Fell in love with this outdoor summer veranda, overlooking a sea blue bay. Such a sophisticated, calming area to entertain guests! Dark classic wicker styling with bright white slip covered cushions  and just the right pop of crimson red coral from the luxury throw pillows.

Can’t you just feel the  ocean breeze with just a slight hint of chill in the salt air? Good thing that they’ve included a cozy throw on the end of the Restoration Hardware wicker sofa!

Maybe Diana Krall, or some vintage Frank Sinatra  playing in the background? Champagne chilling, candles in wind proof huricanes about to be lit as the sun begins its glorious descent into the sea.  The only thing missing is a beautiful polished tray full of gourmet, sumptuous cheese and appetizers…

Get the look!


Espresso Wicker Sofas from Restoration Hardware – classic styling, with so many options for dressing up or dressing down.  Would suggest thinking about specifying outdoor fabric, even if your sofa is under cover.






Indoor-outdoor pillows would be recommended,  although your seating area may be protected.  These hand painted red coral pillows  add just that right touch of color against the black and white!





Candle hurricanes can be  as simple as these hammered glass hurricanes found at Pier One,  or can be as elaborate as you dare,  to match your overall decorating.





For a nautical twist,  we love these polished nickel lanterns with rope handles!  Look for elements that can withstand the outdoors, and that have easy access for lighting  and extinguishing your candles.  Stick to white or ivory candles to keep your look sophisticated,  and if possible avoid strong scents that may overpower your guests.





A cashmere throw (or two!) would add just that perfect touch to ward off the evening chill.  Discovered these beautiful woven cashmere throws at Frontgate.com.  Several colors and monogramming also available.





Beautiful glasses and an ice bucket are a must!  This pretty etched palm tree glassware can be found at Caron’s Beach House.



About Caron White: Caron’s  whole life has been spent around the water, and living on the beach.  A coastal, seaside lifestyle has always been her passion.  More than anything, she loves to share it!  Creator of a new original coastal home lifestyle retail website.  She can also be found at her Everything Coastal Blog