Monday, April 29, 2013

House tour-Master bedroom

As promised, I am going to let the world see my bedroom. I think of bedrooms a very private spaces and I rarely go into other adult's bedrooms.
I am going to show what I think is right with it and most of what is wrong with it.

My room is full of sentimental objects and photos. Here you see a wedding photo and some paper flowers my husband made me for Valentine's day. If you have young children you will get a chuckle out of knowing that he got directions from Nina and Star on Sprout.

I am not the type of person that has family photos in "public" areas of my house so the bedroom is the perfect place for baby pictures.

In taking these pictures I realized that I really do want white shams on my Euro square pillows. I just use the pillows for reclining to read or watch TV. My daughter aptly calls them "lay up" pillows. 

I chose to leave in the real stuff like the phone and alarm clock.
My bedroom is heading down matchy-matchy road a little bit. All of the furniture is dark wood but is mainly mismatched vintage and antique pieces.  The colors are pale blue, white and tan

My sheets and pillowcases are white...and always will be. My family thinks its funny that I will not sleep on anything but white sheets and will only use white towels.

Here you can better see the curtains that I had made of white cotton sateen lining material. I really wanted simple fabric as opposed to silk so that my room feels more casual. I will add trim when I find one I like.
The chair belonged to my great, great-grandmother in England and tumbled on down to me. I am not a fan of Victorian furniture but this is one of those things I could not part with for sentimental reasons. The upholstery fabric works nicely with the wall color, SW Wondrous blue.

The white fabric of my curtains is perfect with the changeable wall color. It is a pale blue that leans toward lavender and periwinkle and in some lights looks gray too.
I have yet purchase bamboo shades for the windows but they are a must.

The mahogany highboy was made by my grandfather. 

The flyback chair by the door is one that was never intended to be in this room but my choice of black velvet when I had it recovered is helpful in that it works in most rooms. This is the chair that was piled high with ironing waiting to be done. It feels so much better without all of that clutter.
Now here is a problem area...

I love the chest I bought at auction last year and it holds the device that is crucial for Downton Abbey watching. The problem is that stupid outlet is visible and if I were to slide the chest over the TV would be blocked by  the bedpost.


Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I love what you have done here, and the neutral palette is so soothing and the blue walls are perfect. Just stick a small plant there to cover outlet. No bedpost in the way, especially during Downton Abbey!
Happy Monday.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

As I was scrolling down I was thinking... where is her beautiful art work....I was so happy to see it in the last picture....Your bedroom looks lovely and I love your art in there!

An Urban Cottage said...

I think the color palette is great. And I agree with you that the bedroom is the best place for family photos and things that are the most personal. Also love the Victorian chair. It's romantic shape is almost figural...perfect!
I'm also envious that you have that wonderful piece your grandfather made. I don't think my ancestors made anything nicer than a corn cob pipe.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

This is funny because I agree with you on going into other people's bedrooms. Somehow on the internet doesn't seem weird at all. I am also crazy about using white towels and white linens. What about putting your blue & white stool in front of the plug?

Elizabeth Day said...

The master bedroom should reflect the personality(s) and need(s) of its occupant(s). I think yours does that very well. Thanks for honoring us with a look into such a personal area of your home. I too was glad to see one of your beautiful paintings there. A very lovely room.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

I love that you have so many personal touches in your bedroom, Kerry! And of course, I love your art in there!!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Kerry, thanks so for showing us such a personal room.
I am with you on family pictures. I have all of ours in our room. When I get an "update", I remove the old with the new---otherwise it would be out of hand!
I also am a big, big fan of white sheets and towels!!!
The highboy your Grandfather made is priceless!!
Thanks again for sharing..

Kim said...

Kerry ... I love the sentiment you brought in here ... To have pieces from your family, especially ones they MADE! How beautiful!! I am a white sheet/white towel person as well! Thanks for taking us In!! xo

Vel Criste said...

You already have a great room to work with Kerry, Are you willing to move that chest somewhere else and maybe get a wider credenza for that space? just a thought, my fave in your room is your beautiful highboy, your painting, your Target lamp, and your wedding picture! As you know, I have mine in my bedside as well. Although I am proud of our masters bedroom, I also have a problem space there that I've never shown in my blog - its the same area your having problems with! ha! So I guess, better not take my advice then dear, good luck though!