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.
A tour of 16 GORGEOUS homes inspired by nearby waters!!! www.tableandhearth.com

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.

Tropical Palm Beach Inspired Decorating

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.

Tropical Palm Beach Inspired Decorating

Tropical Palm Beach Inspired Decorating

Tropical Palm Beach Inspired Decorating

Tropical Palm Beach Inspired Decorating

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.


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I love creating coastal vignettes in our house since the beach is such a part of our lives.  Here are some of my favorites.

coastal Table setting flowers with shells

Coastal Sunflowers with Blue and White Chinoiserie

Slightly Coastal Fall Home Tour Centerpiece With Painted Pumpkin

Coastal Vignette with Vintage Items by wwwslightlycoastal.com

Blush and Pink Flamingo Living Room

Apothecary Seashell Printable

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.

Monday, June 20

Table & Hearth
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Wednesday, June 22

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Migonis Home
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Friday, June 24

Nina Hendrick
Simple Nature Decor
Slightly Coastal
Setting for Four

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  2. Joanne @ Sea Glass Cottage

    June 24, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Lovely home and lovely style! Love your soothing palettes with pops of color in your accessories. I think a coastal style is just the most fun style to play around with, don’t you? Happy summer!

    1. Nancy

      June 24, 2016 at 4:57 pm

      I do love coastal. Like many styles it can go from simple to sophisticated. I love somewhere in the middle. Thanks Joanne!


  3. Janet (Shabbyfufu)

    June 24, 2016 at 8:18 am

    It’s a lovely place Nancy and that ceiling treatment is calling my name!

    1. Nancy

      June 24, 2016 at 4:55 pm

      Oh Janet. I adore your home so what a compliment to me that you found inspiration here. Thanks for hopping with me today!


  4. Sarah

    June 24, 2016 at 8:22 am

    HI Nancy-wow your home is looking incredible! I love the shutters behind the TV-always wondered what would add interest and not distract from the TV viewing. I am working with Janie on making the kitchen at school look better. years ago she found old restaurant booths-they are not looking so good and an ugly red. We are going to cover the seats not a problem but I wondered about the rest of the seat-what about chalk paint? Keeping in mind that the students will be using these-not sure how the wear and tear would be but how much fun would it be to wildcat blue the booths! Would there be any issues with it being in a kitchen area? Can’t wait to hear back and hope your summer is great!

    1. Nancy

      June 24, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      Sarah! I hope you are having a great summer and finding some time to relax on the beach. I think you could for sure use chalk paint on the rest of the booth. It takes some time for the paint to cure and you would want to put a wax finish on it, but after it is cured it should hold up well.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Chloe Crabtree

    June 24, 2016 at 9:13 am

    I am so happy to have come upon your Slightly Coastal. I can’t wait to see more of your home and projects. Although I am more landlocked in central Florida, I live in a coastal/low country style home and am still finding my decor style in the new to us home. I have subscribed as I a look forward to connecting to other Florida bloggers! I love the gray shiplap wall in your guest room and the ceiling in your bathroom, oh, swoon! I am pinning this to my home tours board!

    1. Nancy

      June 24, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      Thanks Chloe! I’m happy you will be hanging out here with me. I love your blog! What inspiring setting and some great recipes in there too! I have been wanting to become more tuned in to the Florida Bloggers network. Maybe we’ll both attend an event.


  6. Maria Brittis

    June 24, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    You have picked such pretty decor selections for your waterside home! Love the collection of shells. The pink flower plates are beautiful. Everything is perfectly places. I hope you have wonderful years to come with your family there.

    1. Nancy

      June 24, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      Thank you so much Maria! I love collecting shells…it is such a stress reliever. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Heather

    June 24, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    I love your coastal style Nancy – what a cozy and inviting home you’ve created! Brilliant idea to turn the 4th bedroom into a media hangout room for the kids! So fun to join you on this tour – happy summer!

    1. Nancy

      June 24, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Thanks for hopping with us! Amazingly, since I did the 4th bedroom the teenage boys are more polite and just seem more grown up in the space. Funny how a little decorating will do that.


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  13. Emily @ Table & Hearth

    June 26, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Thanks so much for joining in on the tour!! How exciting to have so many rooms to play with in such a perfect location 🙂 I need to make some big jars by species for my shells too, love those!

  14. Marie - Family and the Lake House

    June 26, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Oh my goodness – that bathroom with the beadboard and wallpaper ceiling – *swoon*!!!!! What a fantastic idea to add wallpaper to your ceiling like that. Oh man, you’ve totally inspired me. I looooove what you’ve done with your coastal theme. Great job, girl! 🙂

    1. Nancy

      June 27, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks so much Marie! Every morning when I take my shower I look up at the ceiling and love it.


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  16. Meegan

    June 27, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    What beautiful style. I love your accents that bring your taste together.The various textures are creative and stunning.
    Thanks for sharing.

  17. Kathy

    June 30, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Oh! I just love all of the texture you have added in those small spaces. They are beautiful and warm. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

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    July 6, 2016 at 12:03 am

    So pretty!! I love all the blues and greens in that fun fourth “bedroom” space!! What a great hangout room!

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  21. Caron

    June 21, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Hi Nancy!
    Love your green, pink and blue color palette. Perfect for Florida with the bright bold shades, and sense of fun at the beach. Had to pin a few of your images, so darn cute and I think exactly what our coastal customers will enjoy!

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