I had a blank canvas when I began creating this coastal bedroom. This is currently a second home for us. We didn't move anything from our Midwest home to this house by the water. We moved in with an air mattress, a few purchases shipped from Amazon, and a suitcase of clothes.
Like most people, I would often look to Pinterest for inspirational images as a jumping off point. I was seeing a lot of white rooms and they were a different look from the deeper hues I had used up north. I wanted this coastal home to have a different personality than our Midwest house, so I let myself be influenced and went with a warm white paint for the walls and a pale sea green on the ceiling.
Furniture was also on the to-do list. I wanted to embrace a coastal flavor,
so we chose a bed and dresser from the Tommy Bahama Ivory Key collection and then dressed it in Barclay Butera's Coconut Grove bedding.
We chose to buy our dresser from Baer furniture which offered an exclusive textured linen finish.
I didn't opt for the matching mirror or night tables. Instead, I went with this mirror that I bought with a coupon from Hobby Lobby. My plan is to cover it in sea shells. #staytuned
I can't say I love the night tables. The Ivory Key options were beautiful but I didn't want to do the matchy thing. Suddenly it was crunch time. We had company coming and I didn't want the lamps on the floor so I made a rash purchase that I'm not crazy about. I hope that with a little personalization, like paint and hardware, that I can give these two pieces a more upgraded style.
Now that the major pieces have been put into place we are adding the personality like this painting by Sharon Erbe.
There will be adds and edits as the room evolves but I am already confident that this room offers a cheerful coastal welcome to our guests.
Pritchards Bay Panel Bed
Grotto Isle Dresser
Wilford and Lee Cabinet
Couture For the Home lamps
Coconut Grove Bedding
Linking up this Be Colorful Coastal post here: