Sunday, May 20, 2012

My Coastal Obsession Continues ...

You know me ... always spreadin' the love (or my obsession)! 

Yes, friends ... along with doing some painting in our humble abode, I've also been having fun here, too!  This is my sweet parents' beautiful home ... well, it *was* until they asked me to help them redecorate!  LOL

Actually, I was super flattered when my sweet Mama recently asked if I'd help them transition their already gorgeous home from reds/golds/greens to a softer palette.  And, considering that THIS is in their backyard, it seemed only natural to introduce blues/browns/creams to their spaces ... giving it more of a "coastal" feel.

Of course, the first thing I did was to create a "Beach House" board on Pinterest, pinning pictures here and there of elements I'd love to see in their "new" spaces.  Yes, folks, the pressure is on because, obviously, I don't want to disappoint! 

Soooo, I chose Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue (source) for their sunroom:

And, Benjamin Moore White Sand (source) for their accompanying great room and entry:

Naturally, Pottery Barn became a huge source of inspiration.  Casual panels ...

Glass lamps (from Pottery Barn):

Coral splashed around (from Pottery Barn):

How about some lanterns (from Pottery Barn):

A family gallery wall (from Pottery Barn):

Gorgeous glass cloche with nautical rope (from Pottery Barn):

Baskets and more baskets (from Pottery Barn):

Fun, textured pillows (from Pottery Barn):

A beautiful jute rug or two (from Pottery Barn):

And, maybe even a HUGE vintage sailboat (source):

Along with new furniture in their great room, I was also hoping they'd agree to new chairs (somewhat like this from Capri Furniture) in their sunroom, as I have a fun furniture arrangement I'd like to try:

With an ottoman (from Pottery Barn) serving as a coffee table:

And, because they love to entertain on their back deck, we simply "have" to retire the red out there and bring the blue outside too!  (Adding a couple of these fun blue and white striped pillows, also from Pottery Barn):

Needless to say, Pottery Barn wasn't quite the same after Mom and I went there the other week!  Yes, folks, you *know* you've had a little too much fun when you block the staff in behind the counter with all of the purchases; the manager asks if she can take your picture so she can send it to corporate; and, despite having an SUV, it takes TWO trips home and back to load up everything!  LOL

As of today, the painting is almost done, and the new window panels will be hung this week!  Here's a little sneek peak of the sunroom right after furniture and accessories were delivered the other day.  I can't wait to play!

Stay tuned ....

Thanks for stopping by, friends,



  1. Oh my, you two are really having way tooooooooo much fun. I love all of your inspiration and can't wait to see it all. Hugs, Marty

  2. Oh, what fun to get to start from scratch and recreate like that. So wish there were a Pottery Barn anywhere near me.....but, no, I would stay in trouble if there were! Can't wait to see it all finished. And I think Wyeth Blue is absolutely gorgeous....seeing it everywhere!

  3. That shopping trip looks like it was too much fun. I can't wait to see the reveal.

  4. LOL! What a trip, Becca! Well, a couple of trips, I guess. : ) I love that blue you chose for their sunroom. Hubby is painting ours as I type, but I went with a tan. Love those PB drapes, I was looking at those myself online, so let me know what you think of them.

  5. Do you suppose your Mom would want to adopt me (even though I am probably older than she is) just so I can spend some time there? What a fabulous place!!! I can't wait to see it all done and I love every single thing you chose! xo Diana

  6. Becca, you should have let me know... I would have bought some PB stock before your visit ;)hehe

    Looks like you and your mom had so much fun ;) Can not wait to see the reveal with the Wythe Blue!

  7. Look at you and your sweet mama! What a fabulous shopping spree...can't wait to see how you worked your magic!


  8. I can't wait to see it Becca! I am loving the coastal look. It will be perfect in your parent's beach house! I couldn't get over that shopping trip...Woah! What a dream! Looking forward to the pics...Kristen

  9. WOW now that's my idea of a really good shopping trip!! Your parents home is beautiful and I can't wait to see the inside reveal! Love the color in their sunroom!

  10. SUH-WEET!!!!!! This is what I need right now! A coastal fix!!!

  11. Please hurry with the reveal!! :) Can't wait to see it all!

  12. WHat a beautiful color for sun room. YOu have an eye for decoration.

  13. Oh my, Becca. It's gonna be fabulous! I'm sure you're having a blast. Can't wait to see more!

  14. Ok, you got me! Where did you find the huge sailboat. I want one! Oh, and I cannot wait to see this fabulous makeover too. LOL! I am glad to see you shared the paint colors and other sources. Looking forward to the big reveal!

  15. Oh how fun Becca. I miss shopping with my Mom. She is too far away now for those sporadic fun trips. We love to decorate together too. Can't wait to see.

  16. I'm going shopping with you....;)

    What "mischief" you two got into! Ha!
    I can't WAIT to see the big reveal. I am LOVING what I see already! xo ~Liz

  17. You lucky girl! I know it will be awesome! Love the peek!

  18. Did you two need Depends on this trip? I'll bet the staff at PB did. :-) How fun to do all that shopping!

    LOVE the paint color in the sun room and I'm sure all of it will be gorgeous.

    Their home and the location of same is just awesome!


  19. I can tell that y'all had loads of fun shopping. That was a crazy amount of stuff! Love that wall color. Just like my powder room. Can't wait to see the reveal!!

  20. I LOVE those kinds of shopping trips! The paint colors you chose are gorgeous. I can't imagine having the view your parents have. It's amazing! I can't wait to see the finished product!

  21. Well, we all know it's going to be beautiful; now just get busy & show us the finished!

  22. Becca, you are just having entirely too much fun! LOl What an honor for your parents to ask your help with redecorating their home! You sure have the gift, so I know their home is going to look fabulous! Can't wait to see it all!

  23. Gorgeous!!! I love Wythe blue!!! Have it in my house but not in a derserving area and of course every color looks even better in a house on the water! What a fun project!

  24. Becca, Your parents home is beautiful. Looks like you gals had a fun time at PB...I bet you made their sales quota for the day!

  25. A lovely home to live with a family. I really love what you did to your moms house especially those orgeous glass cloche with nautical rope (from Pottery Barn). Thank you for this, you gave me lot of inspiration in decorating! :)

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