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Jenny, I am wanting to create a beach retreat look for my master bedroom.  This idea sprang from a compromise with my hubby. He wants the walls painted blue. I'm not a blue person, but I thought I would love a room that reminded me of the ocean/beach. I thought I would like pale (not baby pastel) tints of sea green, aqua, taupe, and of course lots of white. He hates white furniture so I thought maybe knotty pine, but is that too country? I don't know where to begin on this project. How can I make this happen without it looking like an obvious "themed" room. I want it to be calming and subtle (no beach print fabric). I want to smell the ocean when I walk in this room ha ha ha. please help. Master is 10x12 with a 4x6 3/4 bath. Thanks

Compromise again and opt for white-washed or pickled furniture.  Stay with the blue - look for a medium shade of sort of "slate" blue (blue with a grey undertone).  I'd stay away from knotty pine...if pickled or white-wash doesn't please him, then use a maple or pale oak finish.  

With the walls blue, consider an all-weather weight down comforter (white) for your bed.  Tie in the other ocean colors with pillows and artwork.

Use billowing fabric at the window - gauze is nice -- for that look out and see the ocean feel.


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