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Archive for June, 2016

Perfect Holiday Gift Ideas for the Beach Lover In Your Life

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Holiday shopping can be a tricky, if not frustrating task. On one hand, you want to give family and friends practical gifts that they’ll use and love. Still, everyone hopes to be as thoughtful and unique as possible when picking out the perfect Christmas, Hanukkah, or general holiday present. If you have a beach loving person in your life, consider some of these totally distinct personalized gifts they’ll cherish all year long.

What’s a unique personalized gift for the beach lover?

If you want to get a head start on your holiday shopping, remember that summer-themed gifts are always a pleasant, unexpected surprise. If your sister, aunt, mom, dad, or another family member has a shore house, pick out a gorgeous personalized piece of wall art with crab shack or classic beach theme. Instead of the expected hat and mittens or cookie platter, they’ll love seeing their family name proudly displayed. Best of all, a personalized sign goes perfectly in both a primary and summer home.

What’s a special island or beach Christmas gift?

For the shore loving girl or guy who has it all, you have to think outside the box to achieve that true “wow” effect. Luckily, specialty beach decor shops offer one-of-a-kind treasures you won’t find in typical stores. Plan ahead, and order a set of personalized island shot glasses with the person’s monogram or last name. Then, to complete their bar, browse a huge selection of tiki barrel signs you can personalize with a family name and adorable “year established.”

What are some shore gifts you can take to the beach?

Perhaps your parents or friends have everything they need in the ways of beach decor. If you still want to commemorate their love for the surf and sand, buy them some unique personalized beach gear they can use next season. Ladies could always use a new personalized beach tote bag, while the lads will appreciate a fun beach cooler duffel bag with family surname. When unique flair meets total functionality, you’re “shore” to please that special someone who seems to have it all.

Get a jump start on the rest of your holiday shopping with great coastal gifts for every beach lover you know.



Want Luxury? Elegant Nautical Shower Curtains Transform your Beach Home Bathroom

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Achieving a beach-themed bathroom in your summer home can be tricky at best. On one hand, classic white cotton linens and navy blue accents can err on the side of boring. But if you go to a typical beach décor shop, you run the risk of going overboard with bright, cheesy tropical colors and patterns.

If you want to strike the perfect balance between true shore style and subtle, spa-like relaxation, consider some luxury nautical shower curtains. There are so many unique maritime designs that’ll bring a truly special flair to your coastal abode.


Need Something Special for Your Beach Bar? You’ll Absolutely Love This Nautical Glassware

Monday, June 27th, 2016

One of the best parts of being down the shore is indulging in a sweet, cool, refreshing cocktail. From a crisp glass of chilled white wine to a fruity frozen concoction, you need some special glassware to enhance your sipping experience.

If you want to bring a cohesive “shore” feel to your beach house dining room or patio bar, then consider some incredibly unique nautical glassware.


Beach Furniture

Friday, June 24th, 2016

So you’ve finally decided to buy that dream bungalow vacation home on the beach. Or maybe you intend to reside there all the time. Either way, if it’s furnished, it’s probably been done in beach bum chic, you know, with random bits of driftwood and whatever other stuff has washed up on the beach in a storm. Maybe a sea turtle shell hanging on the wall, not to mention the stuffed marlin with the broken spike proudly on display. The rest of the decor appears to have been selected from some of the finest thrift stores the area has to offer. But you have to admit the beer can and liquor bottle collection looks kinda cool.



Avoid Slips and Falls Down the Shore: Non-Skid Rugs Save the Day!

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

If you have a vacation home in a sunny locale, you’ll know that many builders and designers avoid wall-to-wall carpet for many reasons. To keep the space cool, light, and easy to clean, most oceanfront homes and condos turn to tile, hardwood, and other sleek surfaces to eliminate the hassle of rug cleaning.

But your feet still need a reprieve from the hot, gravelly sand and splintery deck! With a new collection of special non-skid rugs designed specifically for beach homes, you can decorate your indoor and outdoor spaces with mats featuring a number of shore themes.

Picking the Perfect Rug

How do I know if the rug is indoor or outdoor?

