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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Coastal Living Around the World... Part 1

Coastal Living Around the World... Part 1

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!
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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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Variation On A Thief...

Variation On A Thief...

The Clam Thief, by Louise Rothery of Seawordy is an updated and coastal variation on a thief, inspired by William Morris' famous Strawberry Thief. Louise is known for her creative and whimsical art, tromp l'oeil and recreations using vintage linens. A friend of Design No. Five's for decades.
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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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Celebrating 50 Years... EARTH DAY!

Celebrating 50 Years... EARTH DAY!

50 Years of Earth Days! Take advantage of these eco-friendly ideas and start being more conscience of how you treat Mother Earth.
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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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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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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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    Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Decor Ideas for Your Home...how we decorate at Laughing Gull Hill

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Decor Ideas for Your Home...how we decorate at Laughing Gull Hill

    No matter what holiday you celebrate many of us will have guests arriving in a matter of days!  If you are like most, you'd like to add a little cheer to your home. A little vintage + a little new adds up a whole lot of "wow".  Let's get creative!
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