Welcome to our coastal living room which is still a work in progress. We bought our home right before Christmas and it is a second home that will perhaps someday become our primary residence. In the meantime we are not bringing things from our Midwest home. We still need those items there and we want a different, more coastal, feel for this house. As a result we are literally starting over and to do this without taking on debt means going slowly.
We decided that before we added any furniture we would have the walls and ceilings repainted. By March we had added some artwork, a sofa and a cocktail table but it was still your basic white box.
I was drawing my inspiration from the artwork we had purchased.
We added a black sofa table to balance out the black fireplace on the opposing wall and that gave me some surface area to bring in a few bursts of color with accessories like this red and orange glass bowl I found at Wilford and Lee.
I have never ever been a blue person. Perhaps it is the coastal air but lately I am drawn to this segment of the color wheel. I think my big guy was as surprised as I was when I selected a blue trellis pattern for a pair of swivel chairs.
I usually don't like things too matchy match but I knew I needed to bring this blue into the other side of the room but I didn't want to spend the money for custom pillows. I eventually found some pillows at Home Goods.
The color was right but the pattern looked like I was trying to match and missed. I ended up finding pillow covers on Etsy that were the same pattern as the chairs. Score!
I will keep looking for a couple more pillows in coral or chartreuse to layer in more color and interest but at least I have a start.
A Global Views tangerine bowl and some inexpensive mermaids flanking the fireplace mirror also helped to infuse the space with life.
It is a fluid project. I am still moving things around trying to fill a home with too few pieces of furniture but I think we are actually progressing ahead of schedule.
Our next purchase will be a rug but really, I'm proud of what we have accomplished so far. A lot of the major purchases have been made, a more concrete design plan is evolving and now the interesting layering can begin.
Thanks for stopping by and your input is always appreciated.