Beach, Please: Epic Guest Room Redesign

guestroom-1Being in the ocean is damn near a spiritual experience for me—and that’s not hyperbole. I never feel more intimately connected to the world and simultaneously so infinitely a small part of it than when I immerse myself in the deep blue.

However, I have grown deep roots in a city that does not give me instant access to an ocean, so I felt an intense yearning to bring the essence of the ocean to me.

When I found myself with the fresh palette of a new home, it seemed only natural to transform an entire room into my own island oasis filled with the vibe of my favorite places on Earth.

Coastal-themed rooms are nothing new, but all of the inspiration that I found fell into one of two extremes: it was either way too predictable/sophisticated (think navy and gold) or way too kitsch (way too many seashells). Neither was the aesthetic I was aiming for.

It was with this challenge in mind—of creating a beach-inspired space that captures the essence of being on an island without getting too kitschy—that I created my most-proud home design to date: a chic—yet fun—Caribbean-inspired guest room.

 

May it bring as much joy to those who sleep in it as it does to me.

-jz

One thought on “Beach, Please: Epic Guest Room Redesign

  1. Reblogged this on The Occasional Shippment and commented:

    To get things rolling on the fresh new perspective with this blog, I’m going to share one of my FAVORITE ROOMS I’VE EVER DONE.

    If you have happened to check out my travel blog (Suitcase Confidential), you’ll know that I’m obsessed with the beach. And with a new house in 2016, I’ve been slowing bringing my various obsessions to life. This is probably my favorite room I’ve ever designed. And of course it’s the one I use the least – LOL!

    This was a labor of love for sure. it took nearly a month to complete and includes quite a few DIY projects:
    Wave wall
    Pillows
    Surfboard headboard
    Curtain for closet
    Sand jars
    …and more!

    If you’d like to learn about any specifics in this room, drop me a line in the comments, and I’ll do a post on the projects!

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