Modern Coastal Living Room

When these homeowners were ready for a complete transformation of their dated living spaces, they came into INTERIORS HOME and said “we need a designer.” They met Cece Hurdleston, and she totally ‘got’ their desire for something ‘light and coastal but not beachy ... and modern. They wanted something completely different, especially for their living room.

Starting with that first showroom visit to get to know them and their likes, Cece then came to their house for lots of pictures and measurements and to get a feel for the spaces and how they wanted them to function. Then she put her design expertise to work to bring their vision to life.

Their return visit to INTERIORS HOME was their opportunity to see all of CeCe’s ideas presented, including furniture suggestions and advice for paint and lighting. It all needed to blend beautifully with a stunning new stacked stone two-story fireplace. A better floor plan brought the seating together for maximum function and visual appeal. A large, statement Vanguard Ottoman centers between a Studio 67 Sofa and a pair of Flexsteel swivel chairs.

The low profile of the swivel chairs allows for an unobstructed view of the adjacent dining space, and keeps the space feeling more open. A round Lexington table and Riverside chairs fill the small dining space perfectly, and blend beautifully with the adjacent space.

The perfect shade of dark blue walls gives a nod to coastal but with a modern aesthetic, and the depth it creates makes the small room feel bigger than it is. Window treatments, including trimmed drapery panels and Hunter Douglas silhouette shades in the front window, were planned with style and function in mind. Their crisp lightness balances with darker blue walls leaving the overall space lighter and brighter.

Cece’s passion for the ‘details that make a room’ meant recommending a Phillip Jeffries grass wallpaper in the adjacent dining area and a modern Kravet wallpaper in the powder room. A contrast welt on the dining cornice gives it upscale personality.

A minimalist approach to accessorizing kept the space feeling larger, brighter and, well . . . gorgeous!