Kathleen's Tips

Kathleen’s Decorating Tip #2

Start a Collection Saturdays are great days for yard sales and it got me thinking of this inexpensive decorating tip- starting a collection.  If you find that your home consists of a hodgepodge of collectibles scattered around a room, maybe it's time to refocus.   For example, it's…
Friday's Flower

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…
Interiors

Kathleen’s Tip No. 1

Establish a Color Scheme Creating a whole home color palette will make your decorating choices easier and help connect one room to the next, creating a home that flows.  The first step is creating a color palette. Color is very personal, so choose colors that speak…
Interiors

Brass is Back

If you wait long enough, everything comes back in style. Yes, brass is back.  But not the shiny brass you may remember from the 80s. The "new" brass is much more understated and luxurious. Aged gold, champagne gold, satin gold, there are so many different…
Bookcase vignette
DIY

How to Create a Beautiful Bookcase Vignette

Your bookshelves tell your story with a glimpse into your character, personality, travels, passions, interests, and family. There’s an art to creating a perfectly styled bookshelf. We have some tips to help you achieve a beautifully layered yet balanced look. And it's easier than you…
Live Life Beautifully
Inspiration

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…
Interiors

Coastal Farmhouse Interior Design Inspiration

There's something that's endlessly appealing about interior decorating inspired by the coast- no matter where you live.  Maybe it's the calming palette of ocean blues and sandy taupes, the textures of driftwood, seagrass and recycled glass. Textures and patterns work well in a coastal style…