Thursday, May 7, 2009


A great classy nautical room!! You can do this, it is mostly just paint. Note the bold navy stripes set the tone of the room, then the accessories are just pillow shams, a life preserver, and a boat model... And did you notice the subtle racing theme with the silver urn trophy? Love it!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Seafarer Gift Shop

Visit the Seafarer Gift Shop on Long Island, NY in the town of Sayville or online... for great coastal accents & gifts!



Friday, April 24, 2009

I Love Seashell Chandeliers....

I've been on the hunt for seashell chandeliers, here's some dreamy ones on the wish list!!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Dream Office and Studio

I am gathering ideas for my new basement home office / art studio. Feast your eyes! Green and white seems to be my thing I guess - funny how that avacado green that I hated in my childhood looks so scrumptious when restyled in 2009!

For any of these I would add a ruffled clam, a few shells, and a striking piece of coral in the room.


This one is my fav! I would take out the bust lamp and do a seashell or coral lamp. I adore the nailhead trim around the message board - I'd cover corkboard with burlap for the texture and add a ruffled clamshell and a coral specimen. Isn't the rolling library ladder fabulous?

Pretty Beach Decor Ideas...

Here are some pretty beach decor ideas to inspire you! Some favorites I found this week are: We carry this mermaid above and tapestry below in the store.

Love these tassels and seeking the manufacturer so I can offer them to you!

This gorgeous silk dress has two different coral tone designs on blue - the jewelry makes the dress - which is a Lilly Pulitzer. Love it!

I have an obsession with galvanized buckets and tins. This is decoupaged, and what a gorgeous shabby cottage chic colors!

I adore these tassles! Same as above....

This chair to the left - love it! A touch of woven cane, wicker, or seagrass to any room can add a coastal element. I'd add A gorgous piece of coral to the table.

Ruffled clam shells are wonderful, here's a great idea!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Unusual Centerpiece - Mediterranean Bread Basket

Numbered ListThis is from the blog on, submitted by Amelia Occassions - gorgeous! I love the sprigs of rosemary and the arrangment of breads. Yum. This is a really functional centerpiece and the guests can take home the small tins of potted herbs as favors...

The caption reads: "We took fresh baguettes, ficelle, grissini, topped with sea salt, pepper and rosemary, and placed them in a basket decoratively. We surrounded them with white bean dip, pesto and some fresh herbs. Voila!"

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