A graduate of the University of Southern California, Kennedy began her career as a hard news newspaper reporter, covering events such as the LA riots and California’s wildfires. After a few years she discovered she could combine her hidden interior design talents with journalism. In addition to her work for Better Homes and Gardens, Kennedy co-wrote New York Times bestseller “Trading Spaces: Behind the Scenes” and has written for publications such as Traditional Home, Decorating, Quick & Easy Decorating, Window & Wall Ideas, Bedroom & Bath Ideas and Do It Yourself. A native of Portland, Oregon, Kennedy recently moved from New York’s Hudson Valley to suburban Boston with her husband, two children, Great Dane, two cats, sewing machine, pile of paint decks and about 340 linear feet of books.
We are very excited to announce that today we launch the Coastal Living Boutique, a unique shopping experience where you can actually shop for all the looks you see in this gorgeous magazine. Along with the editors of Coastal Living (who chose every accessory and piece of furniture you'll see!), we couldn't be more thrilled to bring this magazine, filled with beautiful, aspirational interiors, to life.
I love that Coastal Living features so many different decorating styles, showcased by beautiful photography, that are all still so coastal. Whether it's low-slung Malibu style, charming beach cottage, or Tahitian resort, you'll find it in Coastal Living's pages. Working hand-in-hand with the Coastal Living editorial team has been an incredibly satisfying and fun experience.
Whether it's rattan textures, sealife motifs, or clean and elegant furnishings, Wayfair offers a variety of products as wide as the interior design styles featured in Coastal Living. Each month, the boutique features four regular columns each of which provides you with even more ways to bring the beachfront lifestyle into your home.
Photo Credit : 1. Jennifer Davick 2. Trent Bell Photography 4. Annie Schlechter
We know your home is more than just gorgeous furniture. So, our Life + Style column gives you tips for every part of your life, from grilling recipes to outdoor entertaining ideas.
Focusing on striking seaside hotels, Get the Look helps you bring the styles of your favorite resorts into your home.
In Things We Love, Coastal Living's editors pick their favorite Wayfair products that telegraph the spirit of the magazine.
House Tour helps you recreate the look of one of the issue's iconic homes.
We also feature all of the Coastal Living's branded products in our Coastal Living Collection. These products are truly the best of shore-side style -- quality furniture from Stanley, beach-friendly rugs by Jaipur, and easy-living outdoor furniture from Lloyd Flanders.
All in all, I think the Coastal Living Boutique at Wayfair is an easy, pretty, and fun shopping experience. New stories are published each week. So, don't forget to check back and let us know what you think!