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New Years' Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions! Make Them, Keep Them or Forget Them? Let's Find Out...

New Year's resolutions are tricky. Are they realistic and achievable? Is it good to try to step outside one's comfort zone and try something new, take a chance? In making business decisions does one listen to their gut, follow instincts or listen to your customers - maybe a combination of both! In the midst of so much uncertainty in the market is it best to only consider what makes the most money? Well it's always a dilemma but DN5 is committed to all of the above - BUT most of all to be creative and have fun doing it. Enjoy!
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Don't Be Sad If You Are Assigned To The Kid's Table This Thanksgiving...

Don't Be Sad If You Are Assigned To The Kid's Table This Thanksgiving...

Get creative and make Thanksgiving more festive than usual this year! It will lift your spirits and everyone else's as well, plus it's just fun. Highlighting our Design No. Five's hand-sketched and coastal inspired fabric hopefully will give you inspiration. Bring some of the beach home without the sand. You don't have to live on the coast to enjoy these designs.
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Casual Coastal Living... DN5's 5 Tips

Casual Coastal Living... DN5's 5 Tips

Inspired by a coastal lifestyle, a sustainable eco-system and Mother Nature's wash ashores sums up what drives Design No. Five as a textile design company. Five tips for achieving a blend of coastal inspired linen fabrics and upcycled furnishings in combination of creativity, color and keeping it stylishly "wow". Let us know what you think...
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Hello there, I'm Beth.

Hello there, I'm Beth.

Hello there, I'm Beth founder and designer of Design No. Five's coastal inspired fabrics. I am often asked how I ended up as a textile designer. Well, the story spans three decades in the design world and time before that in the marketing and sales trenches. One benefit to age is that we finally get to do what we are truly good at doing and what we love to do.
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Summer's on its way! Is your beach cottage ready?

Summer's on its way! Is your beach cottage ready?

Spring is Here and Summer's on its way! Is your beach cottage ready? Hoping for some ideas for sprucing up your beach cottage and enhancing your coastal lifestyle. With the current pandemic many of us are spending more time at the shore. Liking our decor, making it comfortable and being functional for us is so important. Think about how you use each room... simple things can make a huge difference!
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Devil Is In The Details...

Devil Is In The Details...

Coastal living is all about the details. It's about seeking out those special finds, old or new that tell the story of living by the water. Sometimes the details take the lead and at other times they are part of the background. Summer outside and inside is the design goal. We've shared some ideas...
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It's Been Quite A Year! Making the Ordinary, Extraordinary...

It's Been Quite A Year! Making the Ordinary, Extraordinary...

2020 New Year’s Resolutions inspired by what we learned last year… Join the fun and be part of our family.  Welcome aboard, after all we are a coastal-inspired design firm.  READY ABOUT - HARD ALEE...

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    An Affair With A Chair...

    An Affair With A Chair...

    It was a collaborative affair with a chair...  Lawrence had been anguishing over what to do with his sad old dinged up and tattered mid-century chair. Believing in repurposing and up-cycling, a plan was put in motion. 
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    SEA change...our whale of a tale

    SEA change...our whale of a tale

    Living on Cape Cod is about fun in the sun but equally as important is ensuring our future ecologically AND preserving our historic past. Design No. Five‘s studio is part of Laughing Gull Hill and sits atop the hill overlooking Cotuit Harbor.

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