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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Get Creative With What's In Your Yard...

Get Creative With What's In Your Yard...

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...
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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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home office

Making The Best of Challenging Times...Home Office Ideas

Design No. Five wishes everyone all the best and we will try to do our part by sharing information and ideas for coping at home. We've shared a few home office ideas that will hopefully lend some inspiration and encouragement to make home work spaces as pleasant as possible...get creative!
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Color You Beautiful...

Color You Beautiful...

How does color affect us?  Color in our living spaces can dramatically impact how we feel.  Color can tell a story, set the mood and tells others about us. Need to explain a rooms usage, highlight a feature or even hide a flaw - color can help. Color Theory is a fascinating study.
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Updating, Upgrading and Upcycling:  A Few Eco-friendly Ideas...

Updating, Upgrading and Upcycling: A Few Eco-friendly Ideas...

Every little bit adds up...shopping at Auction is eco-friendly! No drain on resources or waste. Plus it's fun and a great way to find that one-of-a-kind piece.  The Design No. Five team reviewed five upcoming Auctions that offer unique pieces for the coastal inspired home. 

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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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    Mermaid's Purse Fabric as Wallpaper...

    Mermaid's Purse Fabric as Wallpaper...

    Who would have thought that fabric could be wallpaper?!?! Lisa Tharp and her Interior Design team did.  Nothing says coastal summer fun more than this Chatham bedroom.
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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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