Sunday, May 18, 2014

How I Found My Style Sundays- Coastal Charm

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm

Hi, Front Porch readers. I am Linda from Coastal Charm. I can't believe that I am here sharing with all of you at "How I Found My Style"! Thanks Pamela for this amazing opportunity!
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
I'm very much drawn to casual, cottage, coastal, and farmhouse. My decorating style is always evolving because there are always so many beautiful "looks" out there and since I decorate mostly with vintage finds and re-purposed furniture, I have the flexibility to change things around quite a bit.  I think the best way to describe my style might be..."vintage chic",  which I interpret as mixing those flea market finds with new items to make my home "chic" and "comfy". A good tip for creating a beautiful home would be make paint your  best friend. There is no easier way to change the look of a room than with a can of paint. If you aren't in love with the color, paint over it. It's also,  a very thrifty way to change up your home without spending a lot of bucks on it. I can't tell you how many times I have painted the rooms in my home. I guess you could say, I'm a painting fool!  Another tip is don't just decorate your home with all retail store items and matching sets of furniture. Mix it up. Mix some vintage and found pieces with the new stuff. This will create a comfortable home. Since, I am the owner of a vintage/new home décor business called Coastal Charm Interiors, I am very big on mixing it up. I stay really busy with my business, so sometimes my nest (home) gets put on the back burner and I hate that. I am trying really hard to get more things done around here, but  making my business succeed, comes first. I live on the Alabama gulf coast, and I am lucky to also have a beach front condo. So, keeping two homes and a shop space in order, keeps a gal my age, really on my toes.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
Welcome to COASTAL CHARM!!! 
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
Coastal décor welcomes you as you enter.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
I'm a DIYer, so you will find projects like this inexpensive wooden bowl makeover. Give me a paint brush and I will change it up in, in no time.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
Last August, I went back to my white slip covered furniture in our family room. It had been in my cottage for years, but like I said earlier, I always like moving things around.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
Adding different texture in your furniture, is a must in my book.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
A good friend of mine had this charming "chippy painted" piece in her booth and when she put it on sale, I scooped it up! I like how it looks with this DIY framed coffee sack that I made about two years ago.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
                       
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
You can find ironstone in just about every room in our home.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
 Found this wonderful old gate while out junkin' in Texas and I have fun decorating it for the different holidays.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
Another favorite item found while junkin', is this old "chippy paint" cabinet door. As you see, I love displaying pictures of my children throughout my home.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
Add a little charm, everywhere you can.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
My dining room furniture came from my in-laws twenty eight years ago, and they are still my favorite pieces in our home.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
Yes...it all matches...but I love how my hubs can walk into this room and remember his wonderful parents in here.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
 I am always looking for unusual pieces, so when I spotted this shelf, I knew I had to have it.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
 Come on into our kitchen, where you will be greeted with a message on our huge chalk board.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
I enjoy collecting old scales and using them around our home.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
Old brick floors scream cottage style and I love how easy they are to keep clean.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
Primitive pieces, like this old cupboard, can be found at Coastal Charm.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
A unique way to display an old ironstone plate.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
The day that I talk my hubs into removing the cabinets over the bar, will be one happy day for me.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
Using old bed springs and creating a cross, just popped into my head one day. I guess thinking outside the box is my kinda thing.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
More "chippy painted" pieces and ironstone.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
My "vintage chic" style is also a very "lived in" style in our home.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
A moo cow is fun to have around.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
Fresh flowers from my yard, are a nice touch. I like to place them in urns, pitchers and even mason jars.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
During the Fall and Spring seasons, this room is my favorite room.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
Thank you so much Pamela for having me!
I hope you will stop by my blog and say hello.
There on my blog, you can view more of my style at my beach
home and my business, Coastal Charm Interiors.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays-Coastal Charm
Linda I am so thrilled to have you visiting with us today! Thank you so much for sharing your style and great decorating tips to creating a style that is all your own. I just love all your found treasures especially those you found junkin' in Texas!;)

22 comments:

  1. I have seen bits and pieces of things showcased on Linda's blog, but never a tour. Luvly!
    Thanks for sharing Pamela.
    Happy Sunday ladies.
    Hugs, Gee

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  2. I love Linda's style. I saw so many pieces that I would love to have in my house.

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  3. Thanks for the tour of Linda's home. She has great style!

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  4. So happy to see Linda featured here today Pamela...she's a sweetheart! Love her style...I absolutely love the shot of her front entry with that pretty chest!

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  5. I just love LInda's style and think that she's terribly creative. I had not seen those bed springs on the board until today and now I'm hoping I run across some soon. My favorite thing is the ironstone platter hanging inside that unique frame! She definitely has an eye for displaying her treasures!

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  6. Oh Linda - every thing is just gorgeous - love all of your accent pieces ( especially LOVE LOVE LOVE that dough bowl on your table )
    Thanks so much for sharing all of this beautiful eye candy - and thanks to you too Pamela!!!
    xxx

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  7. I love to tour Linda's home. Love the mix of old and new in every room. I have actually studied her pictures. :)

    Great feature!

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  8. Linda has a lovely home! I love how she has added in vintage charm throughout the rooms with all her great finds. They really add that personal touch.

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  9. Gorgeous, every square inch! You know I love your style...can I come over to shop in your house?

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  10. Always a thrill to tour her lovely home. Her style is so inviting and cozy.

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  11. I loved the tour of Linda's home. It is such a great mix of items that it just says sit down and stay awhile. Thanks for sharing Linda!

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  12. Enjoyed the tour. I just love your style! And that brick floor in your kitchen is awesome!

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  13. Linda has a wonderful style that is so popular here on the Gulf Coast, and she's as nice as she is crafty!

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  14. Linda has aBbEAUTIFUL style! I love that she loves her in-laws dining set! The box springs was genius!!! I will pop over there now!

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  15. Love your home and how you mix it up!

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  16. Thanks ladies. It's always fun to see what others do with their treasures.

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  17. Great tour Pamela and Linda! Linda has such a creative way of putting things together and making trash look like treasure~
    Jenna

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  18. Pamela, I love Linda's blog and her style is fabulous! It's always fun to read how each blogger found their style. She is so creative- I love how she re-purposes items!

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  19. Love Linda with her beautiful and charming home...I love her wonderful creations...her blog is as wonderful as she is ...Another great feature Pamela....

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  20. Hi Pamela and Linda,
    LOVE your casual style, Linda, and those brick floors! Pamela, thanks for these posts! It's great to see a home and know more about a person in one swoop. :)
    -Revi

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  21. Thanks Pamela for sharing Linda with us today! Linda you have such a beautiful collection of vintage finds. Your home is so well put together. I'm in love with your small kitchen island! Thanks for sharing your home with us today :)
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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  22. A lovely house! The kitchen is charming.

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