Coastal Living magazine April 2014

It's time to enjoy the great outdoors, and we've got an amazing guide to prettier porches, patios, and pools, plus beach party secrets from the pros.

  • Email

Adorable Easter Egg Ideas

Decorate Easter eggs for a coastal holiday with watery hues of turquoise, aqua, and seaglass. We'll show you how, step-by-step.

  • Havens

    Q/A Margie Grace

    The Santa Barbara-based landscape designer talks common gardening mistakes, perfect seaside plants, and more.

  • Navigator

    Dream Town: Solana Beach

    This small-town SoCal spot is home to an eclectic mix of active families, passionate preservationists, and competitive surfers.

  • Feature

    Charmed Life

    A colorful oceanfront cottage captivates a whole new generation of beachgoers in a dreamy Massachusetts resort town.

  • Feature

    Open Spaces

    A Dutch design duo head to the magical Caribbean island of Bonaire to tackle the most demanding clients yet: themselves!

More Ways To Get Coastal Living


JavaScript must be enabled to use this Calendar module.

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.