Renee Beamer Harbor & Home

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An Oh So Boho Dorm Room

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Textural elements create an effortless boho style.

Textural elements create an effortless boho style.

Incorporating boho elements into your dorm room design affords you a simple and cost effective style that is uniquely your own. To keep it easy, I’m sharing three quick tips so that your space stands out from the standard big box store décor.

  • Think floor to ceiling neutral tones.

  • Incorporate texture such as sisal rugs, sheepskins, wicker trays, and rattan accented lighting.

  • Look for ways to add natural elements.

An all white palette is very clean and crisp, but a mixture of many neutral tones creates a no-fuss, casual look that ushers in a sense of calm. Scour thrift stores as well as your own linen closet to gather curtain sheers, white accent pillows, and natural fiber rugs.

Many students look for accent chairs to add to their space, but few consider creating a cozy corner where you can stretch out on the floor. You may already have the needed cushions at home, or you can shop end of season outdoor seating sales.

Do you like the layered look of skins on sisal but want a vegan alternative? You’ll find faux skin material at your local fabric store. I suggest getting one cut to drape over your desk chair too.

Wicker tray wall feature

Wicker tray wall feature

Create a unique design with wicker trays. An asymmetrical arrangement seemingly moves across the wall- a fresh look you will appreciate every time you return to dorm, sweet dorm.

Some of your most favorite accent pieces are going to be those you find in the woods or the garden! A big stick goes a long way when incorporating boho style in your dorm room. Make a twine hanger for it, and use the branch to hang a window covering, artwork, or both!

 

Amp up your dorm room design with Pampas Grass plumes - another layer of texture!

Pampas Grass Plumes - quintessential boho!

Pampas Grass Plumes - quintessential boho!

The Mini Bouquet Modern Wreath adds a nice touch of fragrance to your sleeping space. Choose one with dried lavender for an extra special scent that ushers in much needed relaxation.

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Even the bath welcomes texture. Think shower curtain, a basket of extra towels, and a soft rug.

Adding texture to the bath.

Adding texture to the bath.

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The Why Behind Renee Beamer Harbor & Home

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I’m big on mission statements. Give me the end goal, and I’m going to run with everything in me to see the mission accomplished. That is why I loved the HoneyBook and Cultivate What Matters charge to small businesses at the start of 2019: Define your mission statement.

When you know your why, your what becomes clearer and more impactful.
— Michael Jr.

Designing a Modern Wreath fulfills a part of my why!

Designing a Modern Wreath fulfills a part of my why!

The first and dearest reason for why I do what I do with Renee Beamer Harbor & Home is that I was inspired to start this business! And as one inspired, my mission is to inspire beautiful lives, inside and out.

What do I mean by inside and out? The Bible gives instruction about a woman’s outward adornment and what should be her more passionate pursuit of inner beautification. Now the context is totally in regard to personal fashion, but suffice to say, home fashion is no different. Yes, I want a woman to purchase my handcrafted wreath or candle, and to enjoy the sense of calm it invokes in her space, but I want more for her to have a heart at rest. Both have a value in this business, but the latter carries an eternal value. So I’m encouraged to share the devotional I’ve written that addresses our true identity as daughters of God and from where we can draw an unshakeable confidence.

That’s the beauty on the inside- an unfading beauty! A heart at rest and confident in God’s goodness now and forever.


Citizen Flag by  My White Flag.

Citizen Flag by My White Flag.

Another goal of my company is to help women create a welcoming home, and that starts with a welcoming experience while shopping with Renee Beamer Harbor & Home. Some of my local customers actually say that my vendor space is so peaceful. And that let’s me know I’m heading in the right direction. There’s a drive within me to create an experience- so I’m having a lot of fun developing opportunities for us to engage all five senses!

Let’s not overlook the importance of how the home’s atmosphere makes our family and guests feel. There’s something therapeutic about a space that speaks peace to the soul. I remember as a kid staying overnight at my friend’s house, and the way I felt waking up on Sunday mornings to the sound of hymns on the radio and the smell of breakfast being prepared… I will never forget it!

And I know that a simple piece of artwork can inspire an entire home’s interior design. It happened to me! My friend, Sandra Cowley, creates beautiful, coastal-themed paintings, and I am honored to have this one among many others from her collection in my home. The neutral color scheme all started here.

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Lastly, the mission of Renee Beamer Harbor & Home enables me to solve a problem. You see, I’ve had friends for years tell me they want my help decorating their home. There have been times when I was able to be present and offer guidance. But not everyone requesting help lives in my region of the country! Now I make products that appeal to the style they see in my home and enjoy, and I show how they can be incorporated into the design.

 

How high does a cohesive interior design rank in your agenda? And what feeling do you hope your home evokes?

Decluttering Project

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Marie Kondo would be proud.

Tidying Your Space

Ready to take on a decluttering project- Marie Condo style? How about your bedroom closet? Do you think it’s something you could tackle before the first of May? If you’re up to the challenge, you will thank yourself on the other side!


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The goal is to have a structured closet with every piece in view so that choosing what to wear takes minimal time. The road to get there can be strenuous though, especially if you follow the advice of the tidying queen: Pull all clothing from the closet and lay it on your bed.

 
Woody here to cheer you up! You is kind, you is smart, you is important!

Woody here to cheer you up! You is kind, you is smart, you is important!

 

With everything out of the closet, now separate the pieces into three categories: Currently Wearing; Haven’t Worn in Awhile; and Sentimental. This may take some time, and that’s okay. Don’t allow the task to overwhelm you.

Return all your certain-to-wear clothing to the closet and bag up donation pieces. If a sentimental article is too difficult to part with at this time, hold on to it and in a later season reevaluate it’s usefulness.

 
As painful as paring down can sometimes feel, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of a lighter load, particularly when you can see in hindsight that you were never meant to carry all that stuff anyway.
— Joanna Gaines

Who knows what additional decluttering projects will result after you experience the euphoria of completing your bedroom closet! Leave a comment below if you’re taking the April Challenge, or if you have already done some tidying. I’d love to hear your solution for unwanted items, as well as more ideas for cleaning out the unnecessary.