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Archive for January 2016

Nautical Nantucket style & decor

Shopping guide:

1. Navy & white stripe wave rug

2. Nantucket bracelet

3. Nautical bouy ottoman

4. Porthole mirror

5. Blue Mykynos throw pillow

6. Cement resin clam shell

7. White whale on stand

8. Jute rope wrapped lamp

Create a more inviting coastal design with these layout tips.

Clean Slate

It’s much easier to envision the best room design when your space is empty. Pull everything in the space out. Next you want to focus on the special part of the room and start your design there. Work out from the focal point in the space and arrange your furniture around it.

Name The Space

Consider how your space will be used, will it be the living room or the family room? What is the purpose in the space, who will be using it and how traffic flow? It should be coastal comfy and have seaside style.

Coastal Living Room

Create The Floor Plan & Furniture Layout

Draw the room’s dimensions, noting the placement of windows, focal points and doorways. Using graph paper and a drafting ruler calculates your dimensions and makes the planning easier. Then measure the furniture , draw scaled replicas, cut them out so you can move them around on your floor plan so you cna find the arrangement that works and fits best.. Move the replicas around on the paper template to see which arrangement works best. 

Remember these guidelines when creating your floor plan:

Coastal slipcover sofa and coffee table

Allow 18 inches between the coffee table and the front of your slipcovered sofa.
Leave at least 24 inches of walking space between the coffee table and the entertainment/TV area. 
Place the largest furniture pieces first.
Conversation areas should have furniture arranged no more than 8 feet apart, and all seats should face each other for best conversation.
Remember to include adequate lighting, especially for reading areas.
Allow enough room for cabinets, doors and drawers to open easily.

Dining space, you need to keep at least 2 feet of space between the back of each chair and the wall.Coastal Dining Room

These guidelines aren’t set in stone, they will help you create an inviting coastal space to live in.

Design tips to help you find the best furniture layout for your beach house space. Coastal design tips and layout ideas for your beach house living.


Coastal Living Room

Coastal Slipcover Sofa And Coffee Table Layout

Coastal Dining Room

Set on Harbour Island’s magnificent Pink Sands Beach, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is a coastal beauty. Classic Caribbean-Colonial style decor and colorful beach house design. Island style and textures can be found throughout this lovely beach vacation home. Rattan furnishings and accents give the design an island feel. Ocean blue hues, seaside prints and coastal bedding create a welcoming beachy vibe in the guest suite. White slipcover sofa piled with navy blue print coastal pillows creates a great coastal contrast in the living area. Beach house white kitchen with warm wood counter tops is  traditonal island style. Blue and white master bedroom suite with rattan accent bench has an easy island feel. The outdoor living space continues the island rattan design into the covered porch. Harbour Island Vacation rental, Lily Pad is Bahamas living at it's finest. Take a peek inside this coastal beach house retreat filled with seaside decor and bright coastal hues.


Harbour Island Retreat

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