How to turn a room into a coastal gem!

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To get this fresh and clean coastal look, you can try “ocean inspired color palettes, touches of subtle sparkle from glass and mirrors, and “found”, natural elements from the sea or coast as decor accessories.” Don’t forget the wall color and seashells too!

Discovered on Sand and Sisal!

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Sand Cloud Beach Towels

You’ll never have to use sand mounds, backpacks or clothes as a pillow on the beach again!!

Sand Cloud Towels are designed for ultimate comfort and relaxation. The specialized beach towel includes a removable, cylinder pillow that provides excellent head and neck support that we all search for while laying out. To further enhance the experience we had to insist on upgrading the towel itself. Sand Cloud towels are handwoven from Turkish cotton, eco- friendly, and built to last!

Sand Cloud Beach Towel with Pillow

Turkish cotton is a thin, flat-woven cotton from Turkey. Turkish cotton is known for its durability as well as its absorbency. Aside from its durability, the material is light, easy to pack, and quick drying, becoming softer with each wash. The best part is that the fabric is lightweight and it repels sand — perfect for your days on the beach!

Available in four ‘beachy’ colors including Ocean Blue, Sunset Orange, Lavender, and our favorite Island Green.

Sand Cloud Towel in the Park

Learn more about this new San Diego company via Channel 6 News: Pacific Beach Entrepreneurs Built A Better Beach Towel
Sand Cloud Beach Towel

Support this new American business with a purchase of a new towel!

Purchase a Sand Cloud Towel on Kickstarter 

Kim Rody ~ Hand Painted Ocean Art

hope town lighthouse

Hope Town Lighthouse

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Doreen’s Turtle

Our good friend Kim Rody has been a professional fine art painter since 2000.  She began gaining a following in South Florida and the Bahama Islands!  She now paints on dinnerware and fires them in her own garage!!

kim rody fine art dinnerware

Fish Mugs – Set of 4

Thank you Kim for all of your hard work and for being a sponsor with Sally Lee!!

Discovered on Kim Rody Art!!

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She began gaining a following in South Florida and the Bahama Islands by painting large, colorful and dramatic canvases of fish, turtles, palm trees, and all things tropical, and became known over the last decade as the “fishartista” – See more at: http://www.rody.com/about/#sthash.DqSsLRpM.dpuf
been a professional fine art painter since 2000
been a professional fine art painter since 2000

Life’s Short – Buy the Beach House!

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lake front property

Life’s Short – Buy the Beach House!

Houses are expensive, yet life is too short to dwell on intangibles- like home values. Given the fact that good homes will amass $150,000, most people aren’t willing to spend that much money on just any old home. After all, you’ll likely be taking out a mortgage on that home, which means that you will be paying back a bank for the purchase of that home for years to come, if not decades – and with interest.

Buying beach houses comes with benefits that knowledgeable professionals offering such properties as Candlewood Lake real estate can provide you. However, let’s first explore the intricacies of owning a beach home.

Better interior design possibilities

Interior design schemes are as unique as the individual or family that chooses them. Most interior designers provide full-service designs regardless if you’re having your home built or are purchasing one right out of MLS databases. These services include purchasing on your behalf and even project management of your renovation project. The possibilities are as endless as your dreams; these services are rather limited when buying landlocked properties since the goal of selling these doesn’t involve your personalization needs.

Saves on swimming pool purchases

Swimming pools aren’t cheap, and take special preparation each year before they’re safe for swimmers. If you’ve ever researched these pools, you already know a costly investment. Whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy cool water for personal use or need to accommodate family and friends, it’s important to keep in mind the factors that influence whether you buy a home with a pool, or buy a home with a lake already affixed.

Grass is easier to maintain

There’s so much to plant in your backyard that sometimes, you miss the little things – even when those are the things that matter most in your yard! With flowers, fruit trees, bushes, fertilizer, rock placement, there’s just so much to tend to that you can easily forget that the stuff that holds it all together, the stuff that everyone sees, the stuff you walk on and lay on and that really allows for all the other plants in your yard to even be there, needs a little TLC too – and that, my friends, is your grass.

Maintenance of your grass is much easier where water is abundant as your land will already have natural wetness to it, meaning it won’t grow out of control and won’t require too much grass planting.

Something to think about…

We all want a unique, interesting home that reflects our interests, tastes, aesthetic, and lifestyle. That explains why so many people today are choosing to purchase homes comfortably situated next to lakes as opposed to dealing with the rigmarole of city living. Inspired by the quaint, comfortable, cozy feeling that you can get when vacationing in Gatlinburg or similar cabin-like homes, life’s too short to not dream big and make the splash into lake front homes.

Each season is characterized by certain extremes, whether those extremes are in temperature, precipitation, or some combination thereof; one major quality that lakefront homes possess includes the fact they’re not nearly as expensive to heat nor cool as city dwellings. Dream, decide, then buy your lake house before somebody else steals your sunshine.

Thanks to our new friends at Advanced Waterfront Homes for their article!!

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Shades of Blue!

turquoise decorating

Turquoise? Teal? Or Aqua? What name do you use to describe this fabulous shade of blue?  Either way we love them all!!  “When using this color to decorate your home, it may be best used to create pops of color in your living room, dining room, bedroom or kitchen.”

Discovered on The Distinctive Cottage!

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DIY Whale Coastal Pallet Art

diy whale pallet art

Using an old pallet, some white wash paint and a bold color of blue; this whale art pallet would make a great addition to any home!! Hang it on the wall, or in front of the fireplace during summer to hide it.  You could even give your whale a name!  “Meet Humphrey!”

Discovered on Fox Hollow Cottage!

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