Pristine sand, a gentle surf and a charming community steeped in history make Coronado Island one of the most desirable places to live and visit in the United States. Situated just across the bay from San Diego, this exclusive island community is the location for the 2014 Coastal Living Showhouse.
This year’s Showhouse is a 4,500 square-foot home, complete with sweeping ocean views, that is designed for its environment and ideal for entertaining. As principal interior designer Betsy Burnham says, “There’s a seamless flow between outdoor and indoor that’s nearly a necessity in this location.”
Burnham is owner of the acclaimed Burnham Design in Los Angeles. This project gave her the opportunity to showcase her knack for curating homes that are sophisticated, livable, timeless and personalized. Here, you’ll get a preview of what she did with the amazing outdoor spaces – using Frontgate teak and wicker outdoor furniture, of course. Check back later this month for a more extensive look.
A woman can never have too many pairs of shoes. It’s the storage and organization of all those designer heels, platform soles and slinky sandals that sometimes become the issue.
So imagine reaching into a beautiful tufted ottoman, easily selecting one or two pairs, then perching yourself on the expansive cushioned top to try them on. It’s like a well-heeled princess story. Yet it’s no fairy tale; it’s our Serena shoe ottoman.
With its button-tufted upholstered seating, dressmaker’s skirting and fleur-de-lis medallions, this exquisitely tailored ottoman keeps your shoes organized and easy to find.
Simply open the smooth hydraulic hinged top to reveal 15 fabric shoe sleeves encircling the perimeter. These removable pockets are the perfect place to keep your favorite in-season shoes at the ready or protect your special-occasion pairs from scuffs and dust.
Plus, the center section affords ample room for boots, belts or handbags. Use this versatile piece in a large closet, bathroom or in a master bedroom.
The gentle whir of industrial sewing machines is near constant background noise in our in-house personalization department, as they precisely place thousands of stitches to create one of our most popular customization options: the embroidered monogram.
Long associated with wealth and power, the monogram is today’s classic embellishment, adding a personal touch to a wide range of products – from embroidered bath towels and bedroom linens to personalized totes and holiday stockings.
Monogramming is an art, and when you place an order, our in-house team gets to work creating a personalized masterpiece – perfectly suited for your individual style.
Starting with premium threads and supplies, each made-to-order mark is stitched on one of 61 top-of-the-line industrial machines. Our highly trained embroiderers inspect each product at nine different points in the sewing process to ensure accuracy and the highest quality finished product.
Creating something special takes time, and our embroidered monograms are no exception – taking up to 20 minutes per piece depending on size and stitch count.
Speaking of stitch count, our monograms have anywhere from 2,000 to 25,000 depending on lettering and size. Single letter monograms usually have 2,000 to 4,000 stitches, while three letter monograms are generally between 5,000 and 15,000.
With 42 fonts currently available (plus 10 more coming in the next few weeks), and 75 active thread colors, we offer the largest catalog of embroidery options in the industry.
Embroidered monograms are a classic and stately way to distinguish your bedding, bath towels, and a range of other products. Plus, they can enhance a memorable gift for any number of occasions, including weddings and anniversaries. Visit the Monogram Studio to browse our collection of personalized gifts.