Renee Beamer Harbor & Home

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Farmhouse Master Bedroom Tour

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When we built our home, I was hopeful that having a downstairs master bedroom would not mean an uncomfortably small space. And while I did have to eliminate one piece of furniture, I was pleasantly surprised to love the room’s size. It’s compact, but it’s perfect for us.

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Entryway to Master Bedroom from the Great Room

Entryway to Master Bedroom from the Great Room

I tend to take credit for the first floor plan because I remember drawing it out on graph paper. But I don’t think I created the small hallway separating the bedroom from the main living space. I’m going to give our draftswoman all the props here!

There’s something calming about walking this passageway when entering the bedroom. Even though a mere ten feet separates us from the rest of the home, we know a retreat awaits.

 
Woodrow the Pembroke Corgi faithfully sleeps in this spot every night. It’s so adorable to watch him nuzzle his snout into the sheepskin!

Woodrow the Pembroke Corgi faithfully sleeps in this spot every night. It’s so adorable to watch him nuzzle his snout into the sheepskin!

 
The slipcovered chair adds to the getaway feel of the master bedroom.

The slipcovered chair adds to the getaway feel of the master bedroom.

A small corner offers just enough space for my slipcovered chair. I’m thinking I need to spend more time in this cozy spot! I got an exciting revelation for my small business when I sat awhile and did some reading. I wrote about my booth design in the last post- that all came to me here!

 
Handcrafted décor made with twine and displayed in a wooden bowl accentuates the casual design.

Handcrafted décor made with twine and displayed in a wooden bowl accentuates the casual design.

A beloved collection of sea glass to remind us of our countless outings on the water.

A beloved collection of sea glass to remind us of our countless outings on the water.

I purposefully chose a minimalistic style for our Master Bedroom. The colors are neutral with the exception of a blue striped accent pillow and a coastal blue oyster painting above the headboard. There are few accent pieces, so unless it has a special meaning to us, it’s not going to be a part of the space that serves as an oasis.

 
A neutral color palette continues in the Master Bathroom.

A neutral color palette continues in the Master Bathroom.

Another hallway that houses two closets (guess whose is bigger!) separates the bedroom from the bath. Again, I do not mind at all that the space is a dramatic decrease from our last house.

We included a double-headed shower done in white subway tile. Having a window for natural light is an absolute must in my book. And the view is of our little pool in the backyard. And the setting sun, which puts on a dramatic display over the river nearby.

 
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Thank you for touring the Farmhouse Master Bedroom! On your way out, give Woodrow a pat on the head and maybe toss his toy for him!

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?

Summer Soulstice Line Launch

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When I began my creative business, I worked on a Winter Soulstice line in preparation for the Christmas season always knowing that the sweetness of producing a summer line would be right around the corner. So, when January came, I began seeking inspiration and dreaming of items to include in the new line. And now that the summer season is upon us, I am so excited to see the new inventory materialize in my first show of 2019!

Modern Farmhouse Decor

Modern Farmhouse Decor

This Mother’s Day weekend marks the launch of my Summer Soulstice Line at the Hilton Art Walk! The excitement for me builds as I anticipate sharing home decor, books, and journals with show attendees.

Handcrafted leather goods, You Are More Than You Know Devotional, and Hand Poured Soy Candle

Handcrafted leather goods, You Are More Than You Know Devotional, and Hand Poured Soy Candle

Sometimes a little help is needed picking out the right gift for Mom, and that is why I put together a very special basket of home decor. I’m calling it Mom’s Market Haul, and it includes four handcrafted home goods.

Modern Farmhouse Decor Gift Basket

Modern Farmhouse Decor Gift Basket


Leading up to the launch weekend, I invited Instagram followers to get in on the excitement through a series of weekly giveaways I called 3 Fun Fridays. It started with a signed copy of You Are More Than You Know, was followed by a one-of-a-kind Loved Leather Bracelet, and finished with a wonderful trio of Summer Soulstice Candles.

 
Hand Poured Soy Candle, Driftwood Sailboat, and Modern Wreaths

Hand Poured Soy Candle, Driftwood Sailboat, and Modern Wreaths

Yesterday I loaded the car, and now I prepare to go set up in Hilton Village. It’s hard to imagine how the line will be received… Will every Driftwood Sailboat find a new home? Will people fall in love with the Summer Soulstice Candle fragrance? There’s definitely a nervous excitement within!

I’ll be sure to update post show! Hopefully I’ll remember to get lots of pictures throughout the event! If you’re local, I’d love for you to stop in and say hello!