Thursday, September 3, 2009

Favorite Rooms

Our master bedroom is at the end of the hallway, and this is what you see when you look into the room...(notice, I have dirty laundry on the floor too...) When I painted our room 2 years ago, I knew I didn't want blue (only because it is the only color I've ever had in my bedroom my whole life, and I wanted a change.) My husband has always had veto power on decorating--and he hates floral printed bedspreads, so I knew that was out...
I also knew I was going for a feeling--a look. The rest of our home is comfortable and kid-friendly--that is who we are. But I couldn't shake the draw of having something different from the rest of the house--something more luxurious. Maybe the feeling of a spa...
And since the bathroom is connected, I went with that concept.
I started with the bedding. I fell in love with the luxury line at Target (they still carry it, thankfully) and went from there. I love the chocolate and dark taupe together. But my bland ivory walls weren't cutting it. So I opted to throw a few paint samples up on the wall...

I did green in the bedroom and took the taupe color in the bathroom (and the punch of green in the towels and accents was just what I needed.)

My window treatment is a silk blanket, simply hung over an extension rod. That chandelier was an Arhaus clearance item I had forever (and I love it). And that door with the chicken wire on it is an upcoming project for the water closet...

I couldn't find drapes to match exactly, and if I did, they didn't have that "it" quality, so I made my own. Straight stitches on the sewing machine--SO easy. The suede curtains open and close and are lined with room darkening shades (my husband likes to sleep in the dark) and the printed fabric curtain is stationery.

And this mirror was the deal of the century too. Also from Arhaus, I purchased just the frame alone (the mirror was broken) and I had a glass shop cut it to size. That thing is HEAVY and is 4 feet high and 5 feet wide. I love it though--it makes me smile.

My husband and I each have our own dressers, and our favorite photos are on them. It is our own personal hide away.
I know I posted about this somewhere before (sorry for the repeat) but I thought I'd just share a few tidbits. The words on the wall are both quotes from Uppercase Living. Our bed/furniture is Lexington--Bob Timberlake. The giant bowl above our bed and the ivory side tables are also an Arhaus finds. The pillows are from Pottery Barn.
I think one of my favorite things about this room is that I thought about it. I know Target isn't what you'd normally consider "luxury", but silk is silk, right? The only $$ we really invested was in the furniture (and we got that early in our marriage.) No guilt decorating was the way to go for me...
So there you have it. Go for a style/feel. Think about it--make sure it is functional. Make your accents oversized. Add a personal touch. Scan clearance sections. And don't leave your laundry on the floor when you take pictures of the room.
Got any favorite decorating tips you'd like to share? Have you scrapped your favorite room in the house? Feel free to share--I'd love to hear from you!

12 comments:

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Damaris said...

I love your house. Your bedroom is beautiful but your pictures do not do justice to how gorgeous it really is. I know...I saw it in person. That bathroom is spectacular. Want to come over and re-do my house? LOL
Hugs,
ME

Amy Coose said...

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! Loved seeing your room, your bedding is gorgeous, and I love what you've done to the walls. (:

jamie said...

that was not a repeat for me, i had not had the grand tour.
your space is lovely. full of thoughtfullness and purpose.
love the wall quotes, they add such a perfect touch of you.
thanks, trish...

Sasha Holloway said...

IN LOVE .. nuff said .. awesome pics too and the end table piece was so fabulous.

Ryzmomplus2 said...

ahhh.... just love it all!

Anilu Magloire said...

You have such a gorgeous home, Trish!

Jewel said...

Just beautiful. We are in the process of painting our bedroom and bath and I am looking for new bedding so thanks for all the wonderful inspiration and a look into your personal space.

borcherding said...

Trish,
LOVE your home tour. :-) You know what's funny? I am having an UL Party on Friday!! I never heard of this company until a few weeks ago and I ordered a WELCOME for my front door. I LOVE IT!!! Have a wonderful Thursday!!
Cindy

Julie said...

trish the room is lovely! i LOVE the baby quote, have to use the on a lo!!

Stacy said...

Beautiful room, Trish! Can you come decorate at my house?

Ady said...

I too can say your bedroom and house are beautiful. Could have stayed forever. Will definitely go again some day( if I'm invited of course). The colors on the bedroom wall are gorgeous and those decorative pieces are too die for.