Coastal Casual Living… FIVE Tips

February 15, 2021

Coastal Casual Living… FIVE Tips



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Snow is on the ground and seems like it is here to stay for awhile! Pop on your Wellies and take a walk along the beach and come home inspired. That’s exactly how our fabric patterns come to be. Our design studio is just up the hill from Cotuit’s harbor so we are inspired daily by what we collect at the beach – seaweed, oyster shells, mermaid’s purses (skate pods) and horseshoe crabs. From wash ashores to hand-sketched designs that come alive on 100% Belgian linen. We are a small Cape Cod textile company that is passionate about the environment, a casual coastal lifestyle and interior design.


DESIGN NO. FIVE'S 5 TIPS FOR CASUAL COASTAL LIVING

KEEPING IT ECO-FRIENDLY, CASUAL AND STYLISHLY "WOW"...

  1. SELECT LINEN FABRIC



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Fabric is an essential component of every decor. Start by selecting 100% Belgian linen that fits a coastal vibe and provides an ecological option. Linen by nature is sustainable as it's made from flax. Design No. Five's fabric starts with Libeco Linen as the ground cloth and then our DN5 designs are printed at a mill in the USA using only eco-friendly inks. Learn More About Linen

Fabric & Pillow by Design No. Five - Horseshoe Crab in Black on Natural

Chair -  O&G Studio

 Photo - Angel Tucker 



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2. KID AND PET FRIENDLY



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Linen fabric is durable and rugged. Exactly what is needed for a casual coastal home with kids and pets. Linen looks great crisp when freshly pressed or shabby chic wrinkled - linen has a casual elegance that works no matter what the setting!

Linen bedding breaths, making it perfect for coastal living. Every wash makes your custom linen bedding softer and softer and softer...

Fabrics & Pillows - Design No. Five

Ready Made Linen Sheets - Libeco Home Online Shop

Photo - Angel Tucker



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Ah, Dexter loves his perch by the driveway window.

Up high enough to see out and perfectly comfy on his painterly stripe pillow in black on natural linen!

Drapes made out of horseshoe crab in reverse black fabric.

Photo - Angel Tucker

3. CREATIVE COASTAL COLORS



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We went to great lengths to match the walls to a pair of my husband Phil's Nantucket Red pants. Much of our old Sea Captain's house is white so we wanted to mix it up, plus we had a desire to be true to the bolder jewel tones of a 1700's Sea Captain's home. Shades of deep blue, green and various shades of red on the walls and trim were very much in vogue in that era.



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Window Treatments - Design No. Five Horseshoe Crab in Sunny 

White Duck Slipcovered Wingbacks

Metallic Suede & Hemp Rug - Serena & Lily

Cooper Leather Stool -Serena & Lily

Coffee Table - Made Goods (discontinued)

Jielde Metal Wall Sconce - Pair Available on Chairish

Assorted Coastal Inspired Pillows - Design No. Five

Photo -Angel Tucker

4. COASTAL FROM DAWN TO DUSK



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A little continental breakfast coastal style - casual with a linen runner and napkins.

Custom Runner -Painterly Stripe in Mariner's Blue on Natural Linen 

Napkins - Seaweed in Mariner's Blue on Natural Linen

email: hello@deisgnnofive.com to purchase



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Ahhh, finally it's dusk... glasses are iced and limes are ready for Margaritas.

Table Fabric - Seaweed XL in Raspberry on Natural Linen

Photo -Angel Tucker

5. ALL TOGETHER NOW...

COASTAL, CASUAL, ECO-FRIENDLY, AND STYLISHLY WOW 



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What was your first clue this is a beach house? The Beach House sign was purchased years ago from a local store which has since gone out of business.  The overstuffed Ralph Lauren sofa was purchased for $75 and rebuilt by my favorite upholsterer SynThomas in Hyannis MA and reupholstered in Libeco Linens Dark Winged Flax. Coffee table was a piece left behind in one of our homes by a prior owner. It had been built as a means to keep boxes off the damp basement floor - a little sanding and a coat of paint transforms this primitive bench into the most usable table for our "cocktail room". Lamps are from Target.

Artwork - Dan Hart Photography

Photo -Angel Tucker

DOING WHAT WE LOVE AND LOVING WHAT WE DO...

Got a question or just want to chat - email us at hello@designnofive.com



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