With our makeover-filled September issue on stands now, all of us at Coastal Living have home updates on the mind. And we’re feeling inspired – by a Harbour Island cottage, the cool style of our 2015 Coastal Design Trendsetters, and the colors of two of our favorite coastal towns, Nantucket and Bermuda.
Read on to find out which projects CL staffers are tackling this fall.
“All of the small paintings and photos I’ve collected will finally get a new life as a gallery wall.” – Victor Maze, Design Director
“We plan to create a natural stone path to the front door, incorporating flowers and succulents.” – Mamie Walling, Assistant Managing Editor
“I want to paint my front door a cheery color, like Bird’s Egg by Benjamin Moore.” – Susan Hall Mahon, Coastalliving.com Editor
Pictured: $48 per gallon; benjaminmoore.com for retailers
“I’m turning my townhouse’s tiny backyard into a courtyard oasis. I plan to spend this fall drinking cocktails in my little vacation spot!” – Tempy Segrest, Deputy Design Director
Pictured: Cost Plus World Market Poinciana Metal Dimitri Outdoor Stool, $35; worldmarket.com
“Retrofitting a tiny little one-room schoolhouse cottage for one into a space for two…This will involve new storage solutions, including clothing storage and a small bookshelf in our sleeping loft, and figuring out how to accommodate two writers’ work spaces in one room, including reading and task lighting.” – Tracey Minkin, Travel Editor
“I’m reupholstering my valances. Goodbye azaleas, hello chinoiserie!” – Betsy Cribb, Editorial Assistant
Pictured: Robert Allen at Home Neo Toile Coral Fabric, $22 per yard; onlinefabricstore.net
What home makeovers do YOU have planned for fall? Tell us what you’ve got on your to-do list in the comments below!
Garden photo: Roger Foley; Courtyard photo: Tempy Segrest; Built-in desk photo: Annie Schlechter; other product photos courtesy of manufacturers