Coastal Inspired Decorating and More! (Saturday Spotlight)

Happy weekend and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight!  Each week, I focus on a different theme or topic to inspire you.  Since many of us head to shore towns over the summer, I’m highlighting all things coastal this week!  From coastal decorating ideas to coastal inspired diy projects and shopping finds, I hope to awaken your inner beach bum!  

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Coastal Inspired Ideas from the Blog:

As we head into summer, you can’t go wrong with a blue and white coastal table setting.

Blue and white coastal table setting

Even though I decorated this coastal table in my kitchen, this look would work on the patio or any outdoor area.  

Lately, everyone is talking about the “coastal grandmother” trend which was inspired by various Nancy Meyers movies.  I mean, who can forget the iconic living room?…

Coastal living room with blue and white striped rug from Something's Gotta Give

Source – Architectural Digest

As you probably, know, this movie was filmed many years ago yet the classic coastal design of the home is timeless!  If you love this breezy coastal style, read more about why we love Something’s Gotta Give!

If you’re looking for a more modern coastal style, check out this stunning house tour…

Coastal living room with fireplace and vaulted ceilings

From textures and neutrals to some very creative ideas, I think you’re going to love this coastal inspired home!

If classic New England coastal is more your style, take an exterior tour of some beautiful Martha’s Vineyard homes!

Coastal inspired home

Perhaps, the scenery might inspire you to book a vacation to Martha’s Vineyard!

This summer, if you plan to stay with friends on the coast, learn how to be a fabulous houseguest!

How to be a fabulous house guest - at the beach

Sure, some of my beach house etiquette tips are obvious but a few reminders never hurt!

For even more coastal decorating inspiration, see all the ideas I’ve saved on my coastal Pinterest board! 

Coastal Inspired Shopping Finds:

If you want to add some Nancy Meyers style to your own home, start with pretty striped rug!  

Blue and white striped rugs - coastal style inspiration


Whether you’re planning a picnic on the beach or a summer inspired meal on the deck, this beach house cookbook could help you plan your menu!

Beach House Dinner cookbook - coastal inspired


If you’re heading to your favorite beach this summer, don’t forget to bring a comfy beach chair!

blue beach chair

We’ve tried many brands of beach chairs over the years and Tommy Bahama is one of our favorites!  Apparently, I’m not the only one who loves them because this one has great reviews!


Show up to that coastal town in style with a pretty monogrammed straw tote!

Straw beach totes - coastal inspired ideas

These are even pretty enough to use every day!  Here in New Jersey, we now have to bring our own bags when shopping…so this one is perfect!


Don’t forget a hostess gift when you arrive for a weekend on the coast.  A cute wine bag makes any bottle of wine extra special!

Red, white and blue wine bags - coastal inspired gift ideas

Now, for even more coastal style ideas,  here are some finds from around the internet:

Hopefully, I’ve inspired you bring some coastal style into your home and life!  

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  1. I’m a big fan of coastal style and had fun decorating my apartment in Florida. I had one rule though – no tacky flamingos! I am quite tempted to anonymously send your link of how to be great guests to my friend and her husband, who were the most difficult guests we’ve ever had. A two-night visit seemed like an eternity, and included sandy sneakers on my kitchen counter,a trail of mess everywhere, and oh, yes, a midnight trip to the vet because they left a chocolate-covered power bar on the floor in their room. Don’t ask! I do feel better now that I’ve vented all of that!

    1. Oh Amy – that’s hilarious! Though, it probably wasn’t at the time! And yes, I agree with the flamingos…lol!

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