More Beaufort, NC makeover updates! Welcome to the third article in this series showcasing a room-by-room transformation of a 1923 Craftsman home in North Carolina’s historic coastal town of Beaufort. The two bedrooms went through a lot of changes and you’ll see most of them below.
Bedroom 1 Before
The front bedroom went through the biggest changes. Fortunately, both bedrooms are fairly large, which gave us a lot of options for furniture arrangements. As you can see here, the front bedroom just looked a little drab before. The putty-colored walls and carpet, along with the dark furniture and window shutters, made the room a bit dark.
Bedroom 1 After
We selected two twin beds which work for children or adults. After removing the shutters, we gave the walls and trim a fresh coat of my go-to paint color, Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with white paint. For privacy, we hung Pottery Barn curtains hung close to the ceiling which highlighted the height of the room. The bedding, rug, and lamp came from Serena & Lily (LOVE!), while the artwork came from Minted. We were able to find the headboards at a local furniture store. While shopping at Anthropologie, I knew that the two throw pillows would be soft and perfect.
Bedroom 2 Before
Since the home is a vacation rental, the master bedroom is really important when attracting renters. The bedroom wasn’t inviting before and the furniture arrangement wasn’t ideal. As a general rule, never put a tv and media stand in front of a window! It blocks light and makes the screen hard to view.
Bedroom 2 After
The room was big enough for a king-sized bed, so we placed one along the feature wall. We had a custom headboard created in Raleigh, which gave us a nice contrast against the white walls. We opted for Pottery Barn curtains with blackout liners, so the guests could sleep late on vacation. Pottery Barn also provided the Sausalito bedside tables. I love the Sausalito collection, which seems to be just the right wood tone and incredibly sturdy. We found the throw pillows at Beaufort Linen. Guests can relax in the ghost chair, which we chose because it doesn’t block the light from the window.
I love this view from the bed. The dresser is a darker wood tone than the side tables, to avoid a matchy-matchy look. To bring in a touch of modern sophistication, we hung this round mirror from AllModern.
Guests have been extremely complimentary of the bedrooms, which we love to hear. We want to stay there, too!