HGTV is one of my go-to channels to watch as I’m a sucker for beautiful homes. Each year I’ve come to look forward to their Dream Home giveaway and I often end up entering for the chance to win just that– a dream home. However, this year I’m extra excited about the giveaway as the dream home is located in Martha’s Vineyard. Before our recent trip to Cape Cod, I’d been in love with the lifestyle and homes in Massachusetts. So it’s no surprise, I’m going to be entering daily for this coastal retreat. From now till February 17th, you can also enter for the opportunity to win 2015’s dream home. Oh, and I’m totally encouraging you to do so too! I mean, who wouldn’t want to live in a classic home on the coast? Cue, me swooning over here…
Okay, okay…back to you, my friends…just follow this link to enter too! (Don’t forget– you can enter DAILY!)
I’d like to obviously win the home, but how cool would it be to know someone who did? Maybe you could invite my family over to stay? Just a thought 😉 …
Impressive huh? Just wait till you see the interior…
But don’t worry your little heart if you don’t win the HGTV Dream Home giveaway. You can still recreate the look for your own home. I’m sharing with you 5 tips on how to get the classic coastal look:
1. Start off with a blue and white pallette: Set the tone with predominate blue and white tones in your furniture, paint, and decor. You can then intermingle additional blue tones such as teal, light blue, or even green.
2. Texture is key: the easiest way to accomplish this is by adding wood furnitures in darker shades with light/whitewashed furnitures. I’m also a huge fan of mixing painted grey furniture and driftwood decorations to add to the coastal charm.
3. Adding nautical decorations: going literal with anchors, boats, fishes, and seashells (just to name a few) isn’t a bad thing at all, and in fact does define coastal living. Just remember a little can go a long way so scale back or add more nautical accents as needed. Also, think about tip #2 and adding different textures. Metals and woods can easily go together when styling your nautical home.
4. Build up a book collection: scattering stacks of books on your tables are decorations in itself. Look for books on knots, sailing, beaches, etc that you adore. I can’t even begin to tell you how many coffee table books I’ve collected solely for its cover aesthetics. (That’s code for I don’t read them, I just collect them.)
5. Lastly, lighten up a room with mirrors: when you think of a beach home you think open living space. Draw back your curtains to allow for light to be drawn in. Then add mirrors to accentuate, creating a more bright and airy feel to your coastal retreat.Sincerely, Kymberly