Monday, February 6, 2012

Our Home: Master Bedroom

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. We had a great time with family and friends in town for the Super Bowl. Sorry to my New England friends, but I was happy that the Giants pulled out the win. After all, I am originally a Jersey girl :)

Since I cleaned my house for our guests, I figured it would be a good time to give you a room tour.

This is what the master bedroom looked like when we bought our home 4 years ago.


And here is the room today.


The changes were pretty simple. I painted the walls SW "Rainwashed."


 I replaced the original window treatments with bamboo shades and smocked curtain panels.


They make me feel like I'm in a tropical  location.


Please excuse the monstrosity of a TV. That would be my husband's contribution to the room. This is the wall across from the bed.


The vases were given to me by my grandmother. They belonged to her grandmother.


I don't know anything about them. If any of you antiques experts have any idea, I'd love to know. This is the mark on the bottom.


Our room opens onto the sunroom.


In the other direction is the master bathroom.


I really like my bedroom to be comfortable and restful. Ultimately, I'd love to add an upholstered bench, some art and maybe a rug, but I want to be careful to keep it uncluttered and peaceful. 


Wishing you a good night's sleep :)


26 comments:

  1. You have a beautiful master bedroom. Love the vase from your Grandmother too.

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  2. Oh- It looks wonderful, Carolyn. I think we have the same bed. Ours is a king. Does it have a leather headoard? My hubby picked it out and it is soooo heavy that it is the one piece of furniture I can't move by myself. xo Diana

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  3. Carolyn - I love your room and your style! I found you via My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. Following you now. XO, Clydia threemangoseeds.blogspot.com

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  4. Love, love, love the color in your master bedroom The contrast with the white trim and darker furniture is beautiful.
    Glad to be your newest follower, Mary Alice

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  5. I am in love with the color of your walls!! Found you today and I am a new follower~Angie

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  6. Love your master bedroom, Carolyn! It has a british colonial vibe, and the colour palette is soft and serene, which balances the dark wood perfectly.
    Great job!
    ~ Wendi ~

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  7. Oh! It is gorgeous. Thanks every so much for sharing. I look forward to you sharing more of you home for us all to enjoy. Which means I will follow on my way out because I am sure I will enjoy engaging and supporting your special place now I have found you. I hope you will find a little time to come visit me soon. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  8. That is a great color. So calming. I also like your crown molding.

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  9. That looks goregous! I love the colors, the window treatments, and the bedding. Where did you find the bedding? Is that a quilt or a white duvet cover?

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  10. Your bedroom is so elegant and the colour scheme so restful. You have done an amazing job. I particularly love your bedside lamps! x Sharon

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  11. So very pretty! You sure do have a large master bedroom. That's nice how you have doors off of it leading to the sunroom too.

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  12. Very pretty...I love the wall color and your sleigh bed! I have bamboo blinds everywhere, I love the way the sun shines through them. Your room definitely looks serene...mine is totally cluttered!

    XO,
    Jane

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  13. It's beautiful, Carolyn. I love the color and the texture of the bamboo shade is the perfect complement. What a wonderful room to retreat to every night...

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  14. What a gorgeous room! That wall colour is beautiful and your dark furniture works so well against it. :)

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  15. Your bedroom is gorgeous and so spacious. i love that you can go into the sunroom from there. The colors are so soothing and I adore the window treatments. :)
    xoxoxo

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  16. It does feel tropical, especially with the coral pillow on the bed. I love the collection of pillows, so luxurious!

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  17. I love the room, it looks great, I really like the wall color!! Your home is beautiful!! I'm a new follower! =) Finding tons of things to pin. Great site!!
    http://thelatestfind.blogspot.com

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  18. I just saw your bedroom. It's gorgeous. I'm thinking of switching to bamboo shades. What kind did you use?

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  19. It's beautiful - so calming and relaxing. it looks terrific.

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  20. Such a gorgeous room Carolyn! Love how soothing the color palette is.
    :-)
    Vanessa

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  21. What a gorgeous retreat you've created, Carolyn !! The wall color is fabulous ... love your furniture and your sentimental pieces are a wonderful touch !! *Becca* (new follower by way of Tuesday's Treasures)

    www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

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  22. Hello... I'm your newest follower...I'd love to invite you over to visit and follow me when you get a chance. I love your home...oh my it's just lovely. I can see why you stalked it... and, it was so meant to be...what are the odds of the owners being "right where you needed then"..."when you needed them"? Have fun "passing the piano" (that's what we call it when rearranging... pass me the piano, please. Have a great weekend.
    xoso
    sandy

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  23. Your beautiful bedroom has sparked my stalled master bedroom project! I'm working with similar colors and similar colored furniture. You did such an amazing job of freshening things up!

    :)

    Linda

    Oh, and I'm pinning this too. And now I'm feeling a bit stalker-ish!

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