Master Bedroom Inspiration* Our Pseudo-Tropical Getaway *

Blue and White Tropical Master Bedroom Decor Inspiration -top
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Our master bedroom has this window with big white shutters that looks directly out to our backyard pool and in the late afternoon, the water from pool reflects onto our ceiling and feels like a tropical getaway. I really love it.

Sometimes I have an idea for exactly how I want a room to look {like my studio} but sometimes the room needs to speak for itself and dictate just how it should look and feel. This is the case with our master bedroom. Anything other than a beachy/tropical feel would just be going against the grain. And since being on a tropical vacation is alluring and relaxing and sexy …wouldn’t it just be the exact feeling you’d want in your bedroom? Me too.

Blue interiors and rooms by Barclay Butera including the pillows, the first of which I purchased for far more than anyone should spend on a pillow, but a fraction of the original cost, at the Gilt Group home sale yesterday morning {losing sleep due to the desire of pillows is positively unnecessary. did I just say positively? wow}. A bit more inspiration comes from Los Angeles designer Michael Smith who incorporates this similar blue and white pattern in many of his rooms {photos taken with my camera from C Magazine May 2008} …but original idea came from my mom’s 80’s blue and white china dishes. Gorgeous girl in fabulously patterned skirt with legs spread via flickr. Amazing trees behind her are in front of a house on Beverly Glenn Blvd. I pass on my way to the gallery.

Our deep chocolate brown leather{like} bed frame arrived a little over a month ago now, and I recently found this hand made dresser that suits it but am currently still on the hunt for the perfect night tables and bedside lamps. Until about two days ago I couldn’t find any great blue and white patterned anything but finally settled on these sheets from Crate&Barrel almost minutes before spying the Barclay Butera magical pillows at the upcoming gilt sale. A large leafy palm sits in our living room awaiting it’s final destination in our bedroom but I’m beginning to love it so much there, I may just have to buy another one …or ten.

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Deborah

    February 25, 2010 |

    That’s so interesting what you say about letting the room speak to you. I have done this all my life (I’m your momma’s age I’m thinking) and I cannot tell you the people I have frustrated in the process!

    How could I know what I want to do in a minute?? I have to get a feel for the room and a feel for how I feel in the room.

    I’ve lived in my new house for over a year and am just now getting REAL ideas for my loft bedroom. I have a triangle-shaped wall of windows that is really challenging and I am finally getting there.

    You are fun.

  • The Style Revolution

    February 25, 2010 |

    WOW great ideas… ALL Gorgeous… Calgon Take me Away was the first thing that came to mind 🙂

  • freeteyme

    February 25, 2010 |

    can’t wait to see the outcome!

  • Jacqueline

    February 25, 2010 |

    I love your design posts! These photos are gorgeous. I have always dreamed of a beachy master bedroom. xo

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  • Francesca

    February 25, 2010 |

    i love the ideas. id do a tropical getaway if a) i had more space and b) didnt live in nyc haha

    F <-- Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  • The818

    February 25, 2010 |


    I left you an award on my blog today, Sis. I’m a dork, I know. 🙂

  • Lisa Petrarca

    February 25, 2010 |

    Can’t wait to see the final pics!

  • k

    February 25, 2010 |

    omg……. i’m also from nyc, and i’m so jealous!!!! you have a pool at the new house?!?

    can i visit? please??


  • J-Diggety

    February 25, 2010 |

    Beautiful! I love love LOVE those blue and white pillows, makes me think of pics I adore of Santorini, Greece (future vacay destination, fo sho!). I may live in cold, snowy (gross) Colorado, but I love the tropical/beach theme. I need to move.
    xoxo J

  • Kari

    February 25, 2010 |

    Lady, you are SUCH a Gilt-enabler!!! Especialy since you’ve started posting about home decor more. Hehe…

    I mean, I love your fashion style, but I adore your home/furniture style!!! I’m going for tropical getaway in my master, but I’m trying to make more, and buy less. Keep the thoughts coming, I love them! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    February 25, 2010 |


  • seemeghanblog

    February 25, 2010 |

    i can’t wait to see the end result(s)!

  • drollgirl

    February 25, 2010 |

    fraaaaaaaaaaaaak!!!!!!! I JUST LOVE IT!!! tropical beach getaway bedroom! i need one!

  • Every Little Counts

    February 25, 2010 |

    i am SWOOONING! every time i visit your blog, i end up really missing LA. if you do it right, you really can’t beat the architecture/ environments/ interiors of LA. i am completely jealous! good luck with it all 🙂


  • DiamondsandTulle

    February 25, 2010 |

    So jealous you’ve got a large window and the perfect room for a tropical retreat! Our bedroom, scratch that, whole condo actually doesn’t have many windows and does not get any direct sunlight. Love your colors!

  • Maegan

    February 25, 2010 |

    Oh Diamonds! I just moved from a dark 3story condo that had THREE WINDOWS TOTAL in the entire place!!! I was dying …I feel for you!!!

  • Chic 'n Cheap Living

    February 25, 2010 |

    Love the animals on the coffee table and the bright blue pillows.

    I can’t believe I’ll be moving to a tropical country, having access to a pool, all this loveliness. I’d love to have this decor at home for sure!

  • Style Porn

    February 26, 2010 |

    Anything that reminds you of vacation is perfect for the bedroom. I love the sound of all the pieces you’ve been picking up. Just be patient and remember that it may take months, even years to get the room you’ve always wanted. You’ll pick up perfect trinkets along the way.

  • Kristin

    February 26, 2010 |

    Those sheets are perfection! LOVE the deep indigo hue. Just gorgeous!


    February 26, 2010 |

    check this out
    from Daily diva

    Great look for what your going for 🙂

  • Chessa!

    February 26, 2010 |

    these are gorgeous. I’d love a room like that and it sounds like your view is divine! so tranquil. let it do all the talking and when you’re ready, and have all your ideas, start talking back! 🙂 xx

  • sanjeet

    February 28, 2010 |

    can’t wait to see the outcome!

    sports video

  • Maeko @ thereafterish.

    March 3, 2010 |

    Uh…. even though it’s just an inspiration… I want to go to there.

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