Bring the Beach Into The Living Room

Host Joan Steffend and designer Keri Beyer liven up a living room for spring.

  • Before
  • After
  • A collage of seaside souvenirs have been glued to plates to create a decoration above the couch.
  • Wicker rockers get a fresh coat of brown paint.
  • Glass etching compound is used to etch small circles on the glass-top coffee table.
  • Old ceramic lamps are given a nautical treatment with rope and a hot glue gun.
  • Strands of capiz shells are hung in front of the curtains to add some sparkle to the room.
  • Beyer created an oyster bar sign by hot gluing plastic foam letters to a grass mat.
  • To create a greenhouse window, bamboo supports are screwed directly into the wall.
  • A unique floor-to-ceiling valance is created by anchoring branches in a blue painted terra-cotta pot.
  • The dining area is given a mix of nature, fun and sun.
  • Beyer gives the bathroom a maritime makeover.
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