A Slightly Coastal “Waterside” Home Tour
Today I’m participating in a Waterside Home Tour hosted by Emily from Table and Hearth. For the first timers to Slightly Coastal, let me fill you in on a little bit about myself. We bought a standard builder grade new home two years ago on Amelia Island, Florida. It’s the smallest home we’ve ever owned and I’ve been trying to finish room by room adding in more character as I move through the house. Although I don’t have an ocean view (I’d need to add 500k to our current home), we are perfectly situated half-way between the ocean and the historic downtown.
I finished my two boys’ rooms right after we moved in because I wanted them to feel like they had a space that reflected them. They’re not particularly coastal, but more the style they wanted for their rooms.
So today I thought I would give you a tour of the two rooms I feel are completely finished in the coastal style I love and then give you a glimpse of some vignettes I have created that reflect my slightly coastal style.
Up first is my latest One Room Challenge room. It’s a fourth bedroom. Don’t even get me started on why this builder put four bedrooms in this home rather than three. We ended up with three tiny bedrooms and a good size master. I would have preferred all the bedrooms to be a better size. We decided to turn this fourth bedroom into a media room for video games and spill over when my oldest has friends over.
I love the mix of white with wood and little pops of black. It is my favorite combination along with a lot of texture in the room.
The other room I want to show you today is our master bathroom. I completed this room for the One Room Challenge also. Apparently, doing the One Room Challenge is the only way I completely finish a room. Although my friend Sheila up the street will tell you I’m never really finished with a room because I’m always changing something.
I totally have a thing for ceilings. This was my first adventure with doing a ceiling treatment. This is actually wallpaper on the ceiling. I love the texture of the board and batten, mixed with bead board and the wood wallpaper. It makes me happy every morning to walk into this bathroom with all the white and wood.
I love creating coastal vignettes in our house since the beach is such a part of our lives. Here are some of my favorites.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out our little island home. I have five more rooms to finish in this house, so if you love DIY come on back and check out what I’m working on. Be sure to visit all the other participants. The homes are truly inspiring.
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