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Lake Cabin Main Bedroom Redo

Monday, May 29, 2023


Happy Memorial Day, My Lovelies!  I hope you've had a wonderful weekend.  We're still celebrating at Lake Martin with family and friends.

In today's post I wanted to share our recent redo of our main bedroom in our lake cabin.  We've wanted to redecorate for a long time, and we were inspired by our hotel room in Montana.  I wish I'd taken more photos of the room because it was brilliant in its decor and functionality.

What we loved about our room:  The rustic wood-clad walls; crisp white linens; leather headboards; industrial lighting; and floating bedside shelves.

Our cabin is small, so we painted the walls in Benjamin Moore's Super White.  There's a texture on the walls to reduce sound, and we opted not to change that.  Next we upgraded our ceiling fan, and we upgraded from a queen sized bed to a king.

Rather than clad the entire wall with barn wood, we instead bought a headboard.  We found floating shelving with drawers we liked a little bit better than open shelving, and Trip decided to hardwire the lights we found.

We didn't change the carpet because it's in very good condition.

I like that the headboard has random white and gray planks.

I love the little sconces with the retro shape, bulbs, and pulls.

We are enjoying the neutral bedding, and we've added white linen bedding for summer.

Our pine pieces are now sporting jaunty MacKenzie-Childs round and fish knobs.
The chests are opposite our bed, and between them are large sliding glass doors.  We also installed new (blackout) white linen curtains.  I forgot to take a photo of them! 

The only thing we kept in the room is the vintage Mardi Gras poster.  It looks even better with our new decor.

This is quite the departure from how I normally decorate because I'm a maximalist, and I love color.  But that's sort of the point, for the room to feel like a little boutique hotel.

Mr. Bookish was so helpful in helping with the decorating decisions; installing the sconces, bedside floating tables, and ceiling fan; and helping move the kingsize bed up a very steep flight of stairs.  

We also totally changed our porches at the lake, too.  I might share them later if I remember to take some photos.

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Oh- I love it. It is rustic without being 'overdone'. You did a wonderful job and I bet you are loving that bedroom now! xo Diana

  2. How pretty! I love the contrast of the wooden headboard against the delicate white pillowcases. Dreamy!!

  3. I just love those quirky little fishy handles on the chest of drawers! Debbie

  4. It looks fabulous RJ, love the headboard and the clean natural look! Please take more photos of your whole cabin, I would love to take a tour! The MKC knobs are perfect!

  5. What a cozy, peaceful room for a getaway. The fish knobs! Love! ♥

  6. Ricki Jill, I LOVE this! Very sleek, and luxurious looking!

  7. I love this RJ! Such a peaceful and clean look.

  8. RJ, in case my comment comes through as Anonymous, it’s Deb C. 😊

  9. Oh my Ricki Jill, I love your decor! My late beloved hubby helped my youngest son do one of those planked walls in my son and DIL’s first home. It looked so pretty. I like your idea of just the headboard.

  10. It looks lovely, Ricki Jill -- airy and light. That bolster is especially interesting and works so well with the room. Very nice!


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