Tag Archives: Nautical

Welcome to Sally Lee: West Indies Wear!

Island clothing for island living. Beach wear and vacation clothing.

Let’s welcome our newest sponsor to the Sally Lee family: West Indies Wear!  West Indies Resort-wear provides island goers with a whole range of light cotton clothing and sarongs in fresh Caribbean colors and prints.  Each year the collection continues to be both stylish and practical!

Island clothing for island living. Beach wear and vacation clothing.

Island clothing for island living. Beach wear and vacation clothing.

Tie it, wrap it, dry with it, lie on it, protect yourself with it!.. A sarong has many uses!

Island clothing for island living. Beach wear and vacation clothing.

starfish tunic

We love this Dancing Starfish Tunic!

Discovered on West Indies Wear!!

#new #sarong #Florida #fashion #swimwear


A Tropical Makeover

bhg tropical home decor

I love all the pops of tropical color used in this living room! “Bright yellow was the unifier color in this room and helps bring out a modern, midcentury retro vibe.”

Discovered on Better Homes & Gardens!

#BHG #tropical #decorating #coastal #beach

DIY Driftwood Mirror!

diy driftwood mirror

We absolutely love this DIY Driftwood mirror!! Collect driftwood from your local beach and start crafting!!

Discovered on City Farmhouse!

#DIY #cityfarmhouse #beach #craft #family

How to turn a room into a coastal gem!

sara richardson coastal home
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!

#decorate #coastal #home #colors #sand #furniture

Kim Rody ~ Hand Painted Ocean Art

hope town lighthouse

Hope Town Lighthouse

doreens seaturtle

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!!

#fineart #art #florida #handpainted #tropical

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!

lake house
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!!

#lakehouse #waterfront #property #article #eastcoast