Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"Screened Inn"- Sand & Sea Bedroom

Hola!

In addition to stepping on what has to the worlds smallest glass factory, (Can you say embedded and invisible? Ouch!) I also added a few more pages to the Screened Inn e-zine today.

Remember this room?

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When you enter the house it's the first thing you see on the other side of the kitchen, so we wanted it to look extra "come hither".

Diane (the homeowner & property manager) wanted it to function as a "kids hang out/sleeping room", so we used two twin-sized beds and had the cable company put in another cable outlet in the corner of the room, near the foot of one of the beds.
It was the perfect spot to angle a little, white antique table and a small flatscreen TV.

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Since it was such a blank slate, we did have to buy quite a few things for this room. But we really didn't have to spend a whole lot.

We used tall, inexpensive, linen panels from Ikea across the wall of windows & french doors so that guests staying in this room could have a little privacy when they needed it. (We threaded the panels onto a long length of sturdy galvanized pipe to keep costs down, and the finish of the pipe worked great with the galvanized items in the kitchen next door.)

The FABULOUS rug on the floor came from TJ Maxx ($39.99 for a 4x6). It's seriously one of my favorite things in the whole house. (FYI- It comes in different sizes, and in black and red too!)

The photography on the walls was shot by yours truly, and we had it printed at Bay Camera Company in Savannah. The frames came from Michaels, and they were on sale at the time. The bed frames and lamps were yard sale finds, and the bedding all came from HomeGoods.
You remember the day we bought the bedding, right?...



And, of course, we had to break out the brushes and re-paint a few things in this room too.
Diane's old dresser got a couple coats of Walmart's "County White", (it used to be painted a milk chocolate color.) and the head and footboards are painted Sherwin Williams "Stolen Kiss".

Wanna see?



Click on the flipbook below to check out the changes!

Click to launch the full sized magazine


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We've got one more room to feature before we wrap up our tour of the Screened Inn-
so come on back to see photos of what we did in the biggest room in the house, a little later this week!



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60 comments:

Lisa said...

So very pretty! And the fact that you and your honey are having so much fun makes it all the more fun to read! Thank you for sharing all of your ideas with us.

Creative Ambitions said...

Awesome!

The Gathering Place said...

What a fun vacation home! I love the light, casual feel of everything!

Ashley and Nate said...

Is anyone else having a problem seeing the e-zine or is it just my computer? :(

The suspense is killing me... I can't wait to see the Sand & Sea room!

Lettered Cottage said...

Hey Ashley!

It's taking a little longer to load on my laptop for some reason, but it does eventually load. Hopefully it'll load on your computer soon too! Keep me posted!

Layla :-)

Connie said...

I have enjoyed reading about your wonderful trip to Tybee Island and the exiting time you both had decorating one of the cottages. You did an awesome job. Each room was unique and the colors were absolutely perfect.

I fell in love with the blue rug in the Sand/Sea room. Did you purchase that yourself? If so, where did you get it and do you know who makes it?

Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us. I enjoyed reading your entire blog. Its great to see a young couple fulfilling their dreams.
Hugs,
Connie

vanessaandcompany said...

The house is absoulutely gorgeous! I am especially loving all of the polka dot accessories. The yellow polka dot sheets in the Lemonade Mermaid room, make me want to shed a tear, they are so dang cute! You guys are so talented :)

Ashley and Nate said...

Layla,
Thanks for checking in on me... I actually just closed down our web browser and reopened it. After that TLC and the e-zine loaded just fine. Oh the joys of technology! ;)

Thanks!
Ashley

Ashley and Nate said...

I love the nautical look of the Sand & Sea room!! Every time I see new photos I think, "Ooohh, that's my favorite room." So I have a lot of favorite rooms in the Screened Inn now. I can't wait until my husband and I have our own house, because I'm collecting lots of good ideas from TLC! Thanks. :)

Janet- OPEN MARKET STYLE said...

GOOD EVENING LAYLA THE SAND & SEA BEDROOM IS ADORABLE I SO LOVE THE LOBSTER RED ON THE BEDS AND SPLASHES THOUGH OUT THE ROOM !!
VACATIONERS WHO RENT THE COTTAGE ARE GOING TO HAVE A HARD TIME LEAVING IT IS SO VERY HOMEY !!
GREAT JOB !!
WARMLY
JANET

Simply LKJ said...

Awesome! I have so enjoyed the video adventure. It is so much fun watching both of you interact with one another and decorate the cottage! I love it all.

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Cute! I absolutely adore matching twin beds like that!

