7/03/2011

A Summertime Master Bedroom...Part I

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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I have been playing with summertime decor at my place and having so much fun!  I usually change things up a bit with each new season.  I love a "good" change...keeping things fresh and updated!
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Here in Colorado, changing out winter's warm, heavy bed linens for something a little lighter is really a necessity.  Sooo...it just seems natural to start in the bedrooms when doing a little seasonal decorating!
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"Down by the Seashore"
A Summertime Master Bedroom...Part I
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Here we are...in my master bedroom that is now ready for the summer season.
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I have been busy, busy!  When I change out the seasonal decor in my master bedroom...I always change the color.  No, I don't repaint the walls every season (even though I would love to do that) however, I do change the color theme by using different bed linens, bath linens, and accessories.
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Summertime Colors
 ..White and Linen..
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As you can see, I have an "Old-World-like plaster" paint treatment in antique gold on the walls..  It's a fairly "neutral" color...which opens up a variety of options for using different "accent" colors.  I have chosen soft shades of white and linen for my master's summertime decor.  Keeping it light and simple!
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Two tall, antique cabinets flank either side of the bed.
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I have contemplated changing out the antique cabinets for side tables but I think I would really miss the storage. So for now...they stay.
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Down by the Seashore Vignettes...
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I have created summery vignettes for the two antique cabinets.  A "His" and "Hers" seashore vignette...if you will!  Hehe!
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A "Down by the Seashore" Vignette...for "Him"!
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Honey sleeps on the left side of the bed so this cabinet belongs to him.  In keeping with the theme..."Down by the Seashore"...I tried to create a vignette of interest with more of a masculine feel and a little less "frou-frou"!  Hehe!
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Old Glass and Treasures from the Sea...
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A large vintage canning jar filled with white candles, a smaller jar filled with seashells, an old bottle filled with sea sand and shells...and a couple of old books...share the spotlight in this seashore vignette.  The light brown, velvet runner creates a nice foundation...looking a bit like sand on the beach.
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A framed print of summertime flowers decorates the wall above the cabinet.
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I love the look of the white candles in the old Altas canning jar.  They bring some of the fresh white up into this summery vignette.  The tall, corked bottle with the sea sand and shells received a pretty white ribbon with an old iron key!  Hmmm...maybe I should have put a little rolled up message on paper in the bottle.
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Now...
A "Down by the Seashore" Vignette for "Her"!
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The right side...or my side of the bed!
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Romantic Candlelight and Sea Treasures...
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Okay...my seashore vignette has just a bit of "frou-frou" in it!  Girls are like that...yea, they are!  Hehe!
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Another framed print of a summer bouquet lays against the wall and sets the tone for this romantic, seashore vignette.
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Candles...Candles...and More Candles...
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I love candles and candlelight...for a little romantic ambiance!  I found these old, chippy, cream colored iron candleholders many years ago.  Tall white pillars bring more of that summery feel to this vignette.  A small glass votive with another white candle...sea sand...and shells join into the mix.
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Treasures from the Sea...
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This large shell is actually a bowl from a set of shell dishes that I have.  I filled it with a few of my favorite things...
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a vintage linen and lace handkerchief...
two little star fish...
and pearls... 
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lots and lots of pearls!
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The photos above and below are my favorites! My "artsy" photos! Hehe!
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My summertime master bedroom..."Down by the Seashore"!
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Well my friends...I hope that you enjoyed my seashore vignettes.  I hope to share more of my master bedroom's summer decor with you on Wednesday...so stay tuned for "Down by the Seashore...Part II.
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I am joining these fabulous parties...
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Thank you, Susan and Marty...for hosting these sweet parties for us!
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Well my friends, thank you so much for coming by today!  Please leave me a note to let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!
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Warmest Summery Wishes!

20 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Chari your summer bedroom looks WONDERFUL!! Love your bedding and all your shell accents! Looking forward to part two! Have a wonderful 4th!! Martina

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Chari, your bedroom is so cool and inviting The soft whites look so inviting and really make me think of the seashore. Both vignettes are just wonderful. His is lovely with the candle sand the shells and of course I love your pearls. Such a nice room. Thanks so much also for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
What a gorgeous Master Bedroom!!! I adore the changes with the whites and soft yellows for Summer. Your Master is, truly, gender friendly, as well!This look makes one want to lie down and dream of soft breezes on the shore!
Fondly,
Pat

KAT said...

