6/13/2010

Dreaming of a Summer Metamorphosis: Master Bedroom Part I

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Hello my friends! I hope you're having a marvelous Monday!
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Ohhh my...it's been a busy week at my place! Summer is here and I am in the mood for a little change!
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Last week I posted about wanting to "lighten" up my master bedroom...changing out its winter frocks for a new, fresh, summery dress! If you would like to see that post...you can click HERE.
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Changing out my home's decor with the seasonal changes is often more of a necessity than mere pleasure. (Okay, who am I trying to kid here...I love to change my home's decor with the different seasons! I love to decorate! Hehe!) Our master bedroom is always outfitted in really warm, heavy bedding during the cold wintery months...but the temperatures are warming and it's time for a change! Time to change the dark, wintery colors and lighten things up...and it's time to put away winter's heavy bed linens!!!
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Soooo...I started planning! Above you will see an idea board that I created for my master bedroom's new summer look! I found a duvet cover at Pottery Barn called "Painterly Paisley"...that I just fell in love with! I ordered it and it's here!
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I am soooo ready to change my master bedroom's decor!!!
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Winter Frocks...The "BEFORE"

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As you can see...I used deep, rich chocolatey browns with seaside blue for the color scheme. The walls are antique gold...a faux paint to resemble an "Old World" Tuscan plaster. The bedding is from JC Penneys...and is very heavy...sooo perfect for those long, cold wintery nights in Colorado!
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Antique Cabinets
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I didn't mention this in my last post but the cabinets to either side of the bed came from my in-law's home. My mother-in-law took them out of their home when they remodeled. We think that they were probably made in the early 1900's...I love them and they are great for extra storage! I was looking for something different than the usual bedside tables. Lately, I have debated whether or not to keep them here...what do you think? If I do decide to keep them...I have considered adding fabric behind the glass doors...just to cover my mess! Hehe! I would love to hear your opinions!
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Now...for the new summery dress...
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The "AFTER"

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TaaaDaaa! Such a change...don't you think?
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Earlier I told you that its been a busy week for me! I spent a couple of days doing that dreaded deep cleaning! YUK!!! But...one can't put on a brand new dress without cleaning up first...right? Hehe!
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Phase I:
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I have much more that I would like to do in this room but this is what I've done so far...
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1) New Drapes. I changed the heavy taffeta, seaside blue draperies behind the bed to a soft gold sheer drapes. These match the soft gold sheers that I have hung in front of the wall columns in my bedroom. You would have to visit the link that I included at the beginning of this post to see that. Adding the soft gold sheers gives the room more of a monochromatic color scheme...and I'm liking that!!!
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2) New bed linens.
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"BEFORE"

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"AFTER"

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"Painterly Paisley" from Pottery Barn
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I needed a new duvet for my summer down comforter and when I seen this pretty duvet at Pottery Barn...it was instant love! It met all the criteria for my summer's decor plan! The paisley pattern in soft gold, taupe, and gray...remind me a bit of seashells! I love the soft colors...so pretty on that white background! Perfect!!! I ordered the two matching euro shams as well.
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"Coventry" Matlasse Coverlet...
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I found this gorgeous white matlasse coverlet and matching shams at Bed, Bath, and Beyond a few weeks ago. It was on their clearance shelf...marked down to just $29.99 because it had been used for display. Yeeehawww!!! It's white...gorgeous...lightweight...and just perfect for our summer bed!!!
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I'm in love with this new bedding! I am also really liking the soft gold sheer drapery behind the bed as well! Between the new bed linens and the new drapes...the room has really "lightened" up!!!
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Phase II...The Accessories
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Now I'm ready to accessorize! I have changed out the art that sits above the antique cabinets....and I added a white ironstone pitcher...just getting a feel for which direction that I want to go! This is one stage of decor that I really enjoy...accessorizing!!!
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So stay tuned for Phase II...there is more to come!!!
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I am joining these two lovely parties today...
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Metamorphosis Monday...hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.
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Show Off Your Cottage Monday...hosted by Cielo at The House in the Roses.

Thank you so much, Susan and Cielo...for hosting these fabulous parties! Please go by and see what these lovely ladies have for us today and while you're there you can check out all the other participants!
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Well my friends...I'm soooo happy that you stopped by to take a little peek at my master bedroom's summer metamorphosis today! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!!!
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Have a marvelous Monday!

52 comments:

Allie and Pattie said...

Chari, I REALLY like it. It looks like a different room and perfect for the summer- great job!!
xoxo Pattie

Debbie said...

Gorgeous Chari....perfect for summer...I am a big fan of paisley print and the yellows are my favorite color....awesome job!~

Stacey said...

Beautiful! Love all of it!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I knew it would be pretty, but this is Beautiful~! I love it. Congrats on making some really great choices and a wonderful transformation..

