Monday, October 17, 2011

House Tour: master bedroom

The master bedroom was the first room in our house that we remodeled, so that we could have somewhere nice to retreat to when the rest of the house was in shambles as we renovated. It's definitely more romantic than the rest of our house, but it's our bedroom, so why not?! It's a fun, eclectic, nostalgic space, and I pretty much love it.
I know that white-painted furniture can quickly go down the country shabby-chic route, but I tried avoid this by mixing up the space up with both vintage and modern touches, like the bright modern throw pillows, a chalkboard above our bed, and the vintage glass lamp. I picked up both the bedroom set and the pair of mustard mid-century chairs off of Craigslist.

The planked walls were a nice surprise that we found beneath several layers of paneling and old wallpaper. I actually really liked them, so we white-washed the walls and then randomly brushed on a light blue for some color. Daniel hung the ceiling tiles and chandelier, and I painted the furniture, sewed the pillows, and made the little chalkboard piece above our bed. It was a team effort!

The varied textures lend a richness to room... the roughness of the walls in juxtaposition to the velvet bedspread, the tweed sitting chairs, and the light and airy curtains. It's a room that is filled with natural light, color, and love. 

                                                        p.s. Daniel wrote me the sweetest letter, then he burned the edges and sealed it with wax!


Because my decorating style is all about subtlety and being understand, I decided to throw in a big-horn sheep with a bow tie. I mean, WHY NOT?!  His name is Ferdinand. He was a gift from Daniel's grandpa.. Of course, he needed a bow-tie. The space seems so much more dignified now.

In all seriousness, I think the most important design aesthetic advice would be  to not to take yourself or the process too seriously. I'm all for mixing it up, and adding in elements that are unexpected. If you love something, then go with it. Make it yours, and make it fun.

Ferdinand wants to invite you to come visit us sometime :)

Thanks for looking around, and I hope you are inspired to add a little bit of whimsy to your own space! 

Lots of love,
Lindsey



46 comments:

  1. this is seriously amazing, lindsey. come redo my house? PLEASE?

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  2. This is incredibly gorgeous Lindsey! The planked walls have me swoooooning! Aw! Love it.

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  3. Lindsey!! I LOVE this! I feel like Ferdinand and I would be fast friends :) Can't wait to see the other rooms!

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  4. You do this for a living, right? ;)

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  5. You all are the sweetest! I'd LOVE to do this for a living :) Right now I just do this because I can't help myself!! Seriously though if any of you ever want my opinion/vision for something I'd be more than thrilled to share my thoughts.

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  6. OH MY GOSH! I love it all!!! and i especially love ferdinand!!!!

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  7. This is insane! I love it! I've never seen anything like it, very creative. The ceiling is just magical.

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  8. stopping by from the followers fest, i'd love for you to visit my blog and check out the huge giveaway going on- http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html xoxo, nicole

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  9. this is so gorgeous! i'm a new follower from the follow fest and really impressed with your blog. yay for new friends!

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  10. Found ya on follower fest and I just have to say I am obsessed with your bedroom! SO fabulous!!

    Here is a link to my blog if ya wanna stop by : )
    http://designermommy13.blogspot.com/

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  11. Wow, beautiful bedroom! I love your style! I'm glad I dropped by from the Follower Fest!

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  12. Speechless. Your style is awesomesauce!!
    Found you via FF :) Come visit back !

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  13. Most. Fabulous. Bedroom. EVER.
    I'm a new follower:) Visiting from Follower Fest...and I'm glad I did!

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  14. seriously LOVE love love it! come decorate my bedroom!? :) I love the pillows and the cute sign above the bed!

    just clicked over from the followers fest! newest follower!

    happy halloween!

    www.keylimedigitaldesigns.com

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  15. OH MY WORD! you've got to be kidding me?! SOOOO amazing. Yeah -- i'm about to PIN this whole post! :)

    found you through follow fest & am a new follower! so glad to find you.
    xo,
    blair
    wild-and-precious.com

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  16. UM...can I just say that I am so flattered that someone with such incredible style likes my silly little wreath. Thank you thank you. I am honored. =)

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  17. I love all your stuff... You are so creative and talented... can you come decorate my house :)

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  18. Wow, this is just beautiful! You are so talented!

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  19. I LOVE your home! This blog hop is wonderful, I am finding so many great new blogs to follow.

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  20. Wow!!! Can I just say how much I love your master bedroom?! Cause I am in love! Thanks for stoppin by my little blog!

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  21. Beautiful! and Ferdinand is quiet the joy:)

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  22. Oh my heavens. This is maybe my favorite bedroom I have EVER seen.

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  23. Are you for serious?? I had to double check to make sure you weren't just posting magazine pics. :) You've got talent, girl!

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  24. Looks beautiful, where is the ceiling from?

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