I couldn’t stop looking at this photo. True, I love the coastal color of the door (it’s actually the same as ours). But in truth my eyes went right to the number ‘1206’. Of course it’s important to have your house number visible for a variety of reasons – safety, identity, etc. However, the house… Read More
15 Surefire Ways to Winterize Your Coastal Home
How to get your home ready for winter weather. Read More
Where to add ‘Wellness’ elements in your new Home
How to be healthy at home using wellness concepts. 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
Save Time and Money with this Trend
Trend II – Fabrics for your busy life Since forever, I’ve not been a coupon saver. But, who isn’t happy to save money and time with something you use everyday? Indoor/outdoor fabrics are a ‘what’s happening’ trend for use inside the home (almost as much as they are known for use on patio furniture). They… 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
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
Are you color blind when you try to find the right shade of paint for your home?
If you’re like most people, picking the right colors for your home can be a tricky if not frustrating task. You may like blue, but as soon as you step into a paint store, you’ll find more shades of blue than you thought were possible. Or, maybe you’re tired of your colors and want a… Read More
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