The Florida coastal home tour featured today is truly beautiful! I love a house that reflects the area where its situated. This Gulf coast home is soothing on the eyes and simply lovely to see, so let’s dig right in!
When you think of coastal living done right, this home belonging to my Instagram friend Julie surely fits the bill. Lots of clean light space, open concept and elegant touches. A perfect comingling of new and old below in the kitchen area.
Julie is lovely and if you’re on Instagram her handle is FOLLOW THE LIGHT HOME, so be sure to connect with her there. I always enjoy seeing what she’s up to decorating wise and her sweet golden lab photo bomber Chase. Julie is a family girl and this house is where she raised her 3 children. “We bought our home 20 years ago and raised 3 children here. My nest is getting smaller as of next month I’ll just have one at home and Chase🐶
She’s focused on her career as a professional lifestyle model, but Julie also has a true passion for interior design. “I love creating warm and casually elegant spaces for my family to relax.”
A large collection of chinoiserie serves as the main color accent in Julie’s coastal home. Each of the pieces serves a purpose and you’ll find them often scattered about holding flowers.
Tips For Creating Your Own Florida Coastal Home Tour Look
- Light and bright is key. If your cabinets are dated a fresh coat of white paint is a gamechanger and an inexpensive upgrade!
- Choose accent colors from the coast. Muted sand and any shade of blue can say “coastal” while being subtle.
- Accent pieces that are soft and suggest the beach like faux coral and abstract beach art give interest and break up the white.
“When we moved in 20 years ago our kitchen was literally enclosed in a box. The entry into the main living spaces had a 3 foot “sidewalk” of tile that cut through wall to wall carpeting throughout the house. Pastel, Aztec design wallpaper covered the walls. It was a lot of work, and we tackled it in stages.”
“The first project was removing the kitchen walls and creating an open concept. The wallpaper came down, white paint went up and the old wall to wall carpeting was replaced. We laid down tile in the main living spaces and took a break.””
“Later on we added new Italian porcelain plank tiles to the floors throughout our home. The following year we gutted the kitchen and used the same footprint from our previous demo. Adding Calcutta gold marble countertops and a wine fridge and microwave in the island. The most recent project completed this spring, was removing a soffit between the living room and kitchen, adding a permanent chimney to the hood over the range and a refrigerator enclosure.”
“Over the years we added plantation shutters, a pool and the walls saw various shades of yellow, gold and desert sand. We went through the whole Tuscan phase.” Now you see none of that previous life in this Florida coastal home!
“A few years ago, I wanted to renovate the master bathroom. It had been neglected and it was past time for an update. It was completely gutted. The previous layout worked well so we used the same footprint and replaced old porcelain tiles with Carrara marble, added a new tub, 3 shower heads, vessel sinks, wooden, soft closing cabinets and lighting.”
“I love having fresh flowers in our home, (sometimes I’ll clip some palm fronds for extra greenery) lots of cozy blankets and soft pillows. It’s all about easy, casual, beautiful living.”
The beautiful master bedroom that is worth of a Florida coastal home tour unto its own!
Changing out pillows and throws are so easy to do and give the room a different look.
“Future projects include redoing a couple of bedrooms and kids bathroom and laundry room.” To see more of Julie’s projects and home, head over to Follow The Light Home and…follow this delightful friend!