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Master Bedroom

Recently I shared with you some bedrooms that I love
 so today I am going to share our master bedroom and would love 
to hear what you think.

This is what you see as you enter the room.
It's not a huge room but it works fine for us.

This is the view from the other side. 
The doorway on the right goes into the master bath - 
I will try to show that to you soon. 

We have two small dressers that double as side tables.

You may recognize the bedding.
It is from Target and I think it is just so pretty.
It is probably too feminine for most hubbies
 but mine is really good at going along with what I like.
( It took a few years to get him trained that way : ) !
I really am a girly, girl!

A little vignette on one of the dressers.

 I recently purchased this pillow
 with the little white ruffles at TJ Maxx.

I love decorating with plates - 
these were purchased at a yard sale.
I like the way they are hung
 to imitate the curve of the headboard.

Here is a close up of one of them - I think it's so sweet even with it's little imperfection!

This cute bench is from the same yard sale.

Opposite the bed is this armoir with our tv. 
It's nice to be able to close the doors and not see it.

This is actually a chair from our dining room set.
We don't have a dining room in this house
 so I'm using one of the armchairs here.

This is actually the back of this pillow.
I like the detail of the scalloped edge and buttons.

I really want to change the paint color. 
 I'm thinking something light brown maybe similar to the pillow in the picture above. 
 It's hard to tell from these pictures, but there are some shades of light brown and taupe in the bedding.
I think it would make the room seem more warm and cozy.
What do you think?
If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them.  
Picking out paint colors can be so overwhelming.  Help!!

BTW - this is a picture of the room when we first looked at this house!

Thanks so much for visiting!

~ ~ JoAnne

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  1. Hi Joanne!

    I thinks your bedroom is gorgeous; love everything about it! There's a colour by Bher called Brushed Fur that might be just what you're looking for. Check it out; 3A18-3.


  2. Wow what an improvement on your room. It looks very soothing and lovely.

  3. Oh, but I'm envying that nice window you have! We live in a garden home, and there's NO window in the master bedroom at all. I love the way you have it decorated. I'd love to have dressers as end tables. Elevates the lamps to the right height so I can read.

  4. Joanne what a great transformation! Your room is so light and bright I love it, love the bedding too! Martina

  5. Your room is so pretty and cozy, Joanne. I recognize the comforter from Target...I have often thought of getting it! It's so cute! I think they even have a shower curtain out of the same fabric.

    Painting and picking colors is not one of my strong points. I am so indecisive! I like the sound of a taupe color, I think that is soothing. Best of luck!


  6. Hi :)
    I love the bedding and the bed frame, the chair and all those lovely cushions!

    I have a nice flowerey bed cover too which I love, you can just about see it on my 'chest enhancement' post ( being a follower you may have seen it already.

    I also love that little bench at the foot of the bed.

    Katie x

  7. Love your bedding, your bedroom looks so pretty!

  8. Very pretty bedroom!!

  9. Stopping by from abeachcottage.

    Your master bedroom is really nice and full of nice pieces, but I agree with you - another wall color would probably be better. Personally I am a big fan of white, because that goes with everything, but as you wanted a warmer look that's probably not the color for you. ;-)

  10. Morning Joanne,
    I love the comforter on your bed, it looks like a gorgeous Tanya Whelan fabric I have. I am also a big believer in old plates on a wall...that is the first thing I look at when I head to my Salvation Macy's. Such a big decor impact for so little money. How can you not love that?

    This looks like a very cozy and calming room...well done my friend.

    janet xox

  11. love love love....I'm re-doing my bedroom this summer and the 1st thing I did was buy this SAME duvet cover! Yours looks just gorgeous with the beautiful bed!

  12. Anonymous4/27/2011

    I love the bedding! Is it Simply Shabby Chic? I also love that adorable little plate. I'm into collecting all kinds of shabby plates these days, there's so much to choose from! Great job, it looks beautiful! Marcia

  13. Anonymous4/27/2011

    Hi Marcia - the bedding is Simply Shabby Chic. It's actually a duvet cover and it came as a set with two pillow shams. I've had it for awhile and still love it! Thanks for stopping by! : }

  14. Gorgeous! And I love how you didn't paint all the furniture white, but kept some in its original finish. You did good! Love the dishes over the headboard too.
    I'm your newest follower!

  15. It‘s so nice that I found your blog about your link on Blue Cricket Design. Of course I’ve scrolled a little and like what I see. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

    Take care

  16. Your bedroom is beautiful. I love that bedding. It's so romantic looking. I love the that Ethan Allen country french? I am your latest follower. I found you at Blue Cricket Design. I think your blog is gorgeous. I hope you will stop by my blog.

  17. What a wonderful transformation. Your retreat looks wonderful!

  18. Your bedroom is beautiful!
    I love the armoire and the ruffled pillow is so cute.

    I am right there with you about picking paint colors...I can't tell you how many sample size tan paints I bought trying to find the perfect shade.

    Kimberly :-)

  19. Anonymous4/28/2011

    I am gawking over your bed! Love it! goodbyecityhellosuburbs

  20. So lovely! I need to re-vamp our bedroom - it's got great bones but needs some finishing touches. Yours is inspiring.

  21. My husband would never allow a flower spread! Darn, I sure do love the way your room looks, I could have many sweet dreams in that bed! oxox, Diane

  22. Anonymous4/29/2011

    Very nice! I love the colors and it looks so comfy.

  23. hey! I love your room :) Love the little elements of pink scattered throughout. Loves blues for the bedroom. So soothing and restful. We've gone for a similar theme in our master bedroom that I redid in January. I have plates over the bed too :) Check it out
    I think something like Dulux's hogsbristle colour for your walls would look great... it's a soft, but brings so much warmth!! it goes really well with antique white for the architraves and trim. Have fun!!


    that's the link to the hogsbristle colour, if you wanted it :)


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