kim’s coastal bedroom makeover | the reveal

Marian ParsonsDecorating, decorating dilemmas, Room Makeovers119 Comments

My parent’s bedroom makeover, officially called “Kim’s Coastal Bedroom Makeover” here on the blog, is finally finished!!

This is a looooong post, so you might want to get a snack to enjoy while you’re reading this one.

Bedroom Collage

It’s been a long time since I shared the before pictures of this room, so let me give you a then and now rundown before we get into the details.

This is how the room looked when my mom first asked me to help with their master bedroom…


And how it looks now…




And now…




And now…


You can see that the furniture arrangement in the room and the pieces we used stayed the same.

The biggest change is that we filled the big, blank wall with custom built-ins that were a bit of a group effort, but my dad and I built them in large part.  They are made out of poplar boards, cabinet-grade plywood and cherry wood for the cabinet tops.

For more details on the built-ins, you can check out the built-in plans, some details on how we built them, and then the installation.mms-981

They not only provided storage and display space, but they gave the room a much-needed focal point.


(I still need to do a little bit of caulking, but I just could’t wait…)


We left the back of the bookcases open, so the pale blue wall color (In Your Eyes by Benjamin Moore) could be seen.  I like the way it sets off the white shelving.  And, with the help of my brother, I won the great tongue and groove planking debate and it ended up behind the bed.  (My mom wasn’t so sure about it until it was actually finished and the bed was in place.)

Since my parents don’t have a bed frame, the planking stands in as a headboard.    


The built-ins are actually not centered in the room, because we needed to leave space for the plantation shutters to open; to let light in, but also so the windows could be tilted in for cleaning.


The shelves are styled almost entirely with things my parents already had around the house or in their basement.   Since my mom wanted the room to feel tranquil and soothing, I wanted to use muted, monochromatic colors for the most part.  And it prevents the shelves from feeling too busy.


I also picked pieces that fit with the loose coastal/water theme, like a box of shark’s teeth and heart rocks, brass pelicans, a conch shell and a panoramic picture of a mill pond that was my Opa’s favorite fishing spot.

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When designing the built-ins, I made sure the first shelf would allow for small bedside lamps for reading and safety when getting up in the middle of the night.  We bought the lamps from Ikea and didn’t realize the little key that turns them on is a rheostat until we put them in the room.   I picked them out because the scale was perfect and I liked the little “bowl” at the base that would be handy for rings, watches, glasses, etc.  My mom was so excited about the dimmer that she bought a pair for the guest room, too.


Ikea didn’t have any shades for this lamp that we really loved, so we picked up these pale gray linen shades at Target.


The lamps are plugged in through grommeted holes my dad installed in the back corner of each nightstand cabinet.


The cords for the lamps and chargers are fed through that grommet and plugged into the wall outlet.  We left the back of the cabinets open for that particular reason.


I mentioned that my dad’s cabinet had a little secret.  The door on the right opens away from the bed, the opposite of the way it looks like it should open based on the knob placement.  We designed it this way, so that a sliding drawer could hold his CPAP machine.  It makes it accessible to use at night, but easy to stow away during the day.

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One of my mom’s main requests was finding hidden storage for the CPAP and I think we addressed that nicely.

The oak cabinet was a hand-me-down from my grandmother.  We think she bought it at Costco.  She absolutely loved Costco and bought just about anything she could from there.

The hardware and glossy, orange oak finish really dated the piece, though, which offered great storage that my mom didn’t want to give up.  So, we painted it in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Bergere finished with Hemp Oil and replaced the brass and wood pulls with bronze.

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The quilts are antiques from my house (just on loan for the pictures) and the throw is the Cozy Cable Knit throw from Pottery Barn that my dad bought her for Christmas a couple of years ago.




The basket on top was an antique from my stash that I bought for $40 and my mom bought it from me.


The rug is the Petit Diamond indoor/outdoor rug in wheat/ivory from Dash & Albert.  It provided a nice foundation to anchor the space.  It is intentional that the rug provides the “sand” and the other blues in the room are the sea and sky.

