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
Ideas and Looks We are Loving Now
This morning on my daily walk with Max I bundled up because of the cool temperatures. But the sun was about to shine so I ‘pivoted’ to the thought that it was going to be a beautiful day after all. It seems we are all instructed to ‘pivot’ or re-direct our strategies at… Read More
How to use Colors to Change Your Mood
If you’re like us, you may feel a bit challenged with the near future. That’s certainly understandable, yet there are many things under your control. You can face the day and see the lack, the things you don’t ‘have’. Or, you can take a moment to realize the many things you have around you that… 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
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
Easy tips to Design your Coastal Home with Color
Part I – Kitchen and Open Plan Family Room Colors One of the hardest yet most important parts of creating your coastal home is your choice of color. Perhaps you are working on a whole house or maybe just a room. Either way, before you set foot in the kitchen and bath store, the… Read More
Quick or Efficient Ways to Get a Coastal Look in your Home
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A ‘Shake’down on how Salt Air can affect your Coastal Home
The 3rd Element to consider when living coastal: salt air Exterior Lighting ‘sprinkled’ with too much Salt Air A beautiful home a block from the ocean, had a ‘Salt Air’ problem. Although built one year ago, the exterior lantern was corroding at a fast pace. My new client loved her previous fixture but the damage… Read More
Can a Coastal Home be built to ride the wave of another Super Storm Hurricane?
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