Inspiration

Your Personality Reveals Your Style

Get in touch with that spirit inside you.  Who you are is a coming together of everything you've been exposed to all your life, how you've grown and changed, and what you aspire to, and most importantly, what you respond to emotionally.  Style really comes…

Trust Your Eye

I am often asked if good taste is something we can acquire.  My answer to this is a resounding Yes! Some people do have innate taste, but for most of us, good taste emerges once we have learned to trust our own eyes.  If you…

The Necessity of Order

Order plays an essential role in bringing disparate elements into a unified aesthetic, harmonious whole. Without order, we would live in chaos, feeling scattered and unfocused.  Order opens the way to further seeing—you are more apt to be enticed by a garden path that is neatly…

Our Beautiful Sea Glass Beads

Happy to see how customers use our sea glass beads in their homes.  Our recycled glass beads are handmade from molten fragments of colored glass bottles, creating a beach glass effect while retaining the original colors of the glass. Our beads come in shades of…

Wednesday Wisdom

Martin Seligman, the father of Positive Psychology says that for a person to be truly happy and live a meaningful life, that person must recognize their personal strengths and use these strengths for the greater good. If we are to take Seligman’s advice, we should…

Sunday Thoughts

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Today is a day to be thankful. There…

Friday’s Flower ~ Hydrangea

To me, the flower that embodies both the Coastal+Farmhouse style is the hydrangea. I think it just may be summer's favorite flower - at least in New England, beloved for producing unending armloads of color, from blue and pink to vanilla-cone and striking green. Friday is my…
Live Life Beautifully

Live Life Beautifully

The Coastal Farmhouse tagline, Live Life Beautifully, really encompasses more than just creating a beautiful home.  When I dreamed up Coastal Farmhouse and what I wanted to accomplish and bring to peoples lives was much more than just a "pretty home."   Beyond the professional and…