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Modern Fan’s IC/Air3 fan by Guto Indio da Costa Cools a Coastal Sleeping Porch

The article Havens l Seaside Design in Coastal Living’s June 2017 issue shares designer Janie Molster’s secrets for outfitting a porch.

The article Havens l Seaside Design in Coastal Living’s June 2017 issue shares designer Janie Molster’s secrets for outfitting a porch.

The article Havens l Seaside Design in Coastal Living’s June 2017 issue shares designer Janie Molster’s secrets for outfitting a porch.

“The key to keeping them beautiful year-round, says designer Janie Molster, is using materials that stand up to salt air.”

She lists ten points and her second point is “Balmy days need good breezes. Even on the water, fans are porch essentials for good air circulation. Choose damp- or wet-rated ceiling fans in hues that blend with the architecture…”
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Classic Coastal Style Lighting

Tech Lighting Mini Admiral Classic Nautical-inspired Mariner Pendant

Tech Lighting Mini Admiral Classic Nautical-inspired Lighting

The May 2017 issue of Coastal Living carried the article Coastal Twenty 1997-2017 What’s Classic Now by Betsy Cribb and Ellen McGauley. In it they say; “The coast has its own elements of style – a library of looks woven through the homes that rise up from the shoreline. Here, we’ve celebrated 20 enduring design ideas that define today’s most beautiful beach houses.” Continue reading

Express Your Style with Outdoor Lighting

Take time to select exterior lighting that really enhances your home.

From the time you pull up to your home, your exterior lighting sets the tone. Modern or Contemporary to Beach, Rustic or Historic styles, your lighting reflects your personal style and taste.

What style is your home? Coordinate with the architecture.

Or add style and flair with the right lighting.

Kichler 49627WZC, 49628WZC, 49629WZC, 49630WZC, 49631WZC, 49632WZC Bridge Point Outdoor Collection

Kichler 49627WZC, 49628WZC, 49629WZC, 49630WZC, 49631WZC, 49632WZC Bridge Point Outdoor Collection
The Bridge Point collection embodies the classic styling of nautical and railway lighting. It features a Weathered Zinc finish surrounding Clear Seeded glass. The collection includes a pendant, post light and wall brackets in four sizes.

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Gothic Revival and Other Medieval Styles

One of my favorite Decorating books is Decorative Style by Kevin McCloud, a set designer turned interior decorator.

One of my favorite Decorating books is Decorative Style by Kevin McCloud, a set designer turned interior decorator.

Hard to believe, but there are styles other than Mid-century Modern. One of my favorite Decorating books is Decorative Style by Kevin McCloud, a set designer turned interior decorator. Continue reading

Go Natural! Summer is the Season for Wicker, Rattan and other natural materials

Go Natural! Summer is the Season for Wicker, Rattan and other natural materials.

House Beautiful July/August 2016 Go Natural

Go Natural
The season for wicker (and it’s rattan brethren) has arrived. Just a couple of these woven pieces will impart the perfect dose of breezy, casual chic
House Beautiful July/August 2016

The latest issue of House Beautiful July/August 2016 regular item The Best features Natural Wicker and Rattan.

Not just for Summer, these natural materials can add a comfortable, casual style to your home year round.

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Chinoiserie Style

Chinoiserie Style Dining Room

This beautiful dining room (House Beautiful December/January 2014) has hints of Chinoiserie Style with oriental lanterns in front of the mirror on the buffet. The china is a fanciful Oriental landscape and the flatware is gold bamboo.

The lighting is a beautiful traditional crystal chandelier.

There are a lot of options or Oriental, Asian and Chinoiserie Style. Continue reading