Sonny

kim said...

Chari, I love the light fresher look. Love that PB duvet. All my duvets are PB. They are made so well.

xinex said...

Your bedroom really lightened up quite a bit, Chari. It looks so fresh and airy. I love it. Can't wait to see how you accesorize....Christine

Beth said...

Chari, Your bedroom looks great! It looks light, airy, springy and so very pretty.
I liked your winter look too, but as you said, it's time to change. Great job, Chari!
Hugs and blessings, Beth

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
What a change! Everything is light, bright and airy! I really love that pottery barn duvet and the white maltese, just perfect!
Isn't it amazing what bedding and curtains can do to change a room!
I really love it, and it works so well with your existing colors!
Great Job Girlfriend!
Hey, I am going to e-mail you soon!
I have some news to share!
Hugs, Cindy

shannon i olson said...

very nice indeed. Looks quite comfy!

Sonia said...

I just love it Chari! The lighter look is so airy and summery! Love the duvet cover...I also really like your cabinets too..especially since they have sentimental value!
Hope your weekend was wonderful!

Pinky said...

Chari, I love the new look! It is bright and PRETTY!!! I am glad you included the close up pics so we could really see the new fabric. I, too, change things out for the seasons. I know, it's a disease:):) XO, Pinky

Sara said...

Your new bedroom is just fabulous!!! You have insoried me to redo ours!! That bed looks soo inviting and so cool for a hot summer night!!

podso said...

What a difference, Chari. You've done a great job. 'll stay tuned ...

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Great makeover - love the colors you chose. The room seems to glow with light. I was interested in seeing what people said about the beautiful pieces on each side of the bed. They are gorgeous and definitely "keepers". It might be interesting to see what it would look like with a bed height piece on each side. You might like it beter....or not. I always like to try different possibilities - sometimes I keep them, sometimes I don't. Anyway, can't wait to see scene 2! Lovely job! Linda

Sandra said...

Hi Chari! How are you? I hope you're doing great! I feel as if I've been gone from blogland for a long time now! lol I've been so busy at home with everything inside and outside too! lol I love love your bedroom's new look! It looks fresh and summery!
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Sandra

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Very nice. You really lightened things up! Love that coverlet.

Really Rainey said...

Its amazing just what bedding can do! Then you add the draperies and WOW... just beautiful... Summery... and light!

~Rainey~

Maria said...

I'd dive into your new bed in a second. Love everything: The bedding, the soft sheer curtains, the overall soft look of the room. To me, this means comfort! Great job!

Allison Shops said...

Very nice! I like this lighter look much better. So fresh!
Dropping by from Met Monday; 18ft Island Kitchen.

Allison
Atticmag

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is a truly wonderful transformation. So fresh, creative and clever!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That looks wonderful, Chari! So cool and inviting. I adore white in a bedroom!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Braley Mama said...

PERFECT!!!!! Why would I be surprised? YOu always have the best looking place:O)Great job mama!!!!

Camie at "Home is where they love you" said...

I am so in love with your new linens! It really made the room beautiful.

I am giving you my "Blog Star" award. Pop on over and grab your button. Sorry it is a cut-and-paste for now. You Rock!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Chari....absultely stunning!! I LOVE matlasse coverlets and have always wanted one but hubby isn't so crazy about them and I TRY to remember that he sleeps there too, lol. I love the cabinets flanking the bed. Very original and beautiful too.

As alwaysm your home is so lovely!

Blessings!
Gail

Anonymous said...

I love the rich, warm colors you had in the room, but WOW, the light colors are so light and airy!!! I think, because the rest of the room looks so light and refreshing, it would look great to put some light sheer fabric inside the cabinets, like you mentioned! It would lighten it all up even more and be SO removable if you decided you did not like it, or wanted to change it for winter with the warmer look! Of course I am a big fan of hiding clutter!!! :-) Lovely, lovely room!!!!

CIELO said...

I totally love the transformation in that room... light light light, I will always go for light and white colors... your room looks gorgeous now.... thanks for sharing it with us on "Show Off Your Cottage Monday"

Hugs and blessings

Cielo

Marie said...

Hi Chari - I'm in love with your new bedding too! Luv the cheerful colors, just in time for summer. So light and airy. Thanks so much for your very sweet comment!
-marie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I love both the winter and the summer versions!! Just beautiful!
My walls in my bedroom are also painted gold!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Debbie

Marilyn said...

I do like your new look! I'd try some fabric inside the doors, too. Someone mentioned that it'd be easy to put in and remove if you wanted to change colors/looks. Thanks for sharing. ♥♫

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I'm loving the new lighter bedding Chari. It's fabulous!!! And the new window treatment is a great addition as well. You are definitely lightening things up. Can't wait to see the next stage. Did you paint your bed frame?
Kim

Cindy said...

