Coastal Decorating Favorites – New Counter Stools

In this post I’m sharing coastal decorating favorites and some of the pieces that I love. One of the questions that I’m asked the most is “how do you describe your style”? That’s a hard one for me to answer honestly but I will say that it’s ever changing and always in flux. It’s eclectic with a mix of French country, coastal beach-y and shabby chic-y in a palette of lots of white accented by soft blues and pale pinks. That’s a mouthful…all rolled into one!

shabby chic dining room in white

White washed painted woods, bleached wood, burnished champagne gold, polished chrome, marble, crystal chandeliers, coastal decorating favorites, antiques, wicker…these are what catches my eye. My style allows me to be me and your style should allow you to be you. No rules and no holds barred should keep you from decorating with the things that you love.

summer living room coastal decorating style

I shop for my home pretty much everywhere from the thriftiest of thrift stores to high end boutiques. One common thread is that I never spend more than my budget allows and I look for a sale when possible.

coastal decorating beach house breakfast room

Here we tend to hold on to home decor items for a long time, and to counteract design boredom I move pieces around. You know…shop your own home is something that I’ve advocated for a long time and I practice what I preach. Repurpose, repaint, reuse and mix things up!

coastal decorating white kitchen

The counter stools (above) in my kitchen have been around since we purchased our home in the early 90’s. I painted them and recovered them several times and truth be told they were high end when I purchased them. They have served us well and I believe in well made seating that is crafted to last.

I finally ordered the counter stools below and they should be here soon and I can’t wait to share with you when here! To me they are the perfect mix of beachy and French style, all rolled into one. Can’t you just picture them at the island? They are coastal decorating favorites from Serena and Lily and I have a few other pieces from them, but just small things.

coastal french style counter stool


Here are my counter stools that we’ve had for a few weeks now and I LOVE them! They are listed below as the number 5.

Serena and Lily Sunwashed Riviera counter stools shabbyfufu

I find all of these counter stools to be so attractive and there is a choice for every decorating style.

You’ll find a complete list to shop the look below!

coastal french style barstools and counter stools

  1. Blue Windsor Counter Stool
  2. Classic Rattan Counter Stool
  3. French Counter Stool
  4. Parisian Stripe Counter Stool
  5. Sunwashed Counter Stool
  6. Woven Rattan Counter Stool
  7. Backless Counter Stool
  8. Directors Counter Stool
  9. Shore Wicker Dining Chair
  10. Windsor Side Chair
  11. Bistro Side Chair
  12. Basketweave Side Chair


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  1. Just an absolutely beautiful home! It’s a tricky thing to have so much white (which I LOVE) but sometimes homes can start to look like sterile hospital wards. You have mastered the art of adding accent colors, giving the white it’s chance to showcase your color choices rather than washing them out. Beautiful,beautiful home!

  2. Janet, I love your style and how your pieces have lasted over the years by moving them around or updating them. Those new bar stools are beautiful! When I have my dream kitchen one day I’d love to have similar blue & white stools! Xoxo, Sarah

  3. Frances Wang says:

    Love your sconces. Where did you find them?

  4. I am so thankful that I found your blog when I was just about to move into my newly built house. I would have been lost. I have learned so much from you and am grateful for all your resources.
    Thank YOU!

    1. Thank you so much Tracey and I’m so glad that you find my tips helpful. Have a wonderful day!