Those who know me identify me as a lover of the country whose home is decorated farmhouse style interior.
This is very true. Enter my home and this is what you will find.
However, I am also a devoted beach lover and aficionado of coastal style interior. (when your husband is an avid surfer/kitesurfer and you are at the beach every weekend, how could you not be?)
With my current interior quiet possibly being a little out of date (ok it is out of date), I have been thinking is it possible to combine both interiors - Coastal & Country - in my home without it looking mismatched?
As I always do when looking for inspiration, I turn to Instagram and Pinterest where I overwhelm myself with endless photos and desires. From here I create a vision board on Pinterest.
My next step was to find display homes that combine the two - which I did and now I am obsessed.
So it begins. Project - Hamptons meets Country French Provincial. How inviting does that sound?
I am a true believer in breathing fresh air and light into an old space.
With natural tones and dark hard wood floors already existing in my home, I now have to introduce pops of colours consisting of vanilla white, sky blue, coral, aqua and light grey to initiate the coastal feel.
I am on the look out for a mixture of fabrics (lightweight sheers) and textures and a few seaside quirky accents. If any one has any recommendations of relevant online stores, let me know.
I have always loved whitewashed woods and I think it looks great with both country and coastal interiors. Especially against stained hardwood floors, it softens the intensity of the look. So I am on the hunt for these as well. (or maybe I could learn and do myself. There's a thought)
Check out these guys on instagram for inspiring ideas. @hamptonshomeau, @coastal_living, @countrylivingmag.
Oh and if any of you reading this have a house in the Hamptons you would like to do a 3 month house swap - let me know. That is my goal for 2020.