Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Florida House Tour - Some Changes

My philosophy in my new home has been to take my time and not add things just to fill the space, but to make sure it’s the right piece that fits. It’s about creating a calming place through minimalism. That means I resist going to Home Goods or looking at Wayfair, because of course I want all the things, but recently, I have made a few changes or completed a few rooms.  It’s a process, but for the most part, it is looking like I envisioned.

First, we ordered a comfortable chair that matches the couch in the living room, which gives us three chairs instead of two and is much better for entertaining.

A decorating dilemma has been that our master bath is directly off the master bedroom with no door separating the two spaces.  I like the openness, but I knew it needed something to add interest and some presence to the space. We put up crown molding and it turned out beautifully. I also brought in some coastal texture and style with a tall wicker basket, glass bottles, seashells and a palm leaf print.

Lastly, the guest room was the first room I finished when we moved in and I used a pin from Pinterest as my inspiration.  Recently, I have added some art from Etsy (Florida watercolor prints) and some comfy throws at the end of the twin beds to add a bit more coastal color.

My next project will be decorating the greatly expanded lanai surrounding the new pool with plants and accessories.  We think construction will start today and it will be a long process, but I’ll share as we go.

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Your home is so open and airy! Beautiful! You have taken a house, and made a home, and a stunning one at that.

  2. It's so pleasant--the light bright colors and minimal decor--relaxing to look at. I'm taking the same approach with our now finally finished basement--if it sits empty, who cares? I'll know what to get when I find it but there's no rush.

  3. Your rooms look lovely and inviting. You did a beautiful job decorating.

  4. It looks fresh and comfortable! Can't wait to see the lanai when you finish!

  5. So you're getting a pool, too? If so, you will LOVE it!

  6. I love it all! Your home is beautiful, can't wait to watch the progress as the pool gets going. HUGS!

  7. Love ❤️ Love ❤️!!!!!
    Can’t wait to watch pool go in!

  8. Love the look. Can you tell me where you got the coffee table? It is so pretty.

    1. It’s old and from our house in Michigan, but Ethan Allen.

  9. We've been in our house almost three years and we still have many projects we want to complete. I will enjoy watching your pool happen-that will be so nice.

  10. Ijust read an article saying to not skimp on your accessories but pick just the right thing, like wastebaskets! Seeing your perfect wicer made me smile big. It's so light and airy and cool and happy. I love it!


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