My mom already had the wing chair in the corner, but it was in a traditional burgundy upholstery that was a little tired.  It wasn’t in bad shape, though, but didn’t work with our serene, coastal direction.  I slipcovered the chair in antique hemp sheets from my online shop.  (If you want to make your own slipcover, I made a five part video tutorial series along the way.)


I didn’t paint the legs in case my mom ever wants to use the chair with the burgundy fabric again.


The pillow and bedskirt are made out of Adelaide Mist fabric from Sailrite.  The throw on the chair is the Boyfriend Sky Matelasse Throw from Pine Cone Hill.



I had the blue trim in my stash already and it was a perfect way to pull in the other blues used in the room.


My mom loves the pictures of me and my brother, so we hung them back up over the chair.  She calls us “her little German kids” in those pictures.  We were wearing traditional German clothing and the pictures were taken when we lived in Garmisch Partenkirchen.


I debated over painting the long dresser, but the faded pine really worked with the coastal theme and the finish was in nice condition, so we left it alone.  The huge attached mirror was what was really dating the piece and it had to go.

We replaced it with a dark framed, beveled antique mirror that we found on one of our shopping trips.  The lamps are from TJ Maxx and the shades were just the perfect shade of blue for the room.



I love how you can see the built-ins reflected in the mirror.  As a general rule of thumb, a mirror should accomplish at least one of three things – to bounce light, to reflect a beautiful view or to act as a functional mirror, so you don’t look like a mess when you go out into the world.  This one accomplishes all three.



The clear glass vase is from Ikea and my mom already had the wooden jewelry box.  She usually has pictures and knick-knacks on the dresser, but that sort of thing tends to look like clutter in a styled photo, so we simplified things a bit.


The brass turtle is one of my favorite things we bought for the room.  We found it at Target when we were looking for lamps and shades and I thought he was perfect.  The shell is a lid and the body is hollow, so it makes a nice little keeping box, too.






My dad told my mom that she would get her Valentine’s Day flowers when I came to do the photo shoot and he was right.  I picked these up at my local grocery store on the way to their house.


The bedding is from Pine Cone Hill.  For the photo shoot, we wrapped the Boyfriend Sky Matelasse Coverlet around a feather comforter to make the bed look even fluffier and cozier.  The bedspread is the Argyle Quilt, which is in their outlet right now for 50% off.   I tucked it under the mattress for a tidy look.

I’ll be hosting a Pine Cone Hill giveaway here soon, so be on the lookout for that!


I like how the diamond pattern is repeated in the rug and the quilt, but it’s a subtle connection.



The blue lumbar pillow and European pillows are from TJ Maxx.  I was planning to make pillows that matched the bedskirt, but I liked how the room came together with that fabric as just an accent.  The blue pillows add some richness to the bed and tie in the with blues in the fabric and on the cabinet.


All of the textures are yummy!


There really is a lot more to say about this room and the design process, but I’ll save all of that for some follow-up posts.  If you have questions that weren’t answered in this post, just leave them in the comments below.


My parents didn’t have a set budget for this room.  They plan on living here a long time and really just wanted to get it right.  That being said, you can see how much we reused in the room and I stuck to my usual balance of saving and splurging in order to make a pretty room.

The total out of pocket came to $1,307.  Here’s the breakdown…

The following items were complimentary…


And, because she’s my mom, I donated the antique hemp sheets for the slipcover and the Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint products for the tall cabinet.  Of course, my dad pointed out that even though I “donated” the milk paint, it’s the most expensive paint they’ve ever bought!  Yes, dad.  Noted.


And, to make a long post even longer, my mom and dad wanted to share their perspective on the room…


How do Mom and Dad like it? We don’t like it – We LOVE it. I think in all the places we have lived this bedroom is our favorite. We loved working with Marian on the project. I must admit Mom was a bit skeptical as were many of her followers wondering where the blue was going to come in – but it has turned out beautiful. Both of us love how peaceful the room is.

I showed Marian my inspiration picture and she said she thought we could do it. After searching for bookcases ready made or small dressers we finally decided we had to make them for it to work well. We think they came out great!! They look every bit as nice in person as in the photos. We can’t believe they are in our room.

