Master Bedroom Update

August 22nd, 2011

Hey all, hope you had a great weekend!  We did a lot of lounging around, but I also took the time to snap a few photos of some of the changes I’ve made to our master bedroom over the last few months.  How about a quick tour?

Me and my mister have gone around and around in our master bedroom, him always representing in the left corner Mr. Traditional Lover of Dark Wood Antiques with me in the right corner as Mrs. Classic White Meets Touches of Modern.  The tricky part has always been how do we find a happy compromise ?  The agreement finally came to this:  If he gets to keep the dark wood antique dressers he’s so fond of, I get to pick the paint colors, fabrics and accessories.  Deal!

We both agree on one thing, we prefer soothing colors in our master. It’s a place to withdraw from the world, catch up on our reading, and on much needed zzzzzs.  I like to keep it in the neutral zone, but then play around with patterns. This year, I added a little bit of graphic, a touch of zebra, and a hint of Ikat in the sophisticated blue grays, taupes, and champagne tones I find so appealing. 

centsational girl bed linens

Yes, you can see, I did paint over the trellis wall!  Long story short, I wanted something less olive, much lighter and more gray, plus this Devon mirror and the linens were competing, so we said goodbye to the stenciled trellis wall and replaced it with the focal point mirror over the bed!  You like?

Under the window next to the bed, I tucked the little loveseat that I slipcovered last year in linen.  I found the Worlds Away gold leaf end table at One Kings Lane, and earlier this year wrote about the golden thrift store coffee tableIkat pillow from Pottery Barn, lattice accent rug from World Market.  

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BOTB 8.21.11

August 21st, 2011

Greetings all, happy weekend, it’s time for another round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’.  My pal Amanda and I rounded up some inspiring finds, we hope you enjoy! 

How cool is this twig chandelier?  Modeled after some swankier more expensive versions hung in designer spaces, Miss Bee pulled off a stunner!

twig chandelier bee interiors blogspot

 

Have you seen the house flip by Liz at It’s Great to Be Home?  This white zig zag backsplash is one of several stylish choices, don’t miss the tour! 

house flip its great to be home

 

Tiffany showed us all how she reupholstered her wingback chair.  Follow her step by step over at Living Savvy.

savvy design wingback chair

 

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