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, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

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