7/06/2011

A Summertime Master Bedroom...Part II

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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Earlier in the week, I shared Part I of..."Down by the Seashore"...A Summertime Master Bedroom.  I would just like to thank all of you who stopped by.  I appreciate all of your sweet notes!
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 Part I primarily focused on a few of the summery vignettes that I created for this room.  Today in Part II, I would like to share the design of the bedroom itself...and the summer bed linens.  I hope that you enjoy!
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"Down by the Seashore"
A Summertime Master Bedroom...Part II
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Here we are...in my master bedroom.
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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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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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Master Bedroom Suite...
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We have a fairly good sized master bedroom and bath.  My honey designed and built the master bedroom suite before I came into the picture...but I love everything about it and wouldn't change a thing.
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The bath area is "opened" to the bedroom.  Honey said that after his travels in Europe, he wanted to build a "European" master bedroom/bath.  Designing the bath where it is opened to the bedroom really gives the room a cozy and romantic ambiance!  The design really is quite unique, I think!
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The Master Bath...
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The photo above was taken from the far side of the bed...looking toward the bath.  Wall columns separate the bath tub and vanity areas from the bedroom.  A partial wall separates the toilet area from the bedroom...offering a bit of privacy.
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Long, flowing, linen colored sheers are hung at each column...a total of four panels...to soften the hard lines of the column.  I have used the same linen colored sheers behind the bed as well.  I really do love the soft and elegant feel that the sheer draperies bring to the design of the master bedroom.
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An "Old World" Vanity...
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I love my "Old World" sink and vanity!  The bowl of the sink is oversized and hangs over the wood vanity cabinet.
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New Summery Accessories...
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The master bath has received an updated look for summer as well!  Tall apothecary jars filled with seashells, glass hurricanes filled with white candles, and fluffy white towels have replaced the winter accessories.
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A "Down at the Seashore" Bath Spa...
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We have a whirlpool bath tub...ahhh...it is sooo sweet!  Adding the jetted tub really does give our master bedroom/bath a "spa" feel! Gotta love that!  Hehe!
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The chest of drawers.
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I wanted to show you the chest of drawers that I found a few years back.  I love the embossed finish on the front of the drawers!
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A light and simple "Down by the Seashore" vignette.
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The wall art above the chest of drawers.
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The two pieces on either end are plaster relief panels.  I love the frenchy design and finish on these pretty pieces.  Not the best photo but I wanted to share them with you.
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When I painted our master bedroom and bath...using the "Old World" plaster/paint technique...I gave our closet doors a similar finish.  I stenciled a floral scroll design on the door panels. 
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If you look closely...just to the right of the closet doors...you will see the same "floral scroll" design on the wall.  I used the same stencil (that I used on the closet panels) and plaster.  This gives a raised plaster effect on the wall.  I just randomly used the plaster and stencil all over the bedroom and bath walls. Love how that turned out!!!
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Summer Bed Linens...
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Shades of fresh white and soft linen for the bed! 
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 Last summer I ordered a new duvet and shams from Pottery Barn called "Painterly Paisley".  I love the soft shades of the linen and gray paisley pattern on a background of white!  I am also using a white matelasse coverlet with matching shams.
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Lots and lots of pillows for a soft, comfy bed!
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I found the linen bolster pillow at JC Penneys.
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A close-up of the "Painterly Paisley" pattern.
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As soon as I seen the paisley pattern, I was reminded of seashells!  The larger, circular paisley looks so much like a shell...I think!
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"Down by the Seashore"
"His" and "Her" Vignettes
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"His" Vignette...
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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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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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Do you see the pretty sachet hanging on the cabinet door?  This beautiful Victorian beaded sachet was a gift from my dear friend Gloria from Happy To Be blog.  She brought this sweet gift to me when she came for a visit last month.  The sachet is filled with dried roses and it smells just heavenly!  I love it...thank you, sweet Gloria!
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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...
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lots and lots of pearls!
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and...Voila!  There you have it...A "Down by the Seashore" summertime master bedroom and bath!
I hope that you enjoyed!
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I am joining these fabulous parties...
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Thank you, dear ladies...for hosting these lovely parties for us!
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Well my friends...I am so happy that you stopped by for a visit today!  Please leave me a note and let me know that you were here.  I'd love to visit with you!
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Warmest Summery Wishes!

26 comments:

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Chari! Your bedroom is beautiful and the transformation to light and summery and seaside is perfect for these excruciatingly hot days! I love your bed linens-I am waiting for their sienna paisley to go on sale right now--I'm going to grab it when it does! You are so lucky to have found a honey with such good taste to create that space for you to decorate. The stenciling on the closet doors is beautifully done. I think this would be a wonderful room to rest in! Have a nice week! Linda

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh Chari! I love all your beautiful changes for summer!!!!!!It all looks so fresh and pretty! I love shells so this is right up my alley. In fact I have been planning some shell decor in my kitchen for summer! One question: I LOVE jetted tubs, but does it get real humid in the bedroom when you use the tub? XO, Pinky

Honey at 2805 said...

O-o-oh, a-a-a-h...Everything is so lovely. You attention to detail is always a feast for the eyes!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Chari, Your bed linens are gorgeous and I love the summer touches you added. Beautiful! Thanks for joining my party this week and I am so happy that you like the pillow.
xoxo,
Sherry

Love Of Quilts said...