Kristie @ Comfy Cozy said...

I've always loved your decorating style and this cottage just makes me love it even more!!

two birds,one blog said...

Layla this room is absolutely PERFECT! I can imagine our little one playing and spending countless vacation days in this room!!! And like Lisa said, it is so great you and Kevin enjoy doing this together so much. In fact it was your blog that inspired us to start our own and to start doing projects together! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration. k

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Layla,
Loved the video! Loved the magazine! The Sand and Sea room is precious! It game me some inspiration for my boys' room that I will be re-doing sometime soon. The bedding looks adorable on the bed. Everything is just perfect!
Great, great job! To Kevin too, of course!
Blessings,
Traci

Confessions said...

Great video!! I especially loved Layla's shirt...War Eagle!! :) Love your blog, it's such a fun read.

Sarah said...

I LOVE the Sand & Sea room! We have a cottage and I'm just getting ready to redo a bedroom and I purchased the same quilts at TJMaxx a few weeks ago! Adorable! I'd love to see a picture of the linen curtains and galvanized piping you used to hang the curtains across all those windows...Please, please! :)

Lettered Cottage said...

TOTALLY forgot to take a pic of the galvanized rod and linen curtains!!!

I know. Bad bloggers.

:-)

Layla

Beth West www.northernskyart.wordpress.com said...

It looks great! Makes me want a seaside cottage even more than I already did :)

Anna See said...

Beautiful! This e-zine is a pleasure to read.

geri said...

Layla.
I am picturing Sand and Sea
with me...
Actually every room with me.
It is in the smallest of details where we see the magic that you add to all your decorating.... everytime, everywhere.
The sand and sea decals placed so unexpectedly on the perfect red beds is so fun.
Love the rug for sure.
I am not sure my heart can take another beautiful room. hehe
Love your creative ideas and your quotes. geri.

queen of projects said...

Layla,
You are simply the best. I cannot get enough of your photos and blogs. I am new to North AL, so you give me hope that I can also find treasures around this area. Thanks for the inspiration! Dawn

Ann said...

Love the Sand and Sea room. I think the silver tea pot lamps are my favs. Isn't it amazing what that $40 rug does to the room? Thanks for sharing with us.

Simply Complex said...

You guys are amazing. Really. There is no doubt in my mind that if you keep doing what you are doing, you will be "found". Then all of your dreams will come true if they haven't already. Wowza!

Dondra said...

This is my Favorite Room!!! You and Kevin did a fantastic job.

Sorry about your foot. Hope you get that bad-boy out soon.

Kathy said...

I was so excited to see that you had posted another room for us to see. The cottage is so inspiring and I just want to take my kids there for a month (even though we are in Australia). You both have done an amazing job and thank you so much for sharing all your decorating ideas, you are very generous. Regards Kathy, Australia

Cookie said...

Wow what a great nautical feel that room has! LOVE IT! Its so great to come over to your blog for decorating and photography eyecandy! Thanks for sharing!

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

my favorite room so far. love the rug. Great job Layla and Kevin.

angela | the painted house said...

Bravo! Bravo! I am loving each and every room. :)

Sarah said...

There's just something about matching twin beds in a bedroom. Love it. Love the bedding, love the photos, love it all!

Stormy said...

Great job ~ I ♥ every room!

I love coming to visit your blog!

Miranda said...

I've gotta say, I'm pretty sure that's my favorite room you've done so far. They're all great, but I love the touches of red. And that rug!! I'm sending my sister out to see if there are any at the local TJ Maxx. I want all 3 colors. This is what I've been looking for!

Nice job you guys. The house looks awesome.

Susan said...

Yup, this is my favourite one thus far too! ::Love It::

Mom in High Heels said...

Gor-GEOUS!!!!!! I love the color combination.

Shannon said...

I love the whole house! The sand and sea room is definately my favorite.

Michelle said...

Layla,
Where is the OCEAN sign from? Did Susie make that as well?
My absolute favorite in the house!
Thanks,
Michelle

Jeannette said...

What an amazing idea to take a photograph and split it into three like that! I love this room and the whole house for that matter! You guys managed to make it soooo beautiful, but cozy and not too over designed! CONGRATS! can't wait to see the rest!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Love the sand and sea room.

Kelly said...

This cottage is truely adorable! I love everything you've done to it so far. Can't wait to see the living room. The magazine you've created for this cottage should be sold on newstands. It's so professional looking and full of ideas!

ltbpt said...

