This house is located in a neighborhood designed to look like Charleston, South Carolina. The decorating updates I’m sharing with you were affordable and made a huge impact.

(Disclosure: Some of the product links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission.)

Design Inspiration for Breakfast Nook and Living Room Updates

My interior design style is a combination of coastal chic meets French country. Inspired by my life-changing travel to Europe and several years living on the Atlantic Ocean of New England.

Breakfast Nook Before and After

breakfast nook transformation
Before Breakfast Nook Update
round table breakfast nook beaded chandelier and whitewashed round table for four

The curtain rods are from Amazon at an awesome price! We have used them throughout our home. The chair cushions and beaded chandelier are from World Market. *Update 4/4/2023: The white beaded chandelier is no longer at World Market. I’ve organized my favorites found on Amazon.

1. Bohemia Mini Chandelier 2. French Country Pendant 3. Tiered Draped Bead Flush Mount 4. Beaded Farmhouse Chandelier 5. Boho Beaded Ceiling Light

Living Room Updates Before and AFter

Before Living Room Remodel
coastal chic living room layout design 52" farmhouse silver ceiling fan
  • Paint color: Revere Pewter
  • Antique silver curtain rod: Amazon
  • White linen curtain panels: IKEA
  • Silver ceiling fan light fixture: this ceiling fan is remote controlled and super quiet. It can be paired with rustic, cottage chic, modern farmhouse or contemporary interior design.

Magnolia Market Inspiration

The largest change in this room was the light fixture. My inspiration came from The Flip House: Episode 15 – The Giraffe House via Magnolia Market.

I liked that Joanna’s room had multiple fixture and décor finishes in a room with neutral color palettes. My living room has black, silver, gold and wood grains (just like hers!). I scoured the web looking for that ceiling fan with remote and feel I found the exact match (if not, extremely close)!

I’m so excited about the changes we are making to this house. We met our goal of keeping our upgrades to a minimum. Nothing fancy. Each investment added a timeless value to the home. What house projects are you working on?


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