Thursday, July 1, 2010

The "Lettered Love" Room at Screened Inn

Since my heart literally skips a beat each time a new shelter mag appears in my mailbox, I decided to have some fun and display the master bedroom photos we shot at Screened Inn "magazine style" in this post.

(My blog is my playground, and passion pushes my swing!)



But before you look at the "pages" I put together, let's check out the "before" photos once again, shall we?

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We had a totally blank slate to work with, and the walls had just been coated with Benjamin Moore's "Moonlight White" a few days before we got there.

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Since the goal of this project was to "pull together a pretty place on a penny", and because Diane already had tons and tons of great furniture and bedding for us to work with when we got to the house, we really didn't have to purchase that many additional items for this room.
All we added was a small jar & flower, two red & white striped pillow covers, two white chenille euro shams, some bath towels, a bath mat and a whole buncha' vinyl wall words.
We found everything else (furniture, bedding, lamps, desk, chair, settee, etc.), along with loads of other stuff, sitting in the living room the first day we arrived. (Diane owns a few different cottages on the island- hence, all the great stuff she had just lying around!)

Here's what we came up with...

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And there ya have it!

One extra-sweet, shabby chic, master suite!

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Some of my favorite things we incorporated into the room are

- the stacked doors as an extra-tall headboard

- the rusty chandelier in the bathroom

- the quilt draped across the end of the bed that we borrowed from my friend Jane

- the red & white striped pillow covers "Seamstress Sally" made
(I'm such a sucker for a stripe!)

- the vintage tablecloth as wall art
(Funny story- The day before our open house we realized we didn't have a large piece of art for the wall above the desk. Thanks to one heckuva cool tablecloth Diane had left on the kitchen counter the day before, we were able to create a unique wall-hanging that just happened to match the room beautifully too!)

- the vinyl wall words
(Courtesy of LeenTheGraphicsQueen.com. Click here to read about her experience on Tybee!)

The big quote on the wall reads:

"I think that there is no truer place than an island.
Whether it's a sandbar or a bubble-up of volcanic rock or a jut of tropical coral,
an island stands only by some whim of fate, given a chancy foothold among the chaos. An island often makes you change your sense of perspective, your mind and your direction too. With the tide coming in over the castles you build, the currents sweeping you places you didn't plan on going, the mists rolling in mysteriously over what you thought was clear.
When I go to an island, I know that I'm in that state of grace in which anything can happen."


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Hope you enjoyed the tour of the master bedroom.
I'll be back soon with photos of the kitchen and middle bath!



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88 comments:

The Weekend Island said...

As a fellow island resident, albeit on a different island, I particularly love this room.. There is nothing like island life. I'll have to get a copy of that quote.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Absolutely beautiful! So relaxing and perfect for this beach cottage. The icing on the cake is the wall of words! I adore this idea. Perfect quote, placement, color...Perfect! A great addition to the space. Thanks for sharing.

Chris said...

Oh, I just love it Layla. I had no doubt that you'd put your mark on it, and it turned out gorgeous. I especially love the wall quote. Too good!

Melissa Stover said...

it's just beautiful and the idea of the words on the wall like that is so much fun!

Ashley and Nate said...

Beautiful work! I love the aqua dresser... that is one of my favorite colors. Great book selections and what a perfect quote for the wall. Makes me want to live on an island! Although I'd be happy most anywhere near the water. :)

Hope my husband and I get a chance to stay at the Screened Inn some day. It's so inspiring! Very nice work Layla and Kevin... and everyone else who took part in designing the cottage. Love it!

clustres said...

Love that wall quote in that soft color!

CoopDeVilla said...

I would love to sleep in that room. It is so charming and I love how everything came together beautifully.

Deb said...

Such a beautiful room...I love it!

Cookie said...

Whoooohooo eye candy! LOVE the room....The chandelier is AWESOME! Thanks for posting the wonderful pics!!! Be back to check on the rest! :D

Suzanne said...

Really great. I especially love the wall quote.


- Suzanne

Sylvia said...

Amazingly beautiful. You and Kevin have a remarkable talent. I look forward to more photos.

Laura said...

Aaahhh! So relaxing! I shall now head to bed with these images hoping to dream about "the island." Congrats on such beautiful work to the entire creative team!

The Homesteading Apartment said...

Recently became a new follower and so glad I found your lovely blog (: I look forward to coming back for future posts!

Michele
XOXO

The Painted Home said...

Hmm..."The Lettered Cottage" - the magazine ...perfection! I'd subscribe!

justbeachyontybee said...

Layla, you and Kevin did an amazing job decorating Screened Inn. I love everything about it. Wish we could have been at the open house. Laurie

Poindexter said...

fabulous job! It is serene and adorable and truly inviting. Wonderfully creative application of the quotation into the construct of the room theme. I'm way impressed!

gail said...

An absolutely gorgeous room! I love everything about it. Looking forward to seeing the other rooms.

jo said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Perfect!
Can you share where you got the dust ruffle?

brockey said...

Love the room..... the aqua is so peaceful. My favorite is the tablecloth. Such a delightful and creative room. I want to live there !!!!!