While indoor rugs tend to be comprised of softer, lighter materials like cotton and wool, you’ll find that today’s synthetic blends are durable enough to move from inside to out. For instance, the Non-Skid Rug & Mat Collection offers varieties that are hand tufted with unique synthetic UV-stabilized fibers. This means you can lay your lobster mat outside by the pool or under the back door, and its bright orange and red colors won’t fade throughout the season. Best of all, you can easily move it inside and still enjoy a soft, comfy under-foot feel.

How do I know if the rug or mat is non-skid?

If you use floor mats in your kitchen or bathroom, you know that traditional types slip and move with the slightest touch of foot. But down the shore, you need to be careful to protect children and adults alike as they walk about the wet deck, slippery patio, and other dangerous spaces. Each rug in the Beach House Collection features a special anti-skid backing made up of durable textured pieces. Their construction is so stable and strong you can even use your sand dollar or star fish themed rug in a commercial setting.

What other kinds of maritime motifs will I find?

Prepared expressly for the seafaring home style, the collection offers everything from funky flip flop imagery and whimsical waves to more understated sea life designs. You’ll see bright, bold pops of color that are perfect for a weekend escape. But if you want to keep things neutral, you can still pick up a perfectly muted rug to complement your existing space.

No matter your pleasure, remember to stay safe while frolicking about your beach pad. Make sure to stay with non-skid!




Sleep in Shore Style: Unique Beach Bedding You Can’t Pass Up

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016


Aren’t we always looking for that perfect comforter and sheet set that’ll transform our bedroom into a spa-like oasis? After a long day at the beach, every seafarer wants to return home to total relaxation. The perfect beach bedding set combines soft, airy textures with timeless colors and patterns. But besides the typical nautical motif, why not add a pop of whimsy?

If you’re decorating your beloved beach hideaway, be sure to check out the latest bedding designs in the realm of coastal chic. It’s not easy, but with a little unique design inspiration, you can make your vacation resting quarters completely divine.


What’s More Beach Than Blue? Consider a Cool Coastal Rug

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Choosing the perfect color scheme for your coastal hideaway can be a challenge. On one hand, beachgoers love the bright, tropical colors of the islands. But if you’re more inclined toward the Eastern seaboard, crisp, muted colors are the way to go. No matter your design style, there’s no denying the almighty universal power of blue!

If your beach bungalow features tile, hardwood floors, or other tough surfaces, you’ll want to soften things up with a collection of perfectly themed seashore area rugs. For a cool, calming palette, go for the shade that never misses.


Want a Special Nautical Theme? Float Away With Buoy Lamps & Décor

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Decorating your shore home means drawing inspiration from countless nautical motifs and color schemes. While many seafarers automatically turn to a classic lighthouse or sea life theme, many homeowners are now looking for a truly unique spin on the traditional beach décor.

If you want your seaside bungalow to stand out in a crowd, consider a charming design pulled together with a much-forgotten bay essential—the buoy! From adorable bedside lamps to area rugs and more, commit to a unique dock motif shared by no other home on the block.


Easy Beach Decorating Ideas for Every Room

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Don’t you wish you could live near the beach all year long? While you might not be able to live there all the time, you can bring the essence of ocean living to your home with these beach-inspired design ideas.

Coastal Decorating Made Easy

Living Room Luxury

Transform your living room into a classic beach bungalow. Paint the walls and wood furniture bright white, add overstuffed nautical pillows, and hang light sheers on the windows. Can’t you feel the ocean breeze blowing through them? Add weather-worn accents of wood, metal, and glass while incorporating subtle hints of blue, green, and beige. Decorate the floors with rugs featuring sailboats, sandpipers, and sea turtles.


Lighten Up Your Day With a Coastal Chandelier

Friday, June 10th, 2016


A beach house is many people’s dream home. When they look out over the water and see the sandy shores meeting the sunset, everything just feels right for them. However, the exterior isn’t the only part of the house that gives the beach house its Utopian feel. And people can achieve the ideal look inside of the home with a beach house chandelier, even if they don’t live in a beach house.