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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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One thing I miss when living in Florida is decorating for the seasons, but when I am visiting our downsized home up north I still relish this quarterly routine. For me, it begins right here, at the front door. Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2022 at Be Colorful Coastal
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Do you ever wonder what to do with the extra pillows that you have for your guests? I had ours stored on closet shelves. Uncovered, I worried they would get dusty but the big black garbage bag look wasn't cutting it. Then I found these attractive and flexible storage covers. They work perfectly, even for king-size pillows and I feel all "Home Edit" or Marie Kondo when I open the closet doors and see everything all neat and organized. I like them so well that I am ordering another one for our seasonal comforter. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2022 at Be Colorful Coastal
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I couldn't resist. I was planning on hosting an event in our home. I didn't have time to do anything big, but I had become decor complacent during Covid. Our rooms were calling for a refresh and I was ready for some fun new additions to our rooms. Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2022 at Be Colorful Coastal
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This is a room full of bold choices. A dining room of vibrant colors and ebullient patterns. But it wasn't always that way. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2022 at Be Colorful Coastal
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While I wait for some of the building products to come in, I have begun the hunt for the new lighting. The new mirrors will still be large wall mirrors but they will have a wood frame and just like before, the lighting will be hung directly on the mirror, but this time I am planning on using sconces instead of a bar fixture. These fixtures are a few of my faves... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2022 at Be Colorful Coastal
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I work with a custom framer here in Florida because she has unexpected ideas and they know how to make the frame compliment the piece. A good custom frame doesn't distract from, but instead, elevates the art. Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2022 at Be Colorful Coastal
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To say designing and furnishing a room in 2022 poses some significant challenges would be putting it mildly. I expected to deal with longer lead, or wait, times because when the pandemic began there was a major uptick in demand while many factories were shut down or running at a fraction of their normal capacity. Even now, many of them still aren't back to their normal production. Then, add in the supply chain difficulties and most recently some serious increases in fuel surcharges, and you have a perfect shopping storm. Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2022 at Be Colorful Coastal
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Included in those early-day improvements were some changes to these two guest bathrooms. This season, we are revisiting them again. I'm calling it Round Two as we begin refreshing some of the elements that didn't make the priority cut last time around. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2022 at Be Colorful Coastal
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Now, this was a fun find... Are you old enough to remember dickies? They were these turtle neck or button-down-looking numbers that you could tuck into a v-neck sweater, dress, or any top and they created the illusion that you had another layer underneath but without all the bulk. I had them as a kid and I'd forgotten about them until these shirt extenders showed up in my Instagram feed and reminded me of those dickies I had as a kid. They are called shirt extenders. Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2022 at Be Colorful Coastal
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Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2021 on Lighting For The Guest Bath at Becolorful
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Thank you but I explain in the post that this is the fixture I have chosen. Sent from my iPad
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Im sorry but I do not have any wallpaper removal connections in South Carolina.
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These Spirit/Warrior Women would make a great gift for a Mom, daughter, sister, or friend. They could be especially meaningful for someone that has achieved a goal or has fought back against challenges. Whatever their story, Sally can create an artistic and personal gift that will be treasured for years. Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2021 at Be Colorful Coastal
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There is something magical when fall leaves turn such vibrant shades of reds, oranges, and golds. I love fall in the Midwest, but I haven't embraced bringing those colors inside our home. Instead, I like to approach fall decor with a more subtle, softer nod. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2021 at Be Colorful Coastal
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Say hello to my tropically inspired hand-painted pumpkins. Garlands of autumn leaves look out of place and black and orange Halloween flair is not a good look for our Florida home. If I wanted to bring some fall flavor, I knew I would have to do it with some Florida style. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2021 at Be Colorful Coastal
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Some of our remodeling decisions were timely and needed design updates, while others were necessitated by Hurricane Irma. The unobstructed view of a pool without a cage is beautiful but in this land of mosquitos, this more open-designed screening option is a great compromise. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2021 at Be Colorful Coastal
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Even southern Florida has its seasons. They are much more subtle but they do exist. And just like their northern counterparts, southern homes also benefit from a seasonal change up of decor. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2021 at Be Colorful Coastal
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What can be said about last year that hasn't been said? The pandemic slammed the entire world but we all pushed back. Some days are startlingly vivid and others are a gentle blur. But most importantly, we bore our way through the challenges, and in some ways, we thrived because of them. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2021 at Be Colorful Coastal
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The setting of this book, Odessa, Texas, and the time period, 1976, are both so key that they feel like two more integral characters in this story about rape, justice, injustice, bigotry, feminism, marriage, and loss. This isn't a feel-good book, probably because it is more reflective of real life, and real-life isn't easy. But it is extremely well written and one that you will remember long after you have turned its last page. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2021 at Be Colorful Coastal
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But these days, fairy-tale endings come in all shapes and sizes. It's okay for the princess to end up with the prince, it's okay for her to end up with the footman, it's okay for her to end up on her own. It's also okay for her to end up with another princess, or with six cats, or to decide she wants to be a prince. None of these make her any more or less a feminist. ~ Sarah Haywood, The Cactus Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2021 at Be Colorful Coastal
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There were days I wondered if I would ever write this post. It seems like we have been at this forever. The house needed a lot more than a refresh and although it wasn't our original plan, we ultimately ended up tearing everything out and taking it back to the studs. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2021 at Be Colorful Coastal
That is a post from 2011 and I no longer have the source of the paint color but it is very similar to this shade from Benjamin Moore. https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/find-your-color/color/2067-70/white-satin?color=2067-70
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It was time to bring in some fresh touches to our Florida home. I haven't done anything major...yet, but that might be coming soon. For now, I have just added some accessories like these fabulous monogrammed towels from The Happy Crabber. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2021 at Be Colorful Coastal
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Lately, I've been pouring over my Home Edit bibles and scratching out lists for Target, Amazon, and The Container Store. While I was straightening and rethinking some of my storage options I began reevaluating what is working for me and what isn't, and during this whole process, I decided to share a few of the tricks that have been, for me, winning organizational hacks. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2021 at Be Colorful Coastal
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I am full of post ideas and after taking a blogging break, I am refreshed and anxious to share more design, organization, and lifestyle hits and misses with you. See you tomorrow. xoxo, p Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2021 at Be Colorful Coastal