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Coastal Inspired Summer Living Room

Today I’m thrilled to be sharing my first summer room tour of the season: my Coastal Inspired Living Room – filled with shades of navy blue and white.

navy and white coastal living room

Hello friend! If you’re stopping by after visiting Southern State of Mind – welcome! Isn’t Heather’s home beautiful? I’m so happy to have you join me and my talented blogger friends as we share our homes with you, and a huge thank you must go out to Krista from The Happy Housie for organizing it all.

It seemed like in a blink of an eye, May was over. Was it the same for you? Summer is always a crazy time of year around here. With birthday parties, sports and this time a pre-k graduation and Conor’s Christening (finally! Did you see his little outfit on my Instagram!?). My entire family has been over from Ireland for the past week so I’ve been busy playing chauffeur, chef and all-round hostess. I’m not going to lie – I’m a little tired!

Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black front door

But before my family arrived arrived, the front door got a new coat of paint (Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black) and I had time to put the finishing touches on my living room refresh.  Gone are the vibrant greens of spring and in are the navy blues and white for that perfect coastal look.

Navy blue & gray walls living room ideas

Blue and white beach house decor

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Coastal living room decorating ideas

These hot pink peonies are such a stunning contrast to the navy blue, right? They stop it from feeling like it’s just a sea of blue in here.

Coastal inspired living room with navy blue, grays walls and pops of bright white.

The new rug is a firm favorite with the entire family. I love the pattern and the color and my husband loves that the busy-ness of it distracts from the trail of crumbs that the baby leaves behind him wherever he goes!!

The perfect navy rug for a coastal inspired living room

This whole makeover started with me painting our yellow-bricked fireplace white (see the tutorial here) and escalated quickly when I realized the bright white completely threw off the rest of the space.

A white painted fireplace is the focal point of this navy blue coastal living room

So in came a new modern coffee table, the new rug and as well as new throw pillows.  Followed by this pretty blue armchair that was a total steal of a deal and finally, to finish it off, some artwork (from HomeGoods) and a hammered gold sconce over the chair.

Navy blue and white plant pots

The blue cache pots on the mantel are from Pottery Barn and no longer sold online but my local store still has them, so I if you like them I would check yours, too.

Navy blue accents, gray walls and plenty of crisp white for this coastal inspired living room

 

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The perfect navy blue accent chair for this coastal navy blue and gray living room

I had the hardest time photographing the room from this angle. Do you notice the pink tint over the white? Our Rhododendrons are right outside our living room window and for several weeks our interior is bathed with a sea of pink light coming from them. It’s truly stunning (they are about 10 feet tall!) but makes it very annoying to take photos!

Screw a sconce to the wall and insert a puck light for an easy sconce without hardwiring!

Cozy throws add warmth and texture to this navy blue coastal inspired living room

There’s navy and white in every corner of this room but it doesn’t feel boring thanks to lots of texture, like with these throw blankets and woven basket.

A living room with a tall, blue chair, a container of pillows and throws and a 4-tier shelf in the background with various decor items

The throw pillows are a mix of old and new, by the way. The plain denim looking ones (far left) are from HomeGoods – they still have them all the time. The blue and white patterned ones came with our navy blue basement couch and the patterned dark blue pillows are from Pottery Barn. With such a busy rug, I wanted to keep the pillows mostly solid but with a bit of texture. I opted to put the patterned pillow in the middle to break up the solids but not so much that it competes with the rug.

Navy blue and white living room with lots of texture and varying shades of blue.

Beautiful textures on this navy blue throw pillow that's perfect for coastal styled homes

This oblong pillow was a Target find and I believe it also comes in a regular square throw pillow.

A light grey sofa in the living room with blue patterned pillows and a large blue & white rug

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The very last thing I did in this space before calling it done was to switch out the photos above the couch. I hadn’t changed them since I originally made the frames but now that we have some nice, updated family photos I thought it was about time. I also updated the tutorial on how to make the frames which you can check out here.

Add a rustic touch to your costal living room with these handmade photo frames

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Now that you’ve seen my summer living room,  it’s time to visit my friend, Christina from The DIY Mommy who is sharing the most beautiful lake house!

The Seasonal Simplicity Home Tour series is back; and this time we’re all about simple summer decor touches! All week long, my talented blogging friends and I are sharing part of our homes. I can’t wait to take in all the gorgeous inspiration…

Also sharing with me today…

The DIY Mommy // The Turquoise Home // Nina Hendrick // Home Made Lovely

So Much Better with Age // Maison de Cinq // Paint Me Pink
Southern State of Mind // Jenna Kate at Home

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