beach house bedroom designOf course, we could have chosen to decorate the entirety of the beach house head-to-toe in the classic beach house palette of blue and white. After all, I adore blue in any and all forms! Plus, it’s proven to look fantastic in coastal properties as the stunning Mark Sikes designed Coastal Living Idea House showed this past summer. While much of the downstairs of the beach house will indeed take on this classic and much loved palette (hurrah!), we decided to mix up the pace and design direction upstairs with a different approach. When it came to the master bedroom we knew we wanted to create a space that was cozy and cocooning so that we would enjoy spending time there in both the summer and winter months. My inspiration for the beach house bedroom design came from the first piece I fell in love with for the room: the Acton tufted club chair in a stunning forest green velvet.

I walked into my first beach house bedroom design meeting with Sally from The Studio at One Kings Lane and immediately mentioned the design of Soho House properties as a reference point for the master bedroom design direction. The Acton tufted club chair was the perfect piece to kick start this design direction as the rich velvet is often seen in the upholstery across their properties. From there we designed the room using the chairs as the jumping off point: they inspired the gorgeous Goodwin Green paint color for the walls, while the antiqued brass swing arm sconces were chosen to add contrast to the deep green walls behind the bed. A vintage Oushak rug will anchor the striped upholstered bed to the iron bedside tables, which coupled with the figure drawings should help to give a gently masculine feel to the room. Despite making a pointed steer away from the blue and white palette that will be seen downstairs I’m still keen to continue notes of the beach house locale through the upstairs of the property, so we decided to add a few sophisticated drawings of boats and vintage maritime finds to tick that box. I’m super excited to see how this space comes together and can’t wait to share it with you all once it’s completed! More design sneak peeks from the beach house to come soon.

Shop the look: Sleigh bells paint color | Goodwin Green paint color | Tiki fabric | Jackson sham | Laguna linen throw | Boats in black and white art | Black and white figure art | Sand flooring | Acton Tufted Club Chair | Adams 3-Drawer Dresser | | Pimlico double swing arm sconce | Kelly wingback bed | Items not linked are vintage.

// Posted in partnership with One Kings Lane


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Harry M. Fontenot III Reply

    Love seeing all the stunning pieces you’ve chosen for your bedroom. I adore those club chairs in that luscious green velvet…and the change in color palette from the downstairs is brilliant. So much fun following your design process.💚

    • @Harry – Thank you! Aren’t those club chairs just the bessssst?! I am in love! Appreciate you following along with the design journey. 🙂

  2. Clare Fanti Reply

    Beautiful Will! It’s been so enjoyable to follow your renovation and I look forward to seeing this gorgeous scheme come to life in your home.

  3. I’m excited to see the master bedroom through this process 😃

  4. I love it. Well, I would – green is my favourite colour. But it’s so warm, cosy and just the right amount of masculine. And very grown up! xx

  5. Gorgeous chair in green!! And your bed and chest is fantastic. I love this direction Will!
    So elegant 💚

    • @Kristy – That is lovely of you to say. Thank you! I love the green chair and the chest as well. Love that you called those pieces out! 🙂

  6. Love to see this type of collection. This is a great work.. Like to see this beautiful collection.. Green is my favourite color..

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.