We were in for a treat when Lauren, our photographer, stumbled across one of our new favorite vacation locations—the Mermaid Cottages. Their charming interiors full of vibrant walls, rustic accents, and shabby chic décor captivated us–of course we had to be their friends! We were inspired by their many rental cottages located on Tybee Island, so today’s Style Me Sunday is all about the “cottage charm, coastal calm” of their Inlet Breeze master bedroom.
A minty green coat of paint (like this Nottingham Green) is a fresh addition to the classic beadboard. This look is an easy DIY project when you use Paintable Birch Veneer Beadboard. Mermaid Cottages... Read More
If you’re in the market for a bathroom remodel, you couldn’t have picked a better time. In the past, we were limited to only a few resources for design inspiration; there was even a process you had to follow, unless of course you had a designer or a contractor doing the dirty work. That process may have gone a little something like this: read a couple design magazines, bookmark a few pages, then head on down to your local home improvement store. Once you acquired all the materials, that’s when the real work set in!
Fortunately, the times have changed. You can watch one of many design shows on television, read a few home decor blogs and even order your materials... Read More
Earlier this week, the Avalon Barn Lantern was referenced on one the nation’s most followed design blogs: Remodelista. A nautical-styled barn lantern is seen in the photo above, which was shot at Swan Fish Camp in Minnesota. This 2,000 square foot cabin sits on the bank of Lake Mille Lacs and offers panoramic views of the lake with high efficiency windows and sliding glass doors. It may be cold out now, but come spring and summer, this Minnesota lodge will come alive as a warm, lakeside weekend retreat. Remodelista highly recommended the Avalon as it shares many of the original lantern’s rustic features. Plus, because it can be customized in numerous... Read More
Photo (left) courtesy of Country Living
Top: Ivanhoe® Bomber 17″ Porcelain Enamel Pendant: $189.00
Bottom: Ivanhoe® Sky Chief 16″ Warehouse Porcelain Enamel Pendant: $169.00
Today’s photo inspiration is one we’d like to call Coastal Country. Immediately my eye is drawn to the fabulous vintage green warehouse shade that drops in to say hello. The amazing color practically shouts out “look at me!’ It has a way of standing out even next to the unique knotted pillow and spool- like end table. Its accented surroundings have a formal feeling, while the light provides a fun bit of whimsy.
More than likely the shade shown above is an... Read More
Gathering inspiration from timeless maritime influences, the distinctive appearance created by nautical lanterns has led homes and businesses to incorporate this historic lighting style, which can instantly establish a unique, nostalgic presence. Originally identified by large glass enclosures, protective guards, and looping brass arms, sailors and fishermen of the early 1900â€™s used these durable lanterns to guide their ships through the dense fog and sudden squalls that often lay off the coast of New England. With such a recognizable appearance, oil-burning lanterns have become a highly coveted piece of history that are valued by collectors and interior... Read More