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Transitional Small Home with Coastal Interiors

Benjamin Moore Paint Color. Home Exterior Paint Color Ideas. "Benjamin Moore Gray Pinstripe 1588". #BenjaminMoore #GrayPinstripe 1588


Designed by J Visser Design, this transitional small family home, located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Holland, showcases neutral coastal interiors with timeless architecture coupled with an elegant emphasis on outdoor living. The home’s warmth comes from an abundance of natural light highlighted by a mix of tactile and natural materials, including hand-planed hardwood floors and a color palette truly inspired by Lake Michigan.


 Transitional Small Home with Coastal Interiors

Porch. Porch Design Ideas. Porch with Swing. The front porch features comfortable furniture and an irresistible swing.  #Porch #PorchSwing #PorchIdeas

This is not a very spacious home, therefore expanding its outdoor spaces was a smart decision made by the architects and designer. The front porch features comfortable furniture and an irresistible porch swing.

 Pale Gray Kitchen

Kitchen. Small Kitchen Ideas. Small Kitchen Design. Small kitchen with pale gray cabinets. The pendants above island are the Ralph Lauren Andover Pendant. #KItchen #GrayKitchen #PaleGray #SmallKitchenIdeas SmallKitchenDesign

This kitchen is full of inspiring ideas! I love the casual and neutral atmosphere of this space.

Kitchen Sources

Kitchen. Gray Kitchen Ideas. Small Kitchen with Gray Cabinets. The pendants above island are the "Ralph Lauren Andover Pendant". #KItchen #SmallKitchen #GrayKitchen #GrayKitchenDesign

 The pendants above island are the “Ralph Lauren Andover Pendant”.

The kitchen cabinets are “Grabill Cabinetry purchased” from Tru Kitchens in Grand Rapids. The cabinet paint color was custom.

The flooring is wide plank white oak floors (DuChateau White Oiled), purchased from “Sparta Town & Country”.

Dimensions: The dimensions of the kitchen, dining and sitting room are approximately 36′ x 21′.

Living Room

Living Room. Coastal Living Room Ideas. Beautiful living room with coastal decor. The faux bamboo armchairs are from "Room & Gardens".  #LivingRoom #LivingRoomIdeas #LivingRoomDesign #CoastalLivingRoom #LivingRoomLayout

The living room is bright and calming. I like the simplicity of this room and the gentle, summery hues.

The faux bamboo armchairs are from “Room & Gardens”.

Powder Room

Powder Room. Small Powder Room Desgn. Great small powder room ideas. "Sconces are the Bryant Sconce by Thomas O'Brien". #PowderRoom #PowderRoomIdeas #PowderRoomDesign #SmallPowderRoom

Great design choices don’t need to be complicated or expensive. In this powder room, the designer mixed some high and low items that surely make this space feel very appealing and welcoming to any guest.

Sconces are the “Bryant Sconce by Thomas O’Brien”.

Family Room

Den. Den Design Ideas. Comfortable den with coastal decor. #Den #DenIdeas #DenDesign #CoastalDecor

 The family room is where everyone goes at the end of the day to relax, talk or just spend some time together. I am loving the colorful fabrics against the neutral colors.

Lamp is a “Tripod Floor Lamp by Sandy Chapman”.

Small Space Solutions

Laundry Room. Laundry Room Ideas. Small Laundry Room Design. This closet laundry room is practical and smart. Shelvings above machines add extra storage space. #LaundryRoom #LaundryRoomIdeas #SmallLaundryRoom #LaundryRoomDesign #

You have to get creative if you live in a small house. Closet laundry rooms are a good option, especially if you want to have a laundry room on the second floor. This will save you space, money and make your life a little easier.

Walls are covered in a grasscloth wallpaper.

 Master Bedroom

Sherwin Williams SW6204 Sea Salt. "Sherwin Williams SW6204 Sea Salt".  #SherwinWilliams #SW6204 #SeaSalt

The master bedroom is pure serenity! I am loving the natural hues and soft textures you find here.

Paint Color: “Sherwin Williams SW6204 Sea Salt”.

Trim Paint Color: “Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17″.

 Sconces are the “French Cuff” Sconce” from Visual Comfort Lighting.

Bedroom Sitting Area

Coastal Interiors. Coastal Decor. Beautiful home with coastal interiors and subtle coastal decor. #CoastalInteriors #CoastalHomes #CoastalHomes #EasyCoastalDecorIdeas

Beautiful furniture and decor adds an airy and relaxed feel to this sitting area.

