IDEAS, TIPS & TRICKS

Need some ideas for coastal decorating? Want some inspiration to renovate? Our blogger Carol has some great information - just what you are looking for.
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Pandemic Poolside
Pandemic Poolside
General Contractor Love
Cast Iron Garden Pink Flamingo
Hand Crafted Wooden Canoe Book Shelf
Accordion Chandelier Pendant Light
Floral Duvet Cover Set
General Contractor Love
Ok, that's my little joke. But this blog is all about finding that special someone ‐ not to love, but to handle the task of being your General Contractor. This process can be as frustrating and as elusive as finding true love. READ MORE HERE!
Take inspiration ...
Dark Red & White Wool Throw Blanket
Corrugated Tin Canisters
Metal Weaved Wall Mirror
Double Seat Cushioned Metal Bench
Take inspiration ...
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Japanese Influences
Artificial Ornamental Grass
Bohemian Floor Pillow Pouf
Cobalt Blue Ceramic Planters, Set of 3
Wood & Metal Zen Candle Light Lantern
Japanese Influences
Do you love the Japanese influences on western culture? And I'm not just talking about sushi (although that's a really great one!). Japanese design is a very minimalist style. The kind of style that gives you room to breathe and relax. CLICK THE LINK TO LEARN MORE.
Adley & Company Inc.
White Marble Top Accent Storage Cabinet
Pink Flamingo Garden Planter
Coral Aubusson Hand Woven Tapestry Accent Cushion
Dorset Rope Chandelier
Adley & Company Inc.
Be inspired to add a bit of the coast to your decor! Tips, tricks and products to feel warm all year round. Free Shipping always. CLICK TO SEE MORE!
Starck, Dixon & Rachid
Smokey Ghost Arm Chair, Dining Chair
Modern Clear Ghost Bar Stool
Antique Brass Dome Pendant Lamp
Criss Cross Wire Round Pendant Light
Starck, Dixon & Rachid
Philippe Starck, Tom Dixon, Karim Rachid... Do any of these names sound familiar to you? The first is French, the second is English and the third is an Egyptian born Canadian. What do these men have in common? They are all visionary designers and I'm sure you're aware of their brilliance, even if you don't think you are! CLICK THE LINK to see more!
A Curated World
The Yacht Dolphin Model Boat
Decorative Crystal Pineapple
Nickel Finished Metal Wave Vase
Seashore Tic Tac Toe
A Curated World
One of the on-trend words these days in the design world is CURATED. The idea being that all decorative objects in a room should be carefully selected and carefully placed. But this word has always been used in art galleries and museums. Do we want to live in a museum?
Bathroom Horror Story
White Linen Storage Cabinet
White Bathroom Wall Cabinet with Frosted Glass
Bamboo Shutter Door Storage Cabinet
Grey & White Marble Shutter Drawer Accent Cabinet
Bathroom Horror Story
The Powerful Forces of Count Mould. Once upon a time, in a land not too distant from our own, there lived a quiet but mighty Laird named James and his wife Carolina. Unbeknownst to them, a silent but evil darkness had fallen upon their castle. CLICK THE LINK to find out what happened!
Design Trends to Keep?
Design Trends to Keep?
Design Trends to Keep?
Design Trends to Keep?
Design Trends to Keep?
Aside from major trend shifts year to year, I like to look at smaller design ideas to see if they also go in and out of favour. You decide whether they should hang around or hang their hats. CLICK THE LINK to find out which ideas to keep, and which ones to ditch.
Spring is finally here!
Spring is finally here!
Spring is finally here!
Spring is finally here!
Spring is finally here!
It has been a long and frustrating wait. One of the ways that people around here mark the season, is by opening up their cottages and cabins by the lake. CLICK THE LINK to read more!
Answering this seemingly simple question is like entering a minefield of possibilities. When posing this question, I'm inevitably offering a veritable monologue of choices. When purchasing the goods at the store, I end up having to park myself in the aisle stocked full of endless options. CLICK THE LINK to read more! Coffee, Tea, Coffee Tea, Tips, Choices, Good Things, Store, Household
Coffee or Tea?
Answering this seemingly simple question is like entering a minefield of possibilities. When posing this question, I'm inevitably offering a veritable monologue of choices. When purchasing the goods at the store, I end up having to park myself in the aisle stocked full of endless options. CLICK THE LINK to read more!
If you are like me and live in a four season climate, winter can be harsh and long. It's a major reason why I love the coastal style in home decor - it helps those cold, dimly lit winters feel a little less long. CLICK THE LINK to grab our ideas on how to bring the coastal style into any season! Winter, Beach, Summertime
The Beach Isn't Just For Summertime
If you are like me and live in a four season climate, winter can be harsh and long. It's a major reason why I love the coastal style in home decor - it helps those cold, dimly lit winters feel a little less long. CLICK THE LINK to grab our ideas on how to bring the coastal style into any season!
Of course you can have a makeover in a day!
Of course you can have a makeover in a day!
Of course you can have a makeover in a day!
Of course you can have a makeover in a day!
Of course you can have a makeover in a day!
Of course you can have a makeover in a day!
There are a ton of simple ways to re-do rooms. Our favourite room is the bedroom and starting with a fresh set of bed linens can be very inspiring for the rest of the room. CLICK THE LINK to see our top 5 ideas.