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Musts in coastal home design.

I love this coastal living room featured in Coastal Living

When designing a coastal home there are a few things I keep in mind.

  • Textures: Mixing crisp fabrics such as linens with woven fabrics like sisal to give your rooms a three-dimensional feel. Using wood (beadboard walls, painted wood floors and tables), stone (fireplace surrounds, counters and floors) and glass (windows) are musts for coastal homes!
  • Colors: What colors make you think of the coast? Blue, yellow, red? Or maybe all white or neutrals? I like blue and white!
  • Feel: What do you want your home to say about you and the scenery? Do you want a casual home, a beach get away or a formal coastal cottage? Determining the vibe of a home is very important, you need to base your decisions on the feel you are going for!
  • Budget: I think it is important to mix things up and hunt for a few items that really make your home unique and eclectic. Keep your budget in mind and spend your money wisely on key furniture pieces and hunt for deals on the little decor items (lamps, art, side tables etc.) that help to finish the home! This is true for all decorating projects not just coastal homes.
One Kings Lane has this today for $189…great deal! I love this for the entry of a coastal home it has a drift wood feel.
Coastal Living knows how to pick a room, I just want to cuddle up with a great book in this seating area…or entertain friends.
I think these baskets from One Kings Lane would be perfect filled with toys or cozy throws or even laundry. Details make the home!
I just love this room…if only my kids would keep a room looking like this!-Coastal Living
Yellow and white are crisp and clean these pillows are on Rue La La today 2/$79
This bathroom we designed would be perfect in my dream coastal home! We even designed the vanity and cabinet…it is a part of our coastal furniture line!-photo Jamie Salomon
I adore these towels and they would really pop in a coastal bathroom…don’t you think?
My DREAM coastal Kitchen-Photo Liz Donnelly
I must have a sleeping porch!!!

I love dreaming and someday I will have a coastal home of my own until then…I will keep my eye out for great ideas! I want my family to be surrounded by beauty, and that is my ultimate goal for my clients too.

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2 comments on “Musts in coastal home design.

  1. Let me know if you are interested in contributing an article for the topic “Home Decor”. Send me an email with a link to it along with a short bio of yours to ver.akanksha@gmail.com. More details here
    http://roohi21.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/home-decor/

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