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Friday, September 24, 2010

Show Us Your Life - Master Bedrooms

I hope you had as much fun as I had last week peeking into everyone's Living Rooms!  I just love getting the chance to see how people decorate their homes, what kinds of colors and styles they have, and to read their stories about special items or memories.  Thanks again for hosting, Kelly!

This week is all about Master Bedrooms, so here is mine!
Thanks for stopping by!

Our bedroom got a new look last fall when we purchased this furniture (LOVE the look of the dark wood, not so in love with the dusting of the dark wood, sigh) here to see what it looked like last year for the first round of home tours.

Bill and I ripped up the nasty carpet in this room last year, and I still love this new plush, soft carpet in its place.  I shed many a tear over this shade of sage green on the wall, too, because it just wasn't what I had envisioned, and NOTHING looked good with it.  I recently discovered this shade of blue and like how the colors look together.  Now that I'm used to it, it's very soothing and calm, so that's nice.  In the winter I put a puffy white down comforter on the bed.
I've been on the lookout for a small table for the wall in between the closet and wash room, and maybe an antique wooden chair for the corner by the windows (maybe a reading nook with a tall lamp?).  And of course Every.Single.Plant I have ever tried to keep in here gets devoured by our cats, so I've given up.  Maybe it's time to bring in a fake, though I doubt that would deter them much!

The last thing on our wish list is to add a beautiful ceiling fan!
We've been saving up for pieces to avoid putting things on the credit card, and to be honest, it's kind of a pain in the neck!  But, we're determined to retrain our thinking about credit and adopt a more old fashioned (and godly!) way of doing things.  I'm finding it's really hard to wait- I want to finish it right now!  Can anyone else relate?

The closet is to the right...I think you can tell what's to the left

I like to fill our home with pictures of these beautiful faces-
the boys at Elm Brook, and Isabelle Kate at the Westin in Guatemala when she met her Daddy for the first time!

Some of my favorite things- a honeymoon photo; one of me seaside, pregnant with Ethan; a special rock from Jonah; a Mother's Day candle; and of course, what night stand is complete without a little Dr. Dobson and Edward and Bella?
Now I just need a tall lamp- I'm thinking glass or crystal.

After Bill and I got engaged, we decided we'd like to purchase a local work of art from each place we visited together.  We found this sketch up in Maine on our first trip up there as Mr. and Mrs.

These are my pictures- please be kind, I'm just a beginner!
(And it's actually quite challenging to get a good photo of a framed picture!)

I love the darks and lights together!
I made the small pillow in front, but I still need to make shams.  I'm thinking stripes with coordinating colors- what do you think?

I sort of tripped over Isabelle while attempting to take this photo, and I must've pushed the button in the midst of the commotion.  Not to worry, she is fine...and I kind of like the different angle here, ha!  So, thank you sweetie pie, for being underfoot!  :)

I hope you enjoyed the tour!  Click here to visit more homes... Have a great weekend!


Teri said...

Your new dark furniture looks great against your walls. I love your new carpeting. We are in "want" of new carpet throughout our house! But, that will have to wait. Congratulations on the adoption of your daughter! We're in the process of adopting a little girl from Ethiopia. Although our kids are all adults now, we're thrilled that God has called to adopt!
I enjoyedthe tour of your room. Have a blessed weekend!

Marcia said...

I love your bedroom furniture! We've had the same set since we moved to California together, 13 years ago. A reading nook in the corner would be great! I am in need of my own little getaway and would love a reading area. Good luck on the shams. Striped would be lovely! And I think your photos are pefect. Be proud!

Malinda said...

I love the blue and white together. It looks so cool and calming.

~SHO~ said...

The new room looks great! Love the dark furniture :)


*Thanks for leaving the sweet comment!

Kit said...

I love the furniture and the blues...I just fell in love with blue a couple of weeks ago. I use to be such a green girl but not blue is growing on me!!!! Love it!

Colleen said...

Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments on my bedroom. I found the bedding at Pottery Barn but that was going back by about 3 years. I have noticed a similar look though in recent catalogs.

You said you weren't thrilled with your color. I love what you have in there now. Very peaceful and serene!

Angie said...

I love the furniture! It is so pretty, and the pattern on the pillows is just perfect for your space. It all flows great :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love your bedroom and your blog design is great..and your blog name is so catchy..

So many great bedrooms....trying to take my time and look at all of them

Newlywed and Decorating said...

Pretty blue- love the wall color and the curtains!

Robin said...

I just love your bedroom! It's so calm and serene. The blue really works well in there!

Thank you so much for your super-sweet comment on my blog! I hope you are able to stop by again!


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