Lake House Update: Nautical Beachy Guest Room Finished

blue and white nautical beachy guest bedroom
LeRoy: Bellboy, Welcoming Committee, Breaker of Wind, Conversation Starter

I was so excited to get to participate in this Sherwin-Williams makeover project because I really hadn’t planned on spending too much more time {or money} on this particular room. As far as I was concerned, it was done enough for a guest room {see the before photos here}, but this was the perfect motivation to push me to finish it, and I’m SO happy I did. It’s really brilliant how different a few coats of paint can make a space look!

Not much on this wall {below} changed at all from the before post photos, only the wall color, yet it looks like a completely different room.

blue and white nautical beachy guest bedroom

The bed frame & linens {sheets from Crate and Barrel} , table lamps, and round circles mirror came from our old master bedroom {found originally at Aaron Brothers and then online at QVC for half the price}. The darker roped side table {below} was a pseudo-coffee/accent table in our first condo’s living room and the other basket storage ottoman {that I’m using as a side table on the opposite side ~see above} was an offering from drollgirl ages ago. And, while they’re both a bit short to be used as bedside tables, I think for a guest room, they suffice.

blue and white nautical beachy guest bedroom blue and white nautical beachy guest bedroom

Like I said in my “before” post, I’m not usually too paint-happy in my houses, but this light blue paint choice really cast a pretty blue hue over the entire space and is so refreshing but relaxing at the same time, I just love it. I find myself making a trip upstairs and wandering down the long hallway for no other reason than to just look at the room, again. And, it’s made me want to paint a few other rooms as well! I had just recently installed the double bamboo shades and hung the round circles mirror above the bed. But what the room really needed was a great floor covering, a few pieces to fill the walls, and some beachy tchotchkes for a final touch.

blue and white nautical beachy guest bedroom

Along with the paint Sherwin-Williams provided, they also offered a little shopping budget, so I could purchase a few items to help decorate and finish the space. And, I really only needed a few things to tie it all together… I found and bought the Jaipur Blue Striped Vida Hand-Woven Flatweave Rug at at GILT sale, picked up the nautical striped decorative pillow and woven waste basket from a local shop up here called The Lake House, which I am in love with, grabbed the potted succulents at the local nursery and purchased the faux coral decorative piece from Amazon.

 blue and white nautical beachy guest bedroom

blue and white nautical beachy guest bedroom


I happen to have a bit of a nautical/beach theme downstairs in the great room as well, so I grabbed a few pieces from there and with my newly purchased faux coral and vintage shells {that were my mom’s} I was able to tie the room together with very little cost. I also grabbed some colorfully beachy glass bottles from the mud room that I wasn’t really using and lined the window sill with them. They may be a little much for actual functionality of the room, but they looked so pretty with the light shining through I couldn’t help but leave them there.

blue and white nautical beachy guest bedroom

And because our budget was small, I DIY’d the roped pendant ceiling lamp to simply disguise the {ugly} standard ceiling fixture and finish the room and I love, love, LOVE the result! The entire lamp project only cost me about $20 and I didn’t have to re-wire anything!

blue and white nautical beachy guest bedroom

I found the large fallen tree branch on a recent hike and was giddy to be able to use it in this space where it fit perfectly! The rope came from a few nautical wall mirrors I bought for the kitchen, which arrived broken, so I untied the rope that was attached to it, unraveled and wrapped it around the large hanging tree branch, and knotted another strand and hung it from the doorknob. I also randomly happened upon the framed palm print {below} lying all wrapped up in the garage the other day and realized it was the perfect shade of deep chocolate brown to tie in the dark brown leather bed on the opposite wall. It was an old print I thought wasn’t going to make it into this space, but I was really happy to find this because it fit the room perfectly.

blue and white nautical beachy guest bedroom

I left the wall that the TV is on bare because we may end up mounting that flatscreen, so I didn’t need to create extra holes for no reason. And, besides, I really didn’t want to overwhelm the space any more than I needed to. The main idea is that it’s relaxing for our guests and promotes a great night’s sleep.

blue and white nautical beachy guest bedroom

blue and white nautical beachy guest bedroom

Can you spot LeRoy in the photo above?

blue and white nautical beachy guest bedroom

Cozy view from the bed

And at night..

beachy guest room

I’m really so happy with the color I chose {Sherwin-Williams “Icelandic”} for this room. The shade is perfectly centered in the middle of bold and relaxing and finished the space perfectly. With the light filtering through the window during the day, and at night with the rays of the pendant lamp shooting onto the ceiling, it’s just perfect and happens to be the only “finished” room in the house. I think I need Sherwin-Williams to help me finish the rest of the house now 😉

blue and white nautical beachy guest bedroom

LeRoy is such a ham, he just cannot stand being left out of the photos {unless of course, I’m trying to actually take a photo of HIM, then he’s all over the place}. But I think he loves the new room as much as I do.

