Client Update: Holly’s House

Of course, RIGHT after I tell you that it will be a while before I have any real client pictures to share, I have some! Thanks, universe.

coastal kitchen

Chandelier: Shades of Light

This is my friend/client Holly’s adorable abode. She and her husband have moved several times and accumulated some excellent furniture over the years (how YOU doin’, dining set?) and I’ve been helping her find the finishing touches for this house. Our photoshoot was unplanned–we were actually meeting up to go see Oklahoma–but a bunch of new stuff had arrived so I busted out my cell phone and here we are.

Among the newbies are the rope chandelier above and jute rug below.

coastal table setting

Rug: Pottery Barn

If I ever do a style 180 and go coastal in my own house, I’m getting fancy seagrass chairs for my dining room, too. Holly already had them and I thought they made such a great focal point that I recommended a simple white mirror for the wall. If everything is eye-catching, then nothing stands out (and it would be an infinite sadness waste those chairs).

coastal dining room

Mirror: Already owned but freshly painted.

Their family room isn’t ready to share yet, but I can give you a sneak peek of the floor since that part is done and lookin’ all cute. Pro tip: if you’re eyeballing a rug from Dash & Albert, their biggest sale of the year is always right before Labor Day. Which I know was recent, but now you have plenty of time to mull over your options before next year.

Coastal Rug

Rug: Dash & Albert

If you’ve ever been curious about what an average project is like for me, this is a pretty good example. It’s a myth that everybody who calls a designer is doing a complete overhaul and starting from zero. I spend a lot of time hunting down accessories and finishing touches, with a handful of major furniture purchases sprinkled in. Sometimes I’ll do a paint color consultation or pick kitchen finishes, but it’s mostly the pretties at the end.

So there you go! A real update with real pictures! Isn’t Holly’s house cute? (YES.) Who else is enjoying a coastal theme? What’s your favorite piece here?

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  • Edi
    October 7, 2015

    I love the coastal pieces, so calming and serene. Her home seems so peaceful with those great colors.
    And I love the matching rug and place mats 🙂

    • Paige @ Little Nostalgia
      October 7, 2015

      It’s sooooo relaxing there. Even when I’m over to work and we’re leafing through a bunch of pictures, I feel like I’m on vacation.

  • Val
    October 7, 2015

    The seagrass touches are so beautiful. I love that look! My favorite item is definitely the globe chandelier. Very cool!

  • Duni
    October 7, 2015

    I’ve always loved beach/coastal interiors, but the style doesn’t work in our house. Adding the mirror is a great idea, as it will reflect so much light into the room! Lovely carpet 🙂

    • Paige @ Little Nostalgia
      October 7, 2015

      Yeah, coastal doesn’t really work with our house either, but should we ever have the good fortune to live by water, I’d totally do it!

  • D. Renée Wilson
    October 7, 2015

    I love this look!
    It’s so serene an simply elegant.

  • DancingMooney
    October 7, 2015

    We spend every chance we get going to the ocean, and I’ve always loved the beachy decor in some of the houses we’ve stayed in… I’m loving this, and that glass ball light fixture is freaking amazing!!! Also really love the grass rug and place mats, so cute!

    • Paige @ Little Nostalgia
      October 7, 2015

      Isn’t that light amazing? It was something she found in a catalog on her own, but wasn’t sure about it. I was like, “YES THAT ONE.”

  • Melissa @ Bubby & Bean
    October 7, 2015

    It looks great! I love the white mirror.

  • SarahBeth ~ Along Magnolia Lane
    October 8, 2015

    Love it all…. but especially those wonderful chairs!! Good job — it all goes together perfectly!

  • Kristen
    October 8, 2015

    It’s really cute! I love the dining room space and the mirror is a great addition. Plus though chairs are soooooo gorgeous. Great work tying it all together!

  • John
    October 9, 2015


    I love your eye for colors and layers! The pictures reflect the characteristics of the owners, light, casual with simple sophistication throughout! Very nice!

    • Paige @ Little Nostalgia
      October 9, 2015

      Thanks, John! They had a lot of great pieces to start with, so my job was really easy. 🙂

  • Suzi Schumann
    October 9, 2015

    Love the chandelier! I also love how you manage to get your feet into every floor shot. Too cute. Can you ask your client if those seagrass chairs are creaky? Just wondering. They’re pretty fabulous as well.

  • BeadedTail
    October 9, 2015

    We spend a lot of time on the same coast as Janell (DancingMooney) does so love the beachy look too! Love the color on the wall – and it’s not white! There’s something so relaxing and soothing about the beach look and you took it up a sophisticated notch!

  • Natashalh
    October 9, 2015

    Very cool! It’s no surprise we’re fans of the costal look. =) My favorite piece is definitely the fishing float-style light fixture. We have a cluster of fishing floats near our table so it would be the perfect fit for us.

  • stevevhan
    October 9, 2015

    Hi, your designs are really artistic, clean and beautiful. I love artists having this kind of motifs as they give me inspirations too! 🙂

  • Marieken
    October 12, 2015

    Love the look, and my favourite item is that rug! I’ve been thinking about getting one of my own, but I haven’t found the perfect one for my place. Yet.

  • Splendid Little Stars
    October 12, 2015

    great designs! Everything flows and is so tranquil looking. I like that globe light, too!

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