Wow wonderful ! I love the paintings and the starfish very cool together the bedroom looks very nice!
KAT

Apple of His Eye said...

Hi Chari,
Love the look of the softer whites. Very nice and lovely. Thanks for sharing your Summer Master bedroom! Love seeing what you do.

Take Care,
LaDonna

Shelia said...

Hi Chari! Oh, your bedroom looks wonderful! So calm and romantic looking! All of our shells and vignettes are so pretty! Just a beautiful space!
Have a happy 4th and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mary Ellen said...

Chari i Love the idea of his and hers vignettes! So clever you are friend!

I love the pretty cabinets you have on either side of the bed- it is such a unique none cookie cutter look and more storage is always a big plus with me!!

bee blessed
mary

Brenda @ Keeping It Southern said...

Chari, love your bedroom. I've been focused on changing mine and I'm still not done. Great idea with the jars and candles. Looking forward to part II. Happy 4th!

Honey at 2805 said...

Loving your Summertime bedroom! And the yin and yang of the masquline and feminine are perfect! Love the pearls with the shells. As for the cabinets, don't you dare trade them for side tables! The are fabulous and different! (I like different.) Love the whites!

I have changed my master out for the Summer too, in whites for the bedding. It just feels so much cooler---which means a lot when it's l04 every day! Maybe I'll get up the nerve to show it.

Keetha Broyles said...

So interesting that you decided to show a bedroom today - - - a very LOVELY bedroom at that.

I have been working like a TROJAN for the last week and a half to create a guest bedroom in our basement. I'm ALMOST finished now.

Not sure if I'll show pictures on my blog or not - - - when I show my basement pictures I get TONS of people saying "I'd pain that concrete" or "I'd hang sheets up to HIDE that concrete"

I CAN'T paint - - - we don't own this house. And I can't STAND the thoughts of hanging sheets - - - yuck - - - makes me think of cabin dividers back in the 50's!!!

BUT - - - I have done LOTS OF OTHER things to warm up my little concrete basement bedroom hide-away and I'm LOVING how it is turning out.

I'm almost finished with it - - - - just in time for our FIRST overnight guests this Friday.

Whew - - - this wasn't a comment, it was an EPISTLE!!!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Your bed linens are perfect and the candles in the mason jar are one of the best ideas I have ever seen! I may have to copycat that one...lovely room. Happy 4th Chari!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So pretty, Chari. I like the two cabinets on each side. Kind of creates a headboard and it looks cozy. Love your light bed linens.

Theresa said...

Gorgeous, dear Chari! Love the color scheme and the use of shells and beads, brilliant!

You are soooo talented dear friend, big hugs!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love your vignettes, but most appreciate the practicality and cleverness of having a vintage mason jar full of candles at bedside. What a great idea for when the power goes out. We've been left scrambling far too many times this season, so I'm going to borrow this idea.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
Happy 4th my dear friend!
I love your master bedroom and the amazing things you have done in there!
From your beautiful bedding to your gorgeous vignettes, you have created such a serene and pretty place to be!
I hope all is well my dear friend,
Hugs,
Cindy

Beth said...

Hi Chari, Your bedroom is really pretty! I love th ecolors and your style. Gorgeous! And I think you are right to keep the cabinets on either side of the bed. They are beautiful as well as a good source for storage. I hope you and Russell had a wonderful holiday wknd!
Blessings, Beth

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You have a wonderfully beautiful and serene bedroom. Your romantic touches add so much, and your photos are just beautiful. I can't get enough of those jars, and love them with shells. The lighting is fab too!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Love it!!
*hugs*deb

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Sweet Chari, I love your bedroom with all your pretty touches of the sea. Since buying a cottage this past year my decorating has changed and I love it. I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugz,
Kim

xinex said...

So pretty, Chari. Definitely very summery. Love how you used the pearls....christine