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Light-filled Coastal Modern makes the most of its available floorspace

  • March 28, 2023

Though it only has a length of 24 ft (7.3 m), the Coastal Modern mitigates its diminutive size with a flexible and light-filled interior. The tiny house features multiple storage areas and folding furniture, including a living room that doubles as a guest sleeping area.

The Coastal Modern is designed by Modern Tiny Living and based on a double-axle trailer. It’s clad in cedar, with a steel roof, while the interior is finished in vinyl flooring, with poplar tongue & groove walls.

Visitors to the home enter through glass double doors into the living room. This is dominated by a U-shaped seating area that has lots of integrated storage and can be converted into a double bed for sleeping guests.

Near the living room is the kitchen. This is on the simpler side for a North American tiny house – there isn’t an oven, for example – but since the home will be used as a guest house it doesn’t need a fully equipped kitchen. It has a farmhouse-style sink, fridge/freezer, and some stowable appliances. There’s also a handy table that doubles as a workspace and dining table and can also be easily folded away if some additional floorspace is needed.

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Visitors to the Coastal Modern enter into a living room with a U-shaped seating area

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The bathroom is next to the kitchen. Instead of a sliding door, it’s accessed by a sliding bookcase, adding a little additional storage space. Inside, the bathroom has a shower, sink, and an incinerating toilet, which as its name suggests, involves burning waste to dispose of it.

There’s one bedroom in the Coastal Modern, which is accessed by a

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Coastal Grandmother Style Is A Breezy Decor Trend You Can Use Anywhere :: WRAL.com

  • August 1, 2022

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You don’t have to have grandchildren or even live on the shore to dive into a popular style of home decor called coastal grandmother. Although both aesthetics have similar origins, coastal grandmother is not as nostalgic or stuffy as the grandmillennial home decorating trend that found popularity a couple of years ago.

So what is coastal grandmother style? According to Lex Nicoleta, the social media influencer who coined the term, if you love Nancy Meyers movies, coastal vibes, Ina Garten and cozy interiors, you might just be a coastal grandmother — no matter your age, situation or location.

“I would describe it as very neutral, classic staples in light shades … it’s very crisp, very clean,” New York City-based personal stylist Samantha Brown told “Today.” “It’s sort of like a nod to this timeless, moneyed — but not flashy — coastal grandma.”

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If you aspire for a home that looks elegant and fashionable yet cozy and lived in, coastal grandmother might be for you. Keep reading to find out more about the defining aspects of this trending style.

Coastal Grandmother Colors And Textures

A palette of shades of white makes the ideal background for a room in the coastal grandmother decorating style. Neutral, seashore shades like beige and taupe along with blue, gray and green that remind you of the sea tie up the color scheme.

“Defined by the use of natural light, high–quality natural materials, a soft color palette and an abundance of foliage and flowers, coastal grandmother creates an inviting, effortlessly elegant and livable interior that feels like

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Coastal Grandmother Style Is A Breezy Decor Trend

  • July 30, 2022

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Simplemost may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer’s website.

You don’t have to have grandchildren or even live on the shore to dive into a popular style of home decor called coastal grandmother. Although both aesthetics have similar origins, coastal grandmother is not as nostalgic or stuffy as the grandmillennial home decorating trend that found popularity a couple of years ago.

So what is coastal grandmother style? According to Lex Nicoleta, the social media influencer who coined the term, if you love Nancy Meyers movies, coastal vibes, Ina Garten and cozy interiors, you might just be a coastal grandmother — no matter your age, situation or location.

“I would describe it as very neutral, classic staples in light shades … it’s very crisp, very clean,” New York City-based personal stylist Samantha Brown told “Today.” “It’s sort of like a nod to this timeless, moneyed — but not flashy — coastal grandma.”

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If you aspire for a home that looks elegant and fashionable yet cozy and lived in, coastal grandmother might be for you. Keep reading to find out more about the defining aspects of this trending style.

Coastal Grandmother Colors And Textures

A palette of shades of white makes the ideal background for a room in the coastal grandmother decorating style. Neutral, seashore shades like beige and taupe along with blue, gray and green that remind you of the sea tie up the color scheme.

“Defined by the use of natural light, high–quality natural materials, a soft color palette and an abundance of foliage and flowers, coastal grandmother creates an inviting, effortlessly elegant and livable interior that feels like home,”

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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens had a big year in 2021

  • July 21, 2022

Stepwise Data Research showed that Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens contributed $41.9 million to Maine’s economic growth in 2021.

BOOTHBAY, Maine — Visitors to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens poured nearly $42 million into Maine’s economy, according to an economic impact report done by Stepwise Data Research

The gardens have been open to visitors for 15 years, but the 336,400 visitors they saw in 2021 equated to a big year. 

