I’m taking you all back to my parent’s Florida remodel today, to share their new blue and white coastal dining room. Well via blog-land at least! I wish I could take you all there in person, especially those of us lucky enough to be up north dealing with the snow still. I don’t remember my kids ever having a snow day in April before, but at this point, I feel like we may be wearing snowsuits in July.
Let’s take a look at the below (very blurry) before again –
I know I sound like a broken record about the power of paint in this house, but really, it’s crazy how much just lightening up all the paint colors in this home changed everything. We also decided not to put a rug back in here. Now that we added the bar stool area, there wasn’t a good size rug that would work, but I also think it feels more open without it.
Here’s another before –
and after –
Oh and bonus, you can see the fridge in this shot! I got so many questions wondering where the refrigerator was when I shared the kitchen makeover post, and I can’t believe I didn’t take a photo from this angle last time I was visiting. So tada! It’s in the back corner over there – mystery solved!
The doors to the left lead right to a screened in porch overlooking the pool, which is the best spot in the house to have a cup of coffee, especially after a morning walk on the beach. My kids are really angling to just retire down to Florida now, and I tried to explain it doesn’t work that way. At the very least, they need to finish elementary school before they begin their life of leisure ;)
It was pouring rain when I shot this, so it looks a little gloomy, but all the landscaping makes you feel like you are up in a treehouse. Some of their mature trees took a hit with the hurricane this fall, but they already have grown back so much.
Back inside, the wood bead chandelier is such a fun beachy addition. There was a ceiling fan in here before, so this was a great opportunity to add some character.
I’m so jealous of the gorgeous orchids my mom is able to get down here in Florida for next to nothing. She has them all over the house, and they are such great low maintenance plants that add life to a room.
You can see the living room area off the dining room below, and I will probably be sharing this room next week.
My mom found this little vintage chest at a flea market and the dock cleat handles are such a cute touch and a fun nod to their neighborhood since they live on a marina.
Thanks for coming along for the Florida tour today. I’m off to shovel the sidewalks back here in snowy Michigan. In April. Argh, maybe I’ll just embrace it and make some snow angels while I’m out there ;)
SOURCE LIST: (contains affiliate links)
Dining chairs – Hudson Furniture but these are super similar
Dining Table – Hudson Furniture
Vintage chest – flea market
Light Fixture – Wayfair
Paint color – TopSail by Sherwin Williams
Wall Art – HomeGoods