Weekend getaways lead me to where the palm trees sway casting shadows across the sea of sand in front on me. I watched my niece practice gymnastics on the hard packed sand of Jensen Beach while I sat with my toes buried and wriggling around in the cool dampness of the Florida treasure coast. I looked just beyond the cartwheels near the shoreline to the horizon where azure cloudless sky meets green sea and refreshing relaxation washed over me like the cool waves of the ocean. It is not Regan’s official spring break on this getaway but in three weeks it will be and this quiet beach will be packed. Everyone wants to visit Florida and with the mild weather this year the crowds will increase. There won’t be an inch of sand without a toe stuck in it! I laughed at the thought but with this huge influx of Floridian fans, to visit family and the beach they will need fresh guestrooms! Most of my clients have spring break guests and everyone wants their guest room to look like Florida. They also want it to look nice but not to break the bank. Let’s take a peek into a newly revived guest room where the palm trees sway just in time to for the spring break season somewhere just beyond the heart of The Villages.
The paint was already on the walls and in great shape. The color is a peachy creamy color that would work well with teal or blue accents. We knew that we wanted soft bluish accents so the paint stayed on the walls and some money stayed in the wallet.
I normally would replace the carpet with hardwood flooring, but this carpet was in such great shape we decided to keep it and work around the color. The color is almost a brownish salmon and though it was darker, it was fairly neutral.
The furniture would be a place that we could lighten up. We decided white furniture would look amazing and add a pop. We purchased two large matching side tables and new headboard. These items looked great against the wall color and the carpet while adding a light freshness into the space. We attached the headboard to the wall so that moving the bed to clean would be easy and the headboard would be sturdy.
• Wall opposite bed
We purchased a teal cabinet to sit on the wall opposing the bed. We hung a mirror above the cabinet. This cabinet provides storage and surface to use to put on makeup or blow dry hair.
The chair that was originally in the space was a soft teal color that looked great with all the new things. We decided to keep it and add a throw pillow to update.
We only needed two pieces of new art for the space. We chose a beautiful water color of a group of palm trees leading out into the water. Along the path are sea grapes and the sea grape leaves have just a tinge of salmon. This touch of salmon ties into the carpet and looks great in the space. We added a botanical watercolor above the chair on the opposing wall to complement the art above the bed.
The new lamps on each side of the bed are oil rubbed bronze starfish. The lamps add a touch of bronze that visually ties into the bronze filet on the palm tree picture. We added a blue seashell lamp onto the teal chest as well. Three lamps in total would provide good light for the space.
For quick no fuss bedding, we chose a bed in a bag set from a local retailer. The teal color looks great with the artwork. The bed set has embroidered white pieces of coral running up the bed, which adds a nice touch.
• Window treatments
The window originally had verticals. We took those out and added a shutter.
The window now looks like a grand Palladian window with all the trim work around it, the standout factor is great!
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