Maine Master Bedroom Retreat

I recently completed a Master Suite project for a wonderful couple with two small boys.  Their home is situated on the water’s edge with beautiful ocean views.  The room is large, but wasn’t pulled together, and didn’t reflect either of their personalities or style.  Armed with the objectives below & the inspiring views, I set out to transform this space!

Key objectives:

  • Create a welcoming and comfortable sitting area for the couple
  • Add more lighting throughout
  • Add artwork
  • Create better storage for books
  • Introduce color
  • Tie in the spaces using existing and new furniture
  • Overall feel should be that of a retreat from their hectic everyday lives
  • Incorporate their love of birds and butterflies into the design

Here are the “Before” and “After” photos.  It has undergone quite a transformation and the homeowners love their new space.  I had an incredible time working with them on this project.  I think we accomplished all we set out to do… and more!


photo 1

The room is spacious and has beautiful cherry floors.  It was lacking lighting and color.


Photo by Liz Donnelly
Photo by Liz Donnelly

New paint, matching glass table lamps, bold artwork, additional pillows, a few accessories and gorgeous pops of teal and green bring the space to life! The deep colors are warm and soothing and reminiscent of the ever-changing ocean colors.


photo 2

Everyday items needed a better place to live. We purchased a jewelry armoire for another corner of the room and found a new home for photos and books.


Photo by Liz Donnelly
Photo by Liz Donnelly

Again, lighting makes a huge difference! Never underestimate how important it is to your rooms.  A few accessories bring in the birds, while the clock adds function.


photo 4

This space was just waiting to be used.  It received a lot of attention to create the cozy space the homeowners wanted.


Photo by The Good Home
Photo by The Good Home

I painted this wall a different color to further accent the separation of space. A custom, cherry bookcase made by Tim Hill Fine Woodworking  perfectly fills the space between the windows and resolve the need for book storage.  New slip-covered chairs, ottoman, ceiling fixture,  table, reading light, pillows, throw and custom rug ground the space.  Adding existing framed photos makes it personal and familiar. It’s just inviting the homeowners to come, sit and relax!!  The ceiling light is even set on a dimmer for relaxing evenings taking in the ocean view.

Additional photos:

Custom Cherry bookcase - Tim Hill Fine Woodworking Photo by Liz Donnelly
Custom Cherry bookcase – Tim Hill Fine Woodworking
Photo by Liz Donnelly

MBR10 (2)


Photo by Liz Donnelly
Photo by Liz Donnelly

I hope you enjoyed seeing this Master Bedroom transformation as much as I enjoyed working on it! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.  Remember, whatever you space or project, always Design*Decorate*Delight in the process!


6 thoughts on “Maine Master Bedroom Retreat

  1. Hi Lisa, I’ve been having the worst time picking bedroom furniture. This picture is exactly what I want. Can you tell me where I can find this bedroom set. I would love if you can help with my room as well. I’m a little far San Diego.
    Thank you for your time,
    Heather Armstrong

    1. Hello Heather! Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you like the room – it was a great project. I didn’t purchase the bedroom furniture, it already belonged to the clients. I will contact them to get any information I can for you. Let me know if you have any more questions!

  2. Your style is really unique compare to other people I’ve read stuff from.

    Many thanks for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark this page.

    1. Thank you Nina! I’m so glad you like it. The clients already owned this furniture, but I have found out that it was purchased from Ethan Allen. They could not recall the name of the particular collection. Perhaps someone at Ethan Allen would recognize the collection and let you know if it’s still available.

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