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coastal elegance

One of the first design blogs I ever started reading way back in the day was that of designer Erika Powell of Urban Grace Interiors.  I fell in love with her classic, elegant style and her eye for mixing patterns and textiles immediately; every single detail is always perfectly executed, right down to the embroidered trim on throw pillows and the pinch pleats on curtain panels. In a world where design trends come and go constantly, I'm enamored with the fact that she sticks to the clean, classic look of traditional furnishings, lighting and fixtures peppered with modern touches like upholstered beds and slipcovered side tables.  And she was the first designer to ever really turn me onto cabinetry painted any other color than white!!

It's been a while since she's blogged but I noticed that her website has been updated with some stunning shots of beach front projects - the water views alone are enough to make you drool, but if you also love simple, stunning spaces that are tailored and elegant and completely void of kitschy nautical details, then you'll love each and every one of these! 

Happy Hump day!

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Reader Comments (11)

Do you have suggestions for gray paint similar to the one on the island in the first kitchen picture? Thanks!

January 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJ Crawford

Thank you for sharing such wonderful ideas! Enchanting as always!

January 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer G.

J Crawford - I have no idea what color they used, but I would suggest trying Kendall Charcoal and Whale Gray, both by Benjamin Moore!

January 27, 2016 | Registered CommenterKelly Stivers

Thank you so much, Jennifer! xx

January 27, 2016 | Registered CommenterKelly Stivers

Thanks, Kelly!

January 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJ Crawford

J Crawford - you're very welcome, best of luck!

January 28, 2016 | Registered CommenterKelly Stivers

These are great interiors. It has a relaxing ambiance.

January 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMark Joshua

Aloha, I love the photos. Do you have any info on dimensions of the kitchen?

May 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Beautiful post, do you have living room dimensions?

May 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

I don't, Nicole, I'm sorry!

May 3, 2016 | Registered CommenterKelly Stivers

What is the manufacturer of the laundry sink? It is very nice.

April 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

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