Warm & Lovely Coastal Dream House

Beautiful Kitchen - JS Interiors Kitchen Trent Bell photography

I was sitting by the fire last evening, pretending I had nothing to do (you know when you are REALLY busy but can’t take a day off so you just pretend you have nothing to do? Or is that just me…). I REALLY needed to get some work done.  So naturally, I found myself on Pinterest. And while sometimes I can justify that as part of my job, last night it was just a way to be a work-avoider. Or so I thought.

JS Interiors - Kitchen with Teal Subway Tile
Then, I spotted this lovely waterfront home (via House of Turquoise), designed by the talented Justene Spaulding of JS Interiors (photographed by Trent Bell). There are a lot of houses on Pinterest. A LOT. But every once in awhile I come across one that has something special about it. Something worth taking another look at. This was one of those houses.

JS Interiors Living Room

It’s tastefully done, a beautiful combination of rustic, traditional, coastal and cottage. And I love the color palette in the kitchen and living area (on the ceiling, too!). The water color shades of teals and greens mixed with the dark and lighter woods, white woodwork and beautiful gold fixtures is fresh and pretty but still warm and cozy. My favorite combinations. Love.

Coastal Bedroom JS Interiors

I adore that rug and the barley twist legs on that cute bench!

Cottage Bathroom - JS Interiors

That cabinetry. The lights. The walls. The wood work. The tub.

Planked Hallway JS Interiors

Of course, I’m all about the planked walls. Mark my words, my house will be all planked some day. Or at least mostly.

Planked Stairwall - JS Interiors

And so much texture on those floors! Beautiful.

So, I guess that is the hazard of having a job doing exactly what I love. You just can’t stop yourself. Even when you are trying with all your might to be a work-avoider, what do you do? You scroll Pinterest and end up dreaming about houses again. If you want to follow along with my housey pinning sprees, you can find my Pinterest boards here.

Happy Monday, my house-loving friends. Do you find yourself daydreaming on Pinterest when you should be working, too?

Rust, Coral & Orange Fall Inspired Rooms {Day 4: Loving Fall}

Colorful Fall Leaves - Converse - The Inspired Room

While I have a fondness for the quiet side of fall, there is also something breathtaking about the colorful changing leaves this time of year! Nature is really the best inspiration when it comes to color and texture. And in the fall, there is something about rust, coral, and orange–they inspire and energize me!

I’ve incorporated several of these beautiful hues in my own home, through my office curtains, in my guest bedroom, in my son’s room and the occasional pillow or other accessory. They are a warm, bright and happy spot in my day!

Here are some fall-inspired rooms with a deliciously beautiful touch of rust, orange and coral. Enjoy!

Cozy Pillows - Sarah RichardsonSarah Richardson Design via HGTV

Tracey Interiors - White and Wood Stairway with Coral AccentsTracey Interiors

Sawyer Berson - Teal and Rust KitchenSawyer Berson

Laura McCroskey Tween Boy Bedroom in Rust and GrayLaura McCroskey on HGTV

Sarah's House Dining Room Window Seat - Rust AccentsSarah Richardson Design {Sarah’s House}

21 Days of Loving Fall - The Inspired Room Fall Series

PS. I am so honored to have my home featured in the fall issue of Cupcake Mag! You can see the lovely and free online issue here (my spread starts on page 106!).

Related Posts:

My New Fall Pillow {and a Fall Pillow Roundup}

Rustic Fall Inspiration

5 Little Ways to Bring Fall to the Kitchen

21 Days of Loving Fall: Day One: Getting in the Rhythm,  Day Two: Quiet,  Day Three: Cozy Imperfections

On The Hunt for Green

Thrifted Green Garden Stool - Decorating with Texture

I‘ve spent the last couple of years working on the color scheme that seems to work best for our house. We have almost finished ridding our home of the builder’s favorite color a.k.a. swine walls (let’s reflect back to when my entire house was covered in swine, shall we?). We’ve spent the past couple of years painting our walls with neutral shades of warm grays, blues and whites. I just love that mix and feel like it all goes together without anything needing to match. Stay tuned for the second to last swine room currently getting a good-bye swine makeover!

One color I’ve been wanting to add more of is a shade of deeper green. Not for the walls, but as an additional accent in accessories or fabrics. I think a darker green adds a richer depth to the mix of softer blues, teals, and grays.

Lately I’ve been on the hunt for green (not to be confused with necessarily looking for hunter green from the 1980’s for anyone old enough to remember the English Country trend of that era. Heheh! Maybe I’ll inadvertantly bring that back.)

So I was quite pleased when on my rounds of the local second hand and flea markets I stumbled upon this cute little green jewel toned gem of a garden stool! I was thrilled because not only is it green and it was a great flea market find, but I’m quite fond of having little stools all over my house. Besides adding a fun splash of color or texture to a room, stools are so handy and practical as seating or side tables too.

What’s your favorite second hand find?

Did you see the fun “How to Decorate” blogger series going on this week? Check out my post here!

PS. The cute chair with the nailheads is from Ballard Designs–I will have some updates on our family room to share with you soon!

Other second hand finds:
How to get inspired for decorating {new flea market finds!}
Flea Market Find: A Teak Teacart Turned Plant Stand
New Entry Dresser and Vignette from the Flea Market
She Sent Me What? {Fun Second Hand Finds}
Thrift Store Character

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