DIY Abstract Art & Modern Coastal Family Room Tour

 Happy day friends!

I have always been drawn to spaces that mix styles,

especially when its modern & rustic {surprise}.

When I think of coastal,

 I can visualize this quaint beach house covered in planked walls,

with rustic barn wood elements and modern touches.

Can you see it?

Wouldn’t you just love to come for a long weekend & relax on the beach?

Sounds perfect doesn’t it:)?

Oh my gosh I cant wait for summer!!!

Being that we live coastally & right across from the bay,

it does influence how I decorate.

I like a minimalist look especially in the summer,

so I thought I would create some art above my mantle to incorporate

a modern touch into my coastal{ish} family room.

DIY Abstract Art & Modern Coastal Family Room Tour

Sketching & painting was always my first love

& getting back to it felt so good!

This is going to blow you away,

this entire project-under $30.

Yup, you heard right:).

DIY Abstract Art & Coastal Family Room-Using Whites, Textures, Neutrals With Pops of Blue {City Farmhouse}

I created a diptych painting,

2 parts flowing together to make 1.

DIY Abstract Art -Using Soft Blue Tones to Create A Coastal Feel & Focal Point {City Farmhouse}

DIY Abstract Art & Family Room Coastal Tour {City Farmhouse}

 This project was so much fun!!!!

It was a freeing experience, you all need to try it!

Letting go of the idea of perfect & just going wherever my mind wanted it to go.

This was therapy, I am telling you:)!

DIY Abstract Art & Coastal Family Room {City Farmhouse}

 I love using the pops of blues in a neutral space to give that coastal-beachy vibe. DIY Abstract Art -Using Soft Blue Tones to Create A Coastal Feel & Focal Point Above Mantle {City Farmhouse}  DIY Abstract Art-Love the pop of color with all white slipcovers & neutral furnishings

DIY Abstract Art-Mixing Rustic, coastal & modern Styles {City Farmhouse}

DIY Abstract Art-Mixing Rustic, Coastal & Modern Styles In The Family Room{City Farmhouse}

DIY Abstract Art-Using Soft beachy Blues As Accents To Create A Coastal Feel {City Farmhouse}

DIY Abstract Art & Coastal Family Room {mixing many styles for one cohesive look} City Farmhouse

DIY Abstract Art With Crisp Whites & Lots of Neutrals- City Farmhouse

DIY Abstract Art-Perfect for Coastal Decor {City Farmhouse}

Tutorial to follow, stay tuned.

Here is more of my Vintage Mod Family Room in case you missed it….

Vintage Mod Makeover {City Farmhouse} Adding & Switching Out Your Pillows Is An Easy & Affordable Way to Refresh A Space

Oh & our new monthly linky party goes live tonight at 7pm est,

I hope to see you then!

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Have a beautiful day,




  1. Dear Jen, I love your artwork. I am looking forward to the tutorial. God has blessed you
    with an amazing natural talent for decorating. :) Can I hire you someday to decorate my
    home? :) Thank you for taking the time to inspire the rest of us. Have a great week. P. S.
    I live at the Jersey shore.

  2. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    It looks fabulous. I love your painting, you really did a beautiful job and it is so restful and peaceful.

  3. OMG, Jen it is gorgeous. Coming to a gallery near you. :)

  4. I love your painting! In fact, I love your whole living room… so pretty and cozy!


  5. Just gorgeous. I love how you’ve added just the right amount of color to give it a light and airy summery feel!

  6. Where did you find your aqua chevron pillow? And also the aqua and creme floral pillow? Thanks so much – beautiful room – and my colors!!

  7. Valarie says:

    Jen, all i can say is gorgeous! I have used so many of your ideas that if you came to my house in Southern California you would feel totally at home. Oh, I know, why don’t we do a vacation exchange! 😉

    • Valerie, thank you for writing me such a sweet comment, that really makes me so happy! THat actually sounds really awesome! We could be like The Holiday:). Have a great day, Jen

  8. I have to try this…can’t wait to see your tutorial…I could use the therapy.

  9. The art is such a fun addition to the space! LOVE the color & your living room is one of my favorite spaces ever. :)

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  10. I love your art. It is just perfect in your living room.

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

  11. mlskidmore says:

    Just BEAUTIFUL! LOVE those colors! I might need to try this kind of therapy! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  12. I so appreciate your style. Is it normal for 4-5 photos of the same room to show up on your pinterest page? of an article

    • Hi Laura, thank you:). Yes, on occasion on that posting day, sorry to have bombarded you! Have a good one, Jen

  13. Crystelle Boutique says:

    Do I see that right? Did you paint those on to wooden panels? I totally love it! Your whole room is looking so great together!!! :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  14. Oh my! That art is so stunning! Love

  15. Your home is so incredibly beautiful! I could use some art like this for my mantel. 😉
    I also adore the desk area in the photos.. love the pendant hanging above it!

  16. Wow this is beautiful! I’ve always wanted art like this. Maybe one day I’d be brave enough to try it 😉

  17. Jen, everything you touch, turns to gold…and an incredible piece of art.

  18. Do you have a tutorial for your coffee table? I love it

  19. Where did you get your rug? Love the color!!

  20. Hi Jen, I love your style and have admired your family room for a long time. As I was going through some of your original posts I disocverd this is actually an ikea couch and I was curious how you still like it. In the pictures it looks as if it’s held up beautifully since your original makeover reveal. Is it still comfortable? I also have young kids and don’t want the hefty price of a pb couch but was always worried that ikea would not be able to handle the wear and tear of children and still feel nice let alone look good lol. Would love to hear your opinion. Thanks!


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