FantaSea Coastal Home is a boutique coastal décor brand with a global reach. Founders Elizabeth & Paul Chren have a shared passion for the seashore. They envisioned a brand that recreates the joy of long sunny days spent at the beach.
Their combined talents have created a leading-edge coastal brand that encompasses the finest in coastal home décor. They have sourced the world for unique coastal items, many of them exclusive to the company. Each item lovingly created by nature or carefully crafted by hand.
Elizabeth and Paul have globetrotted the world living in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and London, England. Now with two young children, both born by the shore, they call Florida their forever home. They live in a home filled with the sounds of laughter and waves, and the beauty of found seashells. Just steps from the beach.
Elizabeth has years of experience dedicated to understanding and interpreting the fields of art, design and retail. Elizabeth earned a BFA Degree in Design from Carnegie Mellon University and her MA Degree from New York University.
She has a unique background, including work as an exhibits designer on a $25 million museum renovation, designed by the internationally known architect Michael Graves. Her work as a Gallery Director for distinguished galleries in both Chicago and California, expanded her talents for display and visual presentation.
Her creative vision for FantaSea Coastal Home grew from her passion for design and retail, coupled with her love of the seashore. Elizabeth’s family has lived at the beach since the 1950’s. She grew up along the coastal waters of Florida and spent many long summer days by the shore.
Paul Chren is a multi-entrepreneur across several fields. He earned his Master’s Degree from Columbia University. After earning his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, Paul worked in the high-tech field in California.
His ability to understand a conceptual start-up idea and bring it to fruition as a growing business has been a hallmark of his career. Paul has worked as a senior executive in investor relations and business management across several companies.
His leadership and business management has been developed through years of understanding the nuances of changing business climates. His ability to work closely with a diverse group of disciplines has proven invaluable to growing businesses.