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Cottages at the Beach

I'm unpacking and catching up on laundry since returning from  our annual vacation with my husband's family. We always have a great time and I love that we have this tradition. It's such a cute little beach town and I always enjoy taking long walks and looking at the charming houses. Want to come along?

The house above has its red, white and blue going on  all ready to celebrate. Adirondack chairs always look great and I think they look very inviting on the front porch.

I like how neat and tidy this pretty blue house looks. The landscaping isn't anything extravagant but it looks great. In the picture below you can see the pretty, soft light green on the screened door and the same color is on the door to the house as well.

Here's another screened door that is just so charming. The little spindles in the center are painted the two  colors of the house - such a great idea.

The red door on this house really stands out. A lot of the houses have screened in porches on t…

Master Bedroom Reveal

Hi Everyone,

I'm really excited to show you my finished bedroom.
It's all freshened up with a couple coats of 
Cozy Cottage by Behr.

I love my new bedding.
It's by Ralph Lauren and I found it at Homegoods.

I moved the armoir to the corner.
It's amazing how much larger the room seems now.

Here is just a paper bag with some hydrangeas and twine.

This picture is actually a greeting card I happened to find.
I love how it looks in this frame that I already had.

The room seems really pulled together now.
The toile bedding works great with our French style furniture.

It's a wonderful retreat after a busy day.

Thank you so much for taking my little tour ~ 
I love being able to share my decorating projects with you 
and I always love hearing from you!

♡ ♡ ♡

~ JoAnne here to see the before of 
our master bedroom. 

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  1. I agree that everything looks so fresh and bright. The RL bedding is especially nice, and it looks great with the light head board. Good job!

  2. Joanne, it turned out beautifully. All the details - from the little bird to the hydrangeas in a paper bag - it all just goes together. So pretty!

  3. BEAUTIFUL JoAnne!! Everything looks so light and bright and that armoire is gorgeous!!

  4. Thank you so much for your sweet comments. We have had our furniture for about twelve years and I still love it. At least I made a few wise decorating decisions back then!!

  5. It's very pretty! Love the furniture....great wood color!! And that ruffled sham is darling!! Was that a HomeGoods find as well?

    Great job!


    1. Thank you Polly! I love the ruffled pillow too. I found it at TJMaxx over a year ago, I think.

  6. Hi JoAnne! Your bedroom is just gorgeous!! You did such a great job with the accessories and I LOVE the bedding. What a calm and peaceful room you've created.

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

  7. It looks beautiful.. Love your bed and bedding..

  8. Absolutely love the wire basket with jars of roses.
    Mary Alice

  9. it looks so pretty, JoAnne! i really like the pillow with the little ruffles on it. you have arranged everything so nicely as well, you have a knack for putting things to together! your pictures are quite nice too...i can tell you take the time to take a good picture, and i think that is so important for us bloggers to do. oh and i love your armoire also!!

  10. I love a good reveal...and this was a GOOD reveal! It looks awesome!!


  11. Beautiful, JoAnne! I love your new bedding! That armoire is such a great looking piece. Great little touches throughout, too. Love the basket with books!

    Visiting from WUW! : )

  12. This looks great! I love the mix of neutral colors and the blue is wonderful. I'm in the process of redoing my m. bedroom. I love Home Goods too!

  13. It's so refreshing. I love the bedding!

  14. Well, that is some heart-skippy gorgeousness! It is very inviting and cottagey (is that a word?)

    1. Of course "cottagey" is a word ~ if it isn't, it should be so I officially declare it a real word! : ). I love your "heart-skippy" description too! Thanks for your sweet comment, Sarah!

  15. Your bedroom is absolutely gorgeous. I love the cottage look. Thanks so much for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  16. Hi JoAnne,
    I am visiting today through WOW Us Wednesday. I love your blog and have enjoyed reading your post. We have the same paint color..I used Cozy Cottage in my living room and entry, hallway, master bedroom and bath..
    I love the color, have you noticed it changes a bit when the light hits it. I think its such a peaceful color.Your bedroom turned out so pretty and I adore your quilt and bed frame. The prefect room to relax in. I have become your newest follower.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  17. Saw you over at WOW- your bedroom looks great. The bedding is so pretty, I always love a nice toile. And I love the color & style of your bed. The wire baskets are really nice & cottagey. Thanks for sharing a great makeover.

  18. Love your bedroom makeover! Your bedding is beautiful along with your decor. Also like how the armoire is angled in the room! Thanks for sharing!

  19. I have been waiting for this post. I could hardly wait to see the cozy cottage color on your walls. I've been putting off picking a color for my walls because I just can't decide.

    It looks amazing and I just love your new beddiing. It looks great with all the white in the room and your freshly painted walls. Amazing.

  20. Your room looks so pretty! The colours are soft and pretty and the wood pieces and floors add some real warmth. The little bag is such a cute idea too. I am also so loving your armoire and side dressers. Great shapes and great patina.

  21. Wow, that's lovely and so soothing!

  22. It`s beautiful! I must say though, it was pretty goegeous before too!


  23. JoAnne, your bedroom turned out so lovely! I would love it if you linked up to my little party:

    Hope to see you there!

  24. Love your bedroom--it is beautiful!

  25. This is so pretty. Very calm which is the way a bedroom should be. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

  26. found you at Fridays Unfolded...the bedroom looks so calm, serene and relaxing...a perfect retreat. Love that bedding, and especially that you found it at Home Goods.
    Blue is my favorite color...looking forward to seeing more blue as your newest follower.
    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  27. Your bedroom is beautiful with attention to every detail! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  28. This is beautiful! I love the bed and I love the bedding too.

  29. I LOVE this!!! My party just started...I would LOVE to have you stop by and share your projects!!! XO Aimee

  30. It looks simply wonderful...I love the bed frame. I have been looking for one frame and can't seem to find one I really like...just lovely

  31. Congrats for being featured on Wow us Wednesday - it is so well deserved, you have made a gorgeous bedroom. I'm following you on the new Linky tool !

  32. Love your bedroom, so pretty and warm. Congrats on being featured at Wow us Wed. I found you there. I'm also your newest follower. Hope you'll visit my blog one day. Take care!

  33. Thank you so much for linking up with the Cowgirl up! Linky party. We love looking through each post. We hope you'll link up with us again next week! As I stated earlier in this post, this room is an AWESOME reveal. So,so beautiful.

  34. Just gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

  35. This room is beautiful! Do you mind telling me what brand the bed is or where you got it. I love it!


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