I had to do my daily walk alone again since my BFF moved cross country last week. Sigh. But after virtually flipping through the most awesome beach house ever I have a big grin on my face! Thanks Layla and Kevin :) And God bless the Internet, or Intercom as my MIL call it!

ada said...

AH dorable!
Love the nautical but not just masculine-stripes & anchors, its sweet, cottage-y & comfortable.
If I every make my way on the other coast, I'll drop in to Tybee :)
Ummm...did I miss it? I was super anxious to see the Ikea canvas curtain rods & such!?
thanks Layla for sharing
~Ada in Coastal Cali

Nicole-Lynn said...

Cute video! Loved it. Looking forward to seeing how it all turns out :)

Anitra said...

good lord you're talented! so much inspiration! thanks for sharing!!

Barbara said...

Another wonderful room! Everytime I open the ezine, I change my mind on which room is my favorite. And that rug!! What a find! I'll take three please. As always, I take inspiration from your natural ability. I just finished redoing my first brass lamp. Come on over to my blog and take a look. http://i-am-is-my-blog.blogspot.com/ I know it isn't much to the experienced, but to me it was encouragement to continue. In the meantime, I cherish your postings and they truly make my week brighter.

eve said...

Amazing!!! I love your style--you've both got a great talent.

The Weathered Bungalow said...

Wow!! I love all of the rooms and I think you could also be a magazine designer! You are sooo talented!

xoxo, Meredith

Ronnie said...

I want to live there!
Can you at least send us the link to the rental office! Where's my sunscreen?!

Victoria... said...

Layla and Kevin...you did a beautiful job on everything!!! Love the color palette and all the details. Such a happy place to visit and stay...great job again!!!

Hugs,
Victoria

Minkee Baby Gifts said...

Beautiful! What an inspiration - I can't wait to do my cottage now!

Mary said...

I love this cottage. You are both so very talented. Very good things will continue to come your way! I'm ready to move in!

I about fainted when I saw the Portsmouth boat pictures! You were in my hometown!!! I really would have fainted if I had seen you "downtown P-town." Did you eat at Roger Brown's by any chance?

All my best!
Mary
From Virginia

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Completely LOVE the look. In fact, I'm thinking about the same color scheme in my daughter's new bedding... I'm thinking the blues and reds would be darling and easy to grow up with! :)

ada said...

OMGosh I forgot to tell you my favorite part!
you'll never guess...because it probably seemed so whatever to you Ms. Creative Pants, but I LOVED the tp idea! Really, a small bathroom just twine it to a knob. Stinkin cute. Anyway, i love the paint colors....love the gems here & there but the TP had me talking. HA!
thanks again for the inspiration TLC
~Ada in Coastal Cali

Red Gate Farm said...

Love it! This is similar to what I want to create in a spare room! Some aqua tones, white and red. This whole cottage redo is fabulous.

redefiningdecor.com said...

You two are absolutely adorable. I enjoyed every minute of your day of shopping video.
My father in law lives on Tybee and sadly, I haven't been down to visit him. Y'all are making me want to go visit.

Julie said...

Hi Layla,

I found you via Miss SheyB. She's a friend of mine & I am loving your style! Can I just have you over for lunch & dinner and you can re-decorate all the while in between? I like that idea! I love the shabby, vintage, beach cottage romantic girly look. And sadly my house now, does NOT show this at all. Someday I hope to change all that! Thx for sharing all your inspiration & before/after pix. I will be back to visit & drool over your pix often!

enchantingproducts said...

You are so talented. We LOVE reading your blog! It's so..fun!!

The Weathered Bungalow said...

It really pays off to work as hard as you do! "Screened In" looks amazing...I can't believe you have made a whole magazine! I would TOTALLY buy it! It's so nice to be inspired by other designers. Thanks for sharing!

xoxo, Meredith

Aubrey said...

You're so good st this stuff. I'm very jealous. And totally want to some out and stay in the cottage.

I want to know, because I'm not good at figuring these things out by myself, what did you use to hold up the galvanized rods you used for curtain rods and what did you put on them for end caps? I kept hoping for a picture of them to give me an idea. :)

Cara @ Whimsy Smitten said...

Words cannot express just how much I love love love this whole thing. Love the cottage, love the e-zine, love the thoughtful and relevant design choices, love it all!

I'm so glad you're sharing your journey on this project (and all of them, really) with us readers to live vicariously through you. <3

Kristy said...

I love everything abut that home. its funny i had just bought those tin cans with the numbers from tjmaxx. i was so happy to see them used. i bought them for little plants but i love using them for utensils.