Living in one of Cape Cod's charming villages is surreal in many ways. It's small town living - people say hello and remember your name. Life includes coffee at the beach, a swim on a whim, beach walks collecting wash ashores, a bike ride to the post office or a casual sail. Walking to and from your friends' houses is luxurious. Coastal living is a sure way to kick back and embrace casual living.
Interesting chairs make for interesting homes. Chairs are necessities but they don’t have to be boring. Think about the fabrics and pillows used to coordinate with your coastal decor. Design No. Five offers a collection of all coastal inspired, hand-sketched wash ashores brought to life on 100% Belgian linen.
Believe in Linen! Join Libeco Linen in this effort to provide responsibly sourced, sustainable and eco-friendly linen. Design No. Five promotes all aspects of producing environmentally friendly fabrics, pillows and wallpaper.
Shuck Yeah! Cotuit oysters are world famous and a must for any of our summer season pre-dinner rituals. Oysters on the half shell combined with Phil’s More Perfect Diamondwith fresh wild mint from our yard make for a lovely wind down after a full day of sailing, dog walking, gardening and yard maintenance.
Design No. Five Studio was featured in Cottage Style Magazine. Featuring our coastal inspired fabrics based on hand-sketched beach wash ashores brought to life on 100% eco-friendly Belgian linen.
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! Read More
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. Read More
Need a little lift to your day? I understand that feeling more and more lately as the days get shorter and shorter. Given our new way of going about our business we think twice about going to the store to buy a pick-me-up bouquet. If you do have a flower garden it's slim pickings this time of year. Feeling a little discouraged I stepped up to the challenge and scoured my yard to see what I could harvest. This is what I came up with... Read More
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... Read More
Feeling nostalgic for the time when we could plan a trip to one of the world's exciting destinations, maybe an excursion highlighting a coastal lifestyle - whether a beach, lake or river. Having grown up in landlocked upstate New York I have always been intrigued by life dominated by water. Thailand is just such a country. Enjoy! Read More