Welcome to the second of the two models I furnished at Grand Dunes in Miramar Beach, Florida! I aimed to make this unit more coastal cottage chic. I used a palette of greens, golds, texturally-rich fabrics, jute, and distressed/reclaimed woods. This is the exact floor plan of the Grand Dunes unit I furnished last year, that was published in Condo Owners’ Magazine! It was nice to be able to envision and execute a new option for the Living Room layout.
On the large wall, I flanked two large arched mirrors around a bench seat. The mirrors provide depth, making the room appear larger, by reflecting the distant view of the beach. The opposite wall, which you can see in the mirror’s reflection below, occupied by a media console. This is meant to have a flat screen t.v. mounted above it for the homeowner who wishes to have entertainment. Otherwise, this is a great place for a large piece of original art!
I decided not to paint the cabinets in this unit, and instead, played up their warm honey hues with art, accent pieces and lighting.
In the Master Bedroom, I decided to build a headboard into the wall by mounting wood trim pieces in a rectangular panel, and installing a basketweave wallcovering inside of it. This provided emphasis to bed wall, making it a focal point in the room. The warm hue of the wallcovering contrasted nicely with the gray-green wall color.
I made sure all the rooms transitioned well into one another by keeping the same color scheme and design concept.
In dressing your walls, it is important to “mix it up” and use different types of applications in order to maintain proper balance and variety. When planning my wall art, I like to divide my options into three different categories: art, mirrors, and non-art. Art includes paintings and drawings, and can be divided into canvas art and framed prints. Mirrors are functional, but also help rooms by making it look larger and lighter by reflecting light. “Non-art” includes items such as wall sculptures, tapestries, wall-hung plates, shadow boxes, and sconces. It is important to make sure you are mixing up these three categories in your rooms, so that you do not have too much of the same thing. Below I utilized art and “non-art” on the main bed wall shown by installing two wrapped canvas giclees on each side of the bed, and breaking that up with some rustic distressed letters that spell “BEACH”.
One way to dress your walls, without spending a whole lot of money on a fancy wallcovering, is to paint tone-on-tone stripes. This jazzes up plain walls, but is subtle enough to not compete with interesting wall art. When I was giving this unit to furnish, the walls were blank, and this room had not mirror or light. I dressed it with this arched mirror from Uttermost, and a glass droplet sconce from Currey and Company.
Thank you for touring this design with me!
If you are interested in purchasing this unit furnished, please let me know! UPDATE: SOLD!! Also, don’t forget to view the other Grand Dunes model I furnished: Click Here!
Cara L. McBroom
Licensed Interior Designer