9/26/2008

The Tea Rose Bedroom


"Ahhhh...tis so sweet the scent of a tea rose"!

Welcome to my Tea Rose Bedroom! This room actually serves a dual purpose...it is my step-daughter Danielle's room when she is home and it also serves as our guest room. Danielle recently turned thirteen years old and it was time for the "Hello Kitty" theme to go. Yes, we just adored that pretty little kitty...the walls were bright orange and pink and I had even painted a "Hello Kitty" mural on one of the walls! Yes, I know...it was a bittersweet process...it's never easy when our children begin to grow up, however the time had come for a change and I was on a redecorating mission!

When I began thinking about this bedroom redo, my first step was to establish the room's purpose. I wanted to give Danielle a pretty, feminine bedroom and at the same time, I wanted our guests when they were visiting, to feel as though they were staying in a beautiful Bed & Breakfast! The perfect solution: A Tea Rose Bedroom!!!

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Okay, I need to back-up just a bit (hehe!). I must admit that doing a Tea Rose bedroom didn't just "pop" into my mind. To begin the redo...I needed a point of inspiration! Since this is a bedroom and the bed is the main focus...that is where I started! I began shopping for bedding...I shopped and shopped and shopped some more. Oh my, such tiring work...wink! I knew from previous experience that when I seen the perfect piece...I would know! I never "just settle"...when doing something of this nature, it has to really speak to my heart! That is when I found this beautiful bedding called "Tea Rose"! Ohhhh...you should have seen me do the happy dance! I just knew that this Tea Rose bedding would be perfect and I had found the inspiration and focus point for this decorating project!!! I also purchased the pretty scrolled iron bed...after all, that bedding needed the appropriate pretty frame! For those of you who share in the passion of interior decorating...you know that what I'm about to say is soooo true...first it was the bedding, then the bed frame...and then that led to the pretty "crown like" corona. This decorating process definitely has a "domino" effect...hehe!

I used a pretty "garden green" paint for the walls. This room was really beginning to take on a life of its own...tea roses, garden green, creamy whites, pinks & pale buttery yellows, it was soft and sweet, and romantic! Remember the movie, "The Horse Whisperer"? Well...if you listen real close...your room will begin to whisper to your heart...exactly what it needs!!! Decorating doesn't have to be a difficult or confusing process...just listen to your heart/room! Over time a certain style seemed to emerge in this Tea Rose bedroom...one I like to call "Garden Chic"!

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A close-up view of the Tea Rose bedding. I recently added a pale yellow matelasse coverlet and a few more decorative pillows! I like the mix of fabrics and patterns...I'm not one for that "matchy...matchy" feel! Mixing fabrics and patterns is really easily done...just keep things in the same color hue and be careful to not let one pattern over-ride the other...they should "build upon one another"....compliment one another! I also brought in a breakfast tray...just for a little Bed & Breakfast ambiance!


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See this little desk? It had it's beginnings as a plain and simple desk in a wood finish. I recently painted it a creamy white (eggshell)...added rose garland embellishments to the two bottom drawers and added vintage glass knobs. I was really pleased with the end result! The desk chair is one of my "treasure finds" ($25). I just couldn't pass this little antique beauty up...it has the prettiest little scroll designs on the top of the inside back of the chair...the cushion is an old faded, olive green toile. The rocking chair is another "treasure find"...bought at a yard sale for $5. I just recovered it with a beige and olive toile fabric that I got on sale for $1.50/yd...I have a total of $8 in this little rocker! And....if you look real close, you'll see that I added a little crystal candlelier above the desk (thank you, Laura for sharing this beauty with me)!

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My Precious Little Tea Cup Lamp

Isn't this just the prettiest little tea cup lamp that you've ever saw? I like to call it my "friendship lamp"....because it was a gift given to me by a very dear, sweet friend! My friend Gloria makes these little tea cup lamps! She is such a talented lady and she's just as sweet and precious as the lamps that she makes! Thank you so very much, Gloria!!! Every time I see this pretty little lamp, I think of you my friend!!!


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Here is a close-up of the bed corona....I draped a long swag curtain over and around it. Why just look at those precious little cherubs....they are hand-painted from Italy. When I seen them...they whispered to me...I had to have them!!! I found this pretty grapevine wreath...made with soft pink magnolias...little pale green berries and crystal beads! I really like how this adds interest above the bed!

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My little Italian cherubs! Just look at the hand-painted details! They sweetly play music as they watch over your dreams!


