Coastal currents: creating waves of style

The homes of the Mid-Atlantic’s waterfront communities epitomize coastal style. Whether on the beach in Ocean City or a creek on the Eastern Shore, the look is casual and calming, creating a style that makes its owners feel like every day is a vacation.

Gina Fitzsimmons, owner of Fitzsimmons Design Associates and the Annapolis-based home furnishings store Details of Design, specializes in coastal homes. She calls this look “Chesapeake Cozy.”

Written By Christianna McCausland, For The Baltimore Sun

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10 home decor don’ts

“Whether you’re a diva, a country girl or a beach bum, it’s important to make your personality shine through in your living space.

But let’s be honest: Achieving your ideal look isn’t as easy as it appears on some television design shows. Those hosts are professional decorators. But regular people? We make mistakes.

Part of the problem is that many of us start the decorating process without mapping out a strategy.

“”If you don’t have a plan, your style can go off in another direction or you’ll buy things that don’t fit the room,”” says interior designer Taniya Nayak of HGTV’s Billion Dollar Block and Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible. “”You go all mish-mash and spend a lot more money than you need to.”””

Written by USA TODAY

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