Today’s Friday feature is Michelle’s blog, Emerald Cove, a journey to find the simple joys in life. Living near Lake Michigan, she always has the most beautiful pictures of the lake and its romantic lighthouses.
Her home has a casual and relaxed coastal style, created by the use of organic elements from the beach, like shells and driftwood.
These pictures of her dining area, with a faux fireplace, are what first attracted me to her blog. I love the airiness and light feel, and she seems to achieve this soft look effortlessly.
The hutch was painted a pretty gray to complement her white pottery.
Just beautiful! The living room mantel changes with the seasons. Using white shutters on the hearth masks the darkness of the fire box.
The cat looks so cozy curled up in a recliner that she recovered with drop cloths.
I could relax right here in this serene corner of her living room.
What a great little step ladder! Soft aqua accents remind me of the sea.
She and her husband created a lovely faux mantel in their dreamy bedroom. There’s that cat again, it knows how to pick a tranquil spot for relaxing.
She worked her magic in her daughter’s room, again using that beautiful aqua. It’s such a calming space now. You can see the before and after on her blog.
With darker colors in her son’s room, she still manages to give it a coastal cottage feel. She created the planked wall and makes many elements she uses for decorating, like the driftwood fish above the bed and the wooden buoys on the floor. I wonder if that’s the same cat?
Some people instinctively know their signature decorating style and create it easily. Michelle is one of those people! While I love her style and admire her ability to create it, achieving it, for me would be difficult, because I’d always be adding more color and accessories, destroying the understated elegance.
So, I’m content to be inspired by Michelle’s home at Emerald Cove.
Be sure to stop by and pay her a visit.
With so many great blogs all over the blog-o-sphere, Friday Feature is a way to showcase other bloggers while gaining lots of decorating inspiration. If you have a project or makeover that you think is feature worthy, please email me or leave a comment.