Not too long ago one of my very best friends from high school and her husband bought their first home. Yippee!! She called me asking for help designing their master bedroom. Actually, she’s called me telling me to check out this picture and that picture and look at her Pinterest because she’s not sure if she’s going in the right direction…. Sometimes it’s hard making a decision on furnishing your home. It can be expensive and if you make the wrong choices it can be very expensive. I looked over all her ideas and came up with a mood board to pull it all together into one relaxing, beachy, bedroom. Ann and Erik have two small children who don’t sleep. I can’t think of any other two people who deserve a relaxing place to retreat as much as they do.
(I do not add links for commissioned mood boards unless it’s to a diy item or etsy shop.)
1. I first started with this soft cool gray/blue from Benjamin Moore called Lookout Point. I like that it feels restful and like Florida’s beachy sky in the winter. (Ann and I grew up in Florida. Both of us now living in the Mid-West)
2. Ann told me she will be taking on some diy projects. One will be making a sea grass headboard like this one from Pottery Barn.
3. I am suggesting Ann & Erik go with a white matelassé topper and white bed skirt for their bed.Dressing up the bed skirt with a ribbon at the bottom in the same rusty coral that is in the sheets would add some interest. I would top it with a duvet like the blue one above from bed, bath, and beyond folded at the foot of the bed and mix in some of the blue shams. I would love to see an oblong pillow monogrammed with their initial in a rusty coral. The sheets I would like to see mixed in are Trina Turk from Macy’s.
4. I would love to see a diy art piece hung over the bed like this one from House of Hepworths. I like the idea of bringing in some old wood finishes.
5. I am suggesting that a small gallery be located in the bedroom with their own photos from the beach like this one from Pottery Barn. All white frames would keep the look clean. Adding in the great coral lamps from Pier One would bring in some more texture around the bed. The lamps could be kept white or kicked up a notice with some rusty coral spray paint. Changing the color will keep the room from feeling too blue and white and just make that side of the room a little more punchy!
6. I would diy a mirror like this one from Shanty-2-Chic. Can you believe that this mirror was a $15 Wal-Mart buy? Bringing in the rustic wood over the dresser would break up all the white and add another dimension to the room.
7. Ann already told me she plans on painting her existing bedroom furniture white. I would keep it clean and change out the hardware for some simple oil-rubbed bronze knobs. The dresser and nightstands would look similar to the dresser above from Ikea.
8. I would also bring in some glass elements with this lamp for the dresser from Lamps Plus. Ann and I both like the look of colored glass bottles. These are ones I found on Pinterest from CBC.CA I love that these bottles are varying tones of the same color.
There are some other elements I couldn’t fit on this board. Like bringing in matchstick blinds in a pecan color for the windows. I would also dress the window with long panels in a heavy white cotton with grommets and a layer of white sheers. The panels could also have tone on tone horizontal stripes to add some more pattern to the space. (my preference). Adding in personal memorabilia on the nightstands and maybe a bowl with items from trips to the beach would complete this restful, beachy master bedroom.
So Tell me… are you working on your master bedroom? Are you loving this breezy bedroom feel? Leave a comment.