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Beach House Ideas

A round up of our favorite bar carts...because you shouldn't have to leave your house to enjoy your favorite cocktail. 

The Amalfi Bar Cart features integrated handles, three tiers of removable glass shelves, and fully rotational cast brass nickel plated wheels. Linear graphic shapes make up the frame of lacquered bar cart. Nickel plated wheels make it easy to take the party into any room of the house. Choose between blue or white color depending on your theme. 

A perfect accompaniment to entertaining anywhere. The Chatham Bar Cart folds into an attractive compact package. Its 18" width allows it to nestle into a small space for convenient bar display and storage. When the top leaves are unfolded, the grass cloth lined interior is revealed and the serving space is doubled. Such a functional piece! Nickel-plated brass wheels and hardware. Grey cerused Ash veneer on Acacia. 

Chatham Bar Cart Folded up for ultimate versatility. 

The contemporary Capri Bar Cart has a unique ovoid shape and features a solid black granite bottom shelf and clear glass upper shelf. Pivoting casters make for easy mobility. Available in an antique brass or bronze finish.

To accompany the bars carts we've included some fun entetaining pieces below...

Marina Chiller Bucket with rope handle

Seahorse Glasses (set of 4)...These beautiful, deep sand-etched designs are easy to care for, dishwasher safe, and offered in an extensive variety of glass shapes for you to choose from. Whether you add a seahorse selection to your home or give it as a thoughtful gift, your family, guests and friends will be charmed. 

And now for the important part....

A moscow mule is a classic that shouldn't be shunned after the warmer months are over. Lets turn this gem into a holiday essential that all of your guests will love. 

What you'll need: ginger beer, limes, vodka, cranberry juice cocktail, raw cranberries and lime slices (for garnish)

How to make it: think of a vodka cranberry with ginger beer. Mix together eight ounces ginger beer with lime juice, one shot of vodka and a tablespoon of cranberry juice. The juice can be altered to your guests preferences, works great with seltzer, tonic or even grapefruit juice. Garnish with cranberries and a lime slice. Serve out of a festive moscow mule mug, a mason jar or whatever you prefer!

Coastal cottage exterior

Coastal cottage style epitomizes that laid-back beach vibe that we all know and love and creating it in your home can be an easier task than you think. Incorporating a combination of new and old elements coastal cottage style evokes a cozy, inviting atmosphere that can be used whether you live steps from the sand or not. 

Coastal cottage living room

An open living space is best for creating an inviting atmosphere full of natural light. Blue and white is also a staple when it comes to coastal cottage style. Emulating shades from the beach is the best way to recreate the feel within your home. Coastal slipcovered furniture is one of the key factors to embrace a coastal cottage style living room. The Nantucket Slipcovered Sofa featured above is our go to sofa for laid-back, relaxed living. Surrounding the Starlight Diamond Coffee Table which features a distressed finish perfectly completes the cottage look and feel. 

Coastal cottage living room with nautical elements

In the bedrooms, for a coastal cottage look, we love to keep it simple. Think less is more, still to white ship lap walls, a simple bed frame and add in color with your duvet cover. We love a navy striped one! There's something about the all white that makes it feel crisp, clean and the perfect place to wind down after a day in the sun. 

We love utlilizing shiplap walls for coastal home, we can never have enough! This bathroom is perfect for coastal cottage style. Again, simple, yet truly all you need. They even used an old sail cloth as the shower curtain and cleats as hooks to hang wet towels, it's all in the details! 

A very simple and affordable way to make your home feel more in line with the coastal cottage style is with the decor. A thick striped rug instantly makes a huge difference and really gives off a coastal vibe. While throw pillows can be a fun way to add pops of color and can easily be switched up throughout the seasons. 

This room was truly a pleasure to design. The natural light with the wall of windows is unbeatable and allowed us to keep the room light and airy. The featured sofas are Nantucket slipcovered in a Bull Denim White twill allowing superior comfort, fit and best of all – washability. The pieces are anchored by a bleached jute rug.

Accent chairs are custom Chippendale Lounge Chairs in indigo blue, upholstered in linen print fabric.

On the rug, is The Starlight Coffee Table is a hand-crafted reclaimed hardwood with distressed white finish. It’s the perfect coastal coffee table for any room.

In a similar finish, there is the St. Kitt sideboard made of solid mahogany with iron stem twist latches and bun feet in a painted white harvest finish.

To really tie in that rich, indigo blue color found on the Chippendale chairs, the pillows have an ikat pattern of blues on white, the Temple Jars and Ginger Jar highlight rich China Blues as well as the large planter. On the sideboard there is a pair of beautiful statement piece, chain-link hurricanes.

Sun Room Art Work:

The Blue Horizon art is by Colleen Nash Becht. This giclee originated as a water color. Colleen is one of America’s prominent fine water colorists. She grew up on the Treasure Coast of Florida and has the talent and the eye to create photo realistic paintings.  Her water colors are intricate and detailed, often her hyper-realistic renditions are done at close range. She is an expert on capturing illumination provided from natural, organic sunlight – she is inspired by Florida’s landscape and coastal life.

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