Coastal

We all know that Easter decorations have the tendency to be borderline tacky. Plastic eggs, creepy bunnies and butter lambs are kitschy, but we prefer to spend our cash on more timeless buys. So we tasked interior designers Jamie Clugston and Ashley Paul with a tough feat: Creating a classy Easter brunch table for under $300. They hopped to it, creating chic spreads with florals galore and pastels done right. Read on to shop both of their looks here. Designed by Jamie Clugston The Styleboard: The Design:  We’re smitten with the bird cage-inspired centerpiece paired with seasonal blooms and

Image via Architectural Digest It’s that time of year again when spring starts to tease us with its tantalizing rays, only to disappear and leave us with four more weeks of winter. When the weather goes hot and cold on us, it can be hard to believe it will ever just stay sunny. But in some parts of the world, temperate weather is a mainstay. Beat your winter blues by staring longingly at these tropical homes. We promise, playing pretend paradise will make you feel at least ten degrees warmer. Waters

Photo via Hunter Fans It’s officially the dog days of summer, people! Our makeup is melting, our hair is frizzy and our clothes are more than a little rumpled. And to add insult to injury, the one thing standing between us and sweet, cool relief also happens to be one of the world’s ugliest decor items in the world. Fans! Why must an item of such functional beauty be such a design eye sore?  Who can save us? Well, it turns out more than a few designers are on the case. We

Photo via Rue Magazine / Design by Alice Lane Home Beaches are so beautiful, so why do beach houses always have to be so…well, lets just say if we never see a Jimmy Buffet poster again it’ll be too soon. With a backyard as spectacular as the ocean, it’s easy to overlook what’s on the inside. But well-chosen decor can enhance your vacay. So we’ve put together our guide to easy-breezy beach house design. Tip #1: Combine bright whites and blues When designing a classic, coastal space, it’s best to let the seaside views do the

Big cities tend to get all of the design cred. But this summer, we’re taking the path less traveled and singing the praises of small towns across America. From the nouveau nautical style of the Pacific Northwest to the hippie mystique of California, the bayou boutiques of Louisiana to the arty prepsters of Massachusetts, there’s a world of inspiration on the backroads and byways of the US-of-A. So next time you put in that PTO request, consider trading in the crowded metropolis for a quieter, quainter experience. Because these 12 towns are

Sun’s out, guns out – beach season is here! If you’ve spent any time at an oceanside vacation rental, you’ve probably seen your fair share of cheesy beach decor–think driftwood Margaritaville signs–but that doesn’t mean your coastal cottage has to be cheesy too. From shabby chic shacks to modern bohemian abodes, these coastal-inspired works of art will have every kind of vacation space dressed for a stylish summer. Abstract Beach Art The beauty of abstract art is its ability to blend seamlessly with just about any style of space. We

You never forget your first love, and that’s exactly what Venice Beach was for consultant, Lisa Finn. She moved to the bohemian beach enclave more than 17 years ago, enamored of the live-and-let-live lifestyle. “There was a real sense of community and acceptance there, and the diversity that existed was very stimulating,” she explains. But as the once laidback locale rapidly gentrified, Lisa began to feel that she had overstayed her welcome. Saying goodbye to the place that she had long called home felt like the end of an era,

“You can literally find inspiration anywhere,” says BRIDES Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Keija Minor as she lounges on her cottage-style sofa in the living room of her new Hamptons home. If you haven’t heard of Keija yet, the first thing to know is that her inspirations not only fuel her personal life and style, but her career as well. In her impressive role at BRIDES, Keija’s day-to-day is filled with exquisite items, innovative ideas, and stylish moments, all of which she uses to inspire a more beautiful and curated life within her readers. Between her

Congratulations! You’ve tackled your first interior design project with ease and are currently reading this from the comfort of your new, redesigned living space. Inch by inch, you’ve turned what was once a drab, disorganized space into one that you can be proud of. As you step outside to get some air it hits you: “Wait… what about the backyard?” Regardless of whether your design style reads Contemporary, Traditional, or Bohemian, your exterior space should serve as an extension of your interior. Read on to find out how you can personalize the outdoor space of your dreams!

Torn between the idea of spending a long summer day boiling under the beaming sun or cozying up on the couch in the comfort of your cool, air-conditioned home? Well, problem solved! When it comes to bringing the outdoors indoors, sunrooms offer the best of both worlds. Spare yourself from the bug bites and sunburns that go hand-in-hand with the outside world, by lounging in any one of these inspiring Sunroom Sanctuaries. 1.  A Grown-Up Treehouse Reminiscent of a childhood treehouse, this sunroom acts as the perfect bridge between indoor and outdoor living. The hanging rattan chair adds

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