Mom’s favorite things about the room are that the c-pap machine is nicely tucked away out of sight (if you have one you know it is not decorative or charming) and the Bergere cabinet (wow what a change from the dated piece). Marian actually had asked me if we could part with that piece but the storage was really great so I wanted to keep it – and boy did we make that work. It is beautiful and is a nice bridge between the walls and other colors in the room.

Her Dad loves the paint! He was so impressed with how well the paint went on the walls. It only took one coat and it covered better than any paint we have in our house. He also loves the classy look and functionality of the cabinets.

We both love the dimming lights by the side of the bed. Who knew! When Marian and I bought the lamps from IKEA we did not realize that they dimmed until we put the bulb in. We are getting them for our guest bedroom. They are amazing. We also love the bedding from Pine Cone Hill – I ordered the throw on the back of the chair after receiving the original pieces and will probably order a different color for our guest room. It’s expensive but really high quality.

Also I have to mention the bed skirt – Marian made it for me for Mother’s Day (Awwww) – and I have NEVER had such a well made bed skirt. It is gorgeous.

We love the room and our most favorite part is our Marian made it happen! It has her signature on it but it is all us! Thanks Marian we love you and are so proud of you.

Mom and Dad


If you missed all of the details of this room transformation, you can check them out here…

part 1 | the concept

part 2 | the before pictures

part 3 | selecting a wall color

part 4 | the walls & built-in plans

part 5 | the bedskirt & the built-ins

part 6 | the non-chippy milk painted-cabinet

part 7 | installing the built-ins


The end.

kim’s coastal bedroom makeover | the reveal

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119 Comments on “kim’s coastal bedroom makeover | the reveal”

  1. Love every special detail in this room. I’m sure your parents will enjoy it for many years –a lobor of love for sure. I need to make some changes at my house- thanks for the inspiration.

  2. The room looks larger, how did you do that? Marian, maybe your dad should partner on a special line of furniture with you. Everything is beautiful! If I was your mom, I’d never want to leave that room.
    The photo of the boys with your dad and mom are so sweet! Thanks for sharing this special project with your readers.

  3. Love the built ins and especially the planked wall!! I also really liked hearing from your parents. It was fun reading their thoughts on the room. Great job!!

  4. Simply beautiful and so well thought out. Lovely in every way! And your parent’s perspective was so sweet. Well done! By the way…. my mother is from Lenggries!

  5. Beautiful! Love the transformation, the hidden cpap is genius! My only question is what does “items were complimentary” mean? Can’t wait for the next room makeover!

    1. They were given to me in exchange for mentioning/linking to them on my blog. I have partnered with both brands for years, so I just asked if they would like to participate in this room makeover and they did!


    You are one talented lady and I am sure your Mom & Dad are so proud of you!

  7. Marian,
    The room is beautiful and beautifully done! The floral bedskirt ties everything together so well. It was very sweet of your parents to add their own personal comments.


  8. It looks beautiful! Amazing job! I love the heart rocks!!!!! My mom has always collected heart rocks and now my 6yr old is on the lookout for them every where we go. We have jars of them! My mom has buckets of them haha. I love your parents perspective on the makeover and the picture of them and your boys made me smile.

  9. It turned out just gorgeous! How special that it was a family project and you got to create a space that makes your parents feel so happy. Amazing job on everything, the built-ins are beautiful while still being functional, the color scheme is so calming and the bed skirt is so lovely!

    But I’m not surprised, you never seize to amaze!

    Does anyone know where I could find bedding comparable to Pine Cone Hill, but not quite as expensive? I hear so many good things and it looks like a dream…just a dream that is out of our budget! Haha

    1. Try looking in Home Goods and TJMaxx. They have similar items for less. But it’s a crap shoot as to colors and sizes.

    2. Macy’s has that style as well right now. If you go when they have a sale, you can get the ones they have for a very good price.

  10. This may be my favorite post ever and I’ve been following you for a long while. The room is gorgeous, I can’t pick a favorite item, I wouldn’t change anything. I’m getting ready to paint several rooms in our home and this time I’m going to use BJ paint everything I’ve read says it really holds up and covers so well
    I hope your parents enjoy their room for a long long time. You’re very lucky to have such a wonderful relationship with them. I love your Mom.

