Sunday, July 11, 2010

"Screened Inn"- Lemonade Mermaid Bedroom

Happy weekend friend!

We got a lot of work done around here last week (still trying to play catch up), but we did get to break away for a few hours yesterday for this little guy's 1st birthday party...

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(This pic was taken last Halloween)

And last night, I added a few more pages to the "Screened Inn" e-zine.

This time, we're featuring the "Lemonade Mermaid" bedroom.

Like the rest of the rooms in the house, we mainly used things Diane (the homeowner and property manager) already had.

We did buy a few accessories and some bedding, but other than that, we just got creative, and re-painted & re-purposed things so that they all worked together.

And since the goal of the whole re-do was to set the place up as a vacation rental, we worked in both a queen-sized bed and a twin-sized bed into this room.

Now, before you check out the new pics, here's a quick look back at the way the room looked when we got there...

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Click on the flipbook below to check out how the room turned out!


Click to launch the full sized magazine


Next up, the "Sand & Sea" bedroom! So stay tuned for more pics of that, (and the living and dining room!) coming soon to a monitor near you!






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55 comments:

Samantha2818 said...

Everything you've shown us so far looks fantastic. I would love to rent this home. Can't wait to see more.
~Sam

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Your E-zine is wonderful! You have created such delightful spaces. Anyone would be delighted to stay in any of them. I just love all of it!

Jojo said...

Loved the e-zine and your work!!

angela walker jewelry said...

Hi Layla! Love what you did with the room..... It is so bright and cheery! You are so talented. : )

Health and happiness,
Angela

Missy said...

I love the adorable high chair in one of the last shots. I have a similar one at home needing to be refinished and you've inspired me to consider yellow! Great work, as usual. :)

Cass@Happiness Lives Here said...

The room is so bright, happy and incredibly inviting. Everything is beautiful but comfortable and simple. You and Kevin did such an amazing job! Bravo!!

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Layla and Kevin-

Another great installment with great ideas we can all use. I love the yellow clock.

That liitle guy who had his first birthday is pretty darn cute. Such kissable cheeks!

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

I would definitely want to stay there on vacation. What a happy place :)

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Beautiful! And I love the story of how you found the fish. It's like he swam right over to you. :-)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

All the work you have done is sooooo inspiring! I love the "e-zine"...what a great way to present the whole results package!~Patti

Karla @ {The Classy Woman} said...

Wow! I am in awe of all that you have created and I love your little e-zine, it's so fun and fresh to flip through. :)

I'm amazed at what was left for trash! The fish and piece of wood were great finds!

~Karla

Patti said...

What beautiful spaces, your work is always so beautiful. I really enjoy the color combination in the kitchen, so fresh and inviting. Thanks for sharing.

Penelope said...

Amazing!!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Layla -
I have to say this little cottage is just delightful and perfect in every way. I think it is your most beautiful work. I love the colors used. Each room is better than the last. I can't wait to see the rest of it. Of course I love aqua and there is lots of it in this cottage so I'm all about that.

I can't wait to see more. I love the e-zine. I wish I had a hard copy of it to browse through on my bedside table. Speaking of bedside tables...those little tables for $35 each! What a find. They are adorable. The fish on the wall...what a perfect accent. How in the world did something so great end up in the trash outside the cottage...that seems very suspicious.

Thanks for sharing all of the magical goodness. Can't wait for more.

kelly said...

you are amazing, can you come do my house?!!! that bedroom is so cozy!
you need a mermaid in the room though!!
are you afraid guests would steal anything, those blue ball jars alone are valuable!

Carriage House Antiques said...

one word WOW!! I wanna move in!
Natalie! ok 5 words lol

this blessed nest said...

it's like i am looking through a country living magazine. love what you did to the beach house. love the turquoise with red accents.

smart idea doing this like a e-mag. beautiful work.

sherry said...

Absolutely charming!!! As the owner of rental property at the beach....I hope people will be respectable of just how special that place is!
Sherry

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

SUCH an amazing project - you guys did a great job! It seems as if no detail was overlooked, which is no small feat. :)

Aura said...

Miss Layla are you trying to kill me with the picture of that ridiculously beautiful baby? :) I have been bitten by the baby bug, lately.

Popcorn Served Daily said...

The rustic pieces in the rooms looks fresh and clean! I love it!

Cookie said...

I just LOVE looking at all the wonderful photos you guys took and the Ezine is awesome! LOVE that room!!

Janet- OPEN MARKET STYLE said...

oh my gosh your magazine is sooo enjoyable just like getting your favorite one in the mail !!
thank you so very much for sharing what a special place !! the screened inn is going to be booked a year in advance ( or more )!!!
can not wait to see more :)
warmly
janet

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Okay, Layla! You are truly amazing! And I am not just saying that. I loved looking through your e-zine, and I found more inspiration in those pages than in any decorating magazine I have read this year. Truly!
That cottage is just adorable! We just got back from Hilton Head yesterday and I am so inspired by beach decor. I would love to stay in your beautiful creation!
I bet you and Kevin are having a ball. :)
Can't wait to see the rest of your work. Keep it up, girl! You rock!
Blessings,
Traci

Rebecca said...

I've been waiting for your next post! The cottage is awesome! You and Kevin are so talented! LOVE LOVE LOVE the ezine! Keep it coming!

