Coastal Living

Coastal Cottage Escape Decorating Ideas

By |July 23rd, 2016|

Coastal cottages are the perfect escape homes – dreamy places where you can get away from everyday life, and where you find a smile on your face the moment you arrive. Coastal escapes are made for relaxing, listening to the gentle sound of the waves, and watching beautiful sunsets wash the horizon from the comfort of a cozy veranda. A popular trend these days is to bring the feel of the beach into everyday life by making your home into a private retreat. Here are some coastal cottage escape decorating ideas that will transform your home, whether it’s on the beach […]

Colorful Coastal Furniture

By |October 27th, 2015|

Crisp fabrics, cheerful stripes, maritime accents, and a stunning palette of blues make coastal furniture a cool, colorful choice. Motifs featuring shells, sea life, and whimsical nautical objects finish the look. Sometimes rustic, with the look of found objects and antique shop finds, painted coastal furniture is always elegant in its own way. Breezy cane headboards, mirrored chests, and boardwalk-inspired ottomans are just some of the treasures you’ll find. Comfortable and casual, with whitewashed boards, weathered timber, and whimsical touches, coastal furniture gives your space a relaxed, welcoming feel.

Natural Coastal Cottage Collection

By |November 15th, 2014|

Love the beautiful sights and relaxing feel of the ocean? Introducing the Natural Coastal Collection: A blend of furnishings which reflect the natural elements and colors of the seaside. Colors reflective of driftwood, sand, sea glass and foam bring an organic, natural feel to this collection. Materials are left in their natural state or with a slight white-wash or sun-bleached appearance to bring elegant beach style into your home. Wicker, reclaimed wood, jute rope, and sea shells make up the construction of these pieces, evoking the spirit of casual relaxation that can only be found by the sea. Often nautically inspired, these unique creations can transform your beach […]

Coastal Cottage Blue Home Interiors

By |July 15th, 2014|

I love the way fashion intersects with home furnishing trends, with designers taking cues from the runway to create incredible coastal cottage blue home interiors. Earlier this year, the runways in New York and Paris featured exhilarating hues of blue that are now found on chairs, chests and sofas across the globe. According to Color Solutions International, the color trends this year “take you on an adventure” and the vibrant blue tones reflect “visions of the ocean’s ambiance.” So if you’re feeling compelled to bring the colors of the sea into your home’s interior, you are right on trend!

The naturally vibrant colors of the […]

Coastal Home Decorating Themes

By |July 18th, 2013|

There is nothing quite like the feeling of the beach. Whether you have a coastal cottage getaway or merely want to evoke the spirit of the seaside in your permanent home, there are many simple ways to incorporate the carefree, fresh, ocean feel into your decor. So enjoy the sun, sand and sea and everything that is so wonderful about summer!

A white coastal cottage look is all about having a clean, easy, breezy look.  Crisp whites create a serene, calming feel. Painting white from floor to ceiling with white slip-covered furnishings really show off the best part of a beach […]

Furnishing your Coastal Escape

By |June 7th, 2012|

Soft hues of foamy greens and blues, sandy browns and crisp whites…can you feel the ocean? A beach home is a special oasis where you can escape from it all. Add a painted coastal chest to create a fun and exciting atmosphere or a stunning crystal blue chandelier to sweep you away.  With popular pieces like these Aqua Rattan Counter Stools, this shell-studded chest and this coastal shabby chic chest, your coastal cottage will feel cozy, calming and beautiful.

There are so many ways to make your beach place stand out. Colorful rattan chairs, heavily distressed white mirrors or tables with painted […]

Furnishing your Coastal Escape

By |June 7th, 2012|

Soft hues of foamy greens and blues, sandy browns and crisp whites…can you feel the ocean? A beach home is a special oasis where you can escape from it all. Add a painted coastal chest to create a fun and exciting atmosphere or a stunning crystal blue chandelier to sweep you away.  With popular pieces like these Aqua Rattan Counter Stools, this shell-studded chest and this coastal shabby chic chest, your coastal cottage will feel cozy, calming and beautiful.

There are so many ways to make your beach place stand out. Colorful rattan chairs, heavily distressed white mirrors or tables with painted […]

Belle Escape’s Best Selling Furnishings in 2010

By |January 4th, 2011|

Looking back at 2010, Belle Escape had a wonderful year helping an ever increasing number of homeowners transform their primary residence or vacation home into a dream oasis! We enjoyed learning about our customers’ visions and working with them to find the perfect pieces to get the exact look and feel they desired.

In 2010, our customers loved browsing all style categories, but French Country, Vintage French, Coastal Cottage and Cottage Chic were especially popular. In the furniture category, accent tables, chests, console tables, coffee tables, dining room tables and headboards were in highest demand. In home decor, chandeliers, decorative mirrors […]

Best Gift for Her this Holiday!!

By |December 3rd, 2010|

Over the past few days, something unusual has happened – something that only happens once a year! Can you guess what that might be? I’ll give you a one word hint: men! Yes, suddenly we’re getting more calls and emails than ever before from men. “What’s a great gift idea for her?” they’re asking. They’re looking for something different, something that really reflects her own personal sense of style.

Our first recommendation: a Belle Escape Gift Card! Gift cards are such a great gift option because the recipient gets to pick exactly what they want. Imagine this: sitting in the comfort […]

Belle Escape – Artistic Furniture!

By |May 5th, 2010|

Belle Escape inspires artistic expressions about life’s special moments and dream escapes. Check out these designs featuring Belle Escape’s shabby chic furniture and decor.

Diamond Carved Mirrors

Aqua Louis Wing Chair and Ottoman

Coastal Shabby Chic Chest

Floral Coffee Table – featuring Taylor Swift who furnished her new home with furniture from Belle Escape!

Silver Tin Display Cabinet – just gorgeous!

Aqua Oceanic Chest – A fun, whimisical chest for a coastal cottage!

Blue Fleur de Lys Chest and Vintage Vines Wall Chest – Ooh la la!

Country Scenes Coffee Table – a French country delight!