Sunday, February 9, 2014

Starting the Master Bedroom

We were spoiled in the Little Rock house with a very, very large master bedroom with two banks of windows...


I promptly painted the room Benjamin Moore "White Rain."



I liked how calm the blue-green color scheme, but I was in the mood for something different in the Chattanooga master (which does have a bay window, but is considerably narrower).

Working with the cream paint color on the walls, I decided on a neutral, monochromatic scheme: whites and creams can seem so relaxing (and not boring) when put together well.

Luckily, we chose a chameleon of a bedspread- a white, paisley, matelasse coverlet...


... which serves as a neutral base for the room.

And we just so happened to have received cream lamps as a wedding gift...


The first additions we made complementing the color scheme were a fuzzy throw and a cream linen, down pillow...




Then I found a set of khaki down pillows at Home Goods to complete the bedscape...


For the walls, I think mostly bright white things to contrast slightly with the paint color...


Plus, you can never go wrong with plates. (These were just a couple dollars each at Marshall's.)

These salvaged windows from a historic house in Little Rock flanked the window in the dining room at the old house...



There aren't many walls large enough for them in the new house, and I always struggle with what to hang by the bed: the walls seem suddenly seem expansive above the bedside tables, and the pressure to make things symmetrical-but-not-too-perfect is daunting.  Thus, we have always had empty walls by the headboard.



I think they work nicely filling the space.



Little by little, the room is coming together.  It already feels very calming.

Now I just need to figure out what to do with the brass light fixture... other than tear it out of the ceiling and smash into a million little pieces.

Happy Sunday!
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