Sneak Peek - New Home - Riomar River Residence

I am supposed to keep a tight lid on this project for a little while longer, but I am just dying to show it off! 

The perfect room with a fresh coastal vibe.  A coastal bedroom reveal!

You will have to wait a minute or two before you can see the rest of the project, as a magazine has plans to print the entire project (Yay!).  But let me sneak you a peek at the prettiest, coastal Primary Bedroom. Just feet away from the river, so close you could almost reach out and touch it this bedroom is perfect for any and everyone that loves a relaxed, comfortable, livable home. As with all my clients, this space was designed and tailored specifically for the client.


The inspiration for the room was first and foremost the riverfront location. In addition, my client's favorite color is -  blue - they love it!!!  And I do mean love the color blue. Coastal colors and easy living were all part of the must-have list in this home. We started with the crisp and clean coastal-inspired Schumacher print fabric. This fabric is like being underwater and full of sea life. We used it non only on the draperies, but as the decorative bedding as well. It's such a pretty fabric with a great color palette of blue hues with greens and beige as well as a crisp white background. 

Schumacher describes the fabric below as a

True-to-life illustrations of spiky sea creatures and undulating coral are tempered by a graceful scale and user-friendly colorways in this chic, conversation-piece pattern based on a 19th-century French document.

coastal bedroom fabric combo seashell fabric with blues

Fabric Design Board Above

Designer Secrets

The custom bed is a great piece of furniture with a great presence without overwhelming the room.  Fabricated in an off-white finish that is perfectly complimented by an upholstered headboard of faux raffia. One of my designer secrets to getting the most out of a (pricey) print fabric in a room is to use it wisely.  Here we made a bed scarf rather than a full duvet.  The bed scarf looks like a full duvet folded, but is really just placed at the foot of the bed to bring in the pattern and add color to the bed. The main bed cover is a simple cotton coverlet, something you can easily find at The Company Store without spending a fortune on a delicate duvet cover. Here all of the accent fabrics pop against the simple white paint on the walls.
Coastal Bedroom with blue and sea life pattern fabric

The area rug is a lightly colored wool area rug, soft underfoot and a neutral color to contrast the dark wood floors. More often than not, my clients prefer a soft rug in the bedroom as opposed to a natural fiber rug that can be coarse or rough on bare feet. 

Sun Control

The room is west-facing and gets a barrage of direct afternoon sunlight through the french doors, however, the sun is not as much of an issue in the morning. We opted for blackout draperies and blinds for privacy and sun control. The roman style shades and draperies are motorized and open and close with the touch of a button. On the bottom of the roman blinds, we added a small ball tassel trim for a special touch.

An iron bench with rope accents sits nicely at the foot of the bed as a catch all.

Stay tuned for photos of the rest of the house.  

Interior Designer Jill Shevlin shares designer finds for coastal bedroom
Sea Life Fabric in blue, green white and beige

Be sure to sign up  for my newsletter below.

Until Next time....

Read this BLOG POST on the 4 crucial things you need to know before you start a home renovation.

Or take a look at this BLOG POST with some before and after photos of projects I have done.

HERE is a full post on a complete home renovation.

More Reading You May Like Below