  11. The room looks awesome! I’m glad your parents love it. I have to say that I was impatient to see the reveal but it was worth the wait! My favorite piece is the painted oak cabinet. I love that color! Well done!

  12. I LOVE the room! My favorite part of it is that you all worked on it together! That just makes it even more beautiful!

  13. Again, I cannot believe how cute the room came out! The piece of furniture and the built ins really made the biggest difference, but personally I really love that fabric you used on the bedskirt. It is just lovely and I love how it looks in the room.

    What a wonderful thing that you got to do this for your sweet parents! (I doubt mine would ask, but I wish they would!)

    Wonderful post Marian:)


  14. I love the room, it is so calm and serene and has so many really neat nooks and crannies. The cabinet by your dad’s side is such a great surprise. I also love the blue on the tall dresser. But the icing on the cake is your parent’s approval and love.

  15. My favorite part is the CPAP pull out. Anyone who needs one and lives with a decor junkie, needs this solution! I am thrilled that my husband is so much healthier with it, but it is ugly on a nightstand. But really nice room and I love the styling. You used the things your mom and dad were comfortable with and that makes it even better.

  16. This room is so lovely….light and airy and soothing and inviting. I love being able to see all the steps as you went along. When we are doing large projects it always feels like it is getting bigger and bigger and you wonder “what did I take on”!!! But it does end and the result is so much better. Thank you for taking us along and showing how to reuse and recycle and make it look amazing. I know your parents are truly over the moon. Even with the things that were given in exchange for links….we all have things we can pull from other rooms to keep costs down. I have enjoyed seeing this all come together!

  17. Awwww..I’m a little teary-eyed reading your parents’ feedback. So happy they love it so much, and how fun that you all got to work together on the room & everyone’s still on good terms. 🙂
    Marian, it is such a gorgeous room! It evokes all the peace and serenity of the coastal theme you were going for, and I’m flabbergasted at all the impressive functionality that was added & beautified.
    Well done!

  18. So funny that you cautioned about the length of the post! I just sat here with my cheerios and enjoyed every minute of your words and pictures. The room is beautiful…just what I would love to do in my own master bedroom! Arghhh…someday! Thank you for sharing this with us. And your parents…such sweet thoughts from them to wrap up your post. Lovely.

  19. Oh my gosh, words don’t do justice – this room is spectacular!! And like Susan said above, I also got a bit teary-eyed reading what your parents wrote. What a treasure, that the room is so beautiful, that you have such a gift in your talent, your parents, and the fact that you got to work together to create this amazing space. Wow. Thank you all so much for sharing.

  20. beautiful room and my favorite colors…..I would love to see a tutorial on how you made the bed skirt. I have been pondering one for my room….thanks!

    1. I should’ve slowed down enough to make a tutorial, but I was trying to get it done for a mother’s day dinner! I just hemmed the fabric and joined pieces end-to-end to make a long strip that would be the skirt. I then ruffled and pinned it onto a base that would do between the mattress and box spring. Next time I make one, I’ll take pictures! 🙂

  21. One word…gorgeous! I love that the you pulled off doing a room with a soft, coastal feel without it being too beachy or theme looking. The real icing on the cake is those beautiful built-ins which just make this room stand out. I am glad your Mom decided to go with higher quality bedding as well.

    I know your parents will enjoy their new bedroom for many years to come! It was sweet to read their comments.

  22. So lovely! I’m glad you kept the original finish on the long dresser. The pickled pine look works so well with the whole room and the unpainted wood element adds great texture and variation to the room!

  23. It looks great. I would not want to have to dust all those shelves, so for that reason I would not install them. You worked hard on this one, very sweet of you. Shoot I am proud of you too! ha

  24. I love every little bit of it! It turned out so beautifully. What a difference changing that mirror made! I’m in awe. It looks like such a calming place. I want to snap my fingers and make my bedroom look just like it! 🙂

  25. SImply stunning. If I wasn’t on a fixed budget and had lots of money, I’d hire you to come and ‘DO’ my whole house. Love all your talents.

  26. Perfect!! This is my favorite kind of bedroom in soft blues and with a quiet decor. I cannot imagine having a bright and busy bedroom. Mine is like this too and it feels like a spa—–ahhhhhhh……………..
    Love your blog and love the comments and photo of your parents. How lucky you are to have them! Mine are both gone now so treasure every day!

