For my Five Faves With Annie and Cindy, I’m showing the five steps we used to create a coastal collected guestroom. First, we painted the bedroom Benjamin Moore Simply White with China White trim.
Next, we added a cane bed frame with a beachy vibe, great bedding, and restrained layers of collected and vintage items.
1. Cane Platform Bed With Luxurious Bedding
This cane platform bed from Pottery Barn sets the coastal tone. My cousin, Patricia liked the bed so much when she was here visiting, she wants to buy one.
We mixed a Serena and Lily Washed Velvet quilt with Pottery Barn embroidered sheets (with an extra set of pillowcases) and an old Ralph Lauren white and blue quilt. Everything washes up nicely to make it fresh for guests.
The block print designed throw pillows add a beachy feel too.
2. Refinished Dresser in Coastal Driftwood Hue
I mentioned how we updated this hand-me-down family dresser here. It really made the dresser work in the room. And it’s nice that guests can have a place to unpack.
When our daughter brings the baby here for the holidays, we will convert it into a changing table.
3. Textured Table Lamp and White Mirror
Fresh Beachy Accessories:
The Cambria Seagrass lamp adds to the calm coastal feel. It comes in two sizes and is on sale right now. The white wall mirror is old (it used to be black and I painted it). You could paint an existing mirror or use something like this.
4. Vintage Art In Bamboo Frame
Get the collected look by adding old family pieces.
My husband, Howard always admired my parent’s vintage silk embroidery of Hong Kong while it was under British rule.
My mother told Howard to put his name on the back of it with a note for him to take the art after she died. When that happened, I had the damaged frame reframed in bamboo with UV-ray-protected glass. Bamboo seemed appropriate as years ago in Hong Kong, I will never forget seeing several-story highrise scaffolding made from bamboo stalks. And again, it’s in keeping with the coastal vibe.
5. Vintage Turkish Rug
You can get the collected, one-of-a-kind, worldly feel with a vintage hand-woven rug. This one is from Etsy. There are resources here: “Affordable Vintage Turkish Rugs for a Modern Look.”
Those are ways to achieve a Coastal Collected Guestroom. You may also enjoy Classic Relaxation In A Serene Neutral Guest Room.
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