Our Best Coastal Makeovers

The best before and after coastal makeovers.

Galveston Bay Home Makeover

A design duo turns a fixer-upper on Galveston Bay into a nautically inspired beauty, perfect for a sea-loving family.

Idea #3: Charm with new finishes
Photo: Rick Lew

Idea #3: Charm with new finishes

The shiplap walls and wooden floors create a wide, open feeling in the dining room, and add warmth and interest. A framed nautical chart of Galveston Island joins in, giving the space a seafaring feel; the beaded-glass chandelier ties in color with a touch of turquoise. Stiver and Munger topped the chairs with cushions in a graphic Schumacher print.

The chairs are from Clayton Gray Home. The chandelier is from Arteriors.

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Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.