  27. It’s wonderful! There are so many thoughtful details. I love that the rug is sand colored just like the sand at the beach. … and the blue lampshades are so great. Blue lampshades make such lovely light. So cool that you made the shelves the right height for lamps, and how great is it that you can dim them. The color, height and depth of the blue cabinet couldn’t be more perfect, and i could die over the dust ruffle and the pillows. The color of the boyfriend throw is delicious too. Wow… great makeover, they must love sleeping in that beautiful serene room!


  28. All I can say is ………Wow ! Peaceful and Perfect !
    To be enjoyed for years to come…..
    Congratulations on a job well done.

    Oh yes, may we all copy your ideas ??? It’s the best form
    of a compliment.

  29. I think it is my favorite post also. What can I say. The room, the process, the result . . . just amazing. . .as always. Really wonderful and very inspiring for all of us. Thank you!

  30. So beautiful! I was thinking that you should stay on the “Kim” theme and come do my bedroom next?

  31. Like your Mother…I now have several inspiration photos!!! Can’t wait to show my husband this beautiful makeover!

  32. The room is just lovely! I can’t find the lamp on Do you remember the name of it? Thanks. Jane

    1. They aren’t listed on the Ikea website, yet, because they are new. They are the Gothem with the 14” base.

  33. So serene, and well thought out. You found a solution to every detail, every concern. And the room is absolutely amazingly beautiful. Great balance of colors, and use of space. Kudos!

  34. Marian, you did a beautiful job on your Mom and Dad’s bedroom. I can tell how much they like it too from their comments!! The colors are very soothing and that built in is awesome!!

  35. This room is wonderful! Well done, Marian and Parents! The placement of the CPap machine is pure genius. I love that roll-out feature. I have to say that you really excel at using what you already have, though you make what you have even better. I am very enchanted by the peaceful feeling of the room.

    I am going to chase down those IKEA lamps. If you know the name of them, please let us know. (You could always link to it so that you get “credit” from IKEA when we purchase…) Thank you for the inspiration!

  36. Been looking forward to the big reveal since you 1st blogged about it & along the way! It’s a HUGE WOWSER!!! All the better because it’s for your folks – and more meaningful to them, too.
    The color & texture choices are beautiful and LOVE the built-ins w/ the CPAP secret. The dimmable lamps were a nice surprise and great addition.
    Two suggestions (from bad experiences): plug the CPAP into a power surge strip. It’s an expensive piece of equipment to replace if it gets “fried” (even when covered by insurance, it’s a hassle). He could even plug in his cell phone charger, too. Secondly, some zip ties or twisty ties can organize the cords so they don’t get caught in the ingenious slide-out shelf.
    Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration. Marian

  37. I love what you did with everything but the cpap idea is pure genius. My husband uses one nightly but he hates having it out. This is fantastic!

  38. Love it Love it Love it! It looks so peaceful and inviting. I loved your father’s comment from an earlier post that he felt like he was sleeping in a magazine. Very professional. And I am so using the CPAP idea! The nightstand on my husband’s side of the bed has drawers on one side and a cabinet door next to the bed. We can install the pull out shelf and VOILA! The disappearing CPAP. Very clever. The only thing I would change is the mirror. I think the original would have been great if you hung it a few inches above the dresser. The new mirror is beautiful but I think it is too dark for the room and stands out in a bad way. Sorry to be the only negative comment.

    1. I agree — at least from the picture, the dark frame seems too dark for the room. Just an opinion (as is yours); not being negative.

  39. I took your advice and made myself a cup of tea before opening up this post. Lol! Thank-you for all of the details, both in word and image. So often an article on a renovation says what was done but I want that close-up that shows me exactly what a little detail here or there looks like. I also appreciate that you detailed the things (and cost of) not included in the overall price. Your parents sound like mine – how lucky are we to have their heartfelt support in all that we do! Congrats Marian!

  40. Very well done room! I love every detail. The room is so serene. Wow, the built in really made an impact! I loved that you were able to use all the current furniture. Thank you for sharing every detail. I know your mom and dad must be so proud of you! Love the photo of your parents and your boys too.

