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    Coastal Grandmother Decorating with Amazon Finds (Mood Boards)

    A few days ago I shared about “Coastal Grandmother Style”. No beach house or grandchildren required, ha! Coastal Grandmother was recently coined on TikTok as a style that is all about romanticizing your life. It embraces the easy breezy coastal decorating vibes of homes portrayed in the Nancy Meyers’ movies we all fell in love with for their sets. I think we all love the home in the movie Something’s Gotta Give!
    Decorate in Coastal Grandmother Style
    Many of us here relate to this style or have been living the “coastal grandmother” lifestyle for years (even if we didn’t know what to call it, aren’t to grandma status, or even if the beach house has only been in our dreams).
    If you want to decorate your home to have a similar coastal feel, I rounded up some decor finds on Amazon that I think fit right in.
    You’ll find my “Coastal Grandmother Decorating Style” idea list in my Amazon Storefront HERE, and three mood boards below!
    Do you like these mood boards? I love them and find them so inspiring.
    All sources for the mood boards are linked below (everything is from Amazon!).

    Sources for above (click the images and links below for details):

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    Gold Wall Sconce with Linen Shade (Set of 2) – I have these in my home and use these rechargeable light bulbs (see details here)
    Wooden Sailboat
    Sailboat Nautical Gold Framed Artwork
    Rattan Table Lamp
    Faux Potted Plant
    Coastal Blues: Guide to Decorating with the Colors of the Sea and Sky (see my video and post about favorite coffee table design books and finding your style HERE)
    Slipcovered White Sofa
    Blue Ticking Pattern Pillows Set of 2
    Blue and White Floral Porcelain Ginger Jar Pot
    Ivory and Blue Striped Cotton Rug
    White Spindle Accent Chair
    Deep Wicker Storage Trunk

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    A Boat, A Whale, and A Walrus Cookbook
    Blue and White Chinoiserie Table Lamp with Gold
    Ship Painting with Gold Frame
    White Adirondack Chair – Weather Resistant
    Blue Modish Glass Bottle
    Nautical Rope Knot Door Stop
    Blue Faux Hydrangeas
    Wooden Model Sailboat
    Blue Herringbone Faux Cashmere Throw Blanket
    Cast Iron Whale Wall Hooks – Set of 3 (I have these!)
    Blue and White Decorative Flower Pots – Set of 3

    Sources for above (click the images and links below for details):

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    Rattan Table Lamp with Shade
    Blue Recycled Glass Carafe Bottle
    Coastal Ship Gold Framed Wall Art
    Black Wall Sconces with Shades – Set of 2
    Blue and White Striped Tassel Pillow
    Blue Tufted Upholstered Arm Chair
    Wood / Cane Round Accent Side Table
    Natural Fiber Jute/Sisal Area Rug with Gray Trim
    Rattan Rectangular Storage Lidded Basket
    A Lovely Life: Savoring Simple Joys in Every Season (my new book which unbeknownst to me, aligns perfectly with this “Coastal Grandmother” trend! A Lovely Life book is about savoring the simple pleasures of home (like a Coastal Grandmother…ha!).
    Blue and White Porcelain Ceramic Mugs – Set of 4 (I have these!)
    Wool and Cashmere Throw Blanket with Tassels (blue, other color options available)
    Brass Whale Paperweight
    See more in my “Coastal Grandmother Style” idea list in my Amazon Storefront HERE! More

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    Inspired By: Scalloped Patterns in Decor and Furniture

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    I love to play with various textures, shapes and patterns in a room as they add a lot of interest! The scallop has been having a moment in the design world, but of course it’s a classic shape so don’t be hesitant to bring it into your home. The possibilities are endless for how to incorporate them, these days you’ll find scallops on furniture, accessories, dishes, wallpaper, napkins, lampshades, mirror, trim or backsplashes, fabric and linens and more.
    Here are some whimsical scalloped design pieces we found online and some inspiration photos below to show you the fun they add to a space!

