Cozy Coastal Retreat

Designer Lori Rourk repurposed existing furniture and added new elements to produce a coastal theme in this small living space.
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Photo By: Lori Rourk

Photo By: Lori Rourk

Photo By: Lori Rourk

Photo By: Lori Rourk

Photo By: Lori Rourk

Photo By: Lori Rourk

Photo By: Lori Rourk

Calm, Coastal Living Room

Instead of buying all-new furniture to create a calm coastal environment in her living room, designer Lori Rourk transformed her existing furniture. "All of this furniture in its existing state was very dark and gloomy. I loved the lines of all of these pieces, so instead of buying new, I would recreate my vision to be light and airy," Rourk says.

White Coastal Living Room Sitting Area

This coastal living room sitting area features a variety of elements for a one-of-a-kind look. The dark antique chair anchors the room while light linens and white walls provide an airy, beach-home feel.

Rustic Studio Workspace

This small studio workspace uses a mix of different types of materials for an interesting texture. Old and new looks create an overall creative aesthetic while the black helps anchor the space.

Small Studio Bedroom with Coastal Vibe

A former old-world bed was transformed into a coastal focal point simply by changing its surroundings. "I never dreamed that it would work in this environment," says designer Lori Rourk. "Once I placed it in the room, it became a focal point and was an unexpected delight."

Coastal Bedroom Sitting Area

This coastal sitting area adds depth to the bedroom. An old record player becomes a new focal point, chip pillows have an updated touch, and coastal accessories bring the look full circle.

Coastal Vignette With Mirror and Seashells

Designer Lori Rourk transformed a once-tired antique record player into a chic focal point by adding blown glass knobs and refinishing the wood. Inexpensive coastal accessories finish off the look and bring a real sense of character.

Small, Simple Coastal Bathroom

Designer Lori Rourk kept the bathroom simple with clean lines and basic materials such as linen shower curtains, white cabinets and marble countertops. The easy-going aesthetic helps create a sense of peace.

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