10.21.2008

Tour My House Tuesday: Master Bedroom

**Updated to add: Yep, that is my dog's bed under the window there (got it at Costco!).  I thought about removing it for the photo, but let's keep it real here!  (I didn't dust or vacuum either.)  Also, the paint color is by Valspar and is called "London Smoke."  However, I got it home and it seemed too dark for me, so I added probably about a gallon of white to it.  So now it is my own custom color!

We are almost done with our tour of my house!  (Hmmm...do you think that is enough reason to convince my husband to start our basement refinishing project?  I need more rooms to show on my blog, honey!  This is important!)  Today we are visiting the master bedroom.

The first thing you will notice is that it is actually a different color then the rest of the rooms in my house!  I am very surprised at how much I love this room, because I usually gravitate towards the "warm" colors on the color palette.  But I think of this color as a pale robin's egg blue, and I adore it!

Above is a lovely shot of the many cords I have hanging off my bedside table.  So pretty, don't you think?  I also wanted to show you this table because it came to us as a castaway that was in my husband's parents' house when they moved in.  Crazy, right?  I sanded it and stained it a darker color, and I love it!  

I also thought you might want to see a close up of our bedding, because I agonized over these paisley pillows for months!  But the colors in the fabric really work to pull the whole room together.  The Euro pillows behind them are actually covered with an old tablecloth of my grandmother's.  She always had the most wonderful, warm and inviting family meals around the table, so by the time she passed away, her tablecloths were pretty beat up.  I was able to salvage enough to cover my pillows so that I have something of her near me still.  I hope she would like that idea.

Above is the opposite corner of the bedroom that you couldn't see in the first photo.  Sometimes I come up here and read, or just curl up after I take a shower to get a break!  The chair sits next to a window with a great view of the mountains, so it's very relaxing.

You know, I had the hardest time pulling this room together, because I was so afraid of the color, but now that it's done I think I am most proud of how it turned out.  Isn't it funny how that works?  Maybe that's a lesson to me to step out of my box a little more often...what do you think?


58 comments:

duchess said...

Yay - I'm the first to tell you how beautiful & restful that room is.
You did a great job & I love the paisley fabric.

Gray Matters said...

I think the color is lovely and how special to have those Euro shams!

Jen r. said...

It's so nice and so calm! I love the color and how everything is pulled together!

Betsy said...

My house is all warm except my master too. My master is much more serene. I have had trouble pulling it together as well. I will post pics sometime. Looks like a very relaxing room for you and hubby to get away.

Julie said...

I love your choice of color everything looks so great. I love the fact that you have something of your grandmothers close to you. Great idea
julie

AJ said...

Looks so cozy and warm:) I'd want to cuddle up with a good book in that chair! Love the pillows you made. Great idea!

Eloise said...

Such a pretty room! I like the tables next to your bed.

Christy said...

A very pretty and restful looking room!

I especially like your furniture (the dresser, and the table) as well as the photos above your bed from your wedding.

I would be curling up in that chair too:)

Lisa said...

It looks great! I love the fact that you used your grandma's table cloth for your euro pillows, to keep her close to you. : )

julie said...

I love your room. My house is all brown, reds, greens(warm colors) and I'm redoing my master now in the same Robin's Egg blue. What color is the blue you used? I love the tint of it! Love reading your blog!

Rebeckah said...

So awesome that you could incorporate your Grandma's tablecloths in such a creative way! I love that so much! I miss my Grandmas so much! I have some of their old wall hangings in my house.

I really love that color also! I am trying so hard to pick a bedroom color out right now! Sometimes I think Tiffany Blue would look nice with our black and white stuff but then other times I think it would be WAY too loud. You did great! Very pretty. Our bed is just like your bed.

Jboo said...

WOW -- it is gorgeous!! You are so talented. Love that you were able to use your grandmother's tablecloths!

Have a project/question for you -- what can I do with an long-sleeved t-shirt of my girl's that she made in preschool with a reindeer face on it?? Stick a pillow in it and cut the arms off? What would you do? Wish I would have been able to knit my darling's poncho, but no, I bought it.

Have a fun day!
Janet

The Golf Widow said...

Beautiful relaxing room. It's very spa like but warm with your personal touches.Any grandmother would be proud you cared enough to repurpose the table cloth. It all looks great!

the undomesticated wife said...

I love your dresser, and I think it was an awesome idea to cover the euro pillows with your g-ma's table cloths!

If you are afraid of color, you'd be scared out of your mind at my house. LOL My entire house is earth tones, but not just browns...we have several shades of green, a gold/mustard yellow, a rich red, and pumpkin!

Inspired Kara said...

I'm having serious envy over that bedside table. I have been wanting one for months!!

This bedroom is wonderful and I love the warm, relaxing feel.

ROXY said...

I love the color of your bedroom walls! Thanks for sharing:)

Ms. Tee said...

I think it's such a pretty room. Very calming - you did a wonderful job. :)

Laurel MacD said...

I love the paint color and the chair looks nice and cozy and makes me wish for a break to cuddle and read!

jennykate77 said...

I love the room...you did a beautiful job! It's so peaceful and simple and inviting. I love the combination of colors.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Such a pretty retreat! I definitely think some of the things in our home we are happiest with are those we stepped outside of the box with! I love the 4 poster bed, and the colors are very serene and lovely!

Liza said...

Your room is gorgeous! I love the color and the whole thing just screams serenity! I am a huge club chair fan and I am just dying to curl up in that white one you have too ;) Awesome!

Wendy said...

I think it is lovely. I love robin's egg blue, and with the dark furniture it is especially pretty.

Darlene said...

