Monthly Archives: September 2013

TRINA TURK Pisces Lumbar Pillow Covers

Pillow Covers by California Livin Home


Autumn is the perfect time to re-fluff your beach home and new pillow covers are a great place to start! Our friends at California Livin Home offer affordable pillow covers for every budget.

“My passion for all types of fabrics transitioned me from fashion to interiors where I have designed and created custom draperies, pillows, cushions and more…..For over 35 years I have had a passion for sewing and fabric. I love designing pillow covers for any home’s decor.” ~ Sharon, Owner of California Livin Home.

Coastal STARFISH Lumbar Pillow Cover 

Coastal Chic meet Coastal Starfish! Comfy Lumbar Starfish Pillow Cover will look great in any home decor.

Coastal STARFISH Lumbar Pillow Cover

TRINA TURK / Pisces Lumbar Pillow Covers

F. Schumacher – Trina Turks Pisces Pool Indoor/Outdoor fabric – Reverses to same.

TRINA TURK  Pisces Lumbar Pillow Covers

Coastal Sandpiper X-Long Lumbar Pillow Cover

Bring the beach inside with this charming Coastal Sandpiper print. Reverses to Soft White Linen/Rayon.

coastal sandpiper long lumbar pillow cover

Seahorse Pillow Cover

Seahorse design on Navy fabric, reverses to same.

Seahorse Pillow Cover

California Livin Home is able to offer pillow covers and accessories with designer fabrics at reasonable prices.  Sharon understands the desire to see or touch things in person before buying, which is why she is happy to mail out FREE fabric swatches of any of her products for you to see before buying.

I specialize in Designer & Decorative Pillow Covers. Everything from GEOMETRICS / FLORALS / IKAT / WOVENS & TEXTURES / SEASIDE CASUAL / INDOOR-OUTDOOR and more. Need a Custom Made Pillow Cover? No problem…..Your fabric or mine!

Visit California Livin Home today!

california living home designer and decorative pillow covers


beach inspired pumpkin

Velvet Beach Style Pumpkin


We love this delightful sea mist green and gray velvet pumpkin which is perfect for any beach cottage!  Shared and created by Timewashed a few years ago the pumpkin is,   “Embellished with sparkly stringy fivers and a real driftwood stem.  A charming vintage rhinestone button finishes it off with a touch of elegance.”

beach inspired pumpkin



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Coastal Cottage Pillows Cushions

Beach Cottage Style: Beauty of Cornwall Home


A unique and original new paint and home wares brand launches in the UK and also joins Sally Lee by the Sea, LLC as a coastal sponsor.

An exciting, fresh new paint and home wares brand looks set to peak the interest of the UK interiors market. Founded by local design entrepreneurs Rebecca Heane and Allison Hughes, Cream Cornwall offers high quality, handmade and locally produced items that evoke the beauty of this diverse and captivating county.

Coastal Cottage Pillows Cushions

Rebecca Heane, co-founder, explains, “Cornwall’s natural beauty has always made it an inspirational place and it has a special draw, a sense of belonging, that makes people want to come back again and again. Cream Cornwall was borne from a desire to share what we have on our doorstep; the colours of Cornwall, its ever changing skies, wild and rugged coastline, sandy coves and sheltered creeks.”

“With Cream Cornwall, nothing has come off a production line: it is the complete opposite of ‘off-the-peg’! You can guarantee that every piece is exceptional, every piece beautiful. Each individual collection features pieces designed by us and directly sourced from Designer Makers in Cornwall.”

Coastal Cottage Lamp Shades Nautical

Three different collections suggest a color scheme and style reflecting three distinct facets of Cornwall life: Classic, Contemporary and Cottage, whilst allowing crossover and harmony between the colors and products. Rebecca and Allison are passionate about the county and believe in local craftsmanship; creative, unique style, and a commitment to quality.

From curtains and cushions to mugs and jugs, the range can offer something for every room to lift existing decor, or create a new look. Candles and room diffusers complete the ambiance with a scent for each of the collections. The high pigment, quality paint – in eco-friendly buckets rather than tins – is unique and mixed to order. The palette is inspired by the colors of Cornwall and the evocative names reflect the distinctive identity of the Duchy. Imagine a room painted in Sea Thrift or the kitchen cupboards in Frenchman’s Creek.

Paint for beach cottage living

Entire rooms or homes could be decorated and accessorized by Cream Cornwall products, or simply an exquisite silk and velvet dip dyed cushion could bring a little bit of Cornwall into your home. A feature wall, or the front door, painted in one of the colors from the unique paint palette can evoke fond memories, or offer a sense of calm and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life on your return home after a long day.

The Classic range is full of past influences with a modern twist. Traditional techniques have been used to create refined pieces which reflect the maritime history and beautiful gardens of Cornwall. Aprons and tea towels, linen cushions and printed lamps can bring a sense of Cornwall’s history to a room.