Check out the handy Sherwin-Williams Color Selection Tools available to help you visualize your own home makeover.

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

59 Comments

  • Bunny Wilson

    May 20, 2013 | Reply

    About to help my son and daughter-in-law makeover their bedroom. They’re new parents to our first grandson, the incredible Aiden Brann Wilson (aka Sweet Baby Wilson). They’re so busy learning to be parents while he’s working full time and she’s working on her master’s degree that the Sherwin-Williams gift card would go a long way!

  • Cassandra LaMantia

    May 20, 2013 | Reply

    We are having a baby boy at the end of August… We are doing a subtle sea theme (this room is an inspiration as well!) and we would love a gift card to help us start off the babys room!

  • Katana Leigh DuFour

    May 20, 2013 | Reply

    Our bedroom; it’s too multi purpose and it is the most unflattering taupe color, which is fine but I’m an artist and I wat white or dark grey for my art- but if I won I would do a stylized mural – stripes and abstract florals.

  • sodamncora

    May 20, 2013 | Reply

    I will be moving into my first own apartment with some friends in august and i’m determined to do some serious DIY and decorating on my room to make it as much my new home as possible. a gift card would really help in making it possible for me to make a room that fits my personality

  • Elizabeth

    May 20, 2013 | Reply

    Our bedroom needs some love. It’s in the back of our house and gets very little light, and we can’t decide if we want to brighten it up or if we want to embrace the coziness of it.

  • Anonymous

    May 20, 2013 | Reply

    Love that light blue color. This room is “Perfect”!! (as Judge Judy often says……)

  • Kee

    May 20, 2013 | Reply

    I would do our master bedroom so that it actually looks like a master!

  • miyoko01

    May 20, 2013 | Reply

    I would love to make over my master bathroom. Being a critical care nurse can be very stressful and physically demanding. A nice hot aromatic bath is the perfect way to de-stress and a spa like ambiance would help even more so!

    -Lauren

  • miyoko01

    May 20, 2013 | Reply

    Tweeted a public message on my Twitter account @HelloLashes about this giveaway!

    Aloha,
    Lauren
    [email protected]

  • cw

    May 21, 2013 | Reply

    I would love to make over our living room…it is so dark and drab. Actually can you come make over our living room? You did such a great job!

  • Jodi

    May 21, 2013 | Reply

    Love the color! Getting ready to update my bedroom and was thinking of a bolder blue, but after seeing this I may have to reconsider! Would love to have a head start from Sherwin Williams!

  • kellyr78

    May 21, 2013 | Reply

    I would like to makeover our computer room, it needs some color and organization.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

  • kellyr78

    May 21, 2013 | Reply
  • Shell

    May 21, 2013 | Reply

    Beautiful guest room! I’d love to paint our bathroom. It’s a very boring beige color at the moment… I’m thinking a soft purply-grey color.

  • Alyssa Bernardi

    May 21, 2013 | Reply

    I would redo my bedroom!

  • LesliMarie

    May 21, 2013 | Reply

    The room looks beautiful! Mt favorite part is the found branch!

    xo
    LesliMarie

    http://www.linenandtulle.com

  • Anonymous

    May 22, 2013 | Reply

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  • Tiffany M*

    May 22, 2013 | Reply

    I’m actually in the process of turning my guest room into a beach/cottage feel room as well. Last step is to paint the paneling and trim and add a few more accessories. Would love to win to help with the cost of painting.
    Love this blue!
    beijos,
    Tiffany
    http://www.beijostiffany.com

  • merle

    May 22, 2013 | Reply

    living room
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  • merle

    May 22, 2013 | Reply
  • Mysharona

    May 24, 2013 | Reply

    Need to do my bedroom.

