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Archive for July, 2016

Incredible Pumpkin Decorating Ideas for Your Year Round Beach Home

Friday, July 29th, 2016

catBelieve it or not, many people call the shore home all year round—not just during the summer! But just because the surf, sand, and sun are part of your seafaring soul doesn’t mean you have to give up holidays throughout the fall and winter. In fact, Halloween can be an absolute treat if you live at the beach. There are tons of DIY decorating ideas for outfitting your coastal home in spooky, gory, cute—even elegant—style.

If you’re looking for some true artisanal treasures, you can find beautiful Halloween beach décor from a specialty shop. But for those of us on a budget, consider complementing your treasures with some fun pumpkin decorating ideas.


Coastal Gifts for Any Occasion

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Let’s face it, you can’t take a beach vacation without coming back with a gift for the family, friends, in-laws, and the dog and cat. Who says it has to come from the place you visited? Or maybe you have someone that just bought a home on the beach, for a vacation retreat or maybe to live permanently. Or perhaps you live far from the ocean now and just want some mementos to remind you of home or past adventures.

There’s lots of reasons to be in the market for beach and nautical themed gifts, and lucky you, there’s no lack of affordable treasures to choose from, to fit anyone’s taste and imagination.


Personalized Beach Art

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Personalizing Your Beach Experience

No matter whether you find a beach crowded with strangers or slip off to a secluded nook where it’s just you and the sand, your experience there is unique. Whether you put a sun shade over your towel and crack open the latest romance or thriller novel or throw on a wet suit and ride a surfboard until your toes ache, that day is yours and yours alone. That sand, those waves, the sun on your shoulders, they were all for you. Afterwards, you went to a local spot – Tom’s Tiki Shack or The Crustacean Cafe or Molly’s Diner – and ordered exactly what you wanted. It felt like that restaurant was built just for you, like it was your name on the sign.


Beach Themed Shower Curtains and Bath Mats

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

When you are a true beach lover, it doesn’t matter the time of year, you want to be to the beach soaking up the sun and the feeling of serenity that comes with the waves crashing on the beach. Sadly, though, not all of us can live at the beach for the entire year. There is a way to bring the feel of the beach home with you though. You can decorate one of your bathrooms with beach décor.


Amazing Ideas for Decorating a Coastal Room

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

It’s one thing to buy a coastal home, but to design its interior with the perfect selection of décor is a project unto itself. When you’re outfitting your beach condo, bayside bungalow, or offshore cottage, follow some of these great tips for an ideal mix of subtle seashore inspiration.


Need Coastal Design Inspiration? Meet the Great Blue Heron

Friday, July 8th, 2016

It’s hard to stand out in a sea of fish. That’s why shore designers are always redefining what makes for a refined, elegant beach home. The typical seashell, lighthouse, or nautical motif goes great in every coastal abode, but what if you want a one-of-a-kind design?

Check out some of these stunning design ideas inspired by the great blue heron. The majestic bird provides eye-catching imagery and sets a cool, comforting color scheme for any shore space.


Beach Accessories With a Modern Twist

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Boy, beach accessories have come a long ways from what they had back in the day. There was a time when all you had was a towel or a blanket to throw down to protect you from the burning sands and the occasional crab trying to crawl up your leg. If you wanted to be stylish, you were pretty much limited to a flashy colored blanket with maybe a silly saying on it. And don’t even think of all the painful memories of dragging lawn chairs all the way out to the beach, struggling to set them up, fighting over who gets one, just to have the legs crumple up or the plastic weaves fall through, or screaming when your arm touched the red hot aluminum strut, much to the amusement of your fellow sunbathers.


Our Mermaid Obsession is Here to Stay: See Amazing Siren Wall Art

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Werewolves, vampires, witches, and wizards have overrun popular culture for the last decade. But over the past year or so, everyone from little girls to adolescents to fully grown adults have expressed their fascination with the ever-alluring imaginary sea creature known as the mermaid. Having come very far from her comic-cartoony Disney past, the mermaid trend is now chic, luxurious, and gorgeously inspired by centuries-old siren mythology.

With her mesmerizing beauty and whimsical wonder here to stay, here’s how you can pay homage to the mermaid all year long.



Need a New Beach Cooler? Check Out These Incredible Finds

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

When preparing for a long summer down the shore, everyone’s checklist includes the same seasonal basics. In addition to your sunblock, beach chair, towel, and flip-flops, don’t forget to secure your trusted cold beverage essential—a beach cooler!

But if you’re like other chic gals and guys, you don’t want to lug a thousand ton tailgate style rolling cooler all the way up the dunes and down to the water. Instead, check out some of these truly one-of-a-kind beach cooler totes and bags designed for optimal functionality and a superior chill.