Ahh, nothing says Coastal Living quite like a hand-carved wooden cod hanging over your mantel. A few dings and cracks makes it even more authentically coastal! Ramble Market in Waltham MA is a great place for such treasures. The little Farmhouse Pottery match holder and striker is a must have.
Achieving the coastal style doesn't have to be fancy, just authentically creative. A Cotuit skiff mast and gaff make a great newel post and rail. Add a few brass cleats and manilla roping to complete the look.
Living near the water includes seagulls. Their high pitched squeal while swooping and scrounging for food is an ever constant part of coastal dwelling. Seagull wallpaper by the UK company Sanderson captures the spirit of these coastal birds perfectly for this little powder room. Mirror, sconces, sink and hardware all by Restoration Hardware.
Hallways need a little love too...oversized black and white photography of ratlines and spinnakers scream coastal summer fun! Keeping with the simple and creative theme, a basket of wooden buoys playing off the rust red cotton runner by Nordic Knots adds a little zip to the bootjack legged pine bench. The striped Schoolhouse Electric sconce in brass ties in nicely with the coastal sailing vibe.
Laundry room corners matter...every summer house needs a "catch all" for beach paraphernalia. Sitting atop the wire storage are noteworthy collectors' items - a vintage fishing creel and seagull whirligig. Antique shopping is a great summertime sport. Don't forget the Serena & Lily beach towels to complete the look, plus you'll love them.
Simple, clean, bright and light with Waterworks Henry hardware and Watt sconce paired with an organic woven seagrass mirror and hand-made rope drawer pulls hit the mark for a spot on coastal master bath.
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“To each house its door knocker.” This quote refers to the practice in days gone by where a resident’s social status or profession is displayed on their front door through the design of its knocker. A knocker shaped as a fish or other sea creature meant the owner of the house was a member of the sea merchant community, or some other trade related to the sea. How apt as this old house was built by a Cape Cod Sea Captain!
Last but not least, every coastal house needs pillows and fabrics that help tell the coastal lifestyle story. Patterns depicting boats under sail, oysters, colorful curly legged skate pods or mermaid's purses, and horseshoe crabs are just another way of saying summer. Check out the entire Design No. Five collection.