Like the soft crash of ocean waves, a sense of calm washes over visitors to Liz Orgera’s blog, Shorely Chic. Her style is coastal, simple, and comfortable—from the beautifully beachy decor in her Fairfield County, Connecticut apartment (It’s amazing what

Inspiration Board: Shorely Chic

We draw inspiration from design bloggers. Where do they draw their inspiration from? We asked Liz Orgera from Shorely Chic a few questions and from her answers, imagined what an inspiration board in her beachside bungalow might look like. » See Photos
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The $500 Kitchen Makeover

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Calm Cove

The bedroom is made homey by the blue traces scattered about. The blue and white scheme is carried from the wall hangings, to the bedside lamp, to the blue pillows, and lends the pretty room a cottagey feel. » See More

Old meets new in this Sag Harbor, New York, cottage bathroom. Soothing Cottage Bath

Old meets new in this Sag Harbor, New York, cottage bathroom. » See More

Cool California Cottage

In a village near downtown Hollywood, designer Tia Zoldan turned her plain 1920s cottage into a classic with style. » See Photos

Instead of facing the street, the front of this house looks out onto a canal. Taking a cue from West Indies architecture, a second-story porch juts out over the first story. Drought-resistant plants like crape myrtles, boxwoods, and palms decorate the fac Vacation Living Year-Round! Steal Design Ideas from this Caribbean-Style Cottage

Open spaces, bright colors, and bold accents abound in this Coastal Living Idea Cottage, just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. » See Photos

Even the smallest spaces can be big on style. With a little imagination and a few creative design tricks, you can reinvent your cozy quarters to suit your own needs. When dressing a small space, pay attention to the details, as everything becomes a focal Designs That Work for Open-Plan Living Areas

Turn your cozy quarters into stylish, well-divided spaces with our wallet-friendly decorating tricks. » See Photos

A cozy living room and entryway is essential to this North Carolina cottage. Small-scale furniture fits this space perfectly, and blue accents are classically coastal. All-White Entryway

A cozy living room and entryway is essential to this North Carolina cottage. » See More

A light-blue shade on the cabinets and island complements the sea-inspired backsplash and softens stainless steel appliances and dark countertops and floors. The hint of iridescent shimmer of the tile backsplash sets off the blue cabinetry and sandy trim Give Your Cabinets a Face-Lift with Paint

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With a pinch-pleat heading and a playful yellow-and-green print, these game room draperies lend the space a punch of personality.
Our 50 Favorite Window Treatments

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Fix Up a Front Entry

A few quick and easy updates to your home's exterior will maximize curb appeal with minimal effort. » See Photos

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