

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This Beachy Patio Calls For Cocktails All Year Long

With the outdoor temps heading towards heavenly (and in some places, they’re already there), you may be readying your al fresco spaces to spend more time outdoors. Morning coffee, afternoon cocktails, lazy Saturdays—there are so many reasons to get outside. But here’s an idea: when you refresh your patio or porch, outfit it for comfort no matter what the season.   This 2011 […]

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These 2 SoCal Designers (and Their Body-Surfing Pup) Are Your New Best Instagram Friends

In our April issue, we offer a peek into L.A. designers Nathan Turner and Eric Hughes’ dreamy Malibu cottage, which is right on the Pacific. Their fresh seaside style is ripe with design lessons—rich blues light up indoors and out and collected objects and artwork warm the rooms with cool, curated style (it’s not on the newsstands much longer, so hurry and get […]

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Have You Seen These Charming Sea Creature Platters From Crate & Barrel?

We know what you’ll be using to serve your fresh-caught crab legs and off-the-boat mahi this summer. Ireland-based artist Andrew Ludick designed this imaginative collection of hand-painted platters and bowls for Crate & Barrel this season, and we love their artful oceanic style. The glazed ceramic serving pieces are available through June 30, and boast Ludick’s charming interpretations of lobster, fish, and coral. Quite a catch!   Hand-Painted Sardine […]

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Easter (Eye) Candy: Bright, Happy Fabrics That Look Sweet Enough to Eat

This weekend calls for dyed eggs, candy, and quality time with our families. To get in the spirit, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite fabrics!   A diamond design in serene shades of blue is playful and sophisticated at once. Alan Campbell at China Seas Silvio Multi Color in Blue/Gray/Turquoise, $230 per yard; quadrillefabrics.com   We love a good ticking […]

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Got Spring Fever? Make Your Office Look Like the Beach…

The secret to staying on task during these early days of spring—when warmer temps beckon and it seems the world has hit the sand? Lighten up! In last year’s Coastal Living Showhouse, interior designers Betsy Burnham and Max Humphrey came up with this dreamy workaround for the traditional (and often stuffy) home office. The space was just a block from the beach, they reasoned: It should […]

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Secrets of a Coastal Living Stylist: Part 2

In our first Secrets of a Stylist post, you met Liz Strong, who travels to beach houses all over the world to ready them for Coastal Living photo shoots. “Before doing this professionally,” she says, “I’d always imagined a magazine ‘stylist’ as a diva-type who simply walked into a home in high heels and dropped some flowers on the table. […]

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