Classic home decor for beach cottage

The Contemporary range has been influenced by the artists of post modernist St Ives: clean lines and pure colors synonymous with the unique light found here and captured in elegant jugs and local porcelain.

Contemporary Home Decor Furnishings

If you want to create some atmosphere in your home then the Cottage collection is for you: textured, handcrafted and
infused with rich colors, it suggests Cornwall’s heritage and traditions through big soup cups, ship’s lighting and
Barbara Hepworth inspired daubs of color.

Cottage home decor for beach house

Allison Hughes, co-founder, says “We have created our own designs and worked closely with local potters, woodworkers
and artists so you can create a little corner of Cornwall in your home!”

Cream Cornwall ships their beautiful wares across the globe!

Browse Cream Cornwall home accents online today!

cream cornwall homewares

carved wood heart for fall decorating from beach grass in kennebunkport

5 Fall Decorating Hot Picks for Coastal Living!


We look to nature for our beach cottage decorating during Autumn.  The greys of washed driftwood, blues of the mighty Pacific Ocean and the coral/tangerine shades of falling leaves.  Repeat after me…you can’t go wrong looking to nature for your Fall color palette. Happy Decorating!

1. Beach Photo Frame featuring a Sailors Knot makes for perfect  Nautical Rope Decor! It is to be displayed in a landscape position on a tabletop and holds a 4×6 photo.  Perfect for displaying your beach vacation photos! Beach Photo Frame

golden gray nautical rope frame

2. This beautifully designed hand-woven doormat will enhance your entry way or patio. It’s made from the highest quality all natural coconut fiber.  Hand made from all-natural coconut fiber which is an excellent dirt-trapper; 3/4″ thickness.  This mat is hand stenciled with permanent fade-resistant dyes.   Starfish Door Mat

coastal gifts welcome starfish doormat

3. Carved Wood Hearts of the Sea ~ A locket of your love of the sea, this carved wood heart has a distressed finish on a rope hanger.  Measures 5 inches and adorned with your choice of seashell.  Carved Wood Heart of the Sea

carved wood heart for fall decorating from beach grass in kennebunkport


4.  Moby Dick original watercolor ~ not a print! Give your fishing friend or English teacher an unexpected conversation piece. This original watercolor of the famous white sperm whale was made on an actual page from the book Moby Dick. Matte is supplied to fit a standard 8X10 frame. Art will be signed on the front. © 2013 Barry Singer.  Moby Dick Watercolor

moby dick coastal art print for fall decorating


5. This pillow is lovely if you decorate with aqua or coral. The background is a small aqua and off white striped pattern with coral and white sea life and seashells. There are starfish, sea horses, coral and sea urchins. There are a variety of lovely seashells including scallop shells, nautilus shell and turbo shells. This pillow is one of my new favorites. The fabric is a soft twill cotton made by P. Kaufmann with a soil and stain repellent finish. Printed in the USA!  Aqua Blue & Coral Coastal Pillow

aqua and coral fall decorating pillow from by the seashore


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Coastal style gifts mermaid

Coastal Style Gifts ~ Mermaid Bookends


Add coastal charm to your home decor!  Coastal Style Gifts offers this enchanting mermaid which is sure to make a splash on your bookshelf!

Made of resin in a cream colored finish and made to look like worn carved wood, this delightful mermaid has long flowing hair and a sea shell top.  She gracefully holds a conch shell.

coastal style gifts mermaid bookends

Mermaids have been a popular subject of art and literature in recent centuries, such as in Hans Christian Andersen‘s well-known fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” (1836). They have subsequently been depicted in operas, paintings, books, films and comics.

Coastal style gifts mermaid

Visit Coastal Style Gifts today for your very own set of Mermaid Bookends

Fall Beach House Mantel Basket

Autumn Beach House Decorating Inspiration


Who’s ready for crisp evenings, cozy sweaters and hot chocolate after a beach walk? Although the beach and summer are synonymous, there is something peaceful about this time of year.  Beaches are quieter since the tourists have gone home and stormy seas can be thrilling to watch.

It can sometimes be a bit perplexing to decorate this time of year when you have a beach-styled home.  Jack o’Lanterns and soft beach glass hues don’t really go together…or do they?  Here are some Autumn Beach Decorating inspiration photos to get you in the mood.

A footed bowl with shells, starfish, pine cones, potpourri and cinnamon sticks {smells delicious too!} from The Inspired Room.

autumn fall beach house decorating ideas

 A do-it-yourself Burlap Starfish Wreath Tutorial at DIY Showoff

DIY Burlap Starfish Wreath Tutorial at DIY Showoff

Starfish Cottage decorations in Fall

Starfish Cottage in Fall

Sand & Sisal’s Coastal Fall Pumpkins

Coastal Fall Pumpkins from Sand and Sisal

 A beach house fall wreath by Worthing Court Blog

Beachy fall wreath

A Fall Beach Basket from my mantel last Fall

Fall Beach House Mantel Basket

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