Sunday, May 27, 2012

my Master bedroom …an update


Hi everyone, remember my latest Home Goods store purchase? I bought this print and promised that I would show you where I put it. Well, it’s Memorial weekend and while most folks are merrily splashing in the water somewhere, I’ve been hard at work in our Master bedroom.


I snapped some photos of my latest gallery wall project, now that I added my Love Is Why We Are Here print. I like to collect old oil paintings and funky prints and just mix them all together.


I love my mysterious, elegant girl with her beloved dog.


And I’m absolutely smitten with the variations of green in this old painting.

The next step (I really need to do this) is to level all my frames and add a piece of tape underneath to hold the pictures in place. But of course, I’m too impatient to show you what I’ve been working on, so please pretend that all the artwork looks tidy and straight.

DSC_0133 copyAre you shocked by the color of my Master bedroom? We’ve had this color for years, and so far I’m not tired of it…

The painter actually tried to talk me into a lighter paint color, but as you can see by this photo taken from our entrance, the room had so much gaping space above us that I wanted to make the room feel cozier and more intimate. So I used color. It’s the only room in the house with dark walls because the older I get, the more I love variations of white and cream on my walls.


Right above our bed we hung a rustic wooden architectural piece that I found in an antique store. It’s hard to see the detail from this angle but here’s a closer shot.


Isn’t it pretty? I wish I knew where it came from…


I kept the ceiling a creamy white color, although it does emphasize the harsh angles of this room which I’m not a fan of, but I was really afraid to paint the ceilings.


These are the French doors that lead outside. And this top window is the shape that I truly dislike (should I say hate?).  I snapped this picture in the late afternoon and you can see how the wall color changes during the day…


A funky chalk drawing we had done in Long Beach, California years ago is framed in a formal gilt frame.

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Here’s another Home Goods purchase. I got it for all our books that accumulate around our bedroom. I love the faux bamboo shelves and I snapped it up when I saw it in the store.

DSC_0157Even though I love white bedding, our puppy Stella likes to sleep on our bed at night so this is the rumpled duvet that is actually on our bed while we sleep. Here’s a shot in the morning. It’s a soft Ralph Lauren fabric…isn’t Stella spoiled?


And before I go, here’s a photo of the master bath with our claw foot tub. I saw this lighting while I was getting out of the shower and I actually ran and got my camera. I think it looks rather pretty and ethereal…And yes, I got brave and decided to bring the chocolate brown color in here too, after I saw a Pottery Barn catalog with a similar look. What do you think?

Tell me about your bedroom What paint color do you have? I would love to hear, and if you want to see other bedrooms for some inspiration, you really should check out my Pinterest Bedrooms board. I’ve been collecting some really gorgeous photos there.

Here’s the link. 

In the meantime, I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend. We just had sushi and saw the Avengers movie last night.

More later,





Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, my! I love this room, Leslie! And that tub...fabulous! So daughter has a gorgeous duvet, but has to actually use another because of their SIX dogs! lol Happy holiday weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Christina Morley said...

I enjoyed reading and looking at all the photos. I'll definitely be following you on Pinterest. Thanks for leaving a comment on my poetry blog

Jennifer said...

Love the look of your bedroom! I've always been in love with claw foot tubs as well. Thanks for leaving your comment on my blog and following me (!

Lori Wildenberg said...

Love your pictures and ideas! Found you via MBC and Jennifer Bergman. My blog is:
PS just followed on pinterest too!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Such a gorgeous room and I lvoe the color, it works with the white trim wood work. Ofcourse I remember you, so sweet of you to come by and link up.
Enjoy your week

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love your gallery wall. I keep wanting to do one but when I start I'm not satisfied!

Market Nine home said...

So pretty and perfectly put together! ~Kristie

Stacey said...

You room is gorgeous! Your wall collection is beautiful and shows so nicely on the wall color. Love that you accommodate your puppy. :)

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