25 Coastal Living Rooms To Inspire

We move next week. NEXT MONDAY! :) We’re so excited, nervous, happy, and anxious. All the emotions are running wild. As I continue to dream a little dream of my future coastal living room, here are some of my favorite coastal living rooms.


Apartment Therapy



City Farm House

Ethan Allen

Style At Home


One Kings Lane

Seaside Style

The Inspired Room

SF Girl By The Bay

Better Homes and Gardens


Passion Decor – Tumblr

Better Homes and Gardens




Centsational Girl



House of Turqouise


Coastal Living

Moodboard // Bold Pops of Color


As I work through this crazy week of moving, I wanted to share with you a moodboard that I think is so fun!

I’ve been working on a logo for a client that used the terms bold, pop of color, and black and white in the brief. These images were so fun to pull together and help me focus my designs. I will share them soon.

woman landscape / landscape + woman / swimmer / pattern / face / peonygreen house / coffee

Current Obsession: Top 9 Favorite Coastal Rugs

In just 8 short days, B and I will be moving into our first home! We are so EEEEXCITED! I’ve been planning our different rooms since we put in the offer on our new home. We’ve decided on a coastal theme for the main living space.

I really love the sea and just because we don’t live near it, doesn’t mean I can’t bring elements of the sea to me.

To start out the coastal charm, we’ve got to find a good rug. The entire main living space is wood floors which puppy baby, Sen, is not totally fond of. I really like clean stripes but have been toying with some of these too. Decisions, decisions.


Joss and Main Blue Shimmer Rug

Land of Nod Light Blue Stripe Rug

Jute Rug

Williams Sonoma Navy Stripe

Sandcastle Rug

Coral Rug

Flat Woven IKEA rug

Custom FLOR Rug

Ikea Skinny Color Block

Runners Up:

LAUNCHED: Ojibwe Forest Rally Website


Did you know I design brands and websites?

Crazy, right? Well I’ve made the decision to post all content on Ms. Giggles. I’ll be sharing with you both my lifestyle content as well as design. It should be fun, you guys! Today I want to share a website I launched.

Almost 5 months ago, the Ojibwe Forest Rally committee came to me asking for a website remodel. They had been using WordPress (YAY!) But weren’t quite sure how to take it to the next level. I crafted a statement homepage as well as easily customizeable pages.

In case you didn’t know, I am a huge rally fanatic. As of right now, I think I’ve played most roles (except driver). In a couple weeks, we’ll head up north to attend the rally! Very exciting stuff!

Enough talk, here’s the final product!




July Update: Summer Bucket List

If you remember, I created a summer bucket list at the beginning of the summer. I did this because, in Minnesota, we get 3-4 months of great weather and I wanted to take full advantage of it. This last month, I got a handful boxes checked! Onto the fun stuff, y’all!

1. Attend an Outdoor Concert


I’m so excited because Ami and I had a blast at the Basilica Block Party! We saw Caroline Smith, Ingrid Michaelson, Train, and Ben Harper. It was so much fun. Instead of trying to find parking, Ami and I also used Uber to get there. It’s so much easier to do that, people. I swear!

2. Hikebreonandsen  hike-and-frogs


Technically, I hiked up a mini hill but really Breon and I just went for a walk at Battle Creek Park! We took Sen Jo puppy for a walk and she loved it. Almost ate a frog though, eewww!

3. Al Fresco Brunch


Breon and I had a delicious brunch outside at Groundswell in St. Paul. That coffee shop is officially my favorite in the city! It’s kinda on the outskirts of St. Paul but it’s quite delicious – both coffee and food!

4. Try Something New


5. Get Ice Cream

Image via Izzy’s Ice Cream

B and I stopped at Izzy’s to get a cone but the line was insane. That’s our fault — 7pm on a Saturday night, there will be a line. But because I’m smart (hehe), I just walked in and grabbed a pint, paid, and left with our delicious ice cream!

6. Go For a Run Outside



As we move into August, I know I won’t accomplish my entire list. I don’t think as we move into a new house (EXCITED!) that I will have time to do Pedal Pub, River Tube, Bonfire, or Go to a Carnival. Hopefully though, we’ll be able to hit the State Fair, go up north, go to a Rally and some other little ones.