Monday, August 12, 2013

Stanley Furniture Coastal Living Cottage Collection

Allow me to introduce you to the perfect furniture for your beach cottage or summer house. It's the Coastal Living Cottage Collection from Stanley Furniture. I live in Jacksonville, Florida and own the bedroom set that epitomizes the furniture I always dreamed of having.

You might already know Stanley Furniture for its painted furniture. The Coastal Living Cottage Collection offers furniture in pretty colors from three different palettes inspired by coastal landscapes. "The sea, in all its many moods, plays a central role, as do the dunes, marsh grasses, shells, sun and boardwalks of America’s coasts." Stick with one color or select a mix of colors from one of the palettes like I did!

Coastal Living Cottage Collection Summerhouse King-Size Bed in Sea Grass
Coastal Living Cottage Collection
Summerhouse King-Size Bed in Sea Grass
Throughout the years, I never owned any painted furniture until I set my eyes on the Summerhouse bed from this collection. I knew I had to own it. Take a look at that bed as I saw it in the store.

It was actually the second time that I viewed the same Summerhouse bed at Avenues Home Furnishings. In the store, the bed was presented against a warm, red-orange backdrop. That rich color really sets off the pretty painted pastel color of the bed.

In the picture you get a glimpse of 3 more pieces of bedroom furniture from this collection. It wasn't my intention of also purchasing those pieces; however, after researching the Coastal Living Cottage Collection further online, I recognized the value.

Avenues Home Furnishings was going out of business and had reduced their prices to make this an attractive buy. As they were holding my bed for delivery, I simply added the 3 pieces to my order.

Coastal Living Cottage Collection Summerhouse King-Size Bed in Sea Grass and Bed Table in Sea Mist
Coastal Living Cottage Collection by Stanley Furniture
Summerhouse King-Size Bed in Sand Dollar and Bed End Bench in Shell
Coastal Living Cottage Collection by Stanley Furniture
Getaway Dresser in Saltbox White and Piecrust Mirror in Saltbox White
When this bedroom furniture was finally delivered and set-up in my home, I went back again to Avenues Home Furnishings. Much to my delight, another piece from the Coastal Living Cottage Collection had come in. It was a beautiful chest of drawers in pastel yellow. Yep! I bought that piece too.

Coastal Living Cottage Collection by Stanley Furniture
Chest of Drawers in Saltbox White
Did you notice all the pretty colors? My bedroom set is definitely not a monitone of colors. I have 4 different pastel colors which blend perfectly.  I painted my master bedroom and bath with Sherwin-Williams SW6908 Fun Yellow. It is such a happy color that truly works with the Coastal Living Cottage Collection of painted furniture.

What's really fun about this type of beach cottage or summer house furniture? You can add other colorful pieces to the mix.

teal seven drawer petite dressergreen and yellow painted petite dressergreen painted one drawer night stand
These three colorful pieces of furniture are also in my bedroom complementing the Coastal Living Cottage bedroom set. I sourced the teal dresser and green night stand at my local HomeGoods store. The green and yellow decorative dresser in the middle was found at another specialty furniture store that went out of business. I have two of those.

What is the perfect "matching" chair? I did have a little space left in the bedroom. I was shopping at Haverty's and saw a cottage chic, overstuffed white chair.

coastal cottage chic white overstuffed chair from havertys
I found the lime green leaf pillow at HomeGoods - what a wonderful store! And, how about a hand for Target? You see the teal drapes and the lime green rug? Yep, Target. Oh, and at the right of the picture you get a glimpse of a special lamp that I also found at Target. It is a brushed silver base floor lamp with 5 different color, adjustable cone heads of lights. It's like that lamp was made to go with my particular bedroom set because of all the colors! I actually have two of them in my master bedroom.

How about bedding ideas? Check out the Green White and Black Floral Bedding that I've used in my master and guest bedrooms.

Well, I hope you enjoyed the show. And, I hope you got some ideas about how to decorate a beach cottage or summer house bedroom. Do you like a colorful bedroom like mine? I'd love to hear from you! Gosh, you only live once - why not enjoy it? Think a little outside the box with your decorating ideas. No point in being boring; you know?

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UPDATE: You might not be able to find some of these colors in the Stanley Furniture Coastal Living Cottage Collection. I was looking online to find my bedroom set and discovered that there are different colors. I located some of this collection available through Wayfair. You can also find Stanley Furniture at Amazon.

I took a bit of time to research what is available online for the Stanley Furniture Coastal Living Cottage Collection. I can comfortably report that it is next to impossible for you to find a bedroom set like mine to buy; unless you buy it from me. I've put together a snapshot of the suggested retail pricing for a Stanley Furniture bedroom set like mine, including the king-size mattress set.

Stanley Furniture Coastal Living Cottage Collection Suggested Retail Prices
Stanley Furniture Coastal Living Cottage Collection
Suggested Retail Prices
That is one pricey bedroom set at over $11,000! If you are seriously interested in this personal collection, I might be willing to sell it if the price is right! Let me know by leaving me a comment.

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