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Coastal Farmhouse Beach Condo

When you envision a beach condo do you think about palm trees, bright colors and Jimmy Buffet’s “Margaritaville?”   Times have changed, styles have changed and this beach condo needed a change too.  How DO you go from “Margaritaville” to a Coastal Farmhouse beach condo.

Modern Farmhouse Beach Condo before and after

You can see the before and after transformation from a bright and heavy outdated space, to a serene coastal condo.

My thought process with decorating this space can be summed up in two words: Coastal Farmhouse.

The owner loved the modern farmhouse style, but because it was a beach condo, I felt like we needed to lean more towards coastal colors.

Before photos;

beach condo before update
beach condo before update
beach condo before update
beach condo before update
beach condo before update
beach condo before update

First, I chose a picture from Pinterest as my first piece of inspiration. It’s light, simple, and elegant. These adjectives, in my opinion, can also describe coastal farmhouse too.

inspiration picture for coastal style beach condo

This space wasn’t terrible, just dated. It needed to be transformed from bold, dark and heavy, to soft, light and comfortable.

I wanted to create a serene coastal modern farmhouse style.

There are a few key elements that needed to be changed: the floors, the lighting, and the paint.

Coastal Farmhouse style board of inspiration

The first step in this makeover was removing the old tile and replacing it with a more “grayish beige” wood looking tile. After the flooring was removed, we chose our wall colors.

Repose gray (top color) was painted on all the walls except to the bathrooms. The middle color was painted on the master bathroom and the bottom color was painted to the remaining 3 bathrooms.

After paint and floors were done, our contractor installed the shiplap to the dining room wall and to the area below the tall countertop in the kitchen.  Any sort of board on a wall always adds dimension. Quite frankly, who doesn’t love a little shiplap?

Speaking of shiplap, any kind of board and batten or wood planks always create a more coastal feel. I would love to know the reason behind this. Anyone know?

The final step was all the finishing touches with a new chandelier, new furniture and accessories.

Coastal Farmhouse style beach condo

coastal farmhouse dining room
coastal farmhouse beach condo
coastal farmhouse beach condo
coastal farmhouse dining room
coastal farmhouse beach condo before and after
coastal farmhouse buffet and wall decor

We decided to carry the shiplap from the dining room to the area in the kitchen below the counter height bar area.

Rather than a dining area, we created a peaceful sitting area next to the large windows looking out at the gulf.

Softening up the furniture, and moving the TV to this wall really created a clear “living room” area.

We removed the dark “TV armoire” and added this side buffet and a few accessories.

Do you feel like you’ve stepped into a charming modern farmhouse coastal retreat?

There seems to be a misconception that a beach condo has to have bright colors and palm trees everywhere, but I think soft hues with a modern farmhouse flair look just fine!

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Shop the Coastal beach Condo:

  • Decorative window above the buffet: (not available anymore)
  • taller demijohn bottle above side buffet: click HERE
  • Chandelier above the dining table: very similar one click HERE
  • Industrial Pipe hardware for floating shelves in the bathroom: click HERE
  • Gather sign on the dining room wall: click HERE

Most accessories came from Hobby Lobby.

Living room and dining room furniture was from a local store.

For more information about renting this beautiful condo in Orange Beach AL visit the site HERE.


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  2. Cathy S. says:

    Your place is beautiful! Not only that it is so comfortable and cozy looking.

  3. Your transformation is amazing. I am so inspired. I’ve been looking at beach condos and have been so disillusioned with how dated so many of them are. You showed me how one of those dated condos could look with a bit of TLC. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle and I am featuring you are the party this week.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is just lovely! I love everything you did. Those windows are spectacular – would love to see what they look out on! I’ll be featuring your post at Best of The Weekend tomorrow night!

  5. Linda says:

    Lindsey, you’ve done an amazing job incorporating the farmhouse decor into your condo! You are my feature for this week’s Creative Circle link party. I would love for you to come share with us again!

  6. Judy says:

    What a gorgeous home. I will be featuring this tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that starts at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks.

  7. What a beautiful transformation! I love that you moved the dining space for a sitting area to take advantage of the view. Excellent idea.

  8. Nana Diana says:

    There are some great links here. I am loving the Coastal Condo one though….somewhere I hope to be in the future at least for part of the year. xo Diana

  9. Elise Ho says:

    I am not much of a formal person and likely would have done the same. Your space is gorgeous.

  10. Cindy says:

    Beautifully done!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  11. Jen says:

    This is such a lovely and warm space! Well done 🙂 #happynowlinkup

  12. What a fab transformation. I would be a dream to have a beach condo! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  13. This is gorgeous – I love the muted colours, it’s just so peaceful. You wouldn’t think it was the same house before and after, what a transformation! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  14. So gorgeous!! I am in love with your design! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! PINNED!

  15. Nige says:

    This is beautiful you have done an awesome job Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

  16. Jann Olson says:

    What a fabulous transformation! It really does have a warm cozy feel. Thanks for sharing it with SYC. I’m sure it’s not intentional, but I’m not seeing a link back to the party.

  17. Leslie says:

    This is a gorgeous transformation! I love what you did! Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  18. Teresa says:

    I love the new look, it must have been a lot of work but the end result is amazing. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week, and happy new year.

  19. Cathy says:

    Gorgeous! When can I rent it? LOL!

  20. Michele@Familyfaithandfridays says:

    Wow, what a beautiful change! I need you to do my whole house! 😉

  21. This looks so peaceful and I love the color palette.

  22. Such a dramatic change! You make it sound so easy.

  23. Wow, the transformation is absolutely stunning! I love the wood flooring especially and the furniture in the dining room. It looks so cosy, but so warm, bright and modern. I adore the colours on the bathroom wall too! #BloggerClubUK

  24. Jan says:

    Love this! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Mother of 3 says:

    Such a lovely re-do. I do enjoy it both ways but think the farmhouse colors and styles go just beautifully too. If I had a beach side condo I know all my rooms and colors would be sage, country blue, gray and tan with lots of white in it. I have a whole dream board on Pinterest for my dream beach house. I may just be adding a few of these photos to it!

  26. jodie filogomo says:

    What an incredible transformation Lindsey!!
    Happy 2018

  27. I love the newly updated space.

  28. This is just beautiful! Pinning these pretty pictures! Visiting from Lou Lou Girls Link-up! Please enter my giveaway if you are interested!

  29. Kathy Hamlin says: