Our “Collected Coastal Farmhouse” master bedroom is finally ready!
I know that I started out calling this our “Coastal Farmhouse” inspired bedroom. But over time, this definitely turned into more of a “Collected Coastal Farmhouse” look. So much of what is in the bedroom are things that we’ve inherited or are things that are special to Michael and I.
When I was designing this room, a coastal influence that respects the home’s history and character, and incorporates many of the things that are special to us, was what I was going for with the design. I wanted it to look like this room had evolved over time- much like the home itself had- just, you know, at the beach, instead of in North Georgia 🙂
The before, when we had done nothing
Ugg, I’m so sorry for these pics, taken with my iPhone. But here it is:
The after- Collected Coastal Farmhouse
Prepare for picture overload 🙂
The bedding, which I got from Ikea, was my jumping off point for the space. I had been looking at it for awhile. Although you know I love aqua, and it is a typical coastal color, I knew that I didn’t want to use it as the primary accent color in the space. The reason? Thanks to Chris Loves Julia’s podcast, I learned from Julia in Episode #1 how complimentary colors bring out each other. I knew that I wanted to use an accent color on the molding and baseboards. But I didn’t want my accent color to bring out my orange floors. Aqua and orange are complimentary colors. Hence the pink, which I love anyway.
And yes, for those of you wondering (and some IRL who have asked), Michael likes it too. He’s pretty secure in his masculinity- not at all threatened by the color pink in a room 😉
So, the artwork hanging above the nightstands is probably a little kitschy to some folks, I’m sure, but I love them. My boys found those for me thrifting. I think they are the perfect pieces to tie the room together, and I wanted them to be the first things that you see when you walk in the room. They make my heart happy 🙂
The ship and boots are total props, there to hide the gas fireplace fixtures that I hate looking at but can’t figure out how to deal with any other way.
Remember that big star? We painted that a soft gray. It was just a little too rustic for this space, and I didn’t want it to compete with the art wall (coming up!) It ties in nicely with the gray tones in the marble hex tile.
The “window seat”
This is how I am faking a window seat. And sorry for the blown out window!
But can I just say, I am loving these blinds from Blinds.com! Totally not sponsored, by the way. I’ll do a review post soon with details and specs, but suffice it to say, we’ve already placed another order for another room.
The art wall- Collected Coastal Farmhouse
So I started out planning to just do a gallery wall. Then an art ledge. Then, when I was looking for lumber, Michael told me about these old boards that were in an old smokehouse on our property, and I didn’t have the heart to cut them down. Or even paint them.
I tried to think of a neat way to hang them up, and came up with the leather straps when I was looking through Pinterest. I’ll post a tutorial very soon. It was an easy project.
This wall holds a lot of things that are important to us. Artwork, but also objects as well. That globe was my grandfathers. The hat was my grandmothers, and a lot of the books are old family heirlooms.
I think I’m turning into an old soul.
Below, you can get a peek at the charcoal ceiling, which we are loving! It really helped warm up the room and the tall ceilings.
The middle art piece in the pic below is from Jenny’s Print Shop. I was going to frame it originally, but when I picked it up from the printers, they ended up printing it the wrong size, and it didn’t work for framing. No worries- I love the look of matted, but unframed art, so I did a quick project and ended up with this result. Tutorial is forthcoming!
If you check out the before pics, you’ll notice I painted the dresser. There was just too much wood going on in here, and I’ve been wanting to paint this piece for awhile anyway. I do really love the lines of the drawers, which read a little more midcentury, so I left those.
I added the leather pulls to coordinate with the leather on the art shelves above.
I love Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Michael has bought me most of these, one of which is a signed copy.
Well, what do you guys think? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! And don’t forget to pin this post!