7 Coastal Designs Anything but Average

7 Coastal Inspired Designs that are Anything but Average

Design life in a beach community could easily lead one to think of cute coastal beachy decorating. 

Coastal design does not have to be cute all beachy.

Over the years I have done my fair share of coastal design, and there is no doubt that shells, sea life, and botanicals are a big part of coastal design.  All of these are go to favorites of mine.  I do try to keep my coastal design to a Traditional Tone and a sophisticated vibe.   Here are are some designs I have created over the years that are coastal, but elevated design with a nod to coastal.

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The truth of the matter is that there is no way for anyone living in a Coastal Community to get away from beach inspired themes, entirely.  Obviously, if you live near the beach, you must appreciate at least some part of beach style or life.  There is little chance if you live near the ocean pieces will not  find a way into your home.  We have all seen homes and rooms gone awry with beach theme OVER-LOAD!  It is easy enough to do if you let yourself. I have been guilty myself on occasion. A good rule to live by… Always… is “less is more”.  Let the items you have that speak “beach” be subtle and sophisticated enough to get the idea without the overwhelm.

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9 Outdoor Spaces that Feel Like Indoor Rooms

The Great Outdoor Spaces.

An opportunity that should not be overlooked as an additional room or an extension of your living space.

Here are 9 outdoor spaces that extended the living area of some of the homes I have designed over the years.

Jill Shevlin Design Vero Beach Interior Designer Creates a Casual Outdoor Living Area in a Vero Beach Golf Course Home

I will raise my hand and readily admit to being an outdoor room fa-na-tic!   I love to sit outside and just do nothing, just taking in the beauty of nature.  The best way to enjoy it, in my humble design opinion is in a space that is outside but feels like it could be inside.  Outdoor rooms are an extension of your home and should be created with the same thought and consideration as the main rooms in your house.

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3 Must Have Lamp Styles for Every Home

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There is nothing more satisfying than finding the Perfect Lamp to finish off a room.  Lamps, lamps, lamps, they come in every size, shape, material, and style you can imagine.  I have gathered some of my favorites that are my go-to lamps for most of my projects and put them all in one place for you to check out.  Let me know which style is your favorite.  Me…I like sparkly things so I generally run to the crystal lamps.  But I do love a good gord style just as much.  Then…there are those time when nothing but a great iron lamp will do.  Good thing there are choices!  Take a look here.  Enjoy!

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Ten Bedroom Designs

Ten Bedroom Designs

Ten Bedroom Decorating Ideas from my Design Portfolio.

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The Bedroom is by far one of my Favorite spaces to design and decorate. 

It can be a fun, serious, a room that is a sanctuary, a room for guests, a room for kids, the list goes on and on.  I think that’s why I love to design and decorate bedrooms the options are endless.  Could be because I have design SO Many!  Every project has 2-3 and sometimes 4 bedrooms.  Practice makes perfect?  I’ve gathered a variety of bedrooms from my portfolio.  Had to limit it to ten…could have gone on and on, but decided to start with ten. 

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My Addiction to Collecting

My USA White Matte Pottery Collection

It all started innocently enough with a single floraline vase.  I found the shapes interesting as well as the story.  Collection USA White Matte Pottery Collection Jill Shevlin Design

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Hiding The TV

Hiding the TV in a Formal Living Room

We all have a TV or two or three.  There is no escape from the big black box on the wall. 

But, does it have to be ugly?

The television is front and center in every Family Room.  The big question is, do you want one in the Living Room as well?  And, if you do have a TV in the Living Room how do you make it look good?  

 

TV Hidden Behind a Refitted Folding Screen

In this recently completed California renovation project, I had the challenge to do both hide  the TV and make it look good – under some slightly difficult circumstances.

I came up with a unique solution to hiding a big screen TV in the Formal Living Room.

With the help of Instagram!

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My Design Tips for Online Shopping for Your Home

My Design Tips for Online Shopping for Your Home

Designer Tips for Online Shopping for Your Home

I must admit the reality of my job is that a BIG portion of it is shopping. 

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As a designer and lover of all things home and home decorating I shop ALL -OF -THE -TIME.   I may not be looking for anything in particular, but shopping is my thing.  Thank goodness for me, it truly is all part of my job.   Admittedly these days  it is much easier for just about anyone to find just about anything they could reasonably want by simply searching the internet.  

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Windsor Vero Beach Renovation Before & After

Transformation Tuesday The Renovation of a Windsor Vero Beach Billard Room

You know how much I love a good before and after story!  Today brings the complete transformation of a Billard / Media Room of a Windsor Home.

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What was once a dark, green cavern we transformed into a rich textural room without much more than wallcovering, paint and new furniture? 

The Transformation

The basic elements of the room are all the same.  The dark stained beadboard ceiling and wainscoting.  Even the door trim was white previously, you just couldn’t see it behind the dark green damask draperies.  All few new light fixtures updated the room although still very traditional, the new light fixtures relate to all the other elements in the room.  We used an A-Mazing black and tan color combination along with tons of texture to bring the room a comfortable easy feel.  Raffia walls and patterned sisal rugs are a great neutral backdrop while the leather recliners ( yes – I said recliners!)  I hate them as a whole, but sometimes I just have to give in.  The art on the wall is black and white photos of African wildlife and are grouped in pairs with wall sconces on each side.  

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Featured Today on ElleDecor.com

Featured and it Feels so Good!

What a thrill!  To be Featured as one of 32 Gorgeous Master Bedrooms with Outdoor Spaces on ElleDecor.com

Jill Shevlin Design, Vero Beach Interior Designer, Vero Beach Homes, Vero Beach Decorator

It never ges old seeing my  work featured, I’m a little giddy if I do say.  This home renovaton was one of my favorite proects.  I have posted about the renovaiton in the past and how much fun I had working with clients who had a vision to see the potential the old house had. 

To see the before and after images of the Master Bathroom read the story here and to see more before images of the entire house go here and you will see the major transformation the house went through.

Thanks ElleDecor.com for featuing us!  What a thrill!!

 

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