Six Ideas for Coastal Bedrooms


As some of you know we are in the process of renovating our family beach bungalow after Hurricane Sandy and making good progress, can’t wait to share. For today I am designing the bedrooms and needed some fresh ideas to get started, let’s get inspired.

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Shabby Chic Influence


In honor of the first day of Spring I decided to go with a question from Just Ask that feels and looks like Spring, Shabby Chic inspired. I was introduced to the style of Shabby Chic¬†design while in high school when the queen of Shabby Chic, Rachel Ashwell’s brand hit the scene in 1989 called Shabby Chic Couture. I was working for a design firm part-time and everyone wanted the Shabby Chic look. I also have parents that collect everything vintage so by the time I graduated from design school I was so over distressing¬†everything to feel Shabby Chic. French Country and other variations of cottage influenced design seem to have taken the place of the Shabby Chic style. The interesting thing is that after designing interiors for the past twenty years the influence of Shabby Chic can still be found in many different styles, it’s just more hip to say “Cottage Chic” these days. Read more