Coastal Cottage

Guest Blogger | Nine Elements of American Coastal Style

Posted by on May 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Blogger | Nine Elements of American Coastal Style
Different seasons call for different settings: winter makes us crave the cozy cocoon of a cabin in the mountains; fall conjures images of brisk afternoons on a farm; and the warmer months inevitably turn our thoughts to the coast — crashing waves, the smell of salt air, and sand between your toes are as quintessentially summer as it gets. Similarly, we long for these same feelings in our homes: lazy afternoons draped over a crisply slipcovered couch while a gentle breeze blows gauzy linen curtains. This style, dubbed American Coastal, is defined by relaxation, comfort, and the casualness that summer is all about. Here’s how to get this laid-back style in your... Read More

Professional's Corner | Nautical Lighting Highlights Coastal Renovation

Posted by on May 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Professional's Corner | Nautical Lighting Highlights Coastal Renovation
When Stacy Moher, owner of Living Interiors of Connecticut, tackled the renovation of a coastal home, she simply looked to the horizon for inspiration. “I created a soothing color palette of whites and mostly blues and greens that reflect the location of the home overlooking the ocean. I also wanted some nautical touches,” Stacy says. The designer was responsible for the entire layout of the home plus the sourcing of flooring, tile, furniture, cabinetry, lighting, and wall, window and ceiling treatments. The complete gut renovation of the home, located in Milford, Connecticut, started shortly after new homeowners purchased it. ... Read More

Featured Customer | American-Made Barn Lights Bring Timeless Look to Coastal Home

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | American-Made Barn Lights Bring Timeless Look to Coastal Home
When Steve packed up and moved from New Jersey to South Carolina two years ago, he felt compelled to find the perfect spot for a new home. That spot turned out to be Sullivan’s Island, a narrow spit of land just outside of Charleston, where Steve has created his dream home full of southern charm, period details, and authentic barn lighting. “We live on the edge of an historic district with many period homes,” Steve says. “We wanted to build a residence that looked like it was constructed in the 1930s and complemented the classic architecture that defines the surrounding neighborhood.” ... Read More

Porch Season is Officially Here! Time to Light It Up!

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 | 0 comments

Porch Season is Officially Here! Time to Light It Up!
There’s so much to love about spring! With the warmer weather and the season’s explosion of color, the porch is once again a popular spot to watch the kids play, check out the neighbors’ new flowers, and enjoy hearing the birds again. Whether your porch is just a small extension beyond your front door or a screened-in, living/kitchen combo out back, all porches need appropriate lighting. Today we take a look at some of our favorite porch projects and the variety of lighting styles homeowners chose to complement their outdoor décor.  ... Read More

Bathroom Lighting Inspiration Courtesy of Instagram

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Bathroom Lighting Inspiration Courtesy of Instagram
When you’re on the hunt for inspiration, Instagram always delivers. We are awed each day by the photos our customers post and the creativity they show in designing their spaces. We’ve seen a lot of beautiful bathroom spaces of late (yes, bathrooms can, and should be, beautiful!) and we wanted to share some of these on the blog today. Often an afterthought, vanity lighting plays a crucial role in the illumination of your bathroom. The starting block where you stand each morning to assess the day, prep the teeth, and fix the face needs adequate lighting that’s up to the task. Vanity lighting can also serve as a stylish focal point in these smaller... Read More

Featured Customer | Porcelain LED Lighting Outshines the Competition

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 | 0 comments

Featured Customer | Porcelain LED Lighting Outshines the Competition
Building a new home brings on a host of decisions once the bones are in place. What type of floors, countertops, cabinetry, and yes, what type of lighting will go in each space? When Aaron set about building his dream home in the community of Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms in South Carolina, he had plenty of lighting decisions to make. “Having American made, locally sourced lighting with LED were all important aspects to this build,” Aaron says. “The ability to customize colors, castings, and illumination were highly appreciated too!” Aaron works for Realty Holding Group who provided extensive design build services for his new... Read More