Rebecca

Sarah said...

I love the pops of yellow you used in the room. Yellow is so bright and sunshine-y!

Your e-magazine looks pro and I can't wait to see the rest. :)

Rie said...

Layla, it all looks so great! You are so talented. Anyone staying there will absolutely love it!!!

Meghan Hein said...

Wow Layla and Kevin! I am in awe. Dying to know where the polka dotted sheets are from. I love them!

ebonn + gregory said...

Absolutely incredible! You guys are amazing! Love, love, love it! Keep up the great work!

geri said...

HOLY HANNAH!!!!!
As my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter Kate would say with great joy and gusto.
You kinda out did your self. Is that even possible?
Sunny, cheery and oh so inviting.
I think it would be a stuggle to pull myself out of the "Room That Hugs", even if it is to go to the beach.
I love, love everything and am going to find a way to use that lovely quote ( you always find the best ones ever)about sunshine.
So Beautiful. So talented.So Much energy you and Kevin have.
Hugs, geri.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

I'm just LOVING these magazines spreads! They are gorgeous!
I've been reading for a LONG time, but I don't know if I've ever commented. You are so inspiring to me! I found a milk jug lamp similar to yours and thought of you and bought it! Thanks for all the inspiration!
Robin

Thomas said...

Wow! I love the e-zine. All the rooms are beautiful. I have been reading your blog since last year. And bought your e-book. It is incredible and love all the information about how to decorate a home. I wish you can publish another e-zine about ideas on how to decorate and repurpose things.

The Farmer's Wife said...

That's a great fish story!

meandthreefortea said...

You are so talented! I love every detail.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Loved it!!!! Thanks guys...I love ya'll :)
Looking forward to our nest project together. ((hugs)) Susie Bloop~

littlebeachbum said...

Arghhh that baby is so freakin' adorable!

Also, I LOVE the ruched comforter on the Lemonade Mermaid bed...where is that from?...I think I might Need it. You know, with a capital N.

I'm also loving the vintage-looking yellow alarm clock! I want this to be my bedroom...haha! Thanks for sharing!

michiganhome said...

Wow, that is SO crazy about the fish! I can't imagine what your reaction was when you saw that! Kind of reminds me of the way the counter-depth stainless steel "swaydor fritter" was the first thing you saw on Craigslist! :) Congrats to you and Kevin on such an awesome project. And to showcase it in that e-zine... Your guys are I-shake-my-head-inspired!
Love,
Michiganhome

nicolemrobertson said...

Love the Metal fish and the story behind it! Just perfect!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Love it! I could spend hours looking at those photos!! (But then if I did, my children would probably fire me because no one was getting them their lunch and snack. Sigh.)

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

Another adorable makeover Layla. Very bright and cheery.

Barbara said...

As always, I am amazed my the wonderful things you find like the two nightstands. I am so jealous - truly those would just look fabulous in my bedroom. PS: I am still plugging away at decorating and blogging about it. If you have any tips on how to get people to your blog and actually get them to comment, I should would love some ideas. Layla and Kevin, you are my inspiration and smile maker.

Barbara said...

Oh yeah: here is my blog if anyone want to be the first to comment: http://i-am-is-my-blog.blogspot.com/ Hinty hint.

Teresa said...

I love the way you presented the screened Inn. fabulous design and pictures.... what a great talent you have.
wonderful inspiration...we are working on a 1920 cottage too...
{ but ours is about an hour from the sea} Thanks for sharing.

Skeeter said...

it was great to meet you at the bday party on saturday...i was the girl who commented on your famous bracelet :)

you and your man did a lovely job on the cottage!

**perfectly fabulous**

Sarah said...

Gorgeous just gorgeous! You all have done an amazing job. I was also super excited to see my sign from Susie make it's way onto the pages. Your sign for your reading room was part of my inspiration! I loved it and wanted something for my kitchen.

Centsational Girl said...

Lovely Layla, Layla lovely. Love Layla's loveliness. Repeat 10 times fast. :-)

xo
Kate

Ashley and Nate said...

I just love the Lemonade Mermaid bedroom! The colors are so bright and cheery, not to mention those striped lamp shades are perfect.

Can't wait to see more, keep it coming!

Sari Monaco aka Furry Poppins said...

so cute how God sent you the metal fish!!!

Mona Kay at Home said...

Your e-zine is so inspiring!! I'm re-doing so much in my house and I'm just devouring your ideas!!!

Jennifer said...

Layla, It looks amazing! You (and Kevin) have done a fabulous job with this remodel. I can't wait to see more!

Jen

The Aros Family said...

That place is fantastic. It reminds me of the summers I spent at the beach as a little girl. Being from NC and now living in AZ I miss those times and places. LOVE the E-zine and one question. Who is that adorable dino?

Mrs. B. said...

What a beautiful e-zine! So so inspiring. I love your colors and the light-beachy feel.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Simply...you and Kevin are amazing!

Stevie said...

Hey, I just awarded you with the blog with substance award! I love everything you do! Congrats!
Stevie at: Home is Where My Heart is :)

Alexandra said...

I love this room (and the magazine! amazing!). I HAD to have the sheets and noticed you didn't give a source. I found some similar ones on ebay though and can't wait to get them on the bed!! Thanks for the great idea!