Designer Anne-Marie says there’s something special about renovating a house with good bones versus building one from scratch. That’s the case in picturesque Wrightsville Beach, NC, where Anne-Marie oversees the renovation of a beautiful beachfront property. The existing house boasts a serene white palette that sets a bright and airy foundation for the renovation project, but there are several opportunities to go out with the old and in with the new. Follow along to see a design artist at work as she envisions updated ceilings, lighting, flooring and special touches throughout to create a coastal hangout for her client.

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It’s been 6 weeks since Anne-Marie Barton laid eyes on the start of a home renovation project at Wrightsville Beach, and now she’s back on-site to kick the installation process into high gear. The furniture just arrived. The fresh coat of interior paint is dry. New countertops, cabinets and hardware are all in place. With only 48 hours to bring everything together, Anne-Marie moves from room to roomto inspect the progress and keep things moving. Her nervous excitement becomes contagious as she unwraps new bedding, takes a sneak peek at the kitchen countertops and makes a few small adjustments around the home. The final reveal is almost here!

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It’s time to see what’s behind the curtain as Anne-Marie reveals the newly renovated Wrightsville Beach house. Her client asked for the vacation home of their dreams, and she nailed it. Stylish sconces, marble countertops, white oak floors and soaring ceiling planks add to the integrity of this coastal chic space and create a sense of natural throughout the home. From the spa-like master bath and the soft palette of the living room to the urban chic kid’s room, this beach house has it all.

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Kent Barton