  41. What a beautiful family you have. 🙂 I want to be adopted by your parents, and your boys are too cute.

    And the room!!!!!!!!!!!!! Surely they won’t notice if I sneak in there??? Ha! It’s understated gorgeousness, and I LOVE how you took a necessity (CPAP) and made it work in the space. If you can come up with a way to disguise the wedge pillow on my bed, I’ll be convinced you are a genius.:)

  42. So pretty and calming…I love all your attention to details and the way the blue storage piece turned out.

  43. Love the finished product! Inspires me to get cracking on our master bedroom that has long been neglected.

    Question about the rug. I love the look of natural Jute rugs and am thinking of going that route in our family room but our daughter has asthma and we have pets. I think the shedding fibers would not be good for her asthma and our cat would like the texture too much ;-). This rug looks like it has a similar natural look. I checked it out at Dash & Albert and see it is washable, bleachable polypropylene. Is it soft underfoot? It is our main living space so kids are on the floor so we need durable but also comfy.


    1. Pat, I have a Dash & Albert polypropylene indoor-outdoor area rug in my kitchen by my sink. I was worried it would feel too “artificial” and outdoorsy, but I love it! It is soft underfoot and good quality. I take it outside and hose it clean, and it dries quickly. The color has not faded at all, and I have had it more than a year. The weave is a bit loose, and it is slippery, so it definitely needs a non-slip rug pad. Might not be as slippery if there are heavy furniture pieces on top. I bought mine online from D&A web site, but I’ve seen them in home furnishing stores too. Hope this helps.

  44. The room looks like an oasis! Beautifully done. Also, this is the first time I have seen a photo of your parents and I must say that you are the spitting-image of your father. Great job by all!!

  45. Wow! what a beautiful restful welcoming room! I have been pouring over these posts, and will no doubt go to this one again and again. Marian, you are proof that no matter how humble, everyone can have a beautiful home. Ingenuity can work very well indeed. Your taste and style is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational ideas.

  46. Your love of family and home really shines through in this beauty-full tribute to your wonderful parents.
    One of my favorite parts about coming to visit you at Lucketts was seeing how wonderfully your family worked together (especially because it was trying to rain/snow). I will never forget your kindness in sharing your new (2013) book and signing it to my son and me. His last Mother’s Day gift to me was our trip from where he was getting treatment(s) at the National Institutes of Health to drive out there in the country together. He felt crummy (he was on his second study trial to get his leukemia back in remission) but he braved the cold, wet weather and was happy to see me meet one of my inspirations…you.
    Thank you.

  47. Perfect room for your parents. I absolutely love it all. I love blue so it’s right up my alley. I know they will enjoy it for years to come.

  48. The room is marvelous. I really like the tall cabinet. And to think you made those shelves. Well done, well done.

  49. Wow, it really turned out well – what a great gift you have and to be able to share it with your parents is magnifique!!! Well Done!

  50. I have that exact tall cabinet, still in its dated form. Actually I have 2, they are part of a Thomasville bedroom set, you know the 80s style with a light bridge, back mirrors and low storage cabinet between the 2 tall pieces. I know it is dated but we love the functionality of it. I will have to work on my other half to get it updated by painting. Have used chalk paint for a number of furniture pieces, may just be time to venture into milk paint land.

  51. Well done Marion?. The room is quite serene with the colors you choos. Love how the tall chest turned out and the panels behind the bed. The built ins really anchor the room . Though for me, I like to rearrange my room periodically. Beautiful family, very blessed. ?

  52. Perfection!! You did again! Love the colors and I love that all the furniture is it’s own unique piece! Thanks for sharing this journey.

  53. Marian, I love all of the beautiful improvements you made to the room, and the pictures really help to tell the story. But my favorite picture is the last. ❤️

  54. It’s absolutely gorgeous! One question: what was the reason that you didn’t take the built-ins all the way to the ceiling?

    1. They already had crown molding professionally installed, so we decided to leave that alone and make the built-ins shorter.

  55. Love the reveal! Pinning to my pintrest bedroom inspiration board. We just bought a sleep number bed it has no headboard or foot board. Love the built ins and the area for the c-pap machine.

