coastal elegance

One of the first design blogs I ever started reading way back in the day was that of designer Erika Powell of Urban Grace Interiors.  I fell in love with her classic, elegant style and her eye for mixing patterns and textiles immediately; every single detail is always perfectly executed, right down to the embroidered trim on throw pillows and the pinch pleats on curtain panels. In a world where design trends come and go constantly, I’m enamored with the fact that she sticks to the clean, classic look of traditional furnishings, lighting and fixtures peppered with modern touches like upholstered beds and slipcovered side tables.  And she was the first designer to ever really turn me onto cabinetry painted any other color than white!!

It’s been a while since she’s blogged but I noticed that her website has been updated with some stunning shots of beach front projects – the water views alone are enough to make you drool, but if you also love simple, stunning spaces that are tailored and elegant and completely void of kitschy nautical details, then you’ll love each and every one of these!


Happy Hump day!


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I'm Kelly, interior designer, stylist, hostess with the mostest and editor of my blog, where I share pics of my work, my own home, décor projects, entertaining hacks, where to find the best decorating deals and all the beautiful things that are currently inspiring me!




  1. J Crawford on January 27, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Do you have suggestions for gray paint similar to the one on the island in the first kitchen picture? Thanks!

  2. Jennifer G. on January 27, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Thank you for sharing such wonderful ideas! Enchanting as always!

  3. Kelly Stivers on January 27, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    J Crawford – I have no idea what color they used, but I would suggest trying Kendall Charcoal and Whale Gray, both by Benjamin Moore!

  4. Kelly Stivers on January 27, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Thank you so much, Jennifer! xx

  5. J Crawford on January 28, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Thanks, Kelly!

  6. Kelly Stivers on January 29, 2016 at 1:53 am

    J Crawford – you're very welcome, best of luck!

  7. Mark Joshua on January 29, 2016 at 6:17 am

    These are great interiors. It has a relaxing ambiance.

  8. Nicole on May 3, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Aloha, I love the photos. Do you have any info on dimensions of the kitchen?

  9. Nicole on May 3, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Beautiful post, do you have living room dimensions?

  10. Kelly Stivers on May 4, 2016 at 1:47 am

    I don't, Nicole, I'm sorry!

  11. Paula on May 1, 2018 at 2:36 am

    What is the manufacturer of the laundry sink? It is very nice.

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