    Sources for above:
    Scalloped wall mirror
    Scalloped pillow sham (color options and comes as duvet as well)
    Rattan scalloped pendant light
    Scalloped basket
    Scalloped seagrass tapered hand-woven lamp shade
    Navy pillow with scallop pattern and tassels
    Scalloped teak wood round serving board
    Scalloped edge planter
    Round scalloped bone picture frame
    Scallop woven side table
    Scallop wooden plant stand
    Brass sconce with scalloped shade (also has a woven shade option, and comes as table lamp)
    Wicker weave photo frames with scallop edge (set of 2)
    Capiz shell scalloped hurricane
    Round marble petal shaped scalloped tray
    Framed green artwork with scallop waves
    White scalloped bone and wood picture frame
    Tall scalloped woven basket (great price!)
    Scallop edge jute rug (also has a navy trim color option)
    Scallop woven tray
    Woven scallop baskets (set of 2)
    More inspiration for scallop design:

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    Dining Room Mood Boards: Simple Swaps

    I always love how just a small change can transform the whole look and feel of a room!
    We made 3 mood boards (in a similar style of our dining room) below. In each mood board, we swapped out only the dining tables and rugs! Which look is your favorite?
    LOOK ONE:

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    Round Rattan Mirror
    White Oval Extending Dining Table
    Wicker Dining Chair
    Blue and White Patterned Rug
    Ship Art
    Banquette Dining Bench
    Whitewashed Wood Bead Chandelier
    Rattan Bookshelf
    Black Star Candle Holder Sconce
    Aqua Taper Candle
    Blue and White Chinoiserie Vase
    Blue and White Striped Tassel Pillows
    LOOK TWO:

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    Round Rattan Mirror
    Wood Oval Dining Table
    Wicker Dining Chair
    Pink Patterned Rug
    Ship Art
    Banquette Dining Bench
    Whitewashed Wood Bead Chandelier
    Rattan Bookshelf
    Black Star Candle Holder Sconce
    Aqua Taper Candle
    Blue and White Chinoiserie Vase
    Blue and White Striped Tassel Pillows
    LOOK THREE:

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    Round Rattan Mirror
    Black Dining Table
    Wicker Dining Chair
    Blue / Multicolored Patterned Rug
    Ship Art
    Banquette Dining Bench
    Whitewashed Wood Bead Chandelier
    Rattan Bookshelf
    Black Star Candle Holder Sconce
    Aqua Taper Candle
    Blue and White Chinoiserie Vase
    Blue and White Striped Tassel Pillows

    Fun, huh? Which look is your favorite? I hope this inspires you today to think about simple swaps you could make in your home! You can ‘shop your home’ for something you already have, or mix in a new piece you love to create your own unique style and space! More

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    Bedroom Design Mood Boards (4 Winter Looks)

    Today I’m going to share four possible mood boards for a little bedroom project I’m going to work on for the winter months, featuring some inspiration pieces I found from Walmart. It’s so nice to find items that are affordable, accessible AND so stylish! Thank you Walmart for sponsoring this post.
    As fellow homebodies, it can be so therapeutic to have projects or fun activities we are looking forward around the house in the upcoming months (rather than just dreading winter.) In my last post I introduced you to my favorite feature in my new bedroom (it’s a dream come true!) AND the new project I’m looking forward to!
    I’m excited to be making a few simple updates to our new bedroom, not only to pull the space together and make it our own, but so we can enjoy it for the winter months!
    Today I want to share with you four possible mood boards we created for the room. Perhaps they will inspire you, too! I wanted to put together some options that could be cozy for winter but also items that would feel right at home or easy to switch out in the spring, too! The items we used in these mood boards were all found at Walmart, so they are easy to find and are affordable, too.
    Thankfully Walmart makes decorating or updating a home for the seasons so simple and fun! I love to shop online and Walmart has been doing a great job at not only having stylish items that I want or need for my home or occasion, but getting things shipped in a timely way is so wonderful (and rare!) these days! But if you need something right now or at the spur of the moment, stopping in Walmart to shop is convenient, too.
    Take a look at the four mood boards below! Which board is your favorite? Or would you mix and match items in a different way? You can find me on Instagram stories, so I’d love to hear your thoughts on which items YOU like best! You’ll find the sources for each mood board linked below and in the scrolling bars.
    LOOK ONE:

