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Gone Fishin’: Here’s Why CL Editors (Occasionally) Miss Our Deadlines…

By homes editor Ellen McGauley I think my fish ate my homework. Every Monday, I try to post something fun and inspiring in the realm of beach house decorating (like Pattern Wild and Mod Hamptons Pad), but this morning, it might as well be replaced by a big fat “Gone Fishin’” sign in your browser window. Or this picture…     Because instead of turning out a dispatch […]

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Coastal Living is Doubling the Design in 2015!

It’s an exciting year for Coastal Living: we are set to introduce two showhouses this summer and fall! We’ll be bringing you a dynamite pair of beach homes, packed with coastal design ideas and inspiration.   The first—set to open in mid-August—is a new home in Cinnamon Shore, Texas. Nestled behind 300 feet of protective dunes and located on Mustang Island, the “new urbanism” community […]

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Nautical Details at a Nantucket Golf Club Wedding

Today, we bring you a seaside celebration that incorporates elegant nautical elements in unique and interesting ways. Kelley Swain and David Sullivan tied the knot at the Nantucket Golf Club surrounded by friends and family.   “Our bride was drawn to all things historical and vintage, so she wanted to incorporate those aspects into the wedding while still keeping the overall […]

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Harbour Island Getaway: Style Picks from Womanista

This week, we caught up with Cassie McConnell Kelley, the founder and voice behind the fabulous lifestyle blog Womanista. She is headed to Harbour Island for a relaxing girls’ weekend and shared her must-haves for an island vacation with us. Check out her stylish finds below, and be sure to keep an eye on our Instagram this weekend for more updates from her […]

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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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The Easy Weekend Project You’ll Want to Try

Designer Barclay Butera hits all the right notes with this built-in bookcase in a Newport Beach home, where a pop of bright red showcases the fun nautical decor.   The best part? It couldn’t be easier to get this look at home. Taking a fresh coat of paint in a bold accent color to the back of a bookshelf will make its […]

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These Paint Pairings from the May Issue Will Inspire You!

We are always looking for new and interesting paint combinations. Below, we’ve highlighted some of our favorites from several homes featured in our May issue–check it out on newsstands now!   Sandy beige plays well with sweet coral—concentrating brighter color in one aspect of a design scheme, like the fabric shown on the dining chairs, draws your eye in. Valspar […]

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Meet Steele Marcoux, the New Editor of Coastal Living!

Coastal Living has a new editor at the helm, and we’re thrilled to introduce her. Meet Steele Marcoux, who took over editorial leadership in early April. Loyal Coastal readers may well recognize her, as prior editorial posts include roles as design editor here at Coastal Living and later, Southern Living. Most recently, she served as executive editor of Country Living, and she’s been a […]

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Five Gift Ideas for Moms Who LOVE the Beach

It’s time to start thinking about Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10!), and we have the perfect presents for any mom who loves the coast. From beach must-haves to everyday accessories, she’s sure to love a gift that reminds her of her favorite place. Blue Beach Waves Print Scarf, $29; bluefly.com  Natural Treasure Resort Tote, $138; neimanmarcus.com Nine Space Beach Towel, $76; jcrew.com Ocean Explorer Tea […]

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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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