Coastal Farmhouse Open Concept Living Space. A tour of the foyer, kitchen, living, and dining rooms of our Charleston-based home.
Coastal Farmhouse Open Concept Living Space
Welcome to our Charleston, SC-based home! Figuring out what to title this blog post was a challenge because it encompasses our foyer, kitchen, living, and dining areas. It’s an open concept floor plan, so including all these spaces in one post seemed to make the most sense.
I’ve been going for what I call a “Coastal Farmhouse” style on the main floor of the house. Are you ready for a tour? This post is super pic heavy so you can get a good feel for how the space is laid out.
P.S. Everyone asks about our main wall color. It is Sherwin Williams in Agreeable Gray.
Foyer Décor Sources
- Farmhouse Cabinet with Sliding Door: Hobby Lobby
- Fresh Cut Flower Sign: Steven Shell Living. Purchased locally, in the store.
- Farmhouse Hooks: Amazon
- Light: Kichler Barrington in the Anvil and Iron Finish from Lowe’s. We omitted the glass panels.
- Rug: Safavieh Handmade Cape Cod Boho Braided Beige/ Multi Cotton Rug, 2′ X 3′ from Overstock
- Decorative Storage Basket: Target
We added the Board and Batten trim work ourselves. It was a relatively inexpensive and easy DIY project that adds so much character! We followed this tutorial on the Home Depot Blog.
The hall continues past the stairs to the upper floor, the laundry room, powder room, and pantry. It opens up into the main living space.
I love pineapples, and they are a symbol of Charleston, so I have a lot of them sprinkled throughout the house. The Pineapple Cutout Wood Wall Decor is from Hobby Lobby.
Since the laundry, powder bath, and pantry doors are so close together in the hallway, I used my Silhouette CAMEO with some vinyl and the Adorn Slab Serif Regular font to create labels for each door. This project would have only taken me ten minutes had it not taken me over an hour to decide on the perfect font! 😝
Coastal Farmhouse Dining Area
As you come into the main living space, the dining area is to your right.
We continued the DIY Board and Batten we did in the foyer into this space.
Dining Room Décor Sources
- Table: We bought this while we lived in Germany. It’s Dutch made and built to last a lifetime!
- Rug: Safavieh Handmade Cape Cod Boho Braided Beige/ Multi Cotton Rug – 8′ X 10′ from Overstock
- Wine Barrel Storage: This was also a Dutch-made Germany purchase. Our last name and the year we got married are engraved into the top.
- Candle Holder: Hobby Lobby
- Wood Map Wall Art: Locally purchased from Fire and Pine in downtown Charleston
- Chandelier: Kichler Barrington Series in Anvil + Iron Finish from Lowe’s. Again, we omitted the glass over the bulbs.
If you don’t have a dinner bell, I highly recommend it. My kids are usually on the second floor of the house when I’m cooking. If I yell up the stairs that dinner is ready, they never hear me. But if I ring this bell, they come running!
I bought it at a Farmer’s Market in St. Louis, but I saw the bell portion at Hobby Lobby just a few weeks ago, so you can DIY it by adding it to a rustic piece of wood.
Coastal Farmhouse Kitchen
Welcome to my favorite space in our home. I love to cook, and I love to eat!
While we were stationed in Germany, our kitchen was T.I.N.Y. I had about one foot of counter space to prep, and the kitchen itself was about the size of our pantry here. So you can imagine why I put a lot of our budget into the kitchen!
The runner rug in the photo above matches the rug in the living room. It is the Caressa Bright Vintage Boho Hallway Rug from Overstock.
I opted for Craftsman style trim and cabinets and matte black hardware for the cabinets and sinks. The subway tile is matte white with dark grey grout.
On the island, I choose to expand it in size to add a built-in trash can, cookbook shelves, and also added Shiplap on the front. While I love white sinks, they need to be cleaned too often, so I opted for a big farmhouse-style stainless steel sink.
Moving as often as we do teaches you what you do and don’t want in a home!
For the counter, I wanted the look of marble without it actually being marble. So, I opted for Silestone Countertops in Blanco Orion, and I love them!
Fun fact: I worked for a Granite and Marble shop for several years during college. Marble is best suited for bathrooms. In kitchens, it can stain easily (hello, red wine) and acidic foods can damage the finish. That’s why I’ll never use it in my kitchen!
I opted to add a few glass panel cabinets on either side of the stove hood and pull out Pot and Pan drawers below the gas stove.
The cute pineapple cutting board was a Hobby Lobby find.
My kids rarely sit at the kitchen table because they love to sit at the island bar. I saw these Pittsburgh Adjustable Height Bar Stools (Bronze Finish Option) at Pottery Barn and immediately fell in love with the industrial design elements.
Coastal Farmhouse Living Room
From the kitchen island, you overlook the main living room. Look up! Those peeked shiplap ceilings and the kitchen layout are what made me fall in love with this home model when we first started looking for a house in Charleston.
This is the view from the living room looking over to the kitchen, and the photo below shows how it connects to the dining area.
This is our more formal living area. We have a more casual and comfy loft upstairs where we watch movies and play video games. I’ll be sharing that space in a few weeks.
I based the entire living room around the floral artwork and the striped settees. When I plan a room to decorate, I usually fall in love with one or two pieces and then go from there!
Coastal Farmhouse Living Room Décor Sources
- Farmers Market Sign (above french doors between kitchen and living room): Amazon
- Rug: Caressa Bright Vintage Boho Area Rug from Overstock
- Striped Settees: Bergere Upholstered Settee in Vintage Stripe from Pottery Barn
- White Settee: Colette Flax Bright Loveseat from Pier One
- Coffee and Side Tables: Moraga Coffee Tables from Pottery Barn
- Chandelier: Kichler Barrington Art Deco Orb Pendant, Anvil Iron And Driftwood Finish, Lowe’s
- Ampersand Throw Pillows: Wayfair
- Floral Artwork: Erin Gregory, Efflorescence 8, One Kings Lane
- Milk Jug (Fireplace): Nadeau Home
- Ampersand, Mirror, Tall Pitcher (Fireplace): Hobby Lobby
- Milk Crate Baskets on the cube shelves: Target
- Poufs: Bryson Aqua Poufs from Pier One
We opted to have the fireplace bumped into the room a bit and covered it with Shiplap. We use it more often in Charleston winters than you might think. Plus, since it’s gas and we can just flip a switch to turn it on, sometimes we use it just for ambiance it creates!
I found these adorable marble and gold pineapple coasters at Williams Sonoma.
The white blanket ladder I found for $20 in the Hobby Lobby Spring shop. I originally bought it to hang our Christmas stocking but decided to keep it in the space to hand blankets on.
The white cube shelves under each window are IKEA Kallax shelves. Ideally, I plan to replace those with pretty vintage-style tables or even dressers. For now, they work! They fit the space well, size-wise, and we already had them, so it gives me time to hunt for what I want to go under each window.
Phew! If you’re still with me after all that, I hope you enjoyed this look into our Coastal Farmhouse Open Concept Living Space.
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