So I’m not sure if this is a new style name or if I just made it up, but I have come to discover that this term suits my style as well as many of my clients. And it was by total accident. I recently met with new client’s and they were explaining what they want in their vacation home. And I said oh so Michigan Coastal? And they said yes exactly!! And the term was born. So what is Michigan Coastal?? I’m glad you asked 🙂 It is a combination of styles but basically it’s not so coastal that it fells cold in the winter, and not too rustic that it feels heavy in the summer. It blends the two perfectly so that you have a home that feels fresh yet cozy. How do I achieve this? It’s a combination of the fresh coastal blues, greens and whites, with the rustic warmth of textures, warm whites, and more woodsy colors. It’s a blend of industrial, farmhouse modern and beachy. It fuses classic elements with current trends so that we don’t get sick of it too quickly.
A common thing I tend to see in the midwest is that we don’t always want to buy new when what we have works just fine. My ugly oak cabinets are a great example. The are from 1990 so they don’t have all the bells and whistles. But we can adapt them so that they do. And paint goes a long way to update the look. Michigan coastal combines your dad’s rustic armoire with with white subway tile, and grandmas embroidered napkins with industrial shelving.
I am going to be working on my own home for the next few months and this will better explain what I mean. But here are a few photos of things you will find here in Michigan that are the inspiration for this style!