Welcome to the Sunlight South House! I hope you enjoy my modern coastal living room and find a little design inspiration for your own home.
At the very least, 2020 was a very bizarre year for all, but I will forever be thankful that it was the year I made my dream happen. I've wanted a "blank slate" house to make my own since I can remember, and in 2020 I got the chance to get creative and just do it.
Through my Sunlight South Home Tour, I hope you feel inspired to create spaces you love!
Welcome to my modern coastal living room!
I loved the idea of keeping this room more formal and more of a conversation area. Since we have a family room downstairs, I decided I would keep that room the more casual space for movie nights and lounging.
(The piano was really my focal point for the whole room anyway!)
This Samick piano has been in my life for over 25 years.
Unfortunately it has been awhile since I've had it somewhere accessible to play! When I moved it in, I knew I had to do whatever it took to make sure there was the perfect spot for it.
Combined with the floral print from Society 6, I love having the piano as the focal point of the room. I draped a fur rug over the piano bench in an effort to add another texture to the room but it also made it more comfortable!
Having this creative outlet has been so important for me and although my kids might think otherwise, the sound of music surrounding my home brings so much joy. 🎶
I was excited about having a fireplace when I first moved in, but I felt it was a little plain in regards to other features in the room. My first DIY project was completing a black marble makeover for the fireplace and it totally transformed the room!
After I installed a floating wood mantle above the fireplace, I shopped around for a large mirror to put above it. I love adding mirrors into rooms for the purpose of reflecting natural light back into the room. I decided on this black window mirror!
The next thing I had to tackle was seating arrangements.
While I wanted plenty of room for people to sit around and enjoy each other's company, the size of the room was not feasible for more than one large piece of furniture, which was my gray sofa.
I had my heart set on adding in some x-based stools (see my favorites here) and landed on these nailhead x-based stools. I love that they add an element of glam to the room and give me flexible seating options for my family and friends.
It took a little rearranging to get this bookshelf vignette just right, but I am so pleased with how it turned out! Having books that speak to you AND are aesthetically pleasing are the way to go. Other than the books, most of what you see came from one trip to At Home.
- Gold Resin Artichoke
- Concrete Bookends
- Beautifully Organized by Nikki Boyd
- Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home by Emily Schuman
- Black Mirror Clock
- The Home Edit by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin
- Homebody by Joanna Gaines
- Jacks in Orbit Filler
I discovered that for a room to feel whole (to me!) and feel cohesive with the other parts of my home, it has to have a touch of blue somewhere!
In some rooms it's in the art and some it's the rug, but in this room it's the throw pillows.
I started with the 2 ink abstract pillows in the back and added in some color by layering in the 2 indigo medallion pillows. I thought I was done, but then I was wandering the aisles of At Home and fell in love with the blue velvet lumbar pillow (similar one here). 🥰
Hope you enjoyed a little peak inside of my home and that you stick around to see more of the Sunlight South house! ✨