more about: beach houses

7 Stunning Santa Barbara Airbnb Rentals

With miles of soft beach, a lively downtown, local passion for water sports, and a stunning mountainous backdrop, Santa Barbara, California—the American Riviera—certainly has a lot going for it. If you’re like us, you don’t live there, but you wish you did! We’ll just have to settle for visiting. Luckily, with websites like Airbnb, we can stay for a few days—or for […]

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Q & A with 2016 Showhouse Designer Meg Braff

As a Coastal Living Trendsetter with her own fabric and wallpaper lines, interior designer Meg Braff transforms spaces you dream to wake up in. She’s also a Coastal Living monthly columnist, helping readers solve design dilemmas. Submit your own question here! Whether she’s designing a home in the city or on the coast, Meg has a way of telling the visual […]

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Charleston Beach House #3: A Peek Into This Swank Dwelling…

By homes editor Ellen McGauley Over the last two days, we’ve shown you a glimpse of our recent tour of favorite beach houses on Sullivan’s Island, just outside Charleston—the first house is here. The second, here. It was all part of Charleston Insiders’ Weekend, and the tour was a hit. We had beautiful weather, enthusiastic guests, and enough architectural and interior design ideas to send us all home […]

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Another Day, Another Peek Inside a Brilliant Lowcountry Beach House…

By homes editor Ellen McGauley Yesterday’s post gave you a look at the first house on our Sullivan’s Island House Tour, held the first weekend in May just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. Today, we’re bringing you the second house we visited, which was just as warm and inviting as the first.   This one is owned by a talented local artist […]

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Three Beach Houses Near Charleston That You Just Have to See…

By homes editor Ellen McGauley A little over a week ago, Coastal Living hosted an exclusive homes tour on dreamy Sullivan’s Island, a three-mile beach town just a few minutes from downtown Charleston, South Carolina. And we have so many pictures to share!   It was all part of Time Inc.’s first-ever Charleston Insiders’ Weekend, where we joined Southern Living, Travel & Leisure, […]

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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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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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A Big Idea for Bunk Rooms: This One Has Space to Stretch Out (and Plenty of Prep Appeal)

Each year, we design our Coastal Living Showhouse to inspire new ideas for beach houses from coast to coast. We like to pair fresh looks with clever design solutions, indoors and out—after all, isn’t the beach the best place to clear your head and creative?   Take this design idea from last year’s Showhouse in Coronado, California, which offers a […]

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Natural Decor Captures the Magical Spirit of Beach Houses

By editor-in-chief Antonia van der Meer I’ve found that the simplest, least complicated design elements are often the most soothing. This glass vase contains nothing more than two green palm fronds, and yet it completely captures my attention.   Arranged on a side table along with a leather-bound book and a decorative object, the grouping forms a beautiful still life. This […]

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