The Bedroom

Well, we still haven’t gotten around to building the barn door we talked about back in this post, but we did manage to make the bed at least once this month give our bed a quick spring/summer makeover this month!

We just swapped out the toile quilt and shams it was previously sportin’ for the quilt and shams my Mom hooked us up with for our birthday’s last year.

(In case any inquiring minds want to know- the striped quilt and shams are from Pottery Barn’s “Clearlake” collection, which is now discontinued, but I have seen pieces on eBay from time to time. The white and porcelain blue striped duvet and boudoir pillow cover are from PB’s Grand Embroidered collection, and you can find info about those pieces, here.)

And although we may be far from finished in this room, it seems to be slowly-but-surely ship shapin’ up. (Yay!) Among other things, we’re on the hunt for a ceiling light, a large rug, and a piece of furniture to use at the foot of the bed. Maybe a bench, like this…?

Looks easy enough to make, eh?

And, of course, we look forward to tackling the barn door project one of these days too.

In related master bedroom/barn door news, check out the barn door headboard Diana built!

She blogs at Our Vintage Home Love, and you can read all about her barn door project here.

What a great backdrop for their low metal headboard, huh? Diana and her hard-working husband have 4 precious kids, and in addition to taking care of her family, she’s all about creating a beautiful, inviting home on a tiny budget. She loves turning cast-away items into something special for their home…

She’s only been blogging since March, so if you have a chance, swing by her blog and say hello!


Another blogger I wanted to introduce you to today is Heidi, from Home by Heidi.

Heidi is a stay at home Mom with a flair for interior design and a passion for DIY projects. On her blog, she shares decorating tips, tricks and inspiration, and she says her mission is “to make the ordinary EXTRAORDINARY”! Check out her beautiful bedroom…

The How To Make The Perfect Bed post she published recently was awesome!

Now if I could just talk her into helping me and Kev make ours every day! I love slipping into a freshly made bed at night, but making it every morning just doesn’t seem to happen. That’s okay with Max though. He prefers the messy look…


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  1. says

    *LOVE* that bedding! I would wake up happy every morning if that was the first thing I saw! ;o)

    Can’t wait to see the barn door. And how are the lockers coming along? I bet they are fabulous!

    Miss you…


  2. says

    I love how your bedroom is looking! I wish my bedrooom was as light, bright and cheery as yours. And I love your bedding. I can’t wait to see the barn door. I am actually thinking about making one myself :)

  3. says

    Oh my goodness, what a nice surprise to wake up to this morning! I feel so blessed to be mentioned on your website! Thank you so much for your kind words! I appreciate it more than you will ever know!

    • Layla says

      Hey Diana!

      I love your blog and look forward to seeing your next beautiful creation! 😀

  4. says

    love the bedding – and i’m on pins and needles to see yall tackle that barn door – i so want one for our basement and can’t wait to see your step by step!! :) thanks for all your hard work and communicating all these fun things!

  5. says

    Oh, and I love your bed makeover! And that you were able to make a bed at least once this month, haha! (Sounds like me) Your bedroom is beautiful, as always! :)

  6. Dawn says

    Making the bed everyday is over rated and not necessary. Don’t sweat the small stuff! Keep up the great job of posting for us!

  7. says

    Layla! It’s gorgeous!!!!!! you’ve managed to make red {a color I automatically put in the fall/winter category} into a fun, fresh, springy color!

    • Layla says

      Hey Laura!

      The patches on the quilt and shams are actually taken from various nautical flags, so I guess that’s why it works. Love those colors!

  8. says

    Your bedroom looks so comfy! I love your style, it’s so “Tybee” 😉

    I’m working on redoing mine with inspiration from your “Virginia Beach makeover” the layout of that room is very similar to mine,but I have long, high skinny windows. I just purchased my bookshelves yesterday! Trying to use what I have–my red/tan bedding–so I can purchase a flatscreen! Looooovee that room, it speaks to my heart and has a perfect balance of light and layers.

    Heart you!

