Inside a Bedroom Designed by You

You picked the look and HGTV Magazine put it together for the DIY Network Blog Cabin 2016. 

Photo by: David A. Land

David A. Land

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the DIY Network Blog Cabin — and a big year calls for a big reno. The approximately 3,500-square-foot seaside stunner, located on Florida’s Gulf Coast in the town of Panacea, didn’t start out as picturesque as you see it here. Yes, the house had beautiful water views and plenty of interior space. But it also had a serious case of the ’90s-decorating blues.

Photo by: Mark Elias

Mark Elias

Plus, it desperately needed to be brought up to code. That’s where you came in! Actually, 8 million of you: That’s how many fans voted on the new look for the home, inside and out. Phase one of the overhaul involved an exterior facelift, including replacing the dilapidated siding and installing a new roof. For phase two, a team of HGTV and DIY Network stars, including Chris Grundy, Chris Lambton, Josh Temple, and Alison Victoria, swooped in to landscape, remodel, and decorate. HGTV Magazine pitched in too, bringing this bedroom’s winning look to life.


This 14 ½-foot-by-17-foot space began to look a lot beachier after we installed 5-foot-tall paneling and painted it crisp white (Greek Villa by HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams). Then we painted the upper part of the walls and the ceiling deep ocean blue (Amalfi by HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams). To give the wood bed from a custom look, we painted it white and added sand-color Bella-Dura grass cloth to the headboard, finishing the edges with nailhead trim (click here for the how-to). The blue-and-white block print quilt and shams, the cutout wood pendant and the striped rug from Jaipur Living add to the coastal charm. 

Photo by: David A. Land

David A. Land

Sitting Area

Every guest room needs a comfy chair to read in — or to toss clothes on. A paisley pillow punches up the West Elm armchair. As a money-saving DIY project, we faked expensive custom corner shelves by hanging four IKEA floating shelves so their edges meet at a 90˚ angle. To accommodate the narrow wall on the left, we trimmed two of the shelves before hanging them.

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Armchair: Theo Show chair, $799,
Art: (hanging beside bed) Move Me by Mya Bessette framed print, $165,
Bed: Ink+Ivy Monterey queen bed, $572,
Euro shams: (blue and white) Geo euro shams, $78 each,; (white and yellow) For a similar look, try Heart of Hearts Designs Gold Leaf Pattern pillows, $35 each,
Grass cloth: Polyolefin grass cloth, from $40 per yard, for stores
Lamps: Linework lamps with shades, $129 each,
Nightstands: both painted. (left) Hemnes 2-drawer chest, $100,; (right) HomeGoods. For a similar look, try Hemnes nightstand, $70,
Paint: (on nightstand) Aloof Gray by Sherwin-Williams
Paneling: Nantucket BeadBoard Moisture-Resistant interior panels, from $3.50 per square foot, for stores
Pendant: Maxim Horgen 1-light pendant, $400,
Pillow: (on armchair) Amelie pillow, $153,
Quilt: Geo full/queen quilt, $258,
Rug: Jaipur Living Coastal Shores Kiawah 8' x 10' wool rug, $660,
Shelves: Lack wall shelves, $15 each,
Stools: Target. For a similar look, try White & Cappuccino Dot rattan ottoman, $138,
Window treatments: (custom) Flat Roman shade and Grommet drapes in white linen, both 

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