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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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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 3 days ago 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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To see the Be Colorful Coastal Color Of The Week for this week, visit me at the new blog Be Colorful Coastal and sign up by email so all the colorful updates so you don't miss a thing. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Becolorful
Thank you Erlene. I’m so happy with how it turned out and it just makes me happy every time I see it. So glad you stopped by and commented. Sent from my iPad
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It's just a small change up but it feels like progress... If you are looking for new Becolorful posts, I have moved the Becolorful blog over to Be Colorful Coastal. To read about our newest dining room addition click here. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2018 at Becolorful
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Sharing my blue centerpiece today at The Dedicated House. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2018 at Be Colorful Coastal
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You knew it had to happen. Amazon is moving into the grocery markets, and pharmaceuticals lately so it wasn't a huge surprise to read that they are going toe to toe with the dollar aisles and stores as well. I had to check it out and quickly came up with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at Be Colorful Coastal
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A friend gave me this tea towel as a house-warming gift. I didn't just LOVE IT, I was obsessed! The colors, the Parisian style of the print, and the nod to Naples. It was the perfect gift. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2018 at Be Colorful Coastal
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Posted Mar 8, 2018 at Be Colorful Coastal
Thanks, Kay. It is always nice to hear from you.
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shop the knobs here. Shop the pulls here. Buffet top is White Shadow Marble. I am sharing our up-styled buffet at The Dedicated House and The Creative Circle and Pretty Pinterest Party Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2018 at Be Colorful Coastal