  56. Well, it’s all been said! And I agree with every positive comment. It’s a real success story. I want you to be MY daughter- decorator! Spring is coming in Michigan; we could wait ’til the daffodils the length of my driveway are in bloom so you wouldn’t have to experience any more winter up here. Actually, the daffs are quite stunning and never last long enough for me. But I know that you have other fish to fry and that is just a fantasy. It’s okay.

    One thing I will mention that I like about your parents’ room is the balance of color vs neutral tones. I think the bergere dresser helps accomplish that balance nicely and the pine dresser with the jute rug provides another neutral-but-not-white focus and lends more interest to the eye than as if it were white like all the built-ins. There’s a sort of “restraint” in the way you used color, white, and neutrals. But it might border on boring if you hadn’t brought in just the right amount of zing with the colors in the bedskirt and the pillow. That sums it up for me; nothing more to be said except “You done good, Marian!”

  57. Wow! It turned out spectacularly 🙂 It’s gorgeous, bright and cozy. I am sure your parents love it as much as they do the fact that they got to do this project with their daughter. Thanks for sharing .

  58. That C-Pap drawer is genius! Never realized how many of us wives cringe at the sight of it. Brilliant!

  59. Beautiful, just beautiful!! Love it when a plan comes together. Love your family, I understand why they are so proud of you, your a wonderful person inside and out Marian!!

  60. Really pretty room ~ so fresh.
    Would you ever consider doing a tutorial on the dust ruffle and pillow?

  61. Love your use of color and I adore the built-ins with all of their specialties ( the cords and C-pap hideaways). It is all so soothing. One of the stand-outs is the lovely bed skirt! Love it! So very well put together! You are a master!

  62. I absolutely love this room. The colors are so soothing. It is like a nice, relaxing day at the beach. Everything ties together so nicely. The bed skirt is beautiful. And love the color of the bergere dresser. Great job with the built ins.

  63. It is a very serene room. You all did a masterful job on the cabinet. I too lived in Garmisch and went to kindergarten there. But I am older than you and remember how uncrowded Germany was. The base was small. The army housing we lived in had a beautiful picture window in the living room that my father decorated with natural greenery. No need to add fake snow and it was so beautiful. A German farmers field was right next to our housing unit and to this day it was the prettiest field with wonderful flowers over-planted growing wild. The children in the housing unit played in that field. The smell was unbelievable. For my birthday my father took just me out for ice cream to a little gathering of German buildings. It was so quiet and serene. This was in the middle to late 1950’s and into the early 1960’s. It was still post WW2 in some ways. Hardly any building was modern in appearance. I remember the black forest mountains and tales of gypsies and how they would want to steal us! Your memories must be as dear as mine.

  64. The room is gorgeous. I love all the details. And your parents are adorable. I loved hearing their take on it and that they’re excited about the refresh.

  65. I agree with your mother….the functionality of the Capp machine and the Bergere cabinet is Just perfect. My husband uses a cpap and I put it in his nightstand drawer and ran the cords through the back so it’s functional and out of sight. The room is beautiful!

  66. Omy goodness it looks AWESOME! I love how peaceful and serene it turned out. I simply love that tall cabinet and I could see why you wouldn’t want to part with it. Great job all and beautiful work as always Marianne!!

    Can’t wait to see what’s next 🙂

    Lauren | Lovely Décor

  67. It is just lovely, there are not words! Amazing serene, plush and comfy. I definitely need this done to my bedroom, it is not a happy place,not eye pleasing or relaxing. Amazing how u did on the budget also. Even if u had to purchase the bedding it would have been a great price. Pine cone hill linens and things are amazing and such excellent quality. I still have my quest room set, n I won’t say how old it is, but it’s also classic stuff.

  68. Can you please tell me the name of the ikea lamps? I can’t find them on the website at all and I love them. Thanks in advance for your answer!!! Beautiful room and renovation. I love the built ins.

  69. I’m an old friend of Kim and Warren’s. I LOVED seeing you make their room perfect. It’s like I got to visit them. Wonderful job!!!
    Tell them hi for me. Charlene

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