As we spent all of last summer renovating the beach house we didn’t actually get to spend anytime living out East during the good weather! By the time the renovations were completed – or, I should say, habitable, after all, is a renovation ever truly finished?! – it was fall and so we decorated some of the rooms with a darker, cozier vibe. It was ideal for the first six months or so but to be honest we were craving a fresh, relaxing vibe that would feel like a weekend tonic from city life in NYC. So, we decided to refresh the master bedroom with a cooler, cleaner palette in time for the upcoming spring summer season. Today, I’m giving you guys a tour of the new look beach house bedroom design. Let’s go!We knew that we wanted the beach house bedroom design refresh to have a modern beachy feel. At the same time we knew that we wanted to keep some of the original pieces in the space, included the gorgeous black dresser and vintage mirror (love!), both from One Kings Lane. We used these black moments as the jumping off point for our modern details we added additional black notes throughout the space but in more modern applications. For example, a black metal bookcase and metal feet for the bed. Subtle touches like these played into a more modern vibe and helped to give the room a fresh feel. That, and the additional of this stunning and oh-so-beachy bedding by one of my favorite designers, Rebecca Atwood.Let me tell you, when I first set eyes on the Foshay bookcase it was love at first sight. I love how the piece has a structured yet not totally symmetrical look. I’m one of those decorating weirdos that can spend hours restyling my bookcases and shelves without ever getting bored – so sue me! 😉 Anyway, this is one of my favorite pieces of furniture in the house and I just love the natural steel. The black plays off the blue palette so well; I feel like it gives the space some edge and spark -a sense of sophistication against the more playful pieces. Speaking of playful, how fun are the Early Bird, Night Owl embroidered pillowcases?! LOVE! These make me smile every time I see them. Plus, they are a dream to lay your head on at night. Win, win!I layered the bed in a series of soft blue tones – you know I love my blues! For this space I wanted to keep the palette calm and cool but still colorful, and so the watercolor stripe duvet cover and reversible coverlet were the perfect pair. Rebecca’s beautiful Dot-Dash throw pillow was exactly the accent piece I needed to inject a jolt of brighter blue into the room. Not too much but enough to bring life and energy to the primarily softer shades. It’s always those small details that make all the difference in a room, right?The Alden bedside tables are from Room & Board, and I’m fully obsessed. They are actually the larger version of the ones we have in our apartment bedroom in the city, in a darker charcoal stain, too. They work so well with the existing pieces we had in the space, especially the chest and vintage mirror. Also, I love how the concrete JWDA lamps from Menu look on them.We chose to have the Ella bed upholstered in a simple white fabric to help it bend into the natural light that floods in through the windows behind. Luckily, it paid off! I love how all the blues look layered against the white, especially the euro shams.I shared the arrival of my Rod + Weave chair on Instagram Stories and you guys went wild for it! Doesn’t it look so handsome in the space?! It’s the perfect reading nook for sitting in and researching advice on how to keep fig leaf trees alive! On that note, do you guys have any tips for me?! Thanks for reading, everyone. Hope you all enjoyed the tour of our beach house bedroom design refresh. Come on, spring, we’re ready for you!// Photography and styling by 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.