  9. says

    Layla, can you maybe tell us some ideas for covering long, skinny, high above the bed windows? Besides layering beautiful floor to ceiling drapes…It has to be covered, but I haaaaate to spend $$ on curtains that keep my bed from being flush against the wall. Thanks!!

    • Layla says

      Have you checked out the drapes at Ikea? That’s where ours came from. Super huge selection, at super low prices! 😀

    • says

      Hey Estela! I love it when Layla breaks out the Spring/Summer bedding, it’s my favorite time of year!

  10. says

    Love the “new” bed, it’s beautiful and cozy! Thanks for the introductions to the blogs, on my way!
    Have a great week!

  11. meredith says

    Pretty! I think Ana White (knock off wood) has a bench pattern similar to that. :-)

  12. says

    Sending blog LOVE!! Thanks for the mention on your blog!! After MANY years of showing my husband how to make the bed, he is NOW better at it then I am :) There is still hope for Kevin!! hehe

    • Layla says

      Hey Heidi!

      Kev’s actually a pretty good bed-maker, but we just can’t seem to make it on a regular basis! LOL!
      And as for Max- he’s like the anti-bed-maker! He runs around on top of it and smooshes all the pillows whenever we do try to make it! 😀

      • says

        I am with you! I am LUCKY to get my bed make at all in a day, if it does happen it’s around 3 PM in the afternoon :) Yes of COURSE kevin can make a bed.. He’s a Handy man… that means he can do ANYTHING!! Thanks again for the shout out!

        P.S. So funny about Max!!

  13. Jenna says

    Beautiful Layla!!!! I’d love to have your bedroom!!
    Can I ask you…where did you get your bedframe? And what color is it? Is it black or aged bronze? Its really pretty and I like the simplicity to it. I’d like it for myself!

    • Layla says

      Hey Jenna- and thank you!

      Check out the link in the comment I left Debbie above. That’s got all the info!

  14. says

    I’m so glad you did a feature on “Our Vintage Home Love’. I’ve been looking for something to use as a great headboard for my equestrian themed room, and I love it! And I do hope you make the bench 😉 That’s another project I’d like to tackle!

  15. says

    Just thought I would come back and say I loved Heidi’s blog and now I’m off to check out the other one too. Layla you officially owe me back an hour, LOL

  16. kelly says

    Been waiting for you to use that Clearlake quilt. It gives your room a “summers by the lake” vibe. Looks gorgeous!!

  17. Tammy McGuire says

    What are the blinds called that are in your first picture posted above? I’ve seen them on HGTV, also.

  18. Debbie says

    Wonderful new look! Usually I am drawn to blues, greens and browns, but the red is great. Thanks for brightening my day!

  19. says

    somehow i JUST discovered your blog. what took me so long? thank you to maria at dreamy whites for leading me over here! your e-zine is really beautiful; the layout is wonderful.

    rock on!


  20. says

    This post was just the kick I needed to start making a pretty bed. again. I’ve been sloppy about it lately.
    You are my favorite bloggers! Thanks for all the generous tips and ideas you send our way. You’ve been very helpful in making our “Cottage” more of what we want, and less of what we bought.

  21. says

    Your bedroom is wonderful! I am slowly re-doing mine as well from dark to light and airy-much like yours! It is amazing what just new bedding can do to a room.

    Thanks for being a source of inspiration as I chronicle my own design journey!


  22. Sherri Langford-Farrell says

    I have a question about bedside tables….do you think they need to be the same height. My hubbie’s nightstand is part of the matchy matchy set we have and it’s loooooooow even thought the bed is high?!?!?!? I’ve tried everything for my side of the bed, but I can’t find anything that doesn’t look stupidly out of place.

  23. Beth Miller says

    I love your blog! Where did you find that picture of the bench? That would be perfect in my bedroom!

  24. Allie says

    Put beadboard on the ceiling! Put beadboard on the ceiling!!! LOVE THAT BEDDING!

  25. Lindsey says

    This is just beautiful, Layla . . . what is the blue paint color you used on the walls??