One of the Best Ways to Rethink What you Drink

Now that I’ve started our clean water for drinking at home process, I still feel I need more options for clean water in our kitchen. I would like to be able to go to our faucet and stream clear, clean water vs always using the refrigerator’s filtered water. For the most part, it would be… Read More

How to create a Timeless Look in Your Home

At the start of a new week, I have to focus on what I can accomplish and the best way to approach my goals. It can be overwhelming until I set up my daily plan. Today’s plan consists of doing what I am doing at this moment – writing to you and sharing ideas on… Read More

7 To do’s to Get your Home ready for Summer

Don’t be fooled by the often rainy and cool season. It’s here temporarily to be replaced by sun, warm temps and beach days. While we don’t live on the beach, we are ten minutes to the ocean, ten minutes to the river and a walk away from the Barnegat Bay. Needless to say, our summer… Read More

Coast into Color Home Inspiration

Now that we survived another non-snow storm, we can start to look toward Spring. We can look toward a new color story in our homes or maybe even our wardrobe. It’s not unusual to find yourself wearing the same clothes in the same shade of black, blue etc. The same is true for our homes.… Read More

5 Top Trends in Coastal Homes this Year

TREND 1 – Color makes a comeback inside the home  I am not the best advocate of following trends. I steer toward classic design that is timeless. But, once in a while, I’ll see or use a design style that might be considered trendy. One of those trends is the use of color on the… Read More

This Color Can Make You Feel Better and Look Better!

If one of your goals this season is better health and the other is a more beautiful home, read on! According to the ‘Worlds Healthiest Foods’ website, eating apricots not only helps to protect your health. But you might also consider adding this colorful beta carotene fruit to feel better on the inside as well. But it’s great for other things as well,… Read More

5 Ways to Feel Happy Soon

In Barry Yeoman’s article “Why The Beach Makes Us Happy” the words “You come back from a beach vacation (or day trip) and find that you’ve got a verve, an energy” mean so much to those who love the Jersey Shore and the Connecticut or Long Island beaches. If you’ve been hesitant about taking a break and… Read More

Coastal Inspiration for You

  Start With a Dream No matter where you are today, you may feel a lack of enthusiasm, or feel doubtful or anxious about the future. Maybe you are still a victim of the hurricane Sandy or working on a home renovation or all the above. Perhaps it all seems overwhelming – you need a quick re-start.… Read More

What Smart Coastal Homes do to Stay Safe and Connected

A few weeks ago I was invited by a coastal architect to discuss how we work with clients. Architect Paul Rugarber, AIA of PDR Designs in Point Pleasant, New Jersey asked if my clients include smart home technology when building or renovating a home. “Yes”, I replied (somewhat tentatively). Though I can’t say I’ve been… Read More