Affordable, Interior Design, renovation

Finishing Touches

There are a lot of special touches in the Coastal Modern remodel, including a new front door, a fireplace update, artwork, and lots of plants.


The damaged front door was replaced with a fiberglass, hurricane rated door. The door hardware was also replaced with a medium-priced option from the Home Depot. Finally, I provided a hint of the interior color scheme by painting the outside of the door an HOA approved dark blue.

Pro Tip: Replacing your door may reduce the cost of your homeowner’s insurance.

Fireplace Remodel

As you can see below, the fireplace needed an update, which included having the flooring contractor remove the raised hearth. The metal on the outside of the firebox was spray painted with a high heat matte black finish. The contractor installed the large format porcelain tile from Floor & Decor using Schluter edging.

In addition to the oak slats, I also had a thin sheet of oak installed on the wall behind the slats, which adds dimension. I am thrilled with how this one-of-a-kind fireplace turned out.

Pro Tip: The contractor added bracing, including slots to slide the custom-made mantel into the wall. You can see the brackets that will ensure it will stay in place in the pictures below.


The clients love color and have some great art they have collected during their travels and visits to local art festivals. Check out my post to learn more about hanging artwork.


When the carpet was pulled off the stairs, there was a bucket load of beach sand that had been collecting over the years. I replaced the carpet with LVP stair treads from The clients really like the modern vibe of the floating staircase, but I convinced them to skip a desk below the stairs. The desk would get messy from debris falling from the open stairs above, so instead, they store their bicycles in this space.

Pro tip: Use 5″ baseboards for a high-end look.


I have always been a fan of plants, indoors and outdoors. Did you know that plants are all the rage right now? Take one quick scroll through Instagram and you’ll see beautiful interiors covered in leafy vines, hanging plants, spunky succulents, and small trees that bring life to every corner of a room. Learn more about the many benefits of indoor plants here

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