The Loft | Fisherman Art-Inspired Bedroom

Before & After, DIY PROJECT

While I was imagining the design of this room, I was feeling unsure of how the paint color, bedding, and decor were all going to work with each other….thankfully it all came together and I am SO HAPPY with this room!!!
SO Happy!! A last minute DIY basket light idea really brought the wow factor into this space. And it all started with a Fisherman…

Inspiration: The Fisherman

I almost pasted up this needle-point gentleman at the Elkhorn Flea Market. I was on my way out, and he called to me, so I jogged back and scooped him up. I knew he would eventually inspire a room, and this one in the Loft was the perfect space! You all know how I LOVE to start with an inspiration piece. It’s the easiest way to create a color palette for the design. I pulled the dark red, light blue, peachy pink, and green colors from the art, and off I went gathering items!

Picking Paint

My initial thought was to use a deep red/brown halfway up the walls, but I was nervous it would be too harsh of a contrast with the white top. So I got a pale blue and a peachy pink paint sample, and the blue immediately felt right! Almost like part of the room was under water, which fit right in with the fisherman. And don’t worry, I used the deep red/brown on the door, and it’s an amazing color I will definitely use again in the house.

Mixing Bedding Patterns

I wanted to have fun with patterns in the bedding, mixing stripes and flowers. My tip if you are new to mixing patterns: keep them in the same color palette. I stuck with blues, tans, and white so it would not look too hectic. Then I added a vintage pillow with more color to tie it all together.

Plaster Wall & Fluted Dresser

The faux plaster wall and the “fluted” dresser were two projects I did for my Handcrafted Home Magnolia Workshop. There are full tutorials with video and step-by-step on the Magnolia app. They are two of my favorite projects because they use everyday items, like joint compound and pole wrap, to create impactful DIY projects.
It’s such a quirky room with the little wall jutting out, but I think we ended up finding/creating furniture that really works in the space.

The Art

Collecting the art for this room was so enjoyable. I find myself drawn to art with water, so I have quite an aquatic collection. I wanted pieces that evoked the spirit of the Fisherman. Two of my favorites in the room were a gift from Jenn from @AnthologyHome that she brought back from the South of France. I love that each piece of art in this room has a story and a thrifting adventure attached to it.

The Built-In

I have a full tutorial coming on this too! But the short story is: we use upper cabinets as lowers, and built a base out of 2x4s for them to sit on. Added a wood top. Then primed and painted it all Muted Sage. A random space becomes useful storage!

DIY Hanging Basket Light Fixture

This DIY Hanging Basket light was just what the tall ceilings needed to give it that WOW moment when you walk in the room. I had the idea after painting the room, and ran out the next day to find baskets. I will do a full tutorial on this too. But the gist is to find lightweight baskets with a rounded bottom to use. And I hung with this rope cord.

For a video tour, check out IG!


Wall Color: Sherwin Williams Stardew
Built-in Color: Behr Muted Sage
Door Color: Farrow & Ball Deep Reddish Brown
Petite Floral Quilt
 A-Frame Merino Wool Blanket
The Company Store Narrow Stripe Navy Cotton Percale King Duvet Cover
Legends Hotel Lila Stripe Wrinkle-Free Sateen Sheet Set
Walker Edison Lennon Bed in Walnut 
Stump sidetable 
Dash & Albert Diamond Jute Rug
Bamboo Blinds
Vintage: Art, Brass Light, Picture light, Bench, Rug 
DIY Dresser (Tutorial in my Magnolia Workshop) 
DIY Build-in (tutorial Coming!) 
DIY Basket Light Fixture (tutorial coming) Baskets are from World Market 
with Rope Cord




  1. Laura says:

    I loooove it all!!

    I never would have thought of changing the color so high up but it’s great!!!

  2. Sandy says:

    This room looks fabulous! Really like all of the patterns you chose for the bedding, such a cozy look. The paint colors you chose look great together. Great job putting this all together 😊

  3. Stephanie says:

    I love this room and the light blue so much. Keeping the white on top is great and I’m thinking on where I could try that in my space.

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