By simply changing the millwork, this entry and stair space got a huge refresh. Shiplap walls greet visitors to an immediate ‘by the water’ feel. That combined with the watery painting featuring bold turquoises and greens (that reminded designers of lily pads) drives home the coastal feel. A LED light in the glass ball on the newel post is set to a photocell - so it comes on each night when it gets dark!
Palest blue walls act as a neutral in the foyer, while adding a hint of color and depth to the space. At the foot of the stairs, a built-in bench is a handy landing pad for putting on shoes or dropping off bags.
A ruffled-edge mirror reminiscent of sea coral and clamshells gives this foyer a modern beachy look. The dark-stained wood entry table adds rough but refined texture with a vignette that sets the tone for the rest of the house.
The turquoise front door opens into a bright airy foyer and stair space. This space sets the tone for the modern coastal style of the home. Thanks to wood paddles for wall decor, white shiplap walls and ceilings, a simple black railing and three brass, coastal-feel light fixtures, there is a definite beachy vibe when you first walk in.
This home's entryway is an introduction to the large living room and open floor plan that includes a dining room, family room and kitchen. The space features a weathered wood fireplace and white brick--great additions for designer Debbie Talianko's coastal-style design approach for the home. The look is soft, inviting and comfortable for family living.