Friday, June 3, 2011

Coastal Kitchen and Family Room Updates :)

Recently, we've been making a few updates to the most used space in our home.  I just wanted to give you a peek at the changes.....can you guess what they are?  Come on in and I'll show you what we've been up to ;)

This is the view of our dining room/kitchen area....the biggest change here is one I've been waiting for a stainless steel appliances...yay! I just love the sparkle and shine they add to the space :

I found these morrocan nautical inspired, printed pillows at Burlington Coat Factory while on  vacation. At $6 each, I just HAD to fit them in my suitcase....much to my hubby's chagrin....LOL!  I also decided to change out the curtains, which is one of my favourite ways to affordably update a space. We also changed out our old bamboo roll up blinds with these white wooden blinds. The white really brightens up the space and also adds so much more light control/privacy.

                               A few pops of blue give a summer feel to the space.....

You can never have too many starfish!! :)

I found this gorgeous fabric to correspond with my Moroccan pillow and framed it in my existing frames for a burst of blue....

Some new smaller scaled bar stools and nautical striped chair pillows work well at the breakfast bar....

A starfish dish holds the liquid soap and dishcloth....pretty and functional!

     A chicken wire basket is a great place to corral kitchen necessities like spices and oil....

Love my new country inspired faucet!

As the kids often like to work on homework on the breakfast bar, I decided to use these jars to hold all the study necessities....

                                  A new rug, found at Ross stores, makes doing
                                         the dishes a little more comfy!


                      And to finish off the tour, here's the view from the dining area into the family room.....we just love this room...hope you've enjoyed it too :)

Have a wonderful weekend!!


  1. I love love your style Your decorating has inspired me is there any way I can send you pictures of my home and are there any fees

  2. Thanks glad you like it :) I would love to help you with your own home....I do offer a variety of online consultation options. You can find more info at my Facebook page:

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  3. the couch! It looks like it would be great. Can you give me more information about it and more pictures? Love, love, your whole room and the lighting and other details!

  4. I have been checking out your blog for awhile.. linked to it from RateMySpace. Congrats on the new appliances..they look really nice. :)

    I'm also liking how the navy is looking with all the white trim. I plan to go coastal in our new house so I have a lot of ideas floating in my head from your spaces. Thanks!