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    Stormy Shore Framed Artwork
    Nautical and Coastal Framed Ship Artwork
    Decorative Throw Pillow with Stripes and Tassels
    Cream and Navy Traditional Area Rug
    Chunky Knitted Ivory Throw Blanket (multiple color options)
    Linen Trim Light Blue Decorative Pillow
    Green Ceramic Lamp with Oatmeal Lampshade
    Gray Striped Duvet Cover Set
    Rustic Pharmacy Floor Lamp Wood and Metal
    Ivory Shams / Duvet Set

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    Botanical Art
    Rustic Cream Lamp with Linen Shade
    Round Gold Metal Frame Mirror
    Ticking Stripe Shams & Quilt
    Sweater Knit Ivory Accent Pillow
    Traditional Black Area Rug
    Faux Olive Branch Plant in Ceramic Pot
    Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
    Chunky Knitted Gray Throw Blanket
    Charcoal Gray Duvet Cover Sham Set
    Velvet and Metal Gray Tabletop Frame
    White and Brass Leg Tabletop Alarm Clock

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    Coastal Canvas Art
    Distressed White Porthole Mirror
    Navy Blue and White Textured Accent Pillow
    Tonal Navy Plaid Flannel Duvet Cover and Sham Set
    Navy Tabletop Picture Frame – Velvet and Metal
    Antique Gold Brass and Glass Square Picture Frame
    Ceramic Gray and Gold Lamp
    Aged Brass Pharmacy Floor Reading Lamp
    Faux Peperomia Plant in Basket
    Gray Herringbone Throw Blanket
    Natural Fiber Braided Area Rug

    LOOK FOUR:

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    Botanical Roses Artwork
    Rattan Loop Round Wall Mirror
    Chenille 3 Piece Duvet Cover and Sham Set (multiple colors)
    Gray and White Patterned Sheet Set 100% Cotton (multiple color and pattern options)
    Blue and White Woven Throw Blanket
    Green Plaid Accent Pillow (multiple color options)
    Linen Trim White Decorative Throw Pillow
    Ceramic Aqua Lamp
    Distressed Vintage Blue Area Rug
    Faux Aloe Plant in Stone Planter
    Wood Decorative Boxes
    Bronze Floor Adjustable Pharmacy Reading Lamp

    Did you pick a favorite? What elements spoke to you?
    The reason I call these our “mood boards” is because they are more than just “design boards.” To me, designing a room isn’t just about showcasing a particular style (although that’s fun too!), it’s about how the room will feel to be in it. Mood boards help me to visualize the feeling of the room when all of the accessories will come together, which in turn helps me to focus on some practical ways I can uplift my real-life mood in every season!
    I like to try out different colors, patterns and accessories or even bring together different styles to see what combinations speak to me. The mood of a space can also be impacted by the features of the room itself as well as what’s going on in my life, so it’s fun to pull all of those elements together!
    When you need a new mood in your room (and life, ha), there are several options. You can shop your house to switch things around from room to room, add some new seasonal accessories or elements to give what you have a whole new look, or play around with different furniture or art arrangements and even paint colors.
    I’m going to do all the above for my bedroom this winter! Our style is collected, which means we gather pieces over time (whether they are handed down, vintage finds or anything new to us that speaks to us or meets our current needs).
    You can make mood boards with items representing things you already have, or just show new items that could help you create a fresh vision for your space! The items on our mood board are new possibilities for our room, which we will mix in with what we already have.
    I can’t wait to show you more of our room and the design updates after Christmas.
    We often make our room mood boards with Photoshop, but you can also make them with poster boards, bulletin boards or even online options like using Pinterest or Instagram to gather inspiration. Do whatever inspires you! Mood boards and room updates can be a fun winter activity.
    By the way, I share more simple ideas for enjoying every day life at home through each season in my new book A Lovely Life, which will come out this spring!
    I hope you enjoyed seeing these mood boards as much as we enjoyed creating them! Don’t forget to tell me which board is your favorite! Or how you would you mix and match them in your own way! That’s the fun of a mood board, you can create a look that inspires YOU!
    Find more cozy winter finds from Walmart Home here! More