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We have an old piano in this bedroom. Oh my, it's a bit out of tune, however the little garden cherub doesn't seem to mind! I had been looking for one of these masonary cherubs...they were all a bit too expensive for my "redo" budget...and then on one of my "antiquing trips" I found him ($15). He was green but I used a white wash over the top to tone down the green. On the end of the piano is an old ironstone pitcher filled with...yes, you guessed it...tea roses!!!

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Ahhhh...tis the sweet scent of a tea rose! Yes, the garden cherub has a tiny little tea rose in the palm of his hand...he's really enjoying the scent of it!


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Well my friends, I do hope that you enjoyed my Tea Rose bedroom! I think that this room is finished...at least for the time being...wink! Thank you so much for visiting!!!

Warmest wishes...Chari

13 comments:

Kathysue said...

Chari, your tea rose room looks so beautiful on your blog background. I always smile with the way you describe rooms and decor. You are great, it is like I am actually in the room. With words you paint such a pretty picture. You know my word puttzing, I have another one to share, instead of matchy-matchy, I say smatchy,because it smacks you in the face with its matchiness.haha!please feel free to use it at anytime. Love ya Kathysue

santamaker said...

Hey girlfriend!! Thanks so much for the interesting and beautiful post on you wonderful TeaRose Bedroom... it certainly is Bed and Breakfast worthy. I am so proud of the job you did on that chair...just like a pro! Could you tell me what kind of photo technique you used? I adore the frames and embellishments.
Glad to see you posting again! Keep it up!
Be Good,
SAnta

salmagundi said...

Your room is delightful; and your step-daughter must be thrilled and feel so comfortable! Sally

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

My have you been a busy bee!!! This is lovely! I love that beautiful shade of green on the walls. The desk is adorable and I think I must borrow your idea for my little desk that is similar. It is in the guest room which I still have not put on my blog but I promise I hope to soon!!!

WHat I want to know girlfriend is how many days were you in bed after this fantastic feat!!!

I hope it wasn't too hard on you- are you still doing well after laying off the sweetner ?

Blessing to you!

mary

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Hi Chari, I have a little award for you at my blog...please stop by to pick it up. :-) Susan
http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

laurie said...

Chari, I had no idea you were posting on your blog. I had been back several times after your first post, and I thought you weren't doing any more, so haven't checked in awhile. Your tea rose bedroom looks beautiful here. Love all of these pics. Now that I know you're posting, I'll be back to check more often. Laurie (bargainhunr)

Christine said...

Hi, new blog follower here. This room is breath taking we are moving into a new house and I was trying to figure out how to decorate my daughter's room and our guest bedroom, well I think I found my inspiration! I have so many questions but for now I'm just in awe!

Thanks for sharing,
Christine

Happy To Be said...

GM sweet Chari, Girl this is so pretty..I loved it on RMS...but what you have done with the pictures here is great!! How very special your Danielle must feel when she comes here..Just like a princess..I am so glad to see you post again..I have missed you girl!! I love the friendship lamp, as you light up my life!! have a have day sweet friend..Hugs and smiles..Gloria

salmagundi said...

Thank you for the award! I, too, am fairly new to blogging; so it is a thrill to receive such a thoughtful award. Sally

Chari said...

Hello Christine...

I'm so glad that you stopped by for a little visit to my Tea Rose bedroom! The fact that you have found some inspiration from the Tea Rose room for your daughter's bedroom (and guestroom) is probably the highest compliment that I've ever been paid...thank you so very much!!! And I would be happy to answer any questions, if I possibly can, to help you out! Thanks again for visiting!

Warmest wishes...Chari (Happy To Design)

xinex said...

What a beautiful, charming, romantic, gorgeous bedroom, Chari!Your step daughter and guests will be so lucky to stay here. You thought of every detail and it sure shows....Christine

Lynette said...

Love your Tea Rose Bedroom - your step-daughter must feel like a princess when she comes to visit - I know I would!! I love that color on the walls and all those special details - they're fabulous. I'm STILL waiting for my bench to come for my guest bedroom - one more thing about me -I'm not very patient - now that is 3 things about me you can add to your list!! LOL. I've added a couple of new features to my blog if you want to check it out, if not, its OK.
Have a good day - Lynette

"Blossom" said...

Chari,
It's me Blossom2. Snow, no girlfriend it can't be snow!
I am so not ready for winter.
Do you know DzynbyJules has a blog
yet.