more about: coastal decor

Hang 10: July 29

Happy Friday! If your week has been as busy as ours, you haven’t had time to keep up with everything happening around the web. The good news is, you don’t have to! Read our round-up of our favorite finds from the week and spend your weekend relaxing, not trying to play catch-up. Everyone needs to try this unbelievably delicious watermelon champagne. New drink […]

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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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This Wallpaper by Meg Braff Will Color You Happy!

Picture your favorite room in your house: what is its defining element? Think of the game-changer, the design element that gives the room a unique identity. Is it its color palette, a bespoke sofa, a lively gallery wall? A Moroccan rug, a killer chandelier?     In this chic study from our 2013 Showhouse, the wallpaper energizes the entire room. Interior designer Ginger Brewton used a geometric pattern […]

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Trending Now, Transparency: Here are 5 of Our Clear Favorites

Lucite and acrylic pieces are a solid trend in the marketplace right now, and we think they are the perfect choice for a beach home because of their airy feel—see our round-up in the March issue (page 15). Below are more of our favorite translucent finds!   Shed some light on a space with a sleek acrylic lamp featuring a pink […]

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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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“Glamping” in East Hampton With Apartment Therapy Founder Maxwell Ryan

Yurt: [noun] 1) a circular domed tent of fabric or animal hide stretched over a collapsible lattice framework 2) an ultra-chic outdoor guest room, and clever solution for small beach cottages that are big on style but short on space.   In our April issue, which just arrived on newsstands, Apartment Therapy founder Maxwell Ryan welcomes us into his East Hampton […]

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Green with Envy Over These Fresh Finds

St. Patrick’s Day is here, and our favorite way to celebrate? While the parades and socializing are top-notch, we’re welcoming the holiday with a green refresh in home furnishings. Vivid color and great design are things that everyone who’s thinking green today can appreciate.   Sometimes, you just need a statement chair to really add some character. We’d love to see this one in […]

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