Very nice spa like bed and bath...I like the sheers they do give it a extra touch. Trish

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh...I love everything, Chari!! You have such an eye for detail. I am really loving your bed linens, and I was going to ask you where you found that heavenly bolster pillow. I see these all the time in some of the old world classic hotels rooms that we like to stay in in Chicago. I have to check and see if they are still available.

Everything is beautiful. You have that magic touch!! :-)

XO,
Jane

Wanda Lee said...

Sweetest lady Chari!

I'm loving part one, part two and any part of your dreamy master bedroom suite that you'd care to share!.., What fabulousness!

I just adore your artistically adept the use of color, paint techniques, cabinets, bedding ensemble and your most unique, yet utterly charming seaside vignettes amidst the bed/bath layout of the room!.., How lovely!

Thanks ever so much for your kind words and prayers Chari! ~ It meant so much to me and also to have you grace our little Tuesday tea party the week prior to this week was as always, such a delight!..,

~ I am just getting back to visiting blogs now that my hives are lessing; (in fact I loved your teatime vignette so much that I created a special link) @ http://silkenpurese.blogspot.com

So much fun!

You may not realize dear Chari, as I believe since there are so MANY dear souls that we've been truly blessed and privileged to meet in blogland, just how much you've personally meant to me from the moment I discovered your lovely blog, I felt a true affinity!..,

The fact that you clearly love the Lord makes you all the more of a blessing and delight Chari!

P.S.~ I fondly hope that you will visit beautiful, and charming, coastal, Nova Scotia one day with your honey and stay at one of our B. and B. guest suites!.., Only God knows what He has in store for any of us; we can always dream and pray and let Him guide as He sees fit!

~ Take a peek dear Chari and dream a little too if you'd like.., what's your favorite? www.blueforest.ca



Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Wanda Lee said...

Oops!~ I misspelled the link to where I made special mention of your lovely tea link Chari;

http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com

Have a marvelous week!

I beyond loved your tea vignette Chari! ~ I've had tore-admire it several times;(now that I'm well enough to visit once again)!

Cheers, WL

Stacey said...

Truly your bedroom should be featured in a magazine. I love the open concept that your hubby built. It's romantic. :)

podso said...

Really really like the sheer panels, they are gorgeous and add such a cozy elegance! And love what you do with pearls, shells, and even the candles in the canning jar! You go girl!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh my goodness, wow! I love your bedroom and I am crazy that the bath is open to the room. Gorgeous!

lvroftiques said...

Chari I've always loved your bedroom, but I've never seen the whole view before. I love the plaster finish you chose! And I've always loved those old built in cabinets on each side of the bed. I'd also never seen the bathroom side. Very nice my friend! Love the whirlpool tub! Beautiful vignettes as always! Vanna

lvroftiques said...

P.S. I forgot to add how much I LOVE that Italian style chest! Just gorgeous! V

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You know you got my attention with Down by the Seashore! You always attend to every detail to make your rooms perfect! Love all of the candles and the touches of the sea! Happy Summer my friend! Enjoy your day! ♥

Diann said...

Hi Chari! Well girlie, your bedroom transformation looks wonderful! All those perfect little seaside accents just create such a lovely beachy feel to the room. And the linens are just so cozy looking. They remind me of a nice resort. Beautiful bedroom!
Hugs,
Diann :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey Chari,
You are so talented! I am always amazed when I see pics of your home! And that's even after I visited you and I am still amazed!
You have such a good eye and really your better than so many interior decorators that get paid to do it.
The bedding is perfect in that room!
I hope your enjoying your company and taking a nice break.
Dan and I are just going to visit with family this weekend. It's his B-Day on Saturday and we will probably have Miss Addison too.
I get so behind on blogging cause that little gal wears me out! But hey, she is worth it!
I am still hoping you and Russ can visit us one of these days. The invitation always stands!
Big Hugs,
Cindy

A Perfect Setting said...

Chari,
Your bed and bath are beautiful! My favorite is the vignette on your side with the candles and that wonderful shell with the pearls, oooh so romantic! Love it!

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
Your linens are lovley! I adore the linen panels and agree that they add a softness to the hardscapes of the design. Your husband is a keeper...good taste in design! Inspiration abounds from this post, as usual, dear friend!Thank you for sharing your Master Bedroom with us!
Fondly,
Pat

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

If this were my bed, I would never get out of it. It is beautiful, Chari! Well done!

Our Back Porch said...

GORGEOUS *** ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!

Waving from Our Back Porch,
Rebecca

Jann Olson said...

Chari, everything looks so fresh and inviting. I love the closet doors and your bed linens. Your sink is so lovely. All of your vignettes are very nice. I love my jetted tub. Some nights when I'm tired I think I'll skip my bath and just go to bed. I'll lay there and just can't fall asleep. The minute I get up take that bath then I can roll over and it's nighty nite.

Mary said...

Omigosh, how beautiful! I especially love your bedding -- the combination of paisley and white on white quilting is perfect!

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I love the bedding on your bed, and the bathroom is amazing.

bj said...

This is so beautiful, I'd like to throw gasoline all over MY bedroom and BURN IT TO THE GROUND. Then, start over and have one like YOURS. :)))
sEE you in a bit for Sun. Favorites.
xo bj

Ms. Bake-it said...

Your summertime master bedroom looks great! I love all the special touches and vignettes.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So gorgeous Chari!! I adore you beautiful bedding- it looks so comfy and relaxing!! Of course loving your beachy changes too~ Thanks for sharing at FNF :)