Heather@PixieDust said...

wow, it looks amazing. the Florida wall hanging is very on trend, both MS Living and Country Living featured those vintage state souvenirs.

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

So pretty, just perfect!

Donna

Tessa said...

Layla, I loved the magazine layout! Your pictures are beautiful, and your writing is wonderful. I feel transported when I read your blog posts about Tybee - I can almost smell the salty air. One of my favorite posts! :)

Diana@DevineDesigns said...

Beautiful job! I especially love the full wall of words. I will tuck that away for a future project.

3egirls said...

I absolutely love it!!! Peaceful and beautiful. You could have nothing but sweet dreams sleeping in that room.
Can't wait to see more photos of Screened Inn!

The Whistle Stop said...

Just love it! Makes me long for a vacation! Can't wait to see the rest!
Laurie :)

The Flynns said...

(sigh) Would sooooo love to have that quote up in one of our rooms. I've ordered something from Leen before, so I may just have to see if I could get that same quote. The words are so very true.

Debby said...

It is charming. Good job.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

I am sitting here with my mouth hanging open! Seriously, the room is beautiful, adore the quote running across the wall and I am so impressed an inspired by the way you put the images together, simply gorgeous!!
Janell

Amy R. said...

I just love the wall of words and the quote! The room turned out great. I would love to stay there sometime!

Ellen said...

This only makes sense if you watch 30 Rock, "I want to go to there"! -Liz Lemon

BEAUTIFUL

Ellen said...

This only makes sense if you watch 30 Rock, "I want to go to there"! -Liz Lemon

BEAUTIFUL

Dana and Daisy said...

i think the red and white striped shams are really unexpected in this room and gives the color scheme a little punch of excitement! I love your casual comfy style!

Lynda@ One Project at a Time said...

Absolutely fabulous! Y'all did a wonderful job. I'm loving on that wall of words. Can't wait to see the rest of the cottage.

Liz said...

Ohhhhh are you kidding me???? That was freaking awesomely beautiful!!!!

amy said...

pretty, pretty, pretty! y'all are amazing. seriously amazing! can't WAIT to see the rest! God bless!

justtherightangle said...

Stunning! I LOVE the quote. Such a great idea to fill an entire wall with it! Great work- I'm excited to see more!
-Arielle

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

What a beautiful serene room. There is so much to love ... but the wall quote is fabulous.

Cookie said...

Hey Layla!
Are you having to wait for the photos to come to you? I wasnt sure if thats what you mean when you wrote this part on your post...."Since my heart literally skips a beat each time a new one appears in my mailbox" Loving all the photos!

Tanya said...

Love it! Quaint, relaxing, fresh and clean.....you are SO good at what you do!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

I just can't even begin to tell you how great this room is. The wall quote was brilliant, subtle yet made the room. I am eating this one up!
Beth

Cathy said...

Beautiful! Welcome Home!!!

Lettered Cottage said...

Hey Cookie!

I just meant my heart skips a beat every time I open my mailbox and find a new shelter mag in it. LOVE me some magazines!

Thanks so much to everyone for all the kind words!

Layla

Mz V said...

Oh guys, you did yourself proud! This room is simply exquisite. From the bright and energizing red to the cool and restful acua/blue and sand colors, it's just perfect. I particularly love the tablecloth on the wall. It's timely, too...did you see Martha Stewart's article this month in Living? It's all about vintage tablecloths just like the one you used.

Well done, as always. Thanks SO much for sharing the beautiful photographs. It's pure eye candy for this Texas girl.

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

Stunning! I love the colors you picked for the room (blue + aqua + red + pink). It's so sweet. And that chandy in the bathroom? whoa! love!

MEG MITCHELL said...

So glad I found your blog ... this post took my heart on a little roller coaster ride. Wheeeee .... did I have fun! Thank you for thrilling time.

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Layla,

You take my breath away. It is stunning. You know how much words matter to me -- this is the icing on the cake! Perfection.

Your Friend,
Deborah

Stephanie said...

Love this! And your home of course. I think I am taking the plunge and painting it all white. Do you recommend All one color and finish for the walls and trim?

Thanks ever so~

Janeal @ decorative deals said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it, especially the soft colors and the doors as the headboard. You are so talented, thank you for sharing.

I feel inspired to go make something beautiful!

Tiffany Larson said...

Wonderful, as always!!! I love the blue stripe shams - where did they come from?

Erin said...

Absolutely perfect.

Earth Mother said...

I would move in tomorrow!

LOVE the magazine-style spread. Don't be surprised if Coastal Living magazine comes calling!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I love everything about it, especially the bed! Leen did a fantastic job and the quote looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing, I am so looking forward to seeing the rest of it.

Happy 4th of July girl!

Brit said...

I'm speechless. It's beautiful! I admire so much how you can do things with "stuff just lying around". Can't wait for more.

Liz said...

Beautiful job! (And the magazine-style presentation was so fun.) The wall quote is gorgeous and totally non-cheesy, now I want one!

~ Liz
www.itsgreattobehome.net

AnNicole@Our Suburban Cottage said...

