Beachy Living and Dining Room Reveal

DSC05899Last week I shared a quick curtain DIY and sneak peek of my clients new Beachy living and dinning room. Today is the big reveal, and I am so pleased with the results.

The home belongs to Oz and Maddie Martell, a fellow military family that moved to Germany just a few months ago. The family moved from a beach cottage in Hawaii to a huge rental house here in Germany which left them with lots beachy accessories and several rooms with almost no furniture. These kinds of moves can be daunting and expensive so getting the space together quickly without breaking the budget is the key. You can see here what I started with, pretty much a blank canvas.

The house has some great bones, beautiful floors and lots of light so I was already off to a good start. On this project I spent a lot of the budget at Ikea. I know I share Ikea product often on the blog and I stand behind that, for affordable good quality basics they just cannot be beat. Besides who does not love a MASKROS pendant? This dining room makes me want to run out and buy one for myself.

Starting with the basics and mixing in industrial accents and a few pieces the home owner already had I ended up with a homey yet elegant space.

DSC05897DSC06017The modern elements form Ikea in contrast with industrial pieces keep the almost all white room from feeling too cold. Warm wood tones and few vintage items found at the local markets and thrift stores add just enough history to make the space feel like a home.

DSC05982The upgraded MERETE drapes and custom widow seat cushions make a lovely spot for additional seating.

Ready made Ikea to custom curtains For more product details you can check out the dining room mood board HERE

I can’t get over how much I love this space!

DSC05992The dining room opens up into this bright living room seating area where I was able to use more of the clients existing furniture adding an Ektorp sofa and Isala coffee table from Ikea. Maddie bought the slipcover for the sofa in grey and in white so Summer to Winter change ups will be easy.

DSC05988In this room the accent pieces were almost all already in Oz and Maddie’s collection.

DSC05888For more product details check out the Living room mood board HERE

These light, bright rooms just make me want to sit down and enjoy the space.

What do you think? Is an all white space for you? I love color but this space is big on drama without it!

Later this week I will share some of the other spaces we worked on in this lovely house. You will see that maybe just a bit of color creep-ed in…


  1. maureenrrichmond says:

    great job, maggie!

  2. Gorgeous!

  3. J Debroeck says:

    White is my favourite colored and you hit it out of the ballpark with this project. Love the dinning room space.

  4. Love your dining room table. Where is that from? Thank u

  5. Perfect spaces! Goes to prove you don’t need a lot of money but you do need good taste:)

  6. Can you tell me where the slipcovers for the chairs are from? I love them!!!

    • Hi Whitney, The dining chairs are the HENRIKSDAL from Ikea so they are very reasonably priced. There are several options for color and length of the slipcover as well.

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