Woodmeister Master Builders - WestWindBeach Style Bedroom, Boston
The master bedroom with expansive views of the ocean.
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7. Add interest via the walls. Whether beadboard, tongue and groove or shiplap (seen here), the lines and textures that these boards create add a coastal cottage feeling. This room is modestly sized at about 11 feet by 11 feet, but using white certainly helps it feel larger. Of course, windows with spectacular views of Nantucket Sound certainly don’t hurt either. Wall paint (similar): Borrowed Light, Farrow & Ball; trim paint: Ivory White, Benjamin Moore; planks: 8-inch-wide shiplapped engineered fir boards with ⅛-inch square grooves
Instead of using blue as a strong accent to showcase its exclusive past, use it everywhere as a neutral color that envelops the room. Make it subtle or …
Window TreatmentsThink muslin, voile or soft linen for your window treatments. Old sheets, whether linen or cotton, can make great curtains. Add a DIY shell trim for a more defined coastal look. Muslin is really cheap, so use loads of it to get the soft, opulent look that works so well in a vintage coastal home.
Style Secret: Pale NeutralsDid we mention that white is key to the coastal palette? When they’re done right, crisp white rooms are arresting in their purity and simplicity. But if they feel too austere or one-dimensional to suit you, branch out a bit. Layers of cream, beige and khaki evoke the subtlety of shifting dunes. Matte and honed finishes, rather than shine and glimmer, give the colors a soft, chalky spin.Barely-there blue is a close runner-up as an iconic coastal color, calling to mind the essence of ocean and sky. It’s a classic choice for bathroom tile and bedroom walls, but it can function as a neutral anywhere, especially when you keep it tone on tone. Something different: Does this mean you can’t have brights in a beachy interior? Nope. While a high-octane mix of persimmon, turquoise and lime might seem more like the Caribbean than the Eastern seaboard, you could certainly go in that direction if you don’t mind sacrificing the serene feel. Another strategy: Bring in varying shades of a single color, such as coral. Or add hints of classic nautical hues — navy and white, for example, looks as fresh as a sailor’s just-pressed uniform. The key is to stay consistent; too many color schemes in different rooms add up to too many personalities for a single house.
When you have a view from a room, you have to make the most of it. A view can relax you and open your mind, even help you get outside and do something fun. I like the idea of bringing the outside in and using it as decoration. There's no need to add color or hang a painting here, the view is a true masterpiece.