That room looks so peaceful and relaxing...I would just curl up in that chair with a good book or magazine!! BEAUTIFUL!!

melissa said...

Carrie~
I think it's beautiful, and what a great color. I love that you gave something from your grandmother a special place in your room. Okay, but if you post a perfect blue like this, you've got to share the name of the paint you used! :)
melissa

Busy Bee said...

What a beautiful room. It looks very calm and relaxing. I love the idea of the pillow shams made from you Grandma's tablecloths--very sentimental. Thanks for showing us your private sanctuary! Have a great day.
Stephanie

Victoria said...

What a beautiful bedroom you have! I love the colors and how you pulled it all together.

Ally0005 said...

Love your bedroom. Love that you have an area to sit and read.
The big pillow on the floor is that for your dogs? Looking for something like that for my two.

Bella Casa said...

What a beautiful, soothing place to rest your weary head at night...heart it :)

You take fab pics, too!

Bella :)

Shannon said...

It is beautiful! I love the colors and bedding. I love your lamps too! I never think about using silver. It looks great!

Carolina Mama said...

You did great. And it is very calming even from here. :)

My favorite is your idea to keep chap stick and things in a bowl on my bedside table! :) It's the little things.

Now every night my chapstick won' roll off the table. :)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am like you with the warm colors.....but I am loving the feel of this blue...you are right, it really brings the room together!

What you did with your grandomothers tablecloth was such a great idea....I am sure she would be proud!

Oh No....tell your husband you need to get a move on the basement...we look forward to "Tour My House Tuesday".....we want more!!

Hope you have a great day!

The Arthur Clan said...

I wish I had just a teeny tiny bit of your decorating talent. It's beautiful!

Angie in OH

Faith said...

Your bed is beautiful!! I'm like you, I usually lean towards warmer colors, but I love what you have going on in there. So pretty!

Nikki said...

This room is beautiful! I love the color, the fabrics, the wood tones, everything. It looks very relaxing.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love the colors-it seems very peaceful and restful! Love your bed too!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Your bedroom is beautiful! I love that wall color. Everything in the room just goes together so well. Great job!

Our Complete Family said...

What a great master retreat! And a view of the mountains from that cozy corner nook? Oh my gosh~ that is just awesome! Our bedroom color is 'flint smoke' with white bedding and dark furniture and I love it! Here's hoping your hubby agrees to do the basement! I'd love to see how you'd set it up! Your house is GREAT hun! Hugs, Les
p.s. Your Grandmother's table cloths turned into bedding? That is such a creative idea to keep her memory close. I do like that!

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Very nice comfy bedroom you have. I really like the idea of you making your grandmother's tablecloth into pillow cases to preserve her memory. Thanks for that tip. xxoo

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Pretty room, Carrie! It looks very cozy & inviting. I think your paisley is just a different colorway than the paisley I have in my bedroom. Love it. Trying to catch up from being out of town.

Angie said...

I love the color of your room, esp. with your dark furniture. It looks like it came out of a magazine!! Great job!

Jo said...

I love the pillows! I'm really ready to redo our master bedroom but I just don't know where to start or what color theme I want to go with ~ decisions, decisions!

Jo

Jo said...

P.S.
Just too sweet that you have such special memories tied in with the pillow shams.

Jo

Jodee Leader said...

I love the color of your room. It looks great with your dark furniture!

Sarah Kate said...

Beautiful! I love the dog bed. My bedroom picture has one as well.

AndreaLeigh said...

I love it! I think using unexpected elements, like the tray table as a bedside table, just adds so much character to a room. I also love the fact that you were able to use your grandmother's tablecloths and incorporate them into the room; that is so special and one of a kind. I think it looks great!

Belinda said...

Your room is beautiful! love it. I want to redo ours so bad but I cant decide what to do. One of my closest friends lives in Windsor Colorado. the mountains are beautiful.
Belinda

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I love it! What a relaxing place!

Tara said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! i have my room, new furniture....but just don't know where to go now...thanks for the inspiration! Another project...yeah!

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

BEAUTIFUL OK IAM COMING OVER LOL IAM GETTING READY WILL TAKE OFF TOMORROW VERY EXCITED AND GLAD TO HAVE MET YOU I ADDED U TO MY PLEASURE READING LIST:)) THANKS FOR YOU COMMENT . TAKE CARE NEED TO ATTEND TO THE KIDS.

WILL POST LOTS OF PICTURES WHEN RETURN HOPE YOU REATURN TOO NICE CHATTING WITH YOU GOD BLESS MICHELLE

Marie said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous! SO classy. Beautiful colors!

LeeAnn said...

Could you tell me the paint color? This is exactly the look we are going for in our bedroom!

Christina said...

I think you did a beautiful job pulling it all together. I love your paisley pillows and gray wall color.

Lisa & Gerald said...

I love your master bedroom!
it's so beautiful!

Rue said...

Your bedroom is beautiful! The color turned out perfect and the little side table is darling :)

rue

Connie said...

Love the room and especially your sitting area. Connie

Amber said...

We have the exact same colors in our bedroom! We also have light blue walls with dark espresso furniture & accents. I love it to! It feels so cozy to me, but it also a deviation from the rest of our home.

I love your paisley pillows! That is SO special that you used your grandmother's tablecloth to cover pillows for your bedding. Such a sweet idea.

And, that chair looks so cozy! I really like how it only has an arm on one side.

LessLisa said...

WHERE did you get your bed from? I love the posts! It's exactly the style I've been looking for.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

LessLisa-
My bed came from a furniture store that I love in...CIncinnati, Ohio, where we used to live. It is called Verbarg's, incase you ever get the chance to shop there!