Guest Bedroom Retreat - Minted Interiors Coast Project


Styling and Design by Tess Beagley Minted Interiors | Photography by Carrie Young Photography

Introducing the Guest Bedroom in our Minted Interiors Coast Project. The brief for this home was to create a contemporary coastal vibe and a relaxed, laid back and breezy feeling throughout to suit the lifestyle of the gorgeous family who live here. 

For me, creating a sense of welcome and retreat in Guest Bedrooms is always a top priority. When I stay with friends, it always feels like such a treat to stay in a room that's peaceful and quiet; and as a host it's really gratifying to know that you're offering a little retreat style sanctuary, for your guest to fully unwind during their stay. 


The colour and material cues for this room were taken from the overall home design concept (below). Using the same palette in each space creates consistency and a calming sense of flow throughout. For this room, this calm colour palette worked well to deliver on that 'retreat' vibe that is always so appealing for guest spaces. 


Beautiful linen in a guest space can change an average room into place that begs you to curl up in some luxurious comfort feeling just a little bit spoilt - a gift we would all love to give our guests! So, selecting the right textiles and linen is always important.  When thinking about your linen combinations, make a selection from your chosen colour palette and think about pairing block coloured cushions with a patterned throw and duvet (or vice versa) for example. In this case, I've used Australian brands -  Bedtonic Linen Sheets, with a Country Road blanket, a Sage x Clare tassel throw and some beautiful linen cushions from Linen & More.

Linen combinations can often become overwhelming, so it helps to keep things simple. Here I have used block colour for one section of the bed (the cushions) and in the other section I have used pattern - all in similar colours. This is a really simple and effective way of styling a bed in a beautiful way.

The Sana Wall hanging by Australian designers Marmoset Found and rattan lamp shade add interest and texture using natural materials - helping to promote the coastal style of this project brief.


This Guest Bedroom (and home) were designed to be simple and calming, so the challenge was to practise restraint in my styling choices. In this room I wanted to create just enough interest for the eye without 'over-styling', in an effort to invoke a feeling of simplicity and calmness. Introducing plant life and greenery can really help to promote a sense of calm and also generates that 'retreat' style vibe that works so well for guest spaces. Paired with natural materials like rattan, hemp and timber, greenery creates an uncontrived coastal vibe perfect for this particular brief.

I hope you enjoyed this Guest bedroom tour from our Minted Interiors Coast Project - we would LOVE to hear your thoughts in the comment section below if you have a moment.

If you would like some help with your next interior concept, please have a look at our Services Page and email me at - I would love to hear about your project.  

In the meantime, check out the Home Tour video below and STAY TUNED for our next room reveal, coming your way very soon...

Tess x

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