TGIF! It's been a whirlwind of a week for me with all this rain, my son starting Kindergarten, and establishing early morning routines! But today, I'm so excited to share with you the living space of my most recent Perdido Beach project. It's the complete opposite of the gloomy days we have had lately. Cheerful, bright, with small pops of color - just my style.
The living room is open to the dining room and kitchen, so we had to make sure everything worked nicely together. The dining room is what I'd like to call rustic elegance with a touch of coastal, and the bright and comfortable living room pops with accents of coral and navy. I am recently obsessed with the color navy blue. It's such a great neutral that goes with just about anything.
Here are the spaces before I spruced them up with all the finishing touches. I just love this part of the transformation. It makes everything look so cozy and polished.
Some extra throw pillows add even more comfort (I personally think you can't have enough throw pillows), and a dark brown wicker basket is home to throw blankets and more, yep you guessed it, pillows!
I decided that the space was large enough for not just one ottoman, but two. These can be used for extra seating if needed, or make a nice place for the grandkids to lay on while watching their favorite movie. On the ottoman, I placed an oversized wooden tray to hold accessories, books and drinks. The white pitcher is from Pottery Barn and is the perfect statement centerpiece for this living room, adding a touch of rustic.
Freshly clipped philodendrons from the yard add a tropical feeling to the room. I always love a touch of real greenery when I can get away with it. These philodendron leaves will last almost two weeks in water, so they make a perfect low maintenance centerpiece.
These couches are a staple if you have kids or grandkids. You can just throw the slipcovers in the wash! I'm a huge fan of anything slipcovered. They are also from Pottery Barn, along with the these awesome geometric coral accent pillows.
I wanted to do a more upscale, but not stuffy, area rug since we did a casual seagrass rug in the dining room. It also had to be comfortable for bare feet, since we are at the beach and shoes are optional. This rug has a nice distressed antique look to it, which perfect for lightening up the space.
Antique Japanese wooden stars paired with a couple antique shovels add a unique feature on the wall behind the sofas, which also make for great conversation pieces.
Doesn't this just make you want to curl up on this couch after a long day in the sun, turn the air way down, cover up with a throw and read a book??!! Sounds heavenly!
The side tables were already apart of my client's furnishings that she knew she wanted to use. The tops are a pretty grey marble, but the base was a dark lacquered brown which didn't quite match the look we were going for. So, I had AshWood Finishes paint them a satin grey. Ashley did such a fantastic job repurposing them and I think they turned out great!
I hope enjoyed reading about this project as much as I enjoyed putting it together! Have a lovely weekend!!