My jaw is hanging open. You totally outdid yourself!!! Like, seriously girl! I'm so very impressed.

xoxo
AnNicole

dooverdecade said...

I love the room - it looks so serene, light, and airy. The quote is perfect and looks great on the wall. I can't wait to see the other rooms!

Kelly@40isthenew30

LiveLikeYou said...

You should have your own magazine! Some seriously good graphic design as well.

Kristin said...

Love it!

Kristy said...

Wow - what a beautiful room! I love the quote that takes up the entire wall - what a wonderful idea!

Vanessa@decor happy said...

It's beautiful. Ditto what everyone else said!

Cookie said...

Thanks Layla for responding your a sweetie! I get it now :D Hugs....Cookie

Renae said...

Ditto! To everything...would love to know where you scored the blinds!

Cass@Happiness Lives Here said...

Wow, truly amazing and inspiring. That quote gave me goosebumps; it's such a powerful snippet. I can't wait to see the rest of the cottage.

TheVirginiaHouse said...

Looks like heaven. Great job as always Layla! I can't wait to see more!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

It's all beautiful, Layla! What a perfect project for you & Kevin. Your photos are just outstanding.

geri said...

Layla and Kevin.

I feel the same way you described how you feel when new magazines come.
That's how I feel about your
gor ge ous post when you blog about a redo of yours.
This was a double heat beat skipper.
Love It!! geri.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

That bed looks so comfy. I wish I could hop in and have a nice nap. The colors are so peaceful and cheerful and the whole room (including the bath) scream cottage! Great job, again, you guys are wizards of decorating. Now can you come to my house?

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

It looks just great! Absolutely something out of a magazine! Superb job!~Patti

Rie said...

Beautiful Layla, as always. I especially love the wall quote. Quite clever!

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

Love it Layla! My bedroom has the same peaceful palette and my headboard is made from a reclaimed door...Love it all. Can't wait to see the rest of the house.

Simply LKJ said...

Breathtaking! I love all the colors you incorporated, and the wall words are a wonderful addition. I would love to curl up on that bed with a good "beach read" and relax after a long day of exploring the island.

KarenB said...

I just bought a vintage California tablecloth in perfect condition for $20!!! I thought that was a great price! Now I'll have to figure out where to hang it. ;-) The room looks great! Can't wait to see the rest.

Anticookiecutter said...

Love the lettered quoted wall! I'm a fairly new reader to your blog and it took me about 2 weeks to read through each blog you've written since the beginning and now I want to reread them all. Never enough time. Sometime can you address how you did the door headboard. Are the two doors connected - are they attached to the wall - is the bottom of the bottom door below the mattress?

Popcorn Served Daily said...

A wonderful re-creation as usual! So crisp, so clean. I love it!

HeartSmiles said...

It really is lovely. I do hope you post more pictures of it though. I would like to see the room as a "whole" and see where each piece of furniture sits.I appreciate the magazine shots, but would like to get an idea of what it really looks like. I don't mean to sound like a Debbie Downer....sorry! You did a beautiful job though, I love Tybee and I love your style!

MsKitty said...

Fabulous room and layout. Can't wait to see the rest.

Can you tell us how you did the door headboard? Were the doors cut to fit the width of the bed, or do they just extend over the side? My doors and bed are not the same width. Thanks!

Delightful Dahlia said...

Stunningly beautiful. And that BM moonlight white looks like a must try color for me!

kawooten said...

Wow - what a vision! Layla, you are truly a talented designer! Kudos to Kevin, too!

Leah C said...

Wow...it looks amazing!! Loving that room:)

Carrie said...

Kevin and Layla - I just love your style! Can't wait to see the other rooms! I love the chippy blue item in the photo with the hook, but would love to see more of that piece. THanks!

decdiva1 said...

LAYLA, JUST AS IF I'M LOOKING AT MY FAVORITE MAGAZINE, I WANT MORE!!! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MORE OF THIS CHARMING ISLAND COTTAGE!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

High end magazine worthy, Layla! I love the softness to the room without it feeling too cold. Loads of designer elements to fuel yourself with!

And I have to say, your graphic design abilities are top notch. :) Thanks for the inspiring eye candy! Loved it!

Donna
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

freckled laundry said...

Beautiful, peaceful, cottage prettiness...you've outdone yourself again.

Jami

MsKitty said...

I love that Moonlight White color in the photos. Looking at an actual paint chip, it looks like a cool gray, more than white. I guess I'll have to get a sample to try, because I don't like gray tones, but I really love that color! Does it have gray tones in real life?

sherry said...

You had me at Aqua......so calm.....so peaceful! I will anxiously await the future pictures of this beautiful cottage...Sherry

Tiffany Harper said...

Umm wow. This is gorgeous. You guys did amazing!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Wow, this is impressive. The quote is my favorite. I love how subtle the gold looks on the white wall. I enjoy seeing your taste & photos so much. Thanks for sharing!

Warmly, Michelle

Sarah @ TheUglyDucklingHouse said...

I love the quote wall. Going in my idea pile for sure! Now, the question is, do I put it in my bathroom or kitchen?