The widespread appeal of nautical and coastal decor makes a lot of sense when you consider the primal and ancient connection humans have to the sea. Being attracted to the water is hardwired into our very cells. Scientific studies have proven what we already know anecdotally: spending time near, on, or in lakes and oceans make us happier and healthier. It's no wonder that so many of us respond to the colors, clean lines, and natural elements of coastal, beach, and nautical decor. Continue Reading
One of the things we look forward to most come summertime are visits to our local beach. Lying back on a towel with our toes in the warm sand and the sound of waves in the background is pure bliss.
But once we head to the water for a dip and emerge from the ocean to stroll back to our towels, we often find ourselves looking around in confusion because our little bundle of belongings looks just like every other bundle on the beach! Continue Reading
I can't even begin tell you how much I want to go to Palm Springs one day. It's got everything I could ever want in a getaway – oodles of sunshine, poolside cocktails, canyons and hiking trails to explore – what's not to love?
And although it might be awhile before I get there (it's a long way away from where I am here in Australia), that doesn't stop me dreaming about all things related to summer holidays. Continue Reading
Believe it or not, we’re already almost halfway through the summer… but there’s still plenty of time to take advantage of the sunny weather! We’ve rounded up ten DIY projects to help you do just that. Keep reading to find out how to craft your way to the best summer ever.
For me, the term ‘beach house’ conjures up all sorts of decor opportunities, all of which do not include a kitchen. Why is that? Because if I lived on the beach, I wouldn’t be spending my time in the kitchen? Because I’d be grilling corn on the cob and lobsters over an open flame on the beach every night, so who needs a kitchen for that?? I dunno. But what I DO know is that any of these kitchens could suit the beach house of my dreams. Continue Reading
From Seaside Inspired, these 6″ letters of the alphabet are covered in Cape Cod sand and then clear-coated. They’re 18 bucks a piece, but you can find paper-mache and wooden letters at your local craft store for next to nothing. A slathering of craft glue, a dip in some sand from a nearby beach (or from the craft store) and a spray of fixative and you’d have a viable knock off.
Just in time for summertime fun is Pottery Barn’s new Portable BBQ Grill. Perfect for the beach, the lightweight, stainless steel grill has a convenient carrying handle that hides away when it’s weenie time. Available through their catalog or website, the grill will set you back $39.
Unica Home sells one-person cabanas. “Designed by Mary Bloch in 1962, the beach house is a little cabin woven in natural unbarked cane on rattan frame and aluminum structure. Covered in waterproof canvas bordered with natural leather belts and back support bands, the cabin provides a bit of privacy and shelter from the world outside.”And yes, they’re expensive. Together the house and the stool will run you about 6 grand. But aren’t they just the cutest things? Continue Reading