“Literally every state in the country — I’m just looking at the map right now — has representation in terms of where people came from last year to visit the gardens,” CMBG CEO Gretchen Ostherr said. 

Ostherr added that the new report helps them better understand where visitors are coming from and what’s behind their visit. Part of the increase, she said, was more people exploring the outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many were also drawn to the gardens’ five large wooden trolls, created by artist and arts activist Thomas Dambo. 

RELATED: Giant trolls take over the forest at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

According to the study, visitors spent an estimated $5.8 million at Maine restaurants, $3.1 million on lodging, $2 million at retail stores, and $1.2 million on other recreational activities. In total, the report estimates that $15.2 million of direct visitor spending contributed to earnings and jobs in the Maine economy across various sectors. 

“It’s really informative in terms of helping us understand our impact here [and] also in terms of helping us project what we can expect in terms of future visitation, which then can help us quantify the kind of investments we want to make,” Ostherr explained.

Some of those investments include updating the cafeteria and food service through the winter and spring. Staff also hope to grow CMBG’s horticulture and research departments and add a conservatory.

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What Is ‘Coastal Grandma’ Decor? This Breezy Home Style Is Red-Hot

  • June 21, 2022

Imagine feeling the fresh ocean breeze on a sun porch outfitted with chic (yet comfy) off-white furniture and a bottle of white wine chilling in a pretty ice bucket nearby.

Sound dreamy? We agree—and the look can be yours if you embrace the latest must-have design aesthetic in your home: “coastal grandma.”

This effortless yet curated beach style is a mashup of Diane Keaton‘s home from the Nancy Meyers classic flick “Something’s Gotta Give” and Ina Garten‘s East Hampton manse—with a dash of vintage style thrown in for good measure.

How did coastal grandma become a bona fide decor trend? Via social media, of course. (Truth: It’s TikTok’s world, and we just live in it.)

Thanks to viral posts by influencers on the Tok and ‘Gram, coastal grandma looks are flooding our feeds. The aspirational pictures showcase woven wicker accents, gauzy white curtains, and bunches of peonies and hydrangeas on multiple surfaces. They are a perfect backdrop to long, lazy lunches of cold shrimp and gazpacho.

Ready to live your best beach life? Here’s more about the coastal grandma design backstory and how you can embrace the look this summer.

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What is ‘coastal grandma’ decor?

Photo by Sean Litchfield Photography 

Coastal grandma decor (or coastal gran for those in the know) combines tone-on-tone neutrals, natural textures, and minimal accents. Experts add pops of color that evoke the beach, like soft aqua, minty green, light rose, and other pastels.

And since this decor style has a granny component, you’ll no doubt spot vintage finds in the mix—think gorgeous china and grown-up barware.

The OG of coastal grandma decor is probably Martha Stewart. Her three famous properties in Connecticut, New York, and Maine embody this stylish aesthetic.

Why are folks flocking to coastal grandma decor?

Photo by Munger

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Amazon’s Coastal Storefront Has Home Decor Under $100

  • June 17, 2022

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If you’ve already adopted TikTok’s beloved coastal grandmother trend in the way you dress, it’s likely you’re ready to bring the coastal vibes to your home decor. 

First defined by a TikTok user in March, the trend consists of clothing and decor similar to what you might find in a Nancy Meyers movie, Ina Garten cooking video, or New England beach house. Many people have happily stocked up on outfits that fit trend, and now, Amazon has a coastal style storefront to make the coastal decorating process even easier.

Featuring products like big wicker baskets, cozy white chairs, and plaid blue pillows, Amazon’s storefront is full of items perfect for anyone looking to transform their home into something right out of Something’s Gotta Give, or someone who just so happens to love neutral colors and beachy decor. 

Below, we’ve highlighted some of the offerings from Amazon’s collection (all under $100), in order to give you a shopping experience with the kind of convenience and ease fitting for the laid-back aesthetic.

One of the key aspects of coastal-style living is comfort and ease, which is why handmade woven pouf” data-tracking-affiliate-link-url=”https://www.amazon.com/Ashley-Furniture-Signature-Design-Traditional/dp/B0166POJ5Y?&linkCode=ll1&tag=poamzhcoastalstylestorefrontfreelancersimon0522-20&linkId=f2c7382f79d6f7205d43b14fbbbee442&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl” data-tracking-affiliate-network-name=”Amazon”this handmade woven pouf might catch your eye. You can use it as an extra seat or ottoman, or even turn it into a serving tray; either way, it’ll easily add some of those classic blue and white hues and coastal charm into your space.

For those with storage needs, consider picking up this “sturdy” woven basket that has more than 2,400 perfect ratings and is under $35 right now thanks to a coupon. It’s made from cotton and jute rope and

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