Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Beach Cottage Style

"You know when you're at the beach that first day and the sun is shining and it's warm and you feel relaxed and comfortable? I want that same feeling," she says. "We're not at the ocean and it's not our second home, but I want it to feel that way all the time."

This quote is from a Washington Post article, If You Can't Have a Beach Cottage…Bring the Beach to Your House and the person being quoted is Lauren Russell, of Russell & Mackenna, a company that creates hand made, cottage-style furniture.

I could tell from the quote that Lauren shares my love of the beach and when the company contacted me to see if I would be interested in offering my readers a 40% discount on their painted and upholstered furniture, I knew I had to check them out. Discount? I love discounts and knowing that you probably do to I went to their website to see what their furniture looks like and to find out more about the company. I think you'll be as pleased as I was. Here's a few of my favorites:

Russell & Mackenna carries both upholstered and painted furniture. You have your choice of 33 colors for the painted furniture and the upholstered furniture is available in 53 fabric selections. You can also purchase the fabric by the yard! I love this! The company has been in too many magazines to mention here, but they do include some of my favorites such as, Coastal Living, O At Home, Southern Living, Ocean Home and House Beautiful. You can see the complete list here.

Now if you've been following me for a while, you know I want to live in a beach hut. When I saw this photo on the website, it made me wonder if I could become a 24/7 lifeguard and just live in one of their stations? Of course, I'd want one of these chairs and a hunky lifeguard to go with it. (And no, I'm not talking David Hasselhoff here.)

 Maybe this one on Miami Beach

With a hunky surfer dude to walk the beach with

Oh sorry, lost my train of thought, back to the furniture.

For all you Pinkies out there, isn't this the cutest?

Lovin' these chairs!


Choose your top, leg and apron style! Very cool.


This coupon is good for 40% off all items (not including shipping & accessories) in their online store from January 15 – February 15, 2010. Use the code EKJCTN12 to receive your discount.

The reporter from the Washington Post said about Lauren's home, "One step inside and you feel surprised that the surf and sand are not right outside the door." You can find that same feeling in your home and the furniture from Russell & Mackenna might just help you along.

7 Thoughtful Comments:

Sue said...

Be still my heart! I love this look. I have bits and pieces in my home, but what I'd really love is a small cottage near the beach...all in what I call Key West colors. I'll take a look!


Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Rhonda
It's funny you should post this today. I have been out this morning shopping for my new beach themed bedroom that I am planning. I have decided to bring the beach to my home too. I have lots of souvenirs from Florida that I want use and today I saw some beautiful stripey fabric that will be perfect. I will enjoy checking out the website you suggested.

Fifi Flowers said...

They have FAB items... and I ADORE their catalog... plan to paint photos from it one of these days!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Love the new look!!

bunny, The Paris House Designs said...

Hi Shellbelle, I love the breezy pretty tropical furnishings you listed. They all have me dreaming of my toes in the sand and the smell of coconuts!! I'm definitely heading over now to check out this adorable furnishing website!!
LOVE the blue piece at the top~
ps, I'm suppose to be going to dart night on Friday, If so I can't wait to wear my new t-shirt :)

gayle said...

Love this furniture but don't have a beach house and all my rooms are full

Low Tide High Style said...

I love their furniture! Thanks so much for posting about their chairs, I'm in the market for 2 small club chairs!!

Great blog!

Kat :)

I love the beach and everything that goes with it! I love the waves lapping at my feet. I love the feel of the sand between my toes. I love the roar of the Pacific and the gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. Let's talk about beaches around the world, bonfires, building sandcastles, swaying palm trees, flamingos, clambakes, sunrises and sunsets. If it's tropical, it fits this blog!


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