Inside a Bedroom Designed by You
You picked the look and HGTV Magazine put it together for the DIY Network Blog Cabin 2016.
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.
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 overstock.com 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.
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.
Shop This Room!
Armchair: Theo Show chair, $799, westelm.com
Art: (hanging beside bed) Move Me by Mya Bessette framed print, $165, minted.com
Bed: Ink+Ivy Monterey queen bed, $572, overstock.com
Euro shams: (blue and white) Geo euro shams, $78 each, serenaandlily.com; (white and yellow) shopblockprint.etsy.com. For a similar look, try Heart of Hearts Designs Gold Leaf Pattern pillows, $35 each, society6.com
Grass cloth: Polyolefin grass cloth, from $40 per yard, bella-dura.com for stores
Lamps: Linework lamps with shades, $129 each, westelm.com
Nightstands: both painted. (left) Hemnes 2-drawer chest, $100, ikea.com; (right) HomeGoods. For a similar look, try Hemnes nightstand, $70, ikea.com
Paint: (on nightstand) Aloof Gray by Sherwin-Williams
Paneling: Nantucket BeadBoard Moisture-Resistant interior panels, from $3.50 per square foot, beadboard.com for stores
Pendant: Maxim Horgen 1-light pendant, $400, lampsplus.com
Pillow: (on armchair) Amelie pillow, $153, pineconehill.com
Quilt: Geo full/queen quilt, $258, serenaandlily.com
Rug: Jaipur Living Coastal Shores Kiawah 8' x 10' wool rug, $660, rugsusa.com
Shelves: Lack wall shelves, $15 each, ikea.com
Stools: Target. For a similar look, try White & Cappuccino Dot rattan ottoman, $138, vivaterra.com
Window treatments: (custom) Flat Roman shade and Grommet drapes in white linen, both theshadestore.com