the cover of coastal living


Coastal Living is one of my favorite magazines; the day it arrives on my doorstep is always a good one. With their endless interior inspiration and examples of how to bring the beach into your home, I pore over each issue and the latest is no exception. So: I have decided to feature their covers as part of my "Monday Makeover" series and today I begin with the June, 2013 issue

The issue's cover features a bold and beautiful interior by designer Laura Motley of Rooms & Gardens in Santa Barbara. Motley used China Seas fabric on the chairs from Rooms & Gardens. The beautiful blue patterns help the Summerland, California cottage blend with its beachy backdrop. Motley completed the coastal cottage look with the addition of textures such as bamboo, sea grass, and wicker.

The cover:  

Coastal Living cover, June 2013
Photo by Lisa Romerein

The following affordable pieces will help you to recreate this room on a budget:

A pair of statement chairs:

accent chair

$159.99 from Target

Other beautiful, bamboo-like options that would work with a bit of reupholstering:
bamboo armchairs
$1695 from Belle Escape

$349.99 from Bed, Bath, and Beyond


$449 from Pottery Barn
A comfy couch:
$499 from Ikea

A heavy coffee table to ground the space. I chose this beautiful rustic chest because it adds a casual and coastal angle to the sophisticated space, and also provides storage!:
coffee table chest

Stools, ottomans, poufs or a bench:

$193.91 from Lamps Plus
Other options:
$259.99 from Target


$440 from Inside Avenue
$359 from Horchow


storage bench
$349 from Land of Nod
A sea grass rug:

sea grass rug
sea grass rug
$169 from Pottery Barn

sea grass rug
$299.95 from Pier1
A garden stool:
garden stool
$110.99 from Overstock

garden stool
$129 from Oriental Furniture
Wicker trunks:
wicker trunk
$76.99 from Target

wicker trunk
$99.95 for larger size, $79.95 for smaller size 
Some pretty pillows to tie the room together:
ikat pillow
$60 from Dwell Studio

ikat pillow

ikat pillow
Bamboo blinds:
bamboo blinds
$26 from Wayfair
Orchids, of course!:
$39.95 from Crate and Barrel
A lantern:

$9.97 from Walmart

$39 from Pottery Barn
Some shells!:
faux coral accent
$24.95 from Z Gallerie
Here's how it comes together:




Andrea said...

You have knocked it out of the park yet again, Emilie!! I am so excited to follow your "Monday Makeovers!"

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emilie at shell & chinoiserie said...

Thank you so much, Andrea! SO glad to have you following! :)

liza said...

Very nice, Emilie!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Now that is some serious sourcing! Well done.

emilie at shell & chinoiserie said...

Thank you, Linda! I try, but there is always room for improvement!

emilie at shell & chinoiserie said...

Thank you!!! :)

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