Chari,
Your winter decor is gorgeous, but I love your summer decor. It is soft and light filled, so lovely. I really like it!
I also love the cupboards of either side of the bed, they are different and very beautiful.
Hugs, Cindy S

Theresa said...

Oh Chari, I love the old and I love the new! Both beautiful but the summer change is certainly light! I can just see me on a warm summer day flopping down on that beautiful white bed:) Cool and refreshing!

Get out the checkbook, I am inspired to make a change in my bedroom:) It is RED and GOLD and I think it could use a lighten up too. I will tell my Honey to blame it on you:) hehe!

Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Gypsy Heart said...

Chari, it is beautiful! Love the pattern and colors you chose. Looks very light and airy for the summer. A suggestion ~ I would move the cabinets and put something else on either side of the bed as side tables. That would further lighten up the look and feel. Just my 2c! :-)

I'd love to climb in that bed right now and snooze a bit.

Hope you have a blessed week!

xoxo
Pat

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a difference the change makes! I love the cool crisp white linens! Your bedroom is lovely!♥

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Beautiful and so light and airy looking. I love those cabinets. I'm so glad you stopped by. I don't get around much. I spend too much time outside telling my plants that they're growing too slow. Looks like you've been having fun. Can't wait to see it accessorized. I'll bet it'll be dazzling.

Atelier de Charo said...

Beautiful transformation, so fresh!

Hugs
Charo

Debra@Common Ground said...

Absolutely beautiful, love those lighter colors!
Debra

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What an absolutely fabulous transformation. I can't even imagine the other linens, etc. in there after seeing the new light fresh summer look! Wonderful! Now I need to go see what I can round up for a change.....

Burlap Luxe said...

Chari,
I don't know what to say!!
other then if I ever need a heart transplant I hope it's a donor heart like yours :)

No one can compete with your words, very dear to my heart, I will treasure your kind words.

So glad we found each other this way we can keep passing back and forth inspiration.
xx
Dore

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

I liked it both ways the before and the after...the cabinets look good but could look better with a fabric inside the cabinets that would match your bedding. Trish

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Chari...I love it both way girl...but the lighter color does make it cooler looking...Just beautiful my Dear friend..Honey I didn't even know you did this post as I was gone to second Sunday swap meet and didn't blog at all that day...I'm so late and so sorry hey it matches my life right now ha ha!! Girl I was at the dr. when you called today just got home about an hour ago...I do have emphysema was afraid of that...oh well I did it to myself girl...Love ya and Cinday is coming for a visit how cool is that my friend wished I could be a mouse and listen to you to talk ha ha!! Love ya, Sis....Gl♥ria

Kathy said...

Chari!!!!
I'm out of breath!!!!
With each photo I gasped!
What a beautiful transformation!
Doesn't it just take your breath away every time you walk in the room?
Love all the light...Your duvet..the paisley...the colors...
I need to sit down now....I'm hyperventilating!!!!!
Fabulous!!!!
I vote we keep the summer room all year long...
but you didn't ask for a vote did you? Lol
xoxo~ Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Zuzu said...

Love the new look, Chari!!! Looking forward to Phase II!

Sherry said...

Chari,
That looks fantastic! I really love the summery bedding and the curtains with the natural light are just wonderful! Very nice transformation.
Sherry

Melissa Miller said...

WOW! Chari this is just beautiful! It is all so fresh and pretty. Great choices!

Have a wonderful week sweet friend. ~Melissa :)

Diann said...

Hi Chari!

love the new summer look in your bedroom! I have been looking for a duvet just like this one. Now I am going to have to check it out further! the room feels so much for soft and peaceful. What a wonderful place to escape too!

Hugs,
Diann :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, what a beautiful change this was. Your winter look was gorgeous and perfect for cold weather, and your summer look is gorgeous and perfect for warm weather. All of your new bedding is so pretty. Those antique cabinets are beautiful. I laughed about your "who am I kidding" remark! You are so cute. laurie

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

Chari, I love the new look! So summery! I plan to do my bedroom this summer, but I don't have much to work with. :)
just stopped by to say, your blog will be highlighted tomorrow on Featured Followers Friday.
gail

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Hi, I like your bedroom re-do for the summer. Looks nice and airy!
I for one like the cabinets next to the bed. You're right-they are different. perhaps maybe a light lacy fabric in the doors and then maybe not all the way up, would help conceal the clutter. Found through Gails Feature Followers Friday

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe girl, makes me want to pile up with a good book!!!! it is beautiful! Have a blessed weekend my friend. Cindy

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

Hi, Chari,, found you from My repurposed LIfe blog.. i love what you did with your bedroom. Especially the bedside cabinets. Thats what caught my eye first.

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