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Be Colorful Coastal
A Midwesterner relocating to Florida but always surrounded by rooms of color
A color evangelist creating rooms of color one project at a time.
Interests: time with friends and family, painting, blogging, decorating, and making something fabulous out of the discarded and ignored.
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I tell myself I'm over-thinking it, but it doesn't help. I must have major FOMO and feel a need to see everything before I make a design decision, but here is what I am thinking right now. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Be Colorful Coastal
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On one day I would like the idea of a cottage style bathroom vanity with a lower shelf, and the next day I wanted the more modern look of a floating cabinet. I'm a conflicted woman.... but the bath in the lower level, this is where I could break out a bit.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Be Colorful Coastal
Thank you. I appreciate the photo compliment since I am still learning. As for the tile, this is what is coming OUT. Yikes, it looks nicer in the photo than it is in real life. I hope you stop back to see the updates to this room. Be Colorful Coastal
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2018 on Updating The Master Suite at Be Colorful Coastal
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Carmen, It is a given that we would be the best of friends. I am hoping to meet up with you when things calm down a bit for both of us. Hope you are having an amazing summer.
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Lisa, You know how to make my day. Thanks for the confirmation that I am heading in the right direction.
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While the contractor is waiting for the inspections, I am thinking about the fabrics and paint colors for our Palm Springs inspired bedroom. I've had this black, white and kelly green vision in my head for quite some time. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at Be Colorful Coastal
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Posted Jul 7, 2018 at Be Colorful Coastal
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It's been over three years since we bought our Florida home but it is only recently that we decided we were ready to take on the only two rooms in the house that house that haven't been updated; the master bedroom and bath. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Be Colorful Coastal
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Cheerful Chartreuse. People either love it or hate it but there just isn't a color that it doesn't play nice with. It works with everything. In fashion or in decor, this is the perfect accent color. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Be Colorful Coastal
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A lot has changed in just three weeks. The walls of this house have literally come tumbling down. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Be Colorful Coastal
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We are still trying to sell our big, family home in the Midwest, but we have already purchased and closed on our next downsized home up north that I lovingly refer to as the cottage. It is going to be a complete remodel from top to bottom. Meanwhile, we also have projects going on in our Florida home... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at Be Colorful Coastal
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Black seems like a contrary color to use in coastal design, but here are some primo examples of how this seemingly contradictory hue can bring a smart and dramatic look to nautical, waterside or tropically inspired rooms. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Be Colorful Coastal
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Lighting can be challenging. Even if you are inclined to buy your fixtures as part of a coordinated group from a single manufacturer, which I am not. Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at Be Colorful Coastal
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Posted May 11, 2018 at Be Colorful Coastal
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The Palm Beach look, that mix of vibrant florals and geometric fabrics and that dash of Hollywood Regency. It's a look that actually thrills me. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at Be Colorful Coastal
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Blues seem to be one of the most universally embraced colors and this week's shade of Benjamin Moore's Faded Blue Jeans is sure to be a favorite. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at Be Colorful Coastal
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Creating a $2500 Mirror For $250! I am sharing my mirror at the following blog events. Please stop by and visit them too. The Dedicated House Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at Be Colorful Coastal
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I have learned a few tricks so I don't have to check a bag or pay for an extra carry-on. Some airlines will allow one carry-on plus a personal item, such as a purse. But some airlines only allow one personal item. This is when I get inventive. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at Be Colorful Coastal
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Visit Be Colorful Coastal here to see this week's Be Colorful Coastal Color of the Week. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at Becolorful
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Source Source Source Source Source Sharing the Be Colorful Coastal Color of the Week with these inspiring blogs. Please give them a visit. A Stroll Thru Life Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at Be Colorful Coastal
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Shop this coastal room: Houzz Houzz sofa (available in numerous fabrics) Table artwork by Lucy Designs artwork by Teri Causey Be Colorful Coastal Clock Chenille Pillow Coral Throw Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Opal Essence Our blue coastal room is being shared with Saturday Sparks, The Creative Circle, The Dedicated House,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at Be Colorful Coastal
I forgot to say that I am anxious to drop by and see your boutique the next time we are in Marco. On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 9:45 AM, Pamela Rosenberg <pamelarosenberg1@gmail.com> wrote: Sharon, It was such fun to hear from you. I then had to google your website and loved reading about the history behind these towels. We are originally from Cedar Rapids and I was always intrigued to see that Quad Cities towel. Now it all makes sense. The idea of a custom towel has me inspired. I am pinning your site and will add that to my to-do list for this year. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a gracious comment. You made my day.
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Sharon, It was such fun to hear from you. I then had to google your website and loved reading about the history behind these towels. We are originally from Cedar Rapids and I was always intrigued to see that Quad Cities towel. Now it all makes sense. The idea of a custom towel has me inspired. I am pinning your site and will add that to my to-do list for this year. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a gracious comment. You made my day.
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