  • peg42

    May 25, 2013 | Reply

    I’d love to makeover our living room. Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

  • peg42

    May 25, 2013 | Reply

    I tweeted; https://twitter.com/peg42/status/338097571903983618
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

  • Serenap95

    May 25, 2013 | Reply

    I’d redo my bedroom

  • kroch

    May 25, 2013 | Reply

    I would love to makeover our living room.
    dancehottie1621(at)aol(dot)com

  • marcia goss

    May 25, 2013 | Reply

    My kitchen definitely needs a makeover.
    [email protected]

  • marcia goss

    May 25, 2013 | Reply
  • PAIGE

    May 25, 2013 | Reply

    My master bedroom could use a fresh look.
    [email protected]

  • Tamar

    May 26, 2013 | Reply

    the playroom/home office could be made over.
    tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

  • Stephanie Larison

    May 27, 2013 | Reply

    I’d love to makeover my daughters room. She’s not a little baby anymore, so I’d like something a little bit more kiddish looking. Something that would look good as she grows older.

  • Anastasia Fall

    May 27, 2013 | Reply

    I’d love to re-do my bathroom! It’s the room that gets the least attention around here 🙂

  • Anonymous

    May 27, 2013 | Reply

    I like to redo my bedroom based on the time year – change out pillows & a pic or accessory…& lighting. 😉

  • Anonymous

    May 30, 2013 | Reply

    our bedroom! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

  • Anonymous

    May 30, 2013 | Reply
  • rachel

    May 31, 2013 | Reply

    Our office is dull and needs a theme and new color.

  • one frugal lady

    June 4, 2013 | Reply

    My master bedroom needs a major update!
    [email protected]

  • Lisa Pecora

    June 5, 2013 | Reply

    The bathroom needs a makeover! It is old fashioned and looks messy because of it.

    motioncitycutie(at)aol(dot)com

  • Aleksandra Nearing

    June 6, 2013 | Reply

    What a beautiful color scheme! It really makes the room sing. I would love to redecorate out finished attic.
    aleksnearing gmail com

  • Gianna

    June 8, 2013 | Reply

    Our family room.

  • jakiesmom

    June 8, 2013 | Reply

    i am about to have twins so i would love to make over their future room
    [email protected]

  • Howell

    June 8, 2013 | Reply

    My kitchen needs a makeover!

    hlee99 at gmail dot com

  • SolDucky

    June 9, 2013 | Reply

    Love the blue you used! I would love to makeover our office/reading room.

  • Jessica Rose

    June 9, 2013 | Reply

    I’d love to redo my bedroom!

    ijessica_r at yahoo dot com

  • Anonymous

    June 9, 2013 | Reply

    We need to makeover the master bedroom. It is sort of the forgotten room at our house.
    [email protected]

  • Whitney

    June 9, 2013 | Reply

    Would love to makeover my bathroom

  • Whitney

    June 9, 2013 | Reply
  • cassandra mccann

    June 9, 2013 | Reply

    For a chance to win a $100 Sherwin-Williams gift card, share in the comments below what room you would like to makeover in your home? my dream would be to make over the kids room star95011atyahoodotcom

  • Mosaic317

    June 9, 2013 | Reply

    I would love to make-over my kitchen.

    mosaic317 at gmail dot com

  • Mosaic317

    June 9, 2013 | Reply
  • Susan Smoaks

    June 10, 2013 | Reply

    i would like to makeover our master bedroom!

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  • itsrob

    June 10, 2013 | Reply

    i’d like to repaint my bedroom.

  • Betty C

    June 10, 2013 | Reply

    Every room needs a makeover but my guest bedroom needs it the most. I’d really like to do my bedroom too and a $100 gift card might just let me do both.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Betty C

    June 10, 2013 | Reply

    Tweet – https://twitter.com/willitara/status/343971919407747073

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  • lilahshea

    June 10, 2013 | Reply

    I’d like to swap out my laundry room and 2nd bathroom =)

    [email protected]

  • lilahshea

    June 10, 2013 | Reply
  • Atreau

    June 10, 2013 | Reply

    I would love to makeover my bedroom.

  • angie lilly

    June 10, 2013 | Reply

    oooo I would LOVE to redo my kitchen! My good friend just got done getting all new counters and back-splash and it makes me feel like my kitchen looks like poo, which it does. LOL
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

  • angie lilly

    June 10, 2013 | Reply

    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/344222889739943936
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

  • Kathleen

    June 11, 2013 | Reply

    I would love to makeover my master bedroom!

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