The wall behind the fireplace is clear pine with a white washed finish.


Bathroom. Small Bathroom Design Ideas. Small Bathroom with separate shower and custom vanity design. Clean lines and uncomplicated material choices such as white subway tiles and marble make of this bathroom a beautiful space. #Bathroom #BathroomDesign #SmallBathroom #SmallBathroomIdeas

Clean lines and uncomplicated material choices, such as white subway tiles and marble, make of this bathroom a beautiful space.

 Bathroom Dimensions: The shower is approximately 3′ x 5′ and the vanity is 7′ long.

The door is a custom door made for this project.

The cabinet material is white oak.

 Guest Bathroom

Benjamin Moore Paint Color. Benjamin Moore White Paint Color. Benjamin Moore OC-17 White Dove. Popular White Paint. #BenjaminMooreOC17WhiteDove #BenjaminMoore #WhiteDove #OC17

Sunny and coastal, this guest bedroom is fun and very charming.

Paint Color: “Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17″.

Bed is the “Calvin Bed” from Cottage Maine.

Fish art is from “CottageToCabin” and it can be found here.

 Side table is the “Bone Side Table” from West Elm.

Bunkbed Room

BunkBed Room. Bunkbed room Ideas. Paint Color here is Benjamin Moore White Dove. #BunkBedRoom #BunkRoom #BunkBedDesign #BMWhiteDove

 This is one of the best bunkroom I’ve seen! I love how the built-ins separate them and create a sense of privacy in this fairly small bedroom.

Paint Color: “Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17″.

Lighting is from Circa Lighting.

 Basement Family Room

Family Room. Family Room Design Ideas Basement Family Room with cozy and comfortable furniture. Paint Color is Benjamin Moore White Dove. #FamilyRoom #FamilyRoomDesign

The basement family room is where you go to comfortably watch your favorite shows and unwind for a couple of hours.

Walls:  These are 1″ stripes of wood added to drywall 12″ apart. An easy and affordable way to add interest to your interiors.

Carpet: Mohawk Carpeting – Sunset Dunes in Burlap. Purchased through Town & Country Carpet in Sparta.

 Ottoman and sectional are from “Lee Industries”.


Basement. Basement Design Ideas. Comfortable basement family room with stylish furniture. The chair is from Lee Industries. #Basement #basementIdeas #BasementDesign

A bar is perfect to prepare some snacks and beverage when using this space.

 Console is from “Noir Furniture” and chair is from “Lee Industries”.


Mudroom. Mudroom Ideas. Mudroom Storage Ideas. Small Mudroom with Practical Storage Built-ins. #Mudroom #MudroomIdeas #MudroomDesign #SmallMudroom

 Great mudroom design for small interiors!

Baskets are the “Mercado Basket” by Serena and Lily.

The magnetic board is from “Pottery Barn”.

The door hardware was purchased from “US10B &Company” in Ada.

Back of the House

Small Home Design Ideas. Inspiring Small Homes and Small Interiors. #SmallHomes #SmallInteriors #SmallSpaces

This home was brilliantly designed for this small lot.


Outdoor Design Ideas. Beautiful outdoor spaces. #OutdoorSpaces #OutdoorDesignIdeas #OutdoorRooms

Impressive water views can be enjoyed from the upper floor and from this large balcony.


Patio Design Ideas. Patio. Small Patio with creative decor and design ideas. #Patio #PatioIdeas #PatioDesign #SmallPatio

A fully equipped patio is located just outside the kitchen, on the side of the house. This space is perfect for entertaining and very low-maintenance!


Exterior Home Ideas. Exterior Home Design Beautiful Exterior. #HomeExterior #ExteriorHomeIdeas #ExteriorHomeDesign

A beautiful view of the house at night. I have to say that it’s easy for me to fall in love with any house with picked fence. Aren’t they extra charming?


 This home is full of inspiring details! What grabs your attention the most?


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 How are you doing today? The weather is getting colder here and fall has completely arrived. I am planning on going to an orchid near by with the kids during the weekend to get some apples. I want to bake some apple pies with them… I love the smell of cinnamon and apple around the house. It brings that “home-sweet-home feeling that makes you love your home even more. :)

I hope you have an excellent day and we will talk again tomorrow.

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Sources: Francesca Owings Interior Design, J Visser Design, Insignia Homes.