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How to Cozy Up In Your Home More

Fresh salty air, miles and miles of white sand dunes, the peaceful crashing of waves, and sunlight glistening on the water… There is something so inviting, mysterious, and peaceful about the coast. It is the colors, the textures, and the stillness residing at the coast that inspire and invite me to bring this design into my home. This is when I found myself settled with the paint color by Sherwin Williams called waterscape that transformed my space into what I wanted to feel in my home: calm and peace.

My husband and I came to a crossroads in our life most recently.  We had to decide whether a move to the beach or to the mountains would be the best choice for our family at this season in our lives.  We ultimately decided that buying a home in the mountains beside our families would be the best choice, so that our son would continue to grow up closer to family. We ended up purchasing a new build home in the mountains that was all white inside with black finishes and a modern farmhouse style.  It wasn’t exactly the coastal style we were looking for, but it was still beautiful, nonetheless. 

A lot of people buy homes that aren’t quite their style, but they still buy them due to this very reason.  They may want to be closer to family, or it may one that just worked out the best in today’s shifting economy of bidding wars.

Even though we didn’t buy a beach home, I decided that I would still decorate my home with coastal décor for a light, airy, and peaceful feel.  Even if the home had a modern farmhouse style with black finishes, it was still a blank canvas we could transform project by project to more of a coastal style.

I hope that the small projects and changes that we have done in our new home will help to inspire you to transform your home to the style and mood that you hope to achieve.

Thanks for joining me in this journey from modern farmhouse to coastal style. 

Who said a home in the mountains can’t have a restful coastal design?

  1. Style the way your soul thrives.
  2. Choose a paint color that speaks to you and makes you feel at home regardless of what the trends are at that point.
  3. It doesn’t matter where you live, style the way that makes you happy! If you live at the coast and you prefer the mountains, style that way! If you live in the mountains and you prefer the coast, style that way.
  4. What brings your soul rest? Music? Include a music room!  Books? Include a library! Have an empty hallway or space you don’t know what to do with? Include what you value in that space.
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