• Wrightsville Beach, NC Exterior

    Fresh Beach House Update

    A family calls on designer Liz Carroll to give their North Carolina beach house a cheery new look.

  • Take a Cue From the View

    Announcing the Color of the Year!

    You voted, and the winning hue for 2014 is turquoise! Discover the many ways you can infuse your home with this quintessential coastal color.

  • One-Shade-Fits-All

    2013 Color of the Year: Seaglass

    We narrowed our favorite shades down to 16, and you voted Seaglass as the Coastal Color of the Year! Try one of our favorite ways to incorporate this serene green-blue hue into any space.

  • Be a Show-Off

    13 Inspiring Coastal Bathrooms

    Our inspirations and must-have product picks, from lighting to tile, that will transform your bath into a soothing space you can't wait to wake up to.

  • True Romance

    Romantic California Home Tour

    When a design-savvy homeowner set eyes on this perfectly situated Malibu beach house, it was love at first sight.

  • Sleeping Beauties

    10 Ways to Beautify Your Bedroom

    Maximize your slumber space with our handy guide to creating the dreamiest of bedrooms.

  • Beautify Your Bath

    Beautify Your Bath

    It may be the home's smallest space, but a well-designed powder room can make a huge impact. Here's how to turn yours into a jewel box of inspiration.

  • 10 Ways to Pretty Up Your Porch: Update Upholstery

    10 Ways to Pretty Up Your Porch

    Our motto: Never waste a view. Here's how to create a dreamy porch that's all about taking in the scenery and feeling the breeze

  • Green and white bedroom with matching bedskirt and window valances

    Our Favorite Green Rooms

    From grassy to lime and forest, we love green in any and every shade. Consider this your complete guide to going green—color-wise, that is!

  • Mosaic Tile

    Our Favorite Flooring Options

    Think beyond basic hardwoods and give your floors personality. A few decorative touches will add some serious interest underfoot.

More Ways To Get Coastal Living



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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.