26 April 2011

welcome to the newest viewers of The Coastal View

I wanted to say Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! and welcome the newest viewers of The Coastal View.

Mongram and Embroidery Designs

Beach House Living

A designer obsessed with pretty things, beautiful spaces, interesting places and... handbags 
(a girl after my own heart)


adventures of living on Tybee Island


Aναστασία Λάλου
An eclectic mix of elegance, a touch of whimsy with a sprinkle of fairytale dreams

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14 April 2011

c o t t a g e - a coastal store, wall silhouettes

Cottage, has some really adorable wall silhouettes, not only for a childs room, but for us grown ups too.

The Humpback Whale is hand-painted and distressed. He can also be hung outside in a sheltered spot. Made from classic wooden panels, each one is unique with all of the natural wood grain and texture.

Sea Maiden is "distressed" and can be hung outside in a sheltered location.

Antiqued Wooden Seahorse Plaques by Suzanne Nicoll. These wooden plaques are hand made and distressed in Connecticut. They can be put outside to weather further, or inside as a decorative accent. These are wonderfully rustic, with all of the natural wood grain and imperfections adding to the patina.

I See the Moon. Each original design is hand carved and hand lettered on Northern White Pine with a distressed antique finish. All designs are weather resistant with an exterior paint and stain. The back of each piece is signed by the artist. Wording can be customized. Fonts, image and colors remain the same. Custom policies apply.

Visit c o t t a g e - a coastal store to see their entire collection of wall decor.

And enjoy Free Shipping on your order until September 30, 2011 on
orders $150 & over. Applies only to Ground shipping. Use coupon code freeship at checkout under the Coupon Code / Promotional Code section. Please note that free shipping does not apply towards the Driftwood Mirrors, Lamps, Heart and Heart with Stand by Living Simplistically due to their delicacy, shipping materials required and total oversized weight.

12 April 2011

resources for my subtle coastal dining table

DUH! I had a few emails wondering where I found some of my dining table accents. (hand to forehead) I should have included that the first time around.

The Pitcher, cake stand, chargers and placemats are from Pottery Barn and now sold out. The dining chairs are from Pottery Barn with the white slip cover. They don't have the white covers online anymore, but may still have them available in the store.

The dishes are just a mixed collection of white dinnerware I've picked up through the years. I like to mix up the textures and finishes.

The Ball and Atlas jars are from antique stores. Check your local antique store, flea market or eBay.

The glass floats are from Seaside Inspired. They have a great white translucent look, almost like a hint of milk rolled around inside and each is a bit different.

Thanks for asking!

08 April 2011

slipcovered furniture

I just love slipcovers. Easy, breezy, instant Coastal Style. With two English Bulldogs, I don't dare invest in upholstered furniture. And what better way to recreate a Coastal Living room, then with slipcovers? Have you ever seen an issue of their magazine, that doesn't feature at least one room with a white slipcovered sofa or chair?

The way I see it, you have two options for slipcovered furniture. 1) Pottery Barn.  2) IKEA.

I love (really love) the Pottery Barn Comfort sofa. When they say comfort, they mean it. But, I don't love the price tag. It's not so much the cost of the sofa, which is reasonable at $999, but it's the cost of the replacement slipcovers.  I could pretty much buy a new sofa.

And then there is IKEA... They have alot of covers to choose from and lucky us, the white is the least expensive. At $49 for a sofa cover, I could just skip washing and put a new cover on. (Does that qualify as being earth friendly? I am saving water after all). And if they don't have a cover that fits your fancy, there are two companies I have found that create custom covers specifically for IKEA furniture.

I ordered some fabric swatches from Bemz (you can get 5 for free) and LOVE their 100% linen. I could totally get an IKEA sectional sofa (less than $1,000) and give it a custom look with a pure linen cover.

So ... you know what I'll be sketching and planning this weekend.  A sectional sofa that 2 bulldogs, Mr. CV and I can kick